The first game was an instant classic. The second game was a total blowout.
The Kansas City Royals have jumped out to a commanding 2-0 lead after trouncing the New York Mets by a score of 7-1. Pitching for the Mets began to slip going into the fifth inning. Jacob DeGrom took the mound to try and help the Mets even up the series at one apiece but failed to do so, allowing four runs in one inning before leaving the game. Legroom started out with no hits at all until the Royals put the wood to his pitches and started scoring some runs. Royals pitcher Johnny Cueto had a much more successful outing against the Mets bats, allowing only one run and finishing the entire game with only two hits in total.
Historically speaking, teams that take a 2-0 lead in the World Series have a 79% chance of winning it all. The Royals are in prime position to do just that after losing it all last year to the San Francisco Giants. The series will now move to New York as the Mets try to stave off going down three straight games. History is on their side, somewhat. The majority of the teams to have gone down two games early in the World Series and won the championship lost those two games on the road. Perhaps all the Mets need is some home cooking to help them hit their stride.
Game three of the World Series airs on Friday at 8pm.