Errors and the bullpen not being able to hold a late inning lead doomed the New York Mets once again in the World Series.
On a nice Halloween night in Queens, the Kansas City Royals were able to comeback and take game 4 over the Mets, 5-3.
The Royals thanks to the Mets collapse in Game 4 are one win away from being World Series champions, while the Mets have their backs against the wall now being down 3-1 in the series.
That said, let’s recap the events of the events of a crazy game four in the 2015 World Series.
1. Conforto two dingers, powers the Mets offense!
Michael Conforto, has arrived folks.
The rookie came up huge for the Mets on the biggest stage of them all.
In the 3rd inning, Conforto hit a bomb to the upper deck in right field off Royals starter Chris Young to give the Mets early 1-0 lead.
With the Mets leading now 2-1 in the 5th inning, Conforto came up big again hitting another solo to right that allowed the Mets to regain a two-run lead on the Royals.
It has been a learning experience for the Mets young left fielder in the postseason. Conforto only has four hit in the entire postseason, but three of them are home runs and the two in game four powered the Mets offense, that yet again was invisible in this World Series.
If the Mets won Game 4, Conforto would have been the reason why. He has proven that he has a lot of pop in his bat and that he is developing into a great ball player.
2. Matz solid in World Series debut
Steven Matz put together another good start for the Mets this postseason.
The kid from Long Island pitched four shutout innings to begin Game 4. Matz struck out five Royals in the process, and kept Kansas City's hitters off balance at the plate early on.
Like his fellow starting pitchers Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom though, Matz started losing steam in the middle innings.
Matz would give up a run in both the 5th and 6th innings, but escaped major damage to keep the Mets in the lead.
It was another good start for Matz this postseason and at the end of the day his performance gave the Mets a chance to win Game 4.
1. Eighth inning debacle
The Mets collapse in Game 4 came in the top of the eighth inning. Clinging to a 3-2 lead, the Mets decided to start the inning off with reliever Tyler Clippard, who would walk two straight batters with one out in the inning. With two men on and one out, Mets manager Terry Collins decided to bring in closer Jeyrus Familia and the collapse was on from there.
Eric Hosmer would then hit a routine ground ball to second where Daniel Murphy would let the ball go under his glove into the outfield, allowing the Royals to tie the game.
After Murphy’s error, both Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez would hit back to back RBI singles off Familia and just like that the Royals were up 5-3.
The bullpen, especially Familia have also been shaky for the Mets in this World Series.
Both areas hurt the Mets in Game 4 and lead to them losing the game.
2. Cespedes' baserunning blunder
Yoenis Cespedes has not been having a good World Series, to say the least. He has been trouble at the plate and has made errors in the field that have led to Kansas City runs.
In Game 4 Cespedes brought his World Series woes to the basepaths.
Down 5-3 in the bottom of the 9th inning, Cespedes hit a single and the Mets had a shot to tie the game with runners on first and secon, with Lucas Duda coming to the plate.
Then came the worst moment that drove the Mets to their Game 4 loss. Royals closer Wade Davis would get Duda to softly line out to third and then Royals would double up Cespedes at first, who shockingly was running on the pitch to the end the game. With one out and on a ball that was not leaving the infield, Cespedes made an inexcusable base running mistake and added another mishap in overall performance in this year's World Series.
Cespedes was a huge reason why the Mets made to the World Series, but he is a big reason why they are now down 3-1 in the series and on the brink of elimination.
Those are your Mets best & worst moments from Game 4 of the World Series. The Mets with their backs against the wall will now need to win Game 5 in order to keep their World Series championship hopes alive.