Harvey to Open for the Mets

On October 27, 2015, in Sporting News, by Buddy TB

MLB Free AgencyIn a World Series where for the first time has two expansion teams from the 1960s, the right-hander Matt Harvey has the responsibility to lead off the mound the destinies of the New York Mets against an  inspired Kansas City Royals in the very interesting World Series start today.

The manager for the Mets, Terry Collins, decided to give the ball to the right handed star Harvey, who has two wins in the playoffs and 13-8 in the recently concluded regular season. Meanwhile, the Royals have not yet confirmed their starting arm, but could be one of the Dominicans, Edinson Volquez (1-2 and 13-9) or Johnny Cueto (1-1 and 11-13).

A New York Mets with an excellent starting pitcher, led by the offensive second baseman Daniel Murphy, the MVP for the National League Championship, against the tireless Royals, they will seek to complete the feat from last year when in this instance they yielded to the San Francisco Giants.

New York, which was crowned in the National League with 4-0 sweep over the Cubs, reaching the ‘Fall Classic’ for the first time in 15 years, since in 2000 they gave us the so-called Subway Series against the Yankees. But New York has not held a celebration since winning the 1986 World Series, when they beat the Boston Red Sox. Although they enjoyed in a similar manner the win in 1969 against the favorites the Baltimore Orioles, earning the nickname of ‘Amazing Mets’.

This time, much like the ‘Amazing Mets’ the team eliminated the Division Series favorites, the LA Dodgers and in the NLCS defeated the Cubs in a crushing 8-3 with the excellent offensive from Lucas Duda and Murphy. Duda commanded the offensive set that day with five of the eight RBIs in his team, while Murphy sent his seventh homer of the postseason and his fourth for the series championship. They include Cuban Yoenis Céspedes, offensive stronghold since joining the Mets in the July. Collins said his starter for game two, also in Kansas City on Wednesday, will be Jacob deGrom (3-0 and 14-8), who will possibly face the Dominicans Volquez or Cueto, depending on who has starting in the first game.

When the series to a maximum of seven games later moves to New York, the National League champions will resort in the first two games to Noah Syndergaard (1-1 and 9-7) and lefty Steven Matz (0-1 and 4-0).

 

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