Royals: Revisiting the 2015 World Series, Game 3
By Shawn Bauman
The Kansas City Royals try to keep the game within reach as Syndergaard settles down and the Mets keep hitting.
For the second inning in a row, the Royals go down in order in the fourth. Ventura comes out in the home half of the inning and surrenders three consecutive hits to Lucas Duda, d’Arnaud, and Conforto add another run to the Mets total. After a pop out to Wilmer Flores, Danny Duffy is summoned to the mound and ends the inning.
Syndergaard puts down Kansas City 1-2-3 in the fifth meanwhile Luke Hochevar takes over for Royals and has strikeouts to bookmark the inning with just a harmless single given up to Yoenis Cespedes.
The top of the sixth would be a key point for the Kansas City Royals. After Cain and Hosmer are retired on swinging strikeouts, the bases become loaded due to a single by Mike Moustakas and walks to Perez and Gordon.
Only down 5 to 3, this will be a great chance to tie the game or take the lead. Alex Rios, however, grounds out to Flores ending the rally and Kansas City is still down by two.
Franklin Morales enters the fray and after d’Arnaud grounds out to Escobar to begin the inning, singles by Lagares, who pinch-hit for Conforto, and Flores getting dotted with a pitch places a runner in scoring position.
Juan Uribe pinch hits for Syndergaard and rips a single to right field scoring another run. Kelvin Herrera now enters for the Royals to attempt to stop the bleeding but allows a single, walk and sac fly for two more runs and the Mets now lead 9-3.
The inning looked like a chance for the Kansas City Royals to pull some magic and take back the game but ends with New York seemingly putting the contest out of reach.