Mets Game 1: Loss to Royals
Royals 4 Mets 3
Wait, is the World Series still going on? This looked awfully familiar.
Mets game notes
Good game, Royals!
Your third baseman made a strong throw from the line to retire a hustling batter-runner.
Your catcher blocked all the errant pitches that came his way.
Your center fielder left his feet going after a likely hit.
In general, your fielders caught everything that was hit right at them.
At the plate, your middle-of-the-order hitter shortened up when a sac fly was needed, and got it done.
When you bunted for a hit, you relied on surprise, and made sure to keep it fair.
On the bases, you took third with one out when it was there for the taking.
Your manager made a smart move too, bringing in a reliever who doesn’t allow a lot of hits, when you were facing runners in scoring position with two outs.
Coincidentally, had the Mets done these things too, they would have won the game 4-1.
Next Mets Game
Tuesday at 4:15, Noah Syndergaard attempts to personally take two out of seven from the champs.