Kansas City Royals Countdown: Top 10 Moments of 2015 Postseason Run

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Salvador Perez
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Salvador Perez /
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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 01: Salvador Perez
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 01: Salvador Perez /

Honorable Mention

There were so many memorable moments from the 2015 postseason we had to leave out a few major ones. Here’s some of the incredible plays that somehow couldn’t find a spot on our top-10 list.

Alcides Escobar Leads Off World Series

The free-swinging Alcides Escobar had become famous for opening games by swinging at the first pitch. He kept the same approach in Game 1 of the World Series. It led to a long drive off of Matt Harvey.

The ball bounced off outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, allowing Escobar to score on an inside-the-park home run. It had to be among the most surprising starts to a World Series game—more or less Game1.

Eric Hosmer Redeems Himself

After a late-inning error helped the Mets take the lead, Eric Hosmer got bailed out by Alex Gordon. (You’ll see that soon.) The first baseman then completed the comeback with a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning.

With the bases loaded and nobody out, he lifted a towering fly ball to right field. Curtis Granderson got behind the ball and made a good strong throw home. But it wasn’t nearly enough to keep Escobar from scoring.

Wade Davis Picks Off Carlos Gomez

The Kansas City Royals were clinging to a 5-4 lead in the ninth inning of ALDS Game 2. With one out, Preston Tucker walked and Carlos Gomez came on to pinch-run. Before he even had a chance to measure up Wade Davis, Gomez had already been picked off.

Not one known for a great pickoff move, Davis threw over to first before even making a pitch to batter Jose Altuve. Gomez initially was called safe with the throw skipping in the dirt. However, the call was overturned after a review. It turned out the low throw helped Hosmer already have his glove touching Gomez as he snagged the throw.