New York City was in a baseball state of mind when the hometown Mets played the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the 2015 World Series on Oct. 30. And being in New York must have been good luck for the Mets because they came out on top with a 9-3 finish!
After losing the first two games of the 2015 World Series, the New York Mets needed some hometown luck — and they got it. They returned to the Big Apple to face the Kansas City Royals for Game 3, and totally annihilated them!
The Mets hosted the Royals for their third meeting at Citi Field in Queens. During the Oct. 30 game, the Amazin’ Mets were looking for their first win and hoped the hometown crowd would give them the edge. Luckily for them, it did! David Wright smacked a single up the middle, which scored two runs for the Mets and gave them an 8-3 lead in the 6th inning. And from there, it was an easy win!
Andy Grammer kicked off the World Series in Kansas City by singing the national anthem. For the first game in the Big Apple, the Mets brought out a hometown legend: Billy Joel! The Piano man did his best to inspire patriotism in the crowd, and to inspire the Mets to win!
As good as this game was, the Mets may not want to go back to Kansas City anytime soon. They weren’t so “Amazin'” after dropping the first two games of the championships. The first meeting between the Royals and the Mets lasted for 14 innings and set the record for the longest World Series Game 1 ever! Royals player Eric Hosmer hit a sacrificial pop fly, allowing Elcides Escobar to run into home and win the game, 5-4.
They Mets looked to rebound in game 2, but they couldn’t get past Royals pitcher Johnny Cueto. Johnny became the first American League pitcher to throw a complete World Series game since 1991, according to Deadspin. Only one Met, Lucas Duda, was able to connect with the ball and this resulted in the Royals smoking the Mets, 7-1.
After this game, the Royals will be spend Halloween in NYC. Game 4 takes place at Citi Field on Oct. 31 and a possible Game 5 will also be on the Met’s home turf. The teams will go back to Kansas City if they need to play games 6 and 7.
Who are you rooting for, HollywoodLifers? Do you think the Mets will come back and win the World Series? Or is it Kansas City’s year?
— Jason Brow & Chris Rogers