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The World Series Game 3 game thread: Royals @ Mets

It's cool in late October, but Yordano Ventura and Noah Syndergaard will likely make sure that plenty of heat is brought to Game 3 of the World Series tonight in New York.

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There could be as few as two remaining baseball games this season. One of them is tonight. If the Mets don't do anything to arrest the Royals momentum, then there will only be two more games, the Royals will sweep, and that will be that.

That would be a sad outcome on a number of levels, although it would also be fitting in a way. There's just something wrong about November baseball, and if the World Series ends in a sweep, then all baseball games will begin prior to November 1.

Up to this point, Mets pitchers have not been successful in striking out Royals hitters. This was one of the key strengths of the team this season. No wonder they are losing. One of their pillars has been knocked out from under them. Can Noah Syndergaard be the one to make the adjustment? If you're looking to see the Royals not receiving the glory, that would be a solid outcome. Who knows whether that will end up happening. The home crowd at CitiField could maybe provide a little boost, or something.

Fox has gone one whole game since having major service-disrupting technical difficulties. Maybe they can up that streak to two games tonight.

Today's Lineups

Alcides Escobar - SS Curtis Granderson - RF
Ben Zobrist - 2B David Wright - 3B
Lorenzo Cain - CF Daniel Murphy - 2B
Eric Hosmer - 1B Yoenis Cespedes - CF
Mike Moustakas - 3B Lucas Duda - 1B
Salvador Perez - C Travis d'Arnaud - C
Alex Gordon - LF Michael Conforto - LF
Alex Rios - RF Wilmer Flores - SS
Yordano Ventura - RHP Noah Syndergaard - RHP