Kansas City is betting on his tenacity to break, in the World Series that starts today at 8PM ET, a formidable pitching the New York Mets, who only allowed eight runs in four games in the pennant race against the Chicago Cubs.
Top Sportsbook sites currently have the Mets as -108-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is set at 7 (-120)
The Mets placed Matt Harvey on the mound tonight, who had two wins in the playoffs. Their numbers in the campaign are 13 wins and eight lost and can throw straight up to 95 miles.
New Yorkers also have deGrom Jacob, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz who can handcuff any offensive with its powerful launches that exceed 90 miles, as demonstrated against the Cubs.
Meanwhile, Kansas City starter Edinson Volquez who is able to throw the ball at a speed of 96 miles per hour. He has won a record one and two losses in the playoffs and 13-9 in the regular season.
However, if something can boast Kansas is the good level of players like Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez, on the offensive order, as they had the best average in the majors (.300) against the same or straight above 95 mph , which jeopardizes the opponent’s pitching.
The Royals return for the second consecutive year the Fall Classic, while the metropolitan just wait 15 years for play this match.
The new champion will be the majors to win four of seven games.
Background. New York and Kansas City have met only nine times since interleague play began in 1997. The Royals are 5-4, and the Mets have not even visited Kansas City since 2004.
The Royals have as hallmark speed and a good defense, where Cain and other gardeners seem to reach them all hits.
Meanwhile, Mets manager Terry Collins is in his first World Series, like most players. Even, few had played at least the playoffs.
Finally, the two teams relievers have proved intractable, as both Wade Davis, Royals as Jeurys Familia from Mets have not allowed a run in his appearances. All this does provide for a very even Fall Classic, which opens tonight in Kansas City territory.
The last time that Kansas was champion was in 1985, while the Mets do not celebrate in a big way since 1986.