KANSAS CITY — The good news for the Mets is that the World Series is, last we checked, a best-of-seven affair. Indeed, no matter how bad things feel right now, they are 100% guaranteed two more games, both at Citi Field.
What’s more, if they win one of those two they get a third game at Citi Field! I mean, that’s a square deal right there, ain’t it? So, Mets fans, after realizing that, how do you feel right now?
Um, OK. That’s totally fair. Fair because, statistically speaking, things are pretty far from OK. Why? Because according to all of the paperwork the Royals press people had ready the second the game ended last night — and which they gleefully, it seemed, distributed to everyone in the press box — teams who lost Games 1 and 2 of the World Series on the road are 7-29 overall. Being down 0-2 in the World Series overall is a 10-40 proposition.
I’ve already embedded one video here so I’ll spare you a second, which would likely be the “So you’re saying there’s a chance?!” clip from “Dumb & Dumber,” but I can at least try to make Mets fans smile by reminded them that one of the 10 teams which came back from an 0-2 deficit to win it all was the 1986 New York Mets. But I guess Mets fans probably already knew that and are still upset.
And, wow, you really are upset!
At least the Mets can’t lose today. It’s an off-day. A travel day as we all head to New York for tomorrow night’s Game 3. A Game 3 which will feature Yordano Ventura facing Noah Syndergaard. On paper, one thinks that Syndergaard and his crazy heat will have the advantage. Of course, the same could’ve been said for the last two matchups too.