World Series insights – Game 3 & 4
BONUS SUNDAY POST!
These insights from Game 3 and 4 of the current World Series between the Mets and the Royals are in no particular order. Once again, I provide links to posts and videos I’ve previously done that expand on these ideas. Enjoy!
The Met’s catcher made a big mistake and let a key run score because he did not do THIS. The Royals pitcher screwed up royally by leaving an 0-2 curveball out over the plate. The announcer said it looked more like a “get me over” curve ball. I explained that HERE.
Of course, the big talk of Game 3 surrounded Syndergaard’s high and tight first pitch of the game to Escobar. I’ve talked about that a few times previously. HERE is one of them and HERE is another. I’ll have more to say about that pitch in the near future as well.
Lorenzo Cain performed a great delayed steal. I love delayed steals so much that I wrote three posts about it. Click for PART 1, PART 2, and PART 3. David Murphy was not a happy camper after his big 8th inning error on a slow roller. I did a two part post on fielding slow rollers HERE and HERE. I also wrote a post on errors in general HERE and the importance of preventing the big inning HERE. There was a reviewed play at third base on a tag up. HERE I wrote about the importance of watching runners. Of course, you can’t talk about Game 4 without mentioning the bone-headed base running play that ended the game when Cepedes got doubled off on a hump-back liner to third. Little Leaguers should know better. I wrote about line-drives and base running HERE.
The Royals are a good example of a “slump proof” team. I wrote about that HERE.
Game 5 tonight!