MLB 15: The Show has struggled with its predictions throughout the postseason but it gets one last chance to redeem itself with the World Series. The Kansas City Royals take on the New York Mets in an intriguing matchup considering both teams feature great pitching and clutch hitting.
Mets 9, Royals 4
WP: Matt Harvey (8 IP, 3 ER)
LP: Edinson Volquez (1.1 IP, 6 ER)
Daniel Murphy (4-5, RBI, 2 R), Yoenis Cespedes (3-5, HR, 3 R)
The Mets scored 4 runs in the first inning, and had 8 by the end of the third.
Mets 6, Royals 2
WP: Jacob deGrom (6 IP, 1 ER)
LP: Johnny Cueto (5.1 IP, 5 ER)
Daniel Murphy (2-4, R), David Wright (2-4, RBI)
The Mets scored 3 runs in the first and won comfortably.
Mets 3, Royals 2
WP: Carlos Torres
LP: Wade Davis
SV: Jeurys Familia
Noah Syndergaard (6 IP, 2 ER), Yordano Ventura (6 IP, ER)
The Mets scored a run in the first but were down 3-2 in the eighth when Lucas Duda hit the huge go-ahead 2-run home run.
Mets 5, Royals 2
WP: Steven Matz (8 IP, 2 ER)
LP: Chris Young (5 IP, 4 ER)
SV: Jeurys Familia
Yoenis Cespedes put the Mets ahead for good with a 3-run home run in the first.
Daniel Murphy (9-15, 3 RBI)
A case could be made for Yoenis Cespedes (7-19, 2 HR, 4 RBI) but the nod has to go to Murphy who has been on one of the greatest runs in postseason history. Though he didn’t hit a home run in the series, he was on base constantly, batting .600 and drawing several walks.
The obvious key to the series was the early scoring from the Mets. They put up runs in the first inning of every game and then their starting pitching kept them in front the rest of the way in all but game three, which was the only real competitive game of the bunch. If not for the bizarre Chase Utley slide game, the Mets could have run through the postseason undefeated. Congratulations to the New York Mets, predicted by MLB 15: The Show to be 2015’s World Champions!