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World Series continues with Game 4 on Saturday night

Oct 31, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

USA Today


Series: Royals lead 2-1
Where: Citi Field, New York
Gametime: 8:00 p.m.
Radio: ESPN Radio
Weather: Partly cloudy, 51 degrees, wind 5 mph
Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Chris Young (11-6, 3.06 ERA) / NYM LHP Steven Matz (4-0, 2.27 ERA)

Noah Syndergaard was too much for the Royals in Game 3, as the Mets finally struck back to push the World Series to 2-1. Now New York will send out another rookie pitcher as they aim to get even and make it a whole new series.

Lefty Steven Matz will take the ball for the Mets in his third postseason start. He will start Game 4 of this series, just as he did in the NLDS and NLCS. So far he has allowed four earned runs in 9 2/3 total innings.

Right-hander Chris Young will pitch for the Royals in his second appearance of the World Series. He tossed three scoreless innings in relief in Kansas City’s Game 1 win. Saturday night’s start will be his fourth career playoff appearance. He has a 1.47 ERA with three earned runs and 24 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings.

The Royals will certainly hope for better results from Young than they saw from Yordano Ventura and their bullpen in Game 3. The Mets pushed nine runs across on 12 hits. That was more than the Mets had scored in Games 1 and 2 combined.

  1. ehay2k - Oct 31, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Cespedes, the hero! NOT! That should kill that storyline

  2. ehay2k - Oct 31, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    If Harvey loses tomorrow, that will settle another argument.

  3. hummel26 - Oct 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Using Familia in game 3 was very Matt Williams-y. He’s our ninth inning guy! Then you don’t have him for a 2 inning save in Game 4, and poof, you’re down 3-1. What was Collins thinking, using Familia with a six run lead?

    • natsred4dndc - Nov 1, 2015 at 12:59 AM

      Wait, don’t you mean it’s like Davey Johnson using Drew Storen in mop-up duty in a game 3, and having him pitch for a third consecutive day in game 5?
      Williams would have gone with Trienen or Barrett (if healthy), because that’s what you do with a big lead.

  4. natsfan1a - Nov 1, 2015 at 7:20 AM

    Went to bed after the middle of the 6th, after setting the DVR. Nice to wake up to the news that the Royals came back. Kinda wish it had been against juicer Colon rather than Clippard but oh well. At any rate, those rally ShamWows got really quiet after the top of the 8th.





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