Well Game of 3 of the World Series the Mets bats finally awoke with some power and hits, but the first pitch drew some controversy of its how in being head high just off the plate. First David Wright went yard in his first at bat for a 2 run shot and then later in the game Curtis Granderson hit a run shot of his own after Noah Syndergaard singled. After the first two innings I thought it was all going to be downhill in KC's favor, but somehow Syndergaard pitched well up until the 6th inning where he pitched himself out of a bases loaded jam. Well I'm a firm believer that history repeats itself, but more on that later towards the end of the post.
The first pitch of the game by Syndergaard was a head high heater a bit inside but not directly at Escobar. The Royals took offense instantly to the pitch being Syndergaard said earlier he had a game plan. Then he followed up with a curveball down and away. Hosmer said "When one of your teammates gets [a pitch] thrown at his head, it's not
going to go over well, I think everyone was upset about
it. It's the only location he missed all night by that far. No one in
here is stupid. Everyone knows what was said, and everybody knows what
was done." Now I guess the Royals have another team to be pissed off at they can add to their list. Here is the pitch location so the Royals can get their panties out of a bunch and wonder what your opinions are of the pitch. From the chart below it looks like it may have touched the front edge of the batters box. I was fine with the pitch it wasn't directly at
his head or ear it was above his head and thought it was just good ol
baseball being Escobar has been swinging and hitting every first pitch
pretty much. Syndergaards reaction after the game from hearing the Royals didn't like me was priceless. It was pretty much if they don't like it they know where to find me and thats 60'6" from the plate. He also admitted he had no intentions of hitting Escobar in his post game press conference.
The interesting thing is that the Mets open up 2016 in Kansas City for 2 games so I'm sure there will be some sort of retaliation at that time being Hosmer said they'll just file this incident away till a later time being they're trying to win a championship.
Well if you read my last post you would have known that the Mets have lost the first 2 games of the series by the same exact margin as the 1986 Mets who won the Series in 7 games. Well game 3 showed that history does repeat itself and the Mets won game 3 in 1986 and this year by 6 runs. So far every game this year has had the winning margin the same as 1986 with the proper team winning. So who says history doesn't repeat itself. It sure looks like it does to me.
Well whats a post without a card. The choice of who to feature wasn't tough. I chose Syndergaard aka Thor due to his performance in game 3 and only being 23. Hopefully the Mets hold onto this guy cause not only can he throw gas up in the triple digits but he also has some pretty good secondary pitches. I believe I showed off this dual auto relic before, but I figured I'd show it off again due to his sweet performance in last nights game.
LETS GO METS and YA GOTTA BELIEVE!!!!!
Here's to history repeating itself some more