/Sports of The Times: Mets Look to Game 3 to Stem Tide of Disappointment

Sports of The Times: Mets Look to Game 3 to Stem Tide of Disappointment

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Noah Syndergaard will start Game 3 of the World Series for the Mets.

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Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

In a city that thrives on big sports moments, Friday’s World Series game between the Mets and Kansas City Royals at Citi Field is a gigantic one.

Friday’s Game 3 marks the first time in 15 years the Mets have hosted a World Series game. They had made one playoff appearance in that time span until this fall, a lost decade and a half for a franchise known more for its faith-testing lows than the occasional high. For all of the talk about Kansas City being hungry for a title, there is no hungrier, more frustrated fan base than the one backing the Mets.

“I understand the frustration,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said Thursday when asked why he took the Mets’ managing job, and what he thought about the challenges inherent in it. “I see it every day. I see it on the streets every day. It’s competitive. It’s dog eat dog. It’s win, not…

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