MLB Picks Mets vs Royals: Bet Under (7) as Pitching Rules Game 5

Joe Catalano

Sunday, November 1, 2015 4:07 PM GMT

Daniel Murphy went from hero to "0" as his error aided in a Kansas City comeback that gave the Royals game 4 of the World Series and a 3-1 lead. The Royals are now just one game away from a Title.

Kansas City Royals at New York Mets- Game 5- Royals Lead 3-1 
There is a huge difference from having this series tied at 2-2 than the Royals leading 3-1 and having home field advantage. Teams that are up 3-1 in the past have won 86% of the World Series' and game 4 was a game that the Mets had in the bag until Tyler Clippard gave up two walks and Daniel Murphy misplayed a ground ball.

 

A True Gentleman
You listen to Daniel Murphy after the game in the post-game interviews and he puts the blame entirely on himself. This is not the case as this man hit a home run in 6 concescutive games and 7 total in the post-season. If it weren't for Daniel Murphy, the Mets wouldn't be in the World Series and this was a team loss.

Teams have come back from this deficit before and New York has a real stud in Matt Harvey at the mound. Harvey has the luxury of already facing Eric Hosmer, Alcides Escobar, and Salvador Perez and I look for Harvey to come up huge as the Mets don't want to be eliminated on home turf. Harvey also isn't pitching on an extra day's rest and that's when he's at his best.That said, dealing with a Perez, who was 3 for 4 yesterday,is an uneviable task. Kansas City doesn't look to win with the home run, they play small ball and their timely hits have been the difference in this series as the Mets offense has been invisible.

 

In Need of Power
While youngster, Michael Comforto hit 2 home runs in game 4, it was overpriced so-called superstars such as David Wright, Lucas Duda, and Yoenis Cespedes who came up empty handed.

David Wright says all of the right stuff after the game, but aside from one World Series home run, he's come up empty. Cespedes is another culprit. He plays golf before a World Series game, but delivers a lot of bogeys in the World Series such as his base-running blunder that ended yesterday's game. Duda hasn't been much better. He's a streaky player and when he's on a home run tear, there's nobody better, but we have yet to see him get going.

One or two of these players need to find their stroke or this series will be over in a "New York Minute". I look for Matt Harvey to pitch well and don't expect the series to end here. The Mets have been too good a team in the playoffs and they have a pitching roster that can bring them to a game 7. That said, I wouldn't count on their offense and the under is the way to go barring any fielding issues. Make the under your MLB pick.

MLB Pick: New York Mets & Kansas City Royals Under 7 (-123) at 5Dimes

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