Mets face familiar foe Chris Young in Game 2

The former Met will look to wreak havoc on the Amazin's Tuesday.

     The Mets will now face Chris Young instead of Ian Kennedy in Game 2 of the opening series against the Royals.

            Kennedy has been battling hamstring tightness as of late, and Royals coach Ned Yost found it best to give the nod to Young.

            The stoic right-hander threw quality innings in 2015. He ended the year with an 11-6 record and a 3.06 ERA in his first year with the team.               

            Young’s veteran prowess was showcased in the World Series as well. He finished the series 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA, the lowest among Royals pitchers. The win came in Game 1 where Young took over in the 12th and tossed three scoreless innings to take the series opener.

            He did, however, look shaky in his Game 4 start in the same series. Mets outfielder, Michael Conforto, launched a high fastball to the upper deck in right field to take the lead early. Young left the game after only four innings of work.

            Standing at 6-foot-1”, the same height as the great Randy Johnson, Young doesn’t possess the same overpowering stuff as the Hall of Famer. He hits his spots a fastball ranging in the mid-to-high 80s, and slow off-speed that forces hitters out on their front foot.

             The Amazin’s must go through Young to earn their first win of the season on Tuesday. 

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