The Royals are just two wins away from their first world championship in 30 years. But how did Kansas City get to this point, and can it finish the job?
On this week's edition of The Strike Zone podcast, hosts Ted Keith and Stephen Cannella are talking all things World Series, as they recap and break down the first two games of the Fall Classic between the Royals and Mets. Steve and Ted start out with a quick look at how the Royals built their 2–0 lead, including their biggest takeaways from Games 1 and 2. After that, they take a deep dive into the Royals' hitting style and strategy, including a debate as to whether Kansas City's contact-heavy approach has brought the Moneyball era to an end and if the Mets have an answer to the Royals' lineup.
From there, it's on to a preview of Game 3 as the series shifts to New York. Ted and Steve wonder if the Mets' young starters have run out of steam, if Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz are up to the task of stopping Kansas City's relentless offense, and if New York has enough options on offense to turn the series around. Finally, Steve and Ted give their predictions as to whether or not the series will return to Kansas City, or if it will end with the Royals celebrating at Citi Field.
Be sure to tune in Monday for a special bonus edition of The Strike Zone podcast, as Ted and Steve will recap the games in New York and either discuss the Royals' championship or preview the do-or-die Games 6 and 7 in Kansas City.
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