The Mets lost game one of the World Series to the Royals 5-4.

Matt Harvey took the mound for the Mets. Harvey went six innings giving up three runs on five hits.
Edinson Volquez took the mound for the Royals. Volquez went six innings pitched surrendering three runs on six hits. Volquez learned following his start that he had lost his father.

After going down in order to lead off the game, the Mets did not start off the World Series strong defensively.

On the first pitch of the bottom half of the 1st Royals lead off man Alcides Escobar hit a ball to Left center field. The ball seemed to be playable (which it was) but both Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto came up empty. What resulted on the play was a KC inside the park home run giving the Royals the early 1-0 lead.

The Royals put together another run when Eric Hosmer hit a sac fly scoring Ben Zobrist. Mike Moustakas than hit a single scoring Lorenzo Cain giving the Royal their third run of the game.
The Mets got their first run of the game when Travis d’Arnaud hit an infield single scoring Daniel Murphy.

In the 5th Curits Granderson hit a solo shot giving the Mets the lead. In the 6th Michael Conforto hit a Sac fly giving the Mets another run. In the 8th Gold Glove winner Eric Hosmer misplayed a ball hit down the line at 1st. The ball for passed Hosmer allowing Juan Lagares to score giving the Mets the lead.

The Mets called upon the arm of Familia to help lock up the game. However after retiring the first batter he faced Familia surrendered a solo shot to Alex Gorodon tieing the game at four.

The game went on to extra innings and in the 14th Eric Hosmer hit a Sacrafice fly ending the game after 5 plus hours of play.

The Mets are now down 1-0 in the series.


Aniello Piro

Spark Sports Analyst