NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 1:53 AM
Fear not, Met fans. A World Series is still in the cards − and dice.
Terry Collins’ team may be trailing the Royals, 2-0, as the series shifts to Citi Field Friday, but according to the folks at Strat-O-Matic, the Mets are right on schedule.
Strat-O-Matic, whose statistic-based board game has kept baseball nerds hunkered down in their basements for hours on end since 1961, announced that it has played a Mets-Royals World Series simulation that saw the Mets drop the first two games but rally to win the next four — and their first world championship since 1986.
According to the game-by-game summaries posted at Strat-O-Matic.com, the series will play out like this from here:
The Mets will take Game 3, 3-2, behind seven “electric innings” from Noah Syndergaard; rookie Michael Conforto will crack the decisive longball in a 2-1 victory in Game 4; Matt Harvey will fire seven dominant innings in Game 5 to give the Mets a 2-0 decision and a sweep of the three contests Citi Field; and the Mets will prevail, 7-5, in a wild, 14-inning affair in Game 6 that will see Jeurys Familia start the eighth but stumble in an attempt to notch a six-out save.
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If you are doubting the reliability of Strat-O-Matic’s projections, keep in mind that the gaming gurus did predict Alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar would hit homers in Game 1 (although in the simulated game, we are left to assume that Escobar’s was not of the inside-the-park variety). And their projected 4-1 final score in Game 2 was right on target in the bottom of the eighth Wednesday night, until Kansas City broke it open.
Then again, Strat-O-Matic also says David Wright (.171 average, 0 HR, 14 strikeouts in this postseason) will hit a three-run homer that will prove to be the game-winner on Friday night. Maybe these people should stick to board games after all.
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