The New York Mets retreated to Citi Field last night down 0-2 to the Royals after a disappointing Game One loss and a non-competitive Game Two loss, and they did what the Cubs hoped they would do when they came back home down 0-2 to the Mets: they trounced the Royals.
- It was a 9-3 win for the Mets, though the game was much closer through the middle innings. The Mets blew the game open in the 6th inning, though, after loading the bases on this bizarre play by Royals reliever Franklin Morales:
- It looks like he got a little confused about the situation, and when he turned to throw to second to start the double play, he saw the runner heading to home. Maybe, at that moment, he had a brain cramp and thought “oh, shoot, I gotta get that guy,” and then instantaneously thought, “No, no, there’s a runner on first and I can turn two,” but then he was too late. A couple hits after that, and the game was over.
- The Royals had a chance to turn the game around a bit in the 6th inning, trailing 5-3 with the bases loaded and two outs. Ned Yost opted to stick with righty Alex Rios against Noah Syndergaard rather than pinch hit with Kendrys Morales. It was probably the wrong decision, and then it also happened to have the wrong result, with Rios grounding out to end the inning.
- Game Four is tonight – HALLOWEEN! – with Chris Young facing Steven Matz at 7pm CT on Fox.