|New York Mets||4||11||1||F (14)|
|@Kansas City Royals||5||11||1|
|W:Chris Young (1-0), L: Bartolo Colon (1-1), S: none|
Game one was a bit of a doozy. I’m not gonna lie, I passed out pretty early and missed the thrilling conclusion of Eric Hosmer’s Walk-Off sacrifice fly. That is about as thrilling as sacrifice fly’s get. What was thrilling was Alex Gordon’s tying solo home run in the bottom of the 9th with one out.
As was Alcides Escobar’s inside the park home run to begin the first inning. As per usual, the inside the park home run was aided by a defensive miscue that was not deemed an error. In this case it was Yoenis Cespedes forgetting he wasn’t playing soccer and kicking the ball 50 feet or so. Escobar, who is very fast made it without so much as a throw from the relay man. Make sure to watch the clip, for one of my favorite bit of commentary to-date. “I can’t believe he threw a fastball over the plate first PITCH!” I guess he was supposed to throw a curve-ball three feet off the outside edge? Mike Moustakas made a really nice stop at third to end the 6th.
Of course the Mets did a few nice things themselves. Here’s Curtis Granderson hitting a solo home run to give the Mets a 2-1 lead in the 5th. This was after Travis d’Armaud singled off Mike Moustakas’ glove to tie the game in the 4th. The Mets also managed to flash a little leather themselves, as Wilmer Flores shows off his range and arm strength nailing Alcides Escobar at first.
Matt Harvey for all the hype and talk that surrounds him did not have a particularly great night, giving up 3 runs and 5 hits over 6 innings, with 2 walks and only two strike outs.
Edinson Volquez, didn’t have that much better of a game going 6 innings and giving up 3 runs on 6 hits, one walk, and 3 strikeouts. He also managed to hit two batters. Sadly, Volquez was unable to enjoy the victory as he found out after the game that his father passed away at the age of 63.
Game 2 begins tonight at 8:00p.m. EST and will feature young Jacob deGrom for the Mets vs. Johnny Cueto for the Royals. Hopefully Fox can keep the power on tonight.