New York Mets

New York Mets 2 (1-3)
Kansas City Royals 0 (3-1)
Full Game Box Score
Citi Field, Flushing, New York, NY

12th Inning:

Wade Davis came on for the Royals and had no issue winning the World Championship for his club. The Kansas City Royals are the 2015 World Series Championship.

The Royals have done it again. Christian Colon, in his first postseason at-bat, knocks a single to left to score Jarrod Dyson. Then, Alcides Escobar doubles down the left field line to put another run on the board against Addison Reed. Kansas City ends Reed’s terrible outing with the score 4-2. Bartolo Colon came on to give up three more runs. By the time the 12th inning was over the Royals led 7-2.

11th Inning:

Hochevar comes on for another inning, and aside from a two-out walk to Daniel Murphy gets the job done.

Entering for the Mets, Jon Niese, who does a solid job retiring three of the four batters he faced. Only Hosmer could reach base with two outs (single).

10th Inning:

Luke Hochevar returns Familia’s favor and does the same, retiring three straight Mets hitters.

For the first time this World Series, Familia gets to start a clean inning. He does work with it by retiring all three batters he faced.

9th Inning:

The Mets go away quietly in the ninth. We head to extra-innings.

Matt Harvey, despite Terry Collins having pitching coach Dan Wharthen head over to him to deliver the bad news of getting the hook – stayed in to finish what he started. The only problem with that notion is he gave up a lead-off walk to Cain and then an RBI double to Hosmer. The Royals then tied the game up on an incredibly risky base-running move by Hosmer after Salvador Perez grounded out to Wright at third. Lucas Duda’s errand throw home allowed the tying run to score with Jeurys Familia on the mound.

8th Inning:

Harvey did it again. He’s now thrown 101 pitches through eight innings of shutout baseball.

7th Inning:

This Royals lineup simply cannot solve Harvey. After picking up a lead-off hit from Mike Moustakas, he retired three straight. He’s now thrown 93 pitches through seven innings. Juan Lagares entered the game in center-field for the ailing Cespedes.

6th Inning:

New York gets to Volquez. They load the bases thanks to a Granderson walk, a Wright single through the left side of the infield, and Murphy reaching thanks to a Hosmer error. Yoenis Cespedes found himself with a no-out, bases-loaded situation. He proceeded to foul a ball off his left knee, and laid in pain for the better part of five minutes. Although he stayed in to bat, he popped one up and failed to drive in a run. Lucas Duda hit the sac-fly the Mets needed to make this a 2-0 game.

Harvey continues to shut down Kansas City. He’s struck out nine and allowed just three hits through six innings.

5th Inning:

The Mets offense continues its struggles. Still,

By striking out Mike Moustakas to lead off the fifth, Harvey collects his fourth straight K. After nailing Alex Rios and Edinson Volquez to end the inning, Harvey has tallied eight strikeouts through five innings.

4th Inning:

Yoenis Cespedes continues his struggles, grounding into a inning-ending 5-4-3 double-play Matt Harvey is sizzling. He strikes out the Royals side and lets out a roar as he leaves the mound.

3rd Inning:

Through three innings both Harvey and Volquez are on their game. Harvey has only thrown 33 pitches while striking out two and allowing just two hits. Volquez has thrown 37 pitches while striking out four and allowing just one hit, the Grandy solo shot.

2nd Inning:

Edinson Volquez walked Lucas Duda to lead it off, but picked up a huge double-play as Travid d’Arnaud hit it right to Ben Zobrist at second base.

1st Inning:

Curtis Granderson goes boom. He leads off the game for the Mets with a solo home run off Edinson Volquez. Daniel Murphy and David Wright both strikeout, with Yoenis Cespedes weakly flying out.

Matt Harvey retires three of the four batters he faced, striking out Alcides Escobar and Eric Hosmer. Only Lorenzo Cain reached on a single. He also stole second with two outs.

With their lives on the line against the Royals tonight in Flushing, the New York Mets will turn to The Dark Knight in Game 5 of the series.

By Robby Sabo Well, it’s do-or-die time for the New York Mets. After their horrendous Game 4 loss against the Kansas City Royals in Game 4, they’ll need to pickup a win in Game 5 at home and then hope for the best in Kansas City thereafter. For this crucial contest, Terry Collins and company will lean on Matt Harvey.

The Dark Knight will oppose Edinson Volquez, the Game 1 starter for the Royals who’s now returned to the club after the unfortunate passing of his father.

The lineups remain unchanged from the prior two games:

If the Mets are to win a championship, something miraculous will need to happen. Coming back from a 3-1 World Series deficit would certainly qualify.

First pitch comes your way at 8:07 PM ET on Fox.

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