Tonight, the New York Mets take on the Kansas City Royals in their first World Series appearance since 2000. Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and the rest of the flame throwing pitching staff will look to defeat the speed of Jarrod Dyson and power of Kendrys Morales. The Kansas City Royals lost the 2014 World Series to the San Francisco Giants in 7 games. This year, they are looking for their first world title since 1985, when they beat the St. Louis Cardinals. The first 2 games will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Missouri, and the series will return to New York on Friday. Many students at Westhill have been waiting for this moment for years.
“I think the Mets win the World Series. Pitching and defense wins games, not offense,” sophomore Neel Patel said. “I think the Mets win it in 7. It will be a phenomenal series.”
There is a different buzz in the school than in years past. People have been seen wearing Mets gear everyday. “It’s great,” sophomore John Kanaris said. “This is a Yankee school. Finding Mets fans here is tough. There is an occasional Red Sox fan here too. But it’s nice to finally see the Mets in a good spot.”
Upon asking ten different students who they wanted to win, nine of them replied with the Mets. But some are really hoping Kansas City takes the series. “I’m a Yankee fan forever. I never want the cross-town rival to win. The Royals will take this series for sure,” sophomore Nick Bellantoni said. Yankees fans are very bitter after their early exit from the postseason. They fell to the Astros in the Wild Card game earlier this month.
Who will win the series? We can find out as early as Saturday.
World Series Schedule:
Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Kauffman Stadium – Harvey vs. Volquez, 8:07 p.m. ET
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Kauffman Stadium – deGrom vs. Cueto 8:07 p.m. ET
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 30 at Citi Field – Ventura vs. Syndergaard 8:07 p.m. ET
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 31 at Citi Field – Young vs. Matz 8:07 p.m. ET
Game 5*: Sunday, Nov. 1 at Citi Field – Volquez vs. Harvey 8:15 p.m. ET
Game 6*: Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Kauffman Stadium – deGrom vs. Cueto 8:07 p.m. ET
Game 7*: Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Kauffman Stadium – Syndergaard vs. Ventura 8:07 p.m. ET