Royals: Looking back on 2015 World Series Game 2

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After a Game 1 win, the Kansas City Royals look to keep their bats hot against the New York Mets in Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium.

The Kansas City Royals kicked off the 2015 World Series in the best possible way, with a Game 1 win at Kauffman Stadium. Not only did they beat the Mets, but they kept fans on the edge of their seats for the entire 5 hours of the 14-inning game. Royals fans couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Luckily for Kansas City, after all the Game 1 excitement there would be more, as Game 2 was to be played the next night back at Kauffman. Game 2 was incredibly important for the Royals. They had a chance to get ahead in the series 2-0, and they the advantage of their fans behind them, continuing the excitement from Game 1.

Taking the mound for the Kanas City in Game 2 was Johnny Cueto. Cueto spent half the season with the Royals after coming over from the Reds through a trade. In his time at Kansas City, Cueto went 4-7 and held an ERA of 4.76. Though he had struggled with the Royals, he had put together some decent games, and had done well in the postseason.

For the Mets, Jacob deGrom got the start. deGrom had put together a good season, going 14-8 with an ERA of 2.54. The Royals knew deGrom could pose a challenge and they would have to try to rough him up early. The Royals also needed a strong game from Cueto, having gone deep to stay alive in 14 innings the previous night.

On October 28, 2015, in front of a home crowd of 40,410 fans, the Kansas City Royals took the field for Game 2 of the World Series.