3. Erratic Ventura & Familiar (Perhaps Tired) Young

The Royals will send out Yordano Ventura and Chris Young for Game 3 and 4 respectively. Ventura has electric stuff and can dominate when he’s on, but he doesn’t always pitch at that level. When he’s not on, he can be really erratic. One way the Mets can do that, is score early off Ventura and fluctuate him and take him off his rhythm and it will be tough for him to recover.

Former Met Chris Young received the Game 1 win by shutting the Mets out in the final 3 innings. He will only have 3 days rest from it and from a guy, who’s durability has always been in questions with the various injuries he suffered, Young might not last long in Game 4. Plus, the Mets should be more familiar with him after seeing him in Game 1. Young’s 6’10 frame makes him tough to hit but the Mets have seen his arm angle now so they should be more equipped to face him in Game 4.


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