Thursday, 29 October 2015

World Series 2015, Mets vs. Royals: TV channel, pitching matchup, live-streaming info for Game 1

The 2015 World Series begins at 8:07 p.m. EST tonight with Game 1 action at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City as the Royals and New York Mets begin their pursuit of the Commissioner's Trophy. Kansas City opens the series at home and has homefield advantage in the 2-3-2 series format following the American League's 6-3 win over the National League in the 2015 All-Star game.
FOX will carry every game of the World Series with a television broadcast and live streaming option. Every game of the series is scheduled for an 8:07 p.m. EST start with live television coverage on FOX and a live stream on FOX Sports Go.
Tonight's pitching matchup features New York right-hander Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71 ERA) against Kansas City right-hander Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55). Harvey is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in two postseason starts, while Volquez is 1-2 with a 4.32 ERA in three playoff starts.
The Royals are back in the World Series for the second straight season after losing to the San Francisco Giants in seven games in 2014. Kansas City beat Houston in five games in the AL Divisional Series and outlasted Toronto in six games in the AL Championship Series. The Royals won the AL Central by 12 games, the largest margin of any division winner in baseball.
Kansas City reached the World Series with balance as one of two teams to rank among the top 10 in Major League Baseball in runs (7th, 4.47 runs/game), team ERA (10th, 3.73) and fielding percentage (.985).
The Mets reached the World Series for the first time since 2000 and played in their first postseason since losing in the NL Championship Series in 2006. New York survived a five-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS, winning 3-2 in the decisive Game 5, and swept the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS.
Starting pitching has led the way for the Mets with the fourth-best starter ERA (3.44) in baseball in the regular season and the top mark (2.65) in the playoffs. Hard-throwing Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard all ranked among the top nine starters (minimum 150 IP) in fastball velocity. Syndergaard, who is scheduled to pitch in Friday's Game 3, had the highest mark (97.1 mph).
Tuesday, Oct. 27
Game 1 — New York at Kansas City
Matt Harvey vs Edinson Volquez
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Game 2 — New York at Kansas City
Jacob deGrom vs. Johnny Cueto
Friday, Oct. 30
Game 3 — Kansas City at New York
Yordano Ventura vs. Noah Syndergaard
Saturday, Oct. 31
Game 4 —Kansas City at New York
Chris Young vs. Steven Matz
Sunday, Nov. 1
Game 5 — Kansas City at New York
Edinson Volquez vs. Matt Harvey
* If necessary
* First pitch at 8:15 p.m. EST
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Game 6 —New York at Kansas City
Jacob deGrom vs. Johnny Cueto
* If necessary
Wednesday, Nov 4
Game 7 — New York at Kansas City
Noah Syndergaard vs. Yordano Ventura
* If necessary

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