With clear superiority, the ALCS and NLCS winners clinched their spot in the 2015 World Series, and the matchup is set. The Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets will duel in the Fall Classic for the 2015 MLB Championship title.
After a dominating sweep over the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series, some sports analysts consider the NY Mets favorites to win their first championship since 1986.
The Mets have pitched comfortably this postseason in large part to consistent offense that has averaged 6.1 runs per game and never trailed once in the NLCS.
Mets powerful pitching staff held the Cubs to a .164 batting average, a .225 on-base percentage and a .297 slugging percentage. During this postseason deGrom, Harvey and Syndergaard achieve a combined 6-1 with a 2.36 ERA over 45.2 innings. In that span, they’ve allowed just 12 hits and struck out 63.
Because of their overwhelming performance over Cubs, the Mets have five full days rest, which could help them be ready for Game 1. On the other hand, the long length of time without playing could also affect them mentally.
As for the Royals, they get a chance for redemption after losing it all last year in Game 7 against the San Francisco Giants. The Royals entered Friday’s Game 6 having scored 58 runs this postseason and 33 in the series alone, showing their offense efficiency in key moments.
Sometimes hunger and desire simply overtakes any statistic or number. In the end, it is a sport and emotions play a big part in a team’s performance.
World Series Schedule
The Fall Classic winner will be the best out of seven games. Royals have home field advantage thanks to the American League winning the All-Star Game this summer.
The Mets and Kansas City Royals play Game 1 of the 2015 World Series next Tuesday, October 27th, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The Mets will play home at the Citi Field, in Queens, for games 3, 4 and 5*.
Here is the complete 2015 World Series schedule:
- Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Kauffman Stadium, 8:07 p.m.
- Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Kauffman Stadium, 8:07 p.m.
- Game 3: Friday, Oct. 30 at Citi Field, 8:07 p.m.
- Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 31 at Citi Field, 8:07 p.m.
- Game 5: Sunday, Nov. 1 at Citi Field, 8:15 p.m.*
- Game 6: Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Kauffman Stadium, 8:07 p.m.*
- Game 7: Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Kauffman Stadium, 8:07 p.m.*
(* = if necessary)