Mets Lost Big, Giving The Royals Their Second World Series Championship In 30 Years
Mets’ Matt Harvey falls short despite his great performance. This gave the Kansas City Royals a 7-2 win in 12 innings to be World Series Champions for the second time in 30 years.
Throughout the game, there were moments in which the Mets had opportunities to win against a grind out Royals team. Heading into the 9th inning, the Mets manager Terry Collins went with his heart rather than his gut feeling with leaving Harvey in the game.
He just came over and said, ‘I want this game. I want it bad. You’ve got to leave me in,'” Collins said according to ESPN. “I said, ‘Matt, you’ve got us exactly where we wanted to get.’ He said, ‘I want this game in the worst way.’ So, obviously, I let my heart get in the way of my gut. I love my players. And I trust them. And so I said, ‘Go get ’em out.
Harvey played 8 innings and had 9 strikeouts, tied for second in world series history. He played as if he was on a different planet and allowed the Mets with many opportunities offensively to extend the lead. Harvey wanted the ball and fell into a trap once he allowed the double to put the Royals in another comeback situation.
Mets closer, Jeurys Familia came into the game and from that point, Royals had control with Eric Hosmer scoring on an error from first basemen Lucas Duda.
The Mets fell short even with Harvey’s outstanding performance. No one said no on him coming back into the game and it was the right decision. If anything is to be blame here is the offense falling short and should be accountable with solid pitchers staff doing their jobs.
Overall the Mets exceeded expectations this season and will head into the offseason on adding key pieces to go back to the World Series.