The Sublime and the Ridiculous
Despite 11 home runs from Daniel Murphy, the Mets lose the opener when Terrance Gore scores the winning run from first on a wild pitch that never leaves the batter’s box. Seven shutout innings from Jacob deGrom — and seven more homers from Murphy — help the Mets leave Kansas City with a split.
Early in Game 3, Sandy Alderson negotiates a trade to send Wilmer Flores to Seattle. The deal is scuttled when the crowd at Citi Field begins a Kickstarter campaign to keep Flores, who, after asking the home-plate umpire for a tissue, drills the game-winning homer in the ninth.
Kansas City roars back to win Games 4 and 5, and afterward, Ned Yost praises his pitching staff for holding Murphy to only five homers. Champagne is wheeled into the Royals’ clubhouse after they score twice in the eighth in Game 6…