After a 14-inning thriller in Game 1 of the World Series, the Royals will look to grab a commanding 2-0 lead over the Mets. Royals bettors and fans will be happy know that the Game 1 winner has won 16 of the past 18 World Series, including the last five in a row. As of Tuesday morning, the Royals were listed as -175 favorites to win the series on Bodog.
Jacob deGrom will be tasked will halting Kansas City’s momentum tonight, as he’ll look to add to his impressive playoff resume. In 20 total innings pitched this postseason, deGrom has allowed just four runs while registering 27 strikeouts over his three starts. All three of his playoff starts have been on the road, so he shouldn’t be phased by the Kauffman Stadium crowd.
Johnny Cueto, meanwhile, will take the hill for the Royals in hopes of improving upon his ugly 7.88 ERA thus far in the 2015 Postseason. Cueto has been far from ace-like for the Royals, but was a much better pitcher at home this season, with an ERA almost a run lower at home compared to pitching on the road. He’s also been successful at silencing some of the Mets’ big bats throughout his career, as Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda are a combined 6 for 32 vs Cueto.