4. Game 1 Proved The Mets Are Legitimate

Sure, Game 1 was a gut wrenching loss, but the Mets were a Jeurys Familia misplaced fastball away from stealing the opener on the road. The Royals may have been able to get to Harvey in that game, but the Mets hung in there and led twice in that game. Forget about the Game 2 blowout for a moment, Game 1 proved that the Mets can play with the feisty Royals team and had the Mets been able to get a couple of clutch hits with men on, they could’ve easily taken it and the series would’ve been even.

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