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World Series Game 3 Preview: Royals At Mets

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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
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