Royals Earn Rings

The fans cheered as Salvador Perez stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth in game 7 of the 2014 World Series. With Alex Gordon on third and a chance to tie the game, Perez popped-out to Giants third-baseman Pablo Sandoval to end the game and the Royals season. This year, however, Perez successfully led the Royals back to the World Series and won the World Series MVP award. The Royals played the Mets in the World Series and won their first World Series since 1985.

Mets fans were hoping that the Mets could rely on their hot bats to secure a championship, but the Royals were hitting well also – relying on their middle-of-the-order depth. Mets infielder Daniel Murphy, who hit 7 home runs in 9 playoff games and hit home runs in each game in their four game sweep against the Cubs in the NLCS, was expected to lead the Mets offense against a good but inconsistent Royals staff. Kansas City won games 1 and 2 at home and relied on their bats, scoring a total of 12 runs. The Mets only scored a total of 5 runs and their young pitching could not handle the Royals combination of talented hitters. The Mets won game 3 at home 9-3 after David Wright and Curtis Granderson each hit home runs. However, Kansas City won the final two games of the Mets home-stand and came away with their first World Series win since 1985. Ironically, the Mets won their last World Series in 1986, so next year they too are looking to come away with their first World Series win in 30 years.