The battle of the World Series

via CNN

via CNN

The New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals begin their battle tonight for the world series trophy.

The Mets reached the championship series a little easier then the Royals knocking out the Chicago Cubs in four straight thanks to their elite rotation of Matt Harvey, Jacob Degrom, and Noah Syndergaard.

This rotation will give any team problems and it will be a blessing as the Royals come into the series after a shootout with the Toronto Blue Jays where four out of five games required atleast 5 runs to win the game. If the Mets starters can keep the Royals in check and go deep into games then we may see a fast series.

The Royals on the other hand reached the world series after a 4-2 series win over the Toronto Blue Jays that saw the Royals take down the leagues best offensive team.

The Royals took home field advantage in the AL and it was one of the factors that lead to victory over Toronto. The Jays showed their colors over the series, not being able to duplicate the same offensive stats away from the Rogers center along side poor performances by the rotation and the Royals knew the series was over after their two victories at home.

The Royals are a small ball team with great hitters who can string together singles, bunts and Sac flies to get runners into scoring position and wait for opposing pitchers to make one mistake and capitalize on it.

Only time will tell if the Royals will get those opportunities against a far better rotation then they have faced so far.

First game of the world series begins tonight October 27th at 8pm in Kansas City. Edinson will be taking the mound for the Royals and Harvey will take the mound for the Mets.