Being down 1-0 is one thing but being down 2-0 is a totally new outlook on this series. If the Mets learned anything from their NLCS series against the Cubs it would be that at this pace this series would be over in four games and the Mets will go home losers in the worst fashion on the big stage. However, the Cubs did not present the arms in Games 3 and 4 that the Mets will be able to deploy and it could potentially turn this series around. Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz may be even better options than Jacob degrom and Matt Harvey, which are scary considering how good Harvey and degrom are.
There are many things to take away from Game 2 and none of it really involves anything good for the Mets. We can sit here and analyze and every small thing that went wrong for the Mets or we can look ahead and see what needs to happen for the Mets to somehow pull out this World Series. Having three home games could put the Mets in a position where they can leave New York one win away from winning World Series. The problem is the Royals are just too difficult to take three in a row from and surviving the home stand would mean winning two out of three at home and forcing a Game 6. This is the most likely outcome in any expert’s opinion but that would ultimately be a victory for the Royals, as they would only have to win one of the two games at home.
Noah Syndergaard (1-1, 2.77 ERA) vs Yordano Ventura (0-1, 5.09 ERA)
There is a clear pitching advantage for the Mets in this game. If you readAmazin' Clubhouse's Game 2 preview, we noted the same exact thing about degrom against Johnny Cueto. That game turned out to be a surprising 7-1 blowout of the Mets. It’s just clear that the Royals bats are producing and the Mets bats aren’t so Mets fans can only cross their fingers that their lineup can turn it around back at home.
Mets finally grab a World Series win for the first time since the year 2000 and win 6-1 in front of a hungry sellout crowd at Citi Field. Syndergaard will be lights out and everyone in the Mets starting lineup will record a hit.