The Mets and the Royals were pretty much the only teams I was actively rooting against. Well, them and the Cardinals of course. I'm still a little salty at the Mets for the way they axed the Carlos Gomez deal--even though I vastly prefer the Astros deal. And I'm a petty person so I don't want another Missouri team to have success that Cardinals fans can live vicariously through.
All kidding aside, these are two very good teams. The Royals have a potent combination of contact, defense, and an elite bullpen. The Mets have a devastating rotation and a surprisingly effective offense. So who will come out the victor? I have no idea. But I do think this could be an excellent series of baseball games.
New York Mets at Kansas City Royals - 7:07 pm CST
|NEW YORK METS||KANSAS CITY ROYALS|
|Curtis Granderson - RF||Alcides Escobar - SS|
|David Wright - 3B||Ben Zobrist - 2B|
|Daniel Murphy - 2B||Lorenzo Cain - CF|
|Yoenis Cespedes - CF||Eric Hosmer - 1B|
|Lucas Duda - 1B||Kendrys Morales - DH|
|Travis d'Arnaud - C||Mike Moustakas - 3B|
|Michael Conforto - LF||Salvador Perez - C|
|Wilmer Flores - SS||Alex Gordon - LF|
|Kelly Johnson - DH||Alex Rios - RF|
|Matt Harvey - RHP||Edinson Volquez - RHP|