Terry Collins and the New York Mets fought back from a tough 0-2 series hole an slugged out 12 hits and nine runs. The Amazin's skipper shared his thoughts on his team's first win in the World Series and how the players responded in front of the adoring crowd in Queens.
"There's some pretty good conversations going on this afternoon in the clubhouse with some guys," noted Collins. "To where this is when we rise up and we've got our back to the wall. And I heard by two or three guys, Michael Cuddyer said to one of the guys, he said, 'We're going to raise that belt tonight, so we've got to get after it. And they just got done doing that inside. So they were ready."
The Mets got contributions from all over the lineup and none were brighter than Curtis Granderson and David Wright who each added a home run to go along with sparkling plays in the field.
"They're huge," admitted Collins of his two starts. "Both he and David. We're down, they put us ahead. A tremendous catch in right-centerfield. That was a great catch in right centerfield. But he's just had a phenomenal year for us. He picks us up when we needed to be picked up. And sometimes he does it with base on balls."
On the first pitch of the game, Noah Syndergaard fired a pitch that sailed over leadoff man Alcides Escobar's head. Collins responded to questions about the intent of his starter's first pitch.
"You'd have to ask him," said Collins. "He was probably overamped. That's the first time I've ever seen him throw the ball over the catcher's head. I'd never seen that before."