The 2015 World Series continues on Saturday night as the New York Mets host the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 in the best-of-seven series at Citi Field.
Kansas City won the first two games but New York made the best-of-seven series a lot more interesting with a win on their home field in Game 3. David Wright had a two-run shot and four runs batted in to lead the way in a 9-3 win for the Mets. After managing just two hits in Game 2, New York belted out 12 in Game 3 and never trailed after a third-inning home run by Curtis Granderson. Noah Syndergaard allowed six hits in the first two innings but went on to retire 12 Royals in a row and get the win after throwing six innings.
With the Royals lead cut to 2-1, Steven Matz takes the hill for New York in Game 4. The rookie left-hander made his first six big-league starts down the stretch of the regular season, going 4-0 with a 2.27 earned run average. In two postseason starts, Matz (0-1) has allowed 10 hits and four runs in 9 2/3 innings pitched while striking out eight. In his most recent start, Game 4 of the NLCS, Matz gave up one earned run on four hits in 4 1/3 innings as the Mets went on to sweep Chicago.
The Mets send out a second straight rookie while Kansas City sends 10-year veteran Chris Young to the mound. In 34 regular season appearances, Young posted an 11-6 record with a 2.09 ERA. In the postseason, Young (1-0) has allowed just six hits and three earned runs in 11 2/3 innings. The 36-year old righty came out of the bullpen to throw three hitless innings in Game 1 to get the win. In his last start, Game 4 of the ALCS, Young surrendered two runs on three hits over 4 2/3 innings in Toronto.
First Pitch: 8:07 p.m.
TV Channel: FOX
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
Prediction: The Royals were uncharacteristically sloppy in Game 3 and that won’t continue. Still, New York once again has a favorable pitching matchup and the momentum of being down just one game after all that went wrong for them in Kansas City. The Mets are back to swinging the bats and should be able to adjust to Young, who shut them down late in Game 1. Matz keeps Kansas City in check for five innings, and the bullpen does the rest.
Predicted Score: Mets over Royals, 6-3