Best and Worst Moments: World Series Game 1

Tuesday night's marathon game had some great and not-so great moment for the Mets.

Game 1 of the World Series proved to be one of the most entertaining postseason games ever watched.

In fact it was the longest Game 1 of any world series, ever played. 


Sadly though for the New York Mets, they would end up losing this 14-inning affair to the Kansas City Royals by the count of 5-4.


Amazin' Clubhouse recounts the best and worst moments from Game 1 of the World Series.


Best Moments:


1. Let's start way back in the fifth inning when Curtis Granderson went yard to give the Mets their first lead of the World Series.


Granderson has been having a great postseason and got the Mets some much needed momentum to start off the World Series on.


2. Juan Lagares was part of another great moment for the Mets. The center fielder entered during the sixth inning as a defensive replacement and instead did his damage at the plate.


Lagares put on a great at-bat against the Kansas City Royals hard throwing reliever Kelvin Herrera to draw a walk to get on base with two outs in the top of the 8th inning. Lagares then proceed to steal second and then score the go-ahead run on the Bill Buckner-like error by Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer.

Worst Moments:

1.  On first pitch that Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey thrww to Royals leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar, the Amazin’s trailed for the first time since Game 5 of the NLDS. The flyball from Escobar was poorly played by Yoenis Cespedes which allowed Kansas City's leadoff man to score on a inside the park home run. It gave K.C the momentum from the start and showed how Cespedes' lackadaisical play can hurt him at times. An easy out turned into a run that would loom large in this one run game.


2. The Mets were two outs away from winning Game 1 and had their shutdown closer Jeurys Familia on the mound to close it out, but unfortunately things didn’t turn out as planned. With one out, Familia would give up a solo home run to Alex Gordon that would tie the game and force extra innings. Familia has been lights out all season long and just made one mistake on the pitch to Gordon that would cause him to blow his first save this postseason. Overall, Familia pitched well in Game 1, but just made one huge mistake that cost him his sixth save of this postseason.


3. These last two moments that the Mets would like to forget came on the heels of two veteran New York players. The two, who ironically are really good friends, are Michael Cuddyer and David Wright.

In all three of his  at-bats, Cuddyer struck out and produced nothing for the Mets in the DH role he replaced Kelly Johnson for in the game. One of Cuddyer’s strikeouts came in a critical situation when the Mets had Lagares in scoring position in the 10th inning.  Cuddyer has had a terrible postseason at the plate and in the field for that matter. No offense to Cuddyer, but the guy looks like a wasted postseason roster spot right now.


Wright’s error in the bottom of the 14th inning would allow Escobar to get on base and he would later score the game winning run on Hosmer’s sac fly.


There were some other bad moments for Wright to in Game 1. He struck out twice with runners in scoring position where he could of tied the game or given the Mets lead at the time. Wright has had a tough postseason at the plate and allowed his woes at the dish to come to his fielding as his error cost the Mets the game.


The Mets now down 0-1 in the series will need to come back in Game 2 and even the series up at 1-1. If they don’t, this series could swing heavily in Kansas City's favor. 

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