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Thor To The Rescue As Mets Win Game Three, 9-3


Noah Syndergaard leads Mets to 9-3 victory. (BRAD MANGIN/MLB PHOTOS)

Friday night in Queens, NY, Game 3, first World Series at Citi Field and a must win for the Mets.

So what do the Mets do, well they send their Rookie stud, Noah Syndergaard, aka “Thor” to the mound and he slams the hammer on the Royals with his blazing 101 MPH fastball and tantalizing mix of breaking balls to lead the Mets to a 9-3 victory.

The victory pulls the Mets back into the series as they trail the Royals 2-1, with Game 4 at Citi Field on Saturday night.

Kansas City struck first as they tried to put pressure on the Mets with a run in the top of the first inning Ben Zobrist hit a one-out double to center field and scored on a double-play attempt that was not turned by the Mets.

But New York came ready to play and in the bottom of the frame, David Wright, the Mets captain experiencing his first ever World Series appearance, hit a monster shot over the left field fence to put the Mets up 2-1. Scoring with Wright was Curtis Granderson, who led off the inning with a single to Zobrist at second, as he played in shallow right field, during a royals shift.

The Royals went back to work in the second off Syndergaard as they tacked on two more runs on four singles as they looked to knock out the Mets starter.  But Thor buckled down and got the Mets out of the inning and only down 3-2.

But Friday nights game belonged to the Mets as they were not done with their scoring barrage, as they added two more runs in the bottom of the third on a two run home run, a line drive over the right field fence from Granderson.


David Wright’s 1st World Series Home Run puts Mets up early. (ROB TRINGALI/MLB PHOTOS)

At this point in the game, Syndergaard regained his composure and started to shut down the Royals as he retired 12 straight batters from the second to the sixth only broken up by a two out single by Mike Moustakas. He then walked both Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon to load the bases before getting Alex Rios to ground out to Wilmer Flores.

With the Mets leading 5-3 in the sixth, nine batters came to the plate, scoring four runs, highlighted by Juan Uribe‘s pinch hit RBI-single and Wright’s two-RBI single to extend the lead to 9-3.

A combination of Addison Reed, Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia retired the last nine Royals to seal the victory for the Mets.

A must win, and backs against the wall, the Mets responded and now look to Saturday night to tie the series.

Hometown hero Steven Matz will take the mound against ex-Met Chris Young with first pitch scheduled for 8:00 pm.


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