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PSA Comments of the Day 10/29/15: Royals tell Mets "We're winning this my Cue!"

"As the World Series heads back to Queens, the Mets, now down 2-0 to the Royals, are in Cuet the predicament." - Greg Kirkland

One complete game, coming right up!
One complete game, coming right up!
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Unfortunately for us, Game 2 of the World Series was not as exciting as Game 1. How can I say that? Because there were no walk-off sac fly bat flips of course! Why were there none of those? Because the Royals just took control of this game. In a matchup where the Mets had their "Ace" on the mound in Jacob deGrom, and the Royals  put forth their Kansas City production of Jekyll and Hyde in Johnny Cueto, the dominant Cueto delivered an amazing start where it was deGrom who faltered. In back to back days, the Royals were able to take advantage of 2 of the Mets’ most reliable pitchers in Jeurys Familia and deGrom. Letting the Mets take an early 1-0 lead in the fourth inning was the only blip on Cueto’s otherwise dominant night. Cueto became the first pitcher since Greg Maddux in the 1995 World Series to throw a complete game 2-hitter in a World Series game. His Mets counter-part, went a disappointing 5 innings and allowed 4 runs. While a 4-1 lead isn’t too bad for a team that’s in the World Series, the most disappointing thing for the Mets was probably the lack of length deGrom was able to provide as that meant they had to use their non-Familia bullpen. In the 8th inning Jonathan Niese was responsible for the 3 runs that gave the Royals a 7-1 lead and effectively put the game out of reach. Though 7-1 game isn’t as exciting as a 14 inning marathon, watching Cueto work his magic on the mound for the Royals was an exciting sight for any baseball fan.

With the Mets down 2-0, the series will resume on Friday at Citi Field. Noah Syndergaard will face Yordano Ventura in a game they can ill-afford to lose in order to give the Mets a fighting chance and to give baseball fans whose teams aren’t in the World Series 7 games of baseball fun. So Thor, raise your hammer and please show the Royals there’s Noah-scape from your might. Pitching in the World Series is not the same as pitching in a normal Loki game, one has to be extraOdinary. And remember, coming back from an 0-2 deficit isn’t completely out of the realm of possibility in a 7 game series. Fun fact: The last 2 teams to come back from 0-2 are the 96 Yanks and the 86 Mets! (Thanks for that, LTL)

Comments of the Day

Telling someone to add value to a conversation, when you're not doing so is quite metallic-y.

Boom! Roasted.

GIF of the Day

Jeter Jeter Pumpkin Eater! (I was bored)

Honorable Mod Mention

Greg wins for his tweet that I used as the tagline of this thread

Fun Questions

  • Cy Young, Mariano Rivera, and Trevor Hoffman have awards named after them. Which other current baseball award should be named after a player? Which player?
  • Which U.S. city, that you haven't been to before, do you want to visit the most?

Song of the Day

We Used To Be Friends by The Dandy Warhols (Veronica Mars theme)

It's TV Theme Song Week on Pinstripe Alley. If today’s theme song doesn’t ring any Bells, it’s from the short-lived Veronica Mars. It may not be the best theme song, but it's pretty darn catchy.

Feel free to use this as your open thread for the day. There’s no baseball tonight, but there is football tonight as the Dolphins and Patriots meet in a game that a few weeks ago would have probably been very boring. But seeing as how the Dolphins have played well of late, this could be interesting. Or take a second to congratulate current Yankee Andrew Miller for winning the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year award, or talk about former Yankee Mark Melancon winning the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year award.