Leadoff batter Curtis Granderson wasted no time getting the Mets on the board in Game 5 of the World Series, drilling an 0-2 Edinson Volquez change-up to straightaway center field in the first inning. Granderson has now reached base in 14 consecutive post-season games, as SB Nation noted on Twitter. He’s also the first Met to hit a leadoff homer in a World Series game since Lenny Dykstra
Matt Harvey tossed a scoreless first inning for the Mets. The Mets, if they fall to the Royals in Game 5, will lose the World Series. It is, literally, a must-win game for them.