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The New York Mets have picked a terrible time for their pitchers to go missing

The Kansas City Royals have taken a 2-0 World Series lead.

Jacob deGrom put in his worst performance since July last night.
Jacob deGrom put in his worst performance since July last night.
Image: David J. Phillip

JUST THREE TIMES in a combined 64 starts this seasons had Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey struck out two batters or fewer.

It is, therefore, exceptionally bad timing to do it for a fourth and fifth time in games one and two of the World Series.

After losing game one 5-4 in 14 innings, the Mets really needed to bounce back last night and it looked to be going their way when deGrom kept the Kansas City Royals hitless through three innings.

However, KC piled on four runs in the fifth  on their way to a 7-1 win and a commanding 2-0 World Series lead.

The series now shifts to New York for three games starting this Friday.

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