Cueto Leads Royals To 7-1 Win In Game 2
Royals Take 2-0 Lead
Game 1 of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals was quite a thriller. After fourteen innings, the Royals came out on top with the 5-4 victory and took a one game lead in the series.
On Wednesday night, both teams were back at it but, as evenly matched as the series opener was, Game 2 suddenly became a feast for the Royals as they took a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth and didn’t look back.
At first it was a pitcher’s duel as the Mets’ Jacob deGrom dueled against the Royals’ Johnny Cueto both were solid through three innings. Cueto allowed his first run and only run of the night in the top of the fourth with a RBI single by Lucas Duda to send Daniel Murphy home to score.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Royals tied the game at 1 with a RBI single by Alcides Escobar allowing Alex Gordon to score. Kansas City continued to beat up deGrom as Eric Hosmer hit a two run single for a 3-1 ballgame and then Mike Moustakas was able to tack on a another with a RBI single of his own on a ground ball to right field.
Jacob deGrom’s night was over after five innings, allowing four runs on six hits; striking out just two and walking three as he was charged with his first postseason loss. In the bottom of the eighth, Kansas City was able to get to Jon Niese and tack on three more for a 7-1 Royals’ lead.
Cueto pitched a complete nine inning game which was good for the bullpen who had been exhausted the night before. He allowed just one run on two hits’ striking out four and walking three.
Series now shifts back to New York for a pivotal Game 3 where the Royals can take a commanding 3-0 lead with a win or the Mets offense and Noah Syndergaard will use the home field advantage and get back in the series.
First pitch scheduled for Friday at 8:00 pm.