Tonight we have Game Two of the 2015 World Series. Last night’s 14-inning marathon began with a first-pitch, first-inning inside-the-park home run off Mets’ ace Matt Harvey. The last time a World Series saw an inside-the-park home run was back in 1929.
Alcides Escobar’s crushing hit grabbed the heartstrings of Royals’ fan and captured the imagination of 40.6 million viewers who watched last night’s game. There was also an infuriating 4-minute power outage and a ninth-inning solo homer by Royals’ left fielder Alex Gordon to tie the game in the ninth inning after Eric Hosmer committed a fielding error giving the Mets the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth.
In the 14th inning Hosmer walked up to the dish. The ducks were on the pond and the Mets infield, in the fierce urgency of now, was at the edge of the infield to defend against a bases-loaded jam. Hosmer smacked a sacrifice fly to drive in the man who started it all, Alcides Escobar, for the winning run.