Written by Roman Butler. Media by Katie Wallace. [divide]
The New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals face off against each other in this year’s World Series. Both teams are eager to take home a World Series Title. This has been the second straight appearance in the World Series for the Royals after being swept by the San Francisco Giants last season. Before last year, the Royals haven’t made a World Series appearance since 1985 where they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the “I-70” series.
The New York Mets have won two World Series since it was established in 1962. The most recent World Series victory came in 1986, just one year after the Royals won. Regardless of what each ball team’s history is, the 2015 World Series will be a battle between two hungry competitors.
If you plan on tuning in at home, the schedule for this year’s World Series is:
Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Kauffman Stadium – Matt Harvey, Mets (13-8, 2.71 ERA) vs. Edinson Volquez, Royals (13-9, 3.55 ERA); 8:07 p.m. ET
Final Score: Royals 5, Mets 4
Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Kauffman Stadium – Jacob deGrom, Mets (14-8, 2.54 ERA) vs. Johnny Cueto, Royals (11-13, 3.44); 8:07 p.m. ET
Final Score: Royals 7, Mets 1
Friday, Oct. 30 at Citi Field – Yordano Ventura, Royals (13-8, 4.08 ERA) vs. Noah Syndergaard, Mets (9-7, 3.24 ERA); 8:07 p.m. ET
Final Score: Royals 3, Mets 9
Saturday, Oct. 31 at Citi Field – Chris Young, Royals (11-6, 3.06 ERA) vs. Steven Matz, Mets (4-0. 2.27); 8:07 p.m. ET
Final Score: Royals 5, Mets 3
Sunday, Nov. 1 at Citi Field – Volquez (Royals) vs. Harvey (Mets); 8:15 p.m. ET
Final Score: Royals 7, Mets 2
Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Kauffman Stadium – deGrom (Mets) vs. Cueto (Royals); 8:07 p.m. ET
Final Score: TBD
Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Kauffman Stadium – Syndergaard (Mets) vs. Ventura (Royals); 8:07 p.m. ET
Final Score: TBD
If you are wondering who might come out on top, there is always that reliable friend who claims to be a sports analyst who can steer you in the right direction. But if you aren’t lucky enough to have a friend like that, there are several online sources that show what the odds are for each team. According to a Sports Illustrated article, four out of six votes favor the Mets. American sports writer for SI, Verducci, predicted the Mets to win in game seven.
“The Royals have the more athletic team, the better defense, the better bullpen and the better lineup (at least under AL rules), all of which play well in what should be closely contested games.” He went on to say, “But I can’t get past this simple fact: When it comes to pure stuff, the Mets will have the starting pitching advantage in every game of the series.”
Regardless of what all the critics say, a champion can only be crowned after the final pitch. Whether you are a sports fan or not, this year’s World Series will be worth tuning in to.