QUEENS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – After dropping the first two games of the World Series in Kansas City, the New York Mets are hoping to have better luck hosting Game Three Friday night.
Even though the Kansas City Royals need to win two more games to capture a World Series title, many feel Friday’s game is a must-win for the Mets.
It may be easy to write off the Mets, but in the 111-year history of the Fall Classic, 11 teams have come back after losing the first two games to win the whole series.
The Royals are up 2-0 in the series because they protected their home field. Now the pressure’s on the Mets to follow suit.
History is on New York’s side, which is what happened in 1986. They lost the first two games before going on to win the World Series over the Boston Red Sox.
The next three games will take place at Citi Field, and with fans coming out in droves, the team is ready to turn the series around.
“Obviously, we didn’t plan to be down 0-2, but coming back home is a big thing for us,” Game Three starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard said. “The Mets faithful behind us, the greatest fans in baseball. I feel like part of the reason our team’s had so much success this year is we’ve been able to handle the resiliency.”
“We’re glad to be home,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “We’ve got our fan base behind us now. That brings us a lot of energy in our guys, and there’s a lot of confidence in the clubhouse. We’re down, but we’re not out. And we’ve fought back so many times this year. This is just another challenge we have to meet, and so far we’ve met them all.”
Collins and the players are confident leading into the game. It airs at 8:07 p.m. on NEWS10 ABC on Fox23.