KC Royals: Five Memorable Ben Zobrist Plays With Royals
By John Viril
1) October 31, 2015: Trick Instead Of Treat
The KC Royals took Game 1 and Game 2 pf the World Series before dropping Game 3 against New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard.
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With many New York fans in their Halloween costumes, the Kansas City Royals delivered another comeback “trick” instead of a “treat” for the Mets faithful. Trailing 3-1 in the sixth inning, Ben Zobrist led off with a double against Mets starter Stephen Matz. The double was memorable in that it gave Zobrist the major league record for doubles in one post-season at eight.
Zobrist cut the lead to two runs when KC Royals center-fielder Lorenzo Cain followed with a single off reliever Jon Niese. The Mets held the one-run lead into the eighth inning when the Kansas City Royals pulled off their sixth rally to overcome a multi-run deficit in the 2015 post-season. The Royals scored two runs off New York closer Jeurys Familia, aided by a critical error on second baseman Daniel Murphy that allowed the tying run to score.
The Royals won 4-3 with Ben Zobrist the pivot man on a grounder to short that ended the game on a double play, after the Mets had put men on first and second with one out.
Zobrist’s plays in Game 4 ended up as important plays in a win that could have swung momentum back in the Mets favors by tying up the series at two games apiece. Instead, the KC Royals won the title in New York the following night.