The World Series has shifted to Citi Field and the New York Mets have no complaints about it
The Mets got back into the series, with their 9-3 win in game 3 against the Kansas City Royals.
From the gutsy performance of starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, to an offensive explosion, the Mets got what they desperately needed to get the win in game three of the World Series.
1. The long ball ignites Mets offense.
Home runs can really help jump start a offense. In Game 3 of the world series, the Mets used the long ball to get their offense started.
A pair of two-run home runs got the Amazin's on the board in the first and third innings.
The first of the two came off the bat of third baseman David Wright.
Down 1-0 in the bottom the first inning, the Mets captain hit a bomb to left field bleachers to give New York a 2-1 lead.
After the Royals retook the lead in the second inning, Curtis Granderson got the lead back for the Mets in the 3rd inning.
The Grandy-man lined a shot right over the right field fences and from there the game was all Mets.
As seen throughout this postseason, the Mets win games when they hit home runs. Just look at Daniel Murphy’s six game home run streak this postseason, and how it helped the Mets offense out.
The Mets have become surprisingly a home run hitting team.
2. Four run sixth inning
The Mets offense kept pounding away at the Royals bullpen in the sixth inning. Up on Kansas City 5-3, the Mets knew they needed to add to their lead to put the Royals away for good, and that’s what they did.
Juan Uribe got a big RBI single off the bench to start the four-run inning affair off. Two batters later, Wright came up big again with a two-run single with the bases loaded. A sacrifice fly RBI by Yoenis Cespedes later on in the inning, helped cap of the big inning for the Mets and ultimately finished off the Royals.
Up and down the lineup, the Mets got contributions. The biggest being Wright, who needed to have a great game to get him out of his recent postseason slump.
The Mets offense was a no show in Game 2, but showed up big time on Friday night to help the Mets make it a 2-1 series deficit now.
3. Syndergaard solid performance
Noah Syndergaard or Thor for those who view him as big blonde hair guy with a hammer like arm gave the Mets everything he had in Game 3.
Early on Syndergaard had troubles getting his fastball by the Royals hitters, and gave up 3 runs in the first two innings
After the second inning Syndergaard became the much needed Thor the Mets needed him to be on Friday night.
Syndergaard would go on a stretch where he retired 12 K.C batters in a row and striking out five in that span. He would later end his solid performance on the mound, by pitching out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth inning, giving the Mets the start they needed to win game three.
A gutsy veteran performance type start for Syndergaard, gave the Mets a chance in game three and essentially helped propel them to a win.
1. Mistakes in the field
The only issues the Mets had in Game 3 were a couple of misplayed balls that lead to a couple of Royals runs.
In the first inning the Mets blow a double play ball opportunity that allowed the Royals to take a 1-0 lead. The mishap came on the miscommunication of who was covering first base when both Syndergaard and Lucas Duda broke to the bag and ran into each other allowing Eric Hosmer to beat out the relay throw.
The next mistake for the Mets in the field, came in the third inning with two outs on a pass ball by catcher Travis d’Arnaud that Alexis Rios would score from third on to give the Royals a 3-2 lead.
The Mets cannot give away runs, especially to a good team like the Royals.
You give the Royals extra chances in games, they will burn you on them every time. The Mets need to clean up these mistakes in the field, because if they don’t, it’s going to hurt them in later on in the series.
The Mets now have a chance to even up the World Series, with a win in game four on Saturday night.
Let’s see if Halloween night will bring excitement or disappointment to Mets.