Game 1, 5:07 pm Fox. Series tied 0-0
|Curtis Granderson - RF||Alcides Escobar - SS|
|David Wright - 3B||Ben Zobrist - 2B|
|Daniel Murphy - 2B||Lorenzo Cain - CF|
|Yoenis Cespedes - CF||Eric Hosmer - 1B|
|Lucas Duda - 1B||Kendrys Morales - DH|
|Travis d'Arnaud - C||Mike Moustakas - 3B|
|Michael Conforto - LF||Salvador Perez - C|
|Wilmer Flores - SS||Alex Gordon - LF|
|Kelly Johnson - DH||Alex Rios - RF|
It's interesting that that the last World Series wins for these two teams happened in consecutive years: the Royals won in 1985, and were succeeded by the Mets in 1986. Since then 17 different teams have won the World Series. Or, put another way, thirteen haven't, and a dozen still won't have, by the time the book is closed on this one. It's pretty much a wash as far as the bookies are concerned with either side available at odds of 10-11. That's reflected in the betting on the length of the series, with a four-game sweep the least likely outcome at 19/4, while five games is at 9/4 and both six and seven games sit at 7/4.
Oh, hai, former Diamondback Kelly Johnson in the World Series. Remember when he played for Arizona, in 2010-11, before being traded for Aaron Hill and John McDonald? He's bounced around a lot since then: as well as the Blue Jays, he has spent time with the Rays, Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles and Braves, before being traded from Atlanta to New York a week before the trade deadline.
(For whatever reason, Jim has kept this in the queue and not edited since 4:46 today. I think it's raccoons or something. Anyway after 1 it's 1-0 Royals after an Escobar inside the parker.) - Clefo