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World Series Game 3 Preview: Royals At Mets



The Kansas City Royals currently have a 2-0 series lead over the New York Mets  in the World Series after a dominating Game 2 performance by the Royals’ Johnny Cueto as he pitched a complete game with just two hits allowed on Wednesday night. After a travel day on Thursday, the series now moves to Citi Field for the weekend as the Mets look to get back into the series and make a run  for the Championship.

Fun Fact: The last World Series the New York Mets won was in 1986 when they beat the Boston Red Sox, in that series the Mets lost Game 1 by one run and Game 2 by six runs….sound familiar? If history chooses to repeat itself, then the Mets could still pull this off with a Game 7 win just like they did twenty-nine years ago.

Game 3:

  • When & Where: Friday, October 30th @ 8:00pm at Citi Field

The Matchup:

  • RHP Yordano Ventura: The righty will take the start for the Kansas City Royals in Game 3, making this his fifth start this postseason. In those four starts he has pitched 17 and 2/3 innings, allowing ten runs on twenty hits with a 5.09 ERA. In his first start he lasted just two innings allowing three runs to the Blue Jays. Ventura hasn’t faced the Mets this season.


  • RHP Noah Syndergaard: Syndergaard has made three starts so far this postseason, the last being eleven days ago against the Chicago Cubs. He is 1-1 in three playoff starts  with a 2.77 ERA with four runs allowed in thirteen innings. His home record in 2015 was 8-2 (both regular and postseason). Like Ventura, Syndergaard has never faced his opponent.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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