Syndergaard’s first pitch in Game 3 of the World Series was a fastball up and in to shortstop Alcides Escobar, which missed his head by inches. Escobar had been swinging at the first pitch of the game for the duration of the 2015 postseason, and led off Game One with an inside-the-park home run on the first pitch of the game.
The Royals won the series, 4–1. They will open 2016 at home against the Mets on Sunday at 8:37 p.m. ET.
– Kenny Ducey