The Mets can bring Lagares off the bench for defense in the latter innings. Kirk Niewenhuis provides some pop off the bench and if Juan Uribe can come back, that would be a huge boost for the Mets. The Royals bench is full of speedsters who can change a game instantly on the basepaths as pinch runners. They are Jarrod Dyson and Terrence Gore. Even though they don’t provide much hitting, their speed is as much of an impact.

Edge: Even