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Thor, New York Mets Look To Steal Game 2 Of Regular Season In Kansas City

With Thor on the mound, expect the New York Mets to bring the hammer down against the Kansas City Royals in Missouri.

  • New York Mets (0-1)
  • Kansas City Royals (1-0)
  • MLB, 4:15 pm ET on SNY/FSKC/MLBN
  • Kaufman Stadium, Kansas City, MO

That loss on Sunday was brutal.

Thankfully it’s over. We move on.

On to today, with the Mets’ 23-year-old rising star Noah Syndergaard will trot to the mound looking for a little retribution.

Or, wait… aren’t the Royals looking for retribution?

Who knows these days.

Regardless, two baseball teams will play today, after an odd early day-off. One will partake in another day of World Series title celebrations while the other looks on because today is Ring Day for the Royals.

Royals are sending out ex-Met and current giant Chris Young (he’s 6′ 10″) to the mound. He’s seemingly the complete opposite of Syndergaard, with a more methodical, Bartolo-like approach.

On the other hand, Syndergaard slings his pitches to plate at blazing speeds, the fastest in baseball, throwing his four-seam fastball at a 97.4 mph average last season. Then, out of nowhere, he’ll knock you down with a slow-breaking curve-ball. The righty boasted a 2.06 ERA in 20 Grapefruit League innings.

Alejandro De Aza will make his first start as a Met, replacing Juan Lagares in center field, with rookie Michael Conforto as the DH, yet again.

Classic Terry Collins, loading up with the lefty bats against right-handed pitchers.

Game on.


Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.