Johnny Cueto outdueled Jacob deGrom and the Kansas City Royals held serve at home to grab a 2-0 World Series lead on Wednesday night. Lucas Duda hit two singles for the Mets only two hits of the game off Cueto as the Royals starter went nine innings and struck out four batters.
DeGrom cruised through the first three innings without allowing a run before Alcides Escober singled to plate Alex Rios. The Amazin's ace had only one swing and a miss all night and tallied just two punchouts over five innings pitched.
Things unraveled for the 2014 NL Rookie of the Year as he surrendered three runs in the fifth leaving the mound in frustration.
The score remained 4-1 until Kansas City rallied against Jonathon Niese in the eighth for three runs as Mike Moustakas, Alex Gordan and Paulo Orlando each drove in an RBI apiece.
New York managed only a two out walk from Daniel Murphy in the ninth before Cueto shut the door to put the finishing touches on a brilliant outing.
After tearing the cover off the ball, the Mets bats have gone cold in the World Series due to some stellar pitching and defense from Kansas City.
The Amazin's will return to Citi Field on Friday for the first of three straight home games. If the Mets hope to stay alive and well in the Fall Classic they'll need a win in Game 3 as they send Noah Syndergaard to the mound to oppose Yordano Ventura.