The Kansas City Royals returned to the World Series on Tuesday by slapping a lead-off inside the park home run.
When you saw that Matt Harvey was on the mound for the New York Mets for Game 1 of the World Series, the last thing you were thinking about was the Mets having to play from behind. But that’s exactly what happened on the very first batter of the game for the Royals, who not only got a run on the board but did so in thrilling and uncanny fashion.
In the first inning — on the very first pitch of the game — Alcides Escobar slapped an inside-the-park home run that has Royals fans everywhere going nuts.
This isn’t really the way the Mets envisioned their World Series starting, especially with ace Matt Harvey on the mound to lead things off. All we’ve been hearing is how stout the Mets pitching staff is and how hard it’s going to be for the Royals to get runs on the board. Well, it looks like it might be easier than we thought — or maybe the Mets defense will want to shore things up sooner rather than later.