World Series Preview: Royals vs Mets
The Mets fifth trip to World Series begins tomorrow, at 8pm. The average ticket price is currently sitting at 1,539, and 1,630 at Citi Field. Before this year, the highest ever average third party ticket price was around 1,200 dollars. This shows the excitement that has been building around this World Series, featuring young power arms (Mets) versus young speed (Royals).
For Game 1, Sporting News NL Comeback Player of the Year Matt Harvey takes the mound. I wrote yesterday about why I think he’s the right choice for the job, and the more I think about it, the more confident I am. Harvey spoke to the media today any continued to stress that he is at full health. He said “Going from zero innings to 202 now, I couldn’t be happier. That number is still gonna creep up. I think the best thing and most positive thing is how I feel after the 200-inning mark. Quite honestly, it’s probably better than I did at the 100 (inning) mark.”
In other good news, Yoenis Cespedes, the Mets all-star addition that is probably the reason they are here, has told the media that he is feeling 100% after the cortisone shot that he took to relieve the pain from a injury that he sustained in the National League Championship Series.
Unfortunately, official rosters have not been released, as it looks like we are waiting to see if Juan Uribe, who was dealing with some chest pain, can make the team. If not, Kirk Nieuwenhuis will probably be on the bench instead.
Here are the probable pitchers for this years’ fall classic:
Game 1: New York at Kansas City— Edinson Volquez vs. Matt Harvey
Game 2: New York at Kansas City— Yordano Ventura vs. Jacob deGrom
Game 3: Kansas City at New York—Noah Syndergaard vs. Johnny Cueto
Game 4: Kansas City at New York—Steven Matz vs. Chris Young
*Game 5: Kansas City at New York—Matt Harvey vs. Edinson Volquez
*Game 6: New York at Kansas City—Jacob deGrom vs. Yordano Ventura
*Game 7: New York at Kansas City—Johnnny Cueto vs. Noah Syndergaard
* – if necessary
While (reasonable) World Series tickets have sold out, there are a few rallies that will be held in New York City this weekend. If your looking for World Series gear and memorabilia, you can go to Steiner Sports, and get 25% off with code “METSPLUS”. While I don’t work for Steiner Sports, I think that packages should arrive in time for the home games if you order by tonight, October 26th.