November 2, 2015

Royals Win 2015 World Series In Five Games

Fun facts on the just-completed World Series, most of them from Elias:
Kansas City's five runs in the 12th broke the World Series record for runs in one inning in extra innings. The previous mark was four by the Mets in the 12th inning of Game 2 against the A's in 1973.

Christian Colon was the first player to drive in the Series-clinching run on the first World Series plate appearance of his career.

Kansas City hit only two home runs in the 2015 World Series - solo shots by Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon, both in Game 1. The Royals were the first team to win a World Series with only two runs scored on homers since the 1950 Yankees.

The Royals came from behind in each of their four World Series wins. That in itself is not rare. Five other teams did it in a best-of-seven format: the Pirates in 1925, Reds in 1975, Dodgers in 1981, Marlins in 1997, and Angels in 2002. But Kansas City was the first team to win three games in the same World Series in which it trailed in the eighth inning or later.

The Royals outscored the Mets 15-1 in the seventh through the 14th innings in the series.

It was the first World Series to have 2 games go to extra innings since 2001, Yankees vs Diamondbacks.

Royals reliever Franklin Morales allowed four runs in Game 3. While pitching for the Rockies, Morales was charged with seven runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Red Sox in the 2007 Series opener, which matches the most runs allowed by any pitcher in one inning of a World Series game. Morales is the only pitcher in World Series history to have two outings in which he allowed at least four runs while recording fewer than three outs. In three World Series appearances, Morales has been charged with 11 runs in 3 1/3 innings for a 29.70 ERA, the highest for any pitcher who has thrown three or more career innings in the Fall Classic.
And ... Opening Day 2016: Mets at Royals!


FenFan said...

Looks like Ben A is the book winner!

allan said...

Yup, the only one who had the Royals in 5.

Jere said...

I had this GENIUS thought that if the Mets had thrown out the guy at the plate in the 9th, it would have ended 2-1, meaning 40 total runs in the series, and Ben would have had it EXACTLY right! Until I realized then it wouldn't have been Royals in 5.

Still, he was very close--and if KC had just done the normal thing and won by 1 or 2 in extras, he would have been even closer.

Here's a pic I got of "an old friend" during the celebration.

allan said...

46 runs in the 5 games, if anyone is curious.