The relentless Mets pounded out 12 hits and nine runs to pound the Royals, 9-3, and get back into contention in the World Series. After dropping the first two in Kansas City, the Mets have a chance to tie the series Saturday night.
In his first World Series game in front of the home fans, David Wright had a monster game. He crushed a two-run homer in his first at-bat and later added a two-run single. No one deserved to have a big game more than the veteran Wright.
As much fun as it was to see the offense step up, the key was Noah Syndergaard rebounding from early trouble to give the Mets six strong innings. Once he stopped throwing pitches over the heart of the plate, Syndergaard retired 12 straight batters before running into some trouble in the sixth.
After an infield single with two outs followed by two walks, Syndergaard escaped by inducing a groundball to short to end the threat with the Mets holding a 5-3 lead.
The Royals killed any chance they had of making a comeback when they brought in their lefty specialist, Franklin Morales. He faced five batters, four of them righties and ended up giving up 4 ER in 0.1 IP. RHB had a .779 OPS against Morales during the regular season.
For some reason, the Mets felt the need to use Jeurys Familia with a six-run lead. Of course, Harold Reynolds praised the move. Metsense called it “bandwagon broadcasting” in the chatter and it’s hard to think of a better phrase. We went from the relentless Royals to the steady hand of Terry Collins in the blink of an eye. Not that you have to be negative to be a good announcer but these guys have the spine of a chocolate eclair.
Name pointed out the flip-flopping in the booth over the first pitch of the game by Syndergaard. It started off as a good thing because the Mets were winning, then switched to a bad thing when the Royals went ahead and then went back to a good thing by the end of the game.
The announcers and the broadcast stinks but as long as the Mets win, it’s tolerable. The victory lifted the Mets’ all-time record in Game 3 of the World Series to 4-1.