The Kansas City Royals haven’t seen a World Series in a long 29 years. But this year is different.
Game one of the 2014 World Series took place Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium. The whole nation was ready and rallying behind the underdogs; the Kansas City Royals.
Tickets to this game were starting at at least $300 a pop.
Freshman, Jack Beuerlein who was at the game said, “yeah it was worth the money, it was a great experience because it may only happen once.”
The game started off with the Kansas City Royals pitcher, James Shields against San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner.
The Giants took an early lead in the first 3-0 after Pablo Sandoval’s double to drive in Gregor Blanco and a two-run homerun by Hunter Pence.
The Royals had a chance to rally back in the bottom of three with runners on second and third no outs but couldn’t find a way to drive in the runs.
Senior, Easton Fortuna who went to game one said, “The overall atmosphere was below average, poor. After James Shields laid an egg and we had runners on second and third no outs we had lost it there.”
Bumgarner pitched a perfect six shutout innings until the seventh when Royals catcher, Salvador Perez came up to bat with a solo homerun.
The Giants ended up taking game one with a score of 7-1.
Freshman, Josee Gentry who watched the game at home said “Watching the World Series game was more exciting but they sucked.”
Even with that tough loss the Royals rallied back for game two, with a score of 7-2.
To start game two Giants lead off Blanco homered to right.
“At the start of game two the first batter hit a homerun and we thought here we go again until we realized we could hit,” said Beuerlein.
The Royals found a way to answer that homerun, scoring one in the first to tie it back up and kept continually stringing together hits.
The Giants went through five different pitchers in the bottom of six, with the Royals scoring four in that inning alone.
“The energy was different in game two because we had something to rally around, hopefully the Royals can carry that into game three,” said Beuerlein.
Games three, four, and five of the World Series were played Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 24, 25 and 26 at San Francisco. The series now stands at 2-3 Giants with the lead.
Bringing back games six and seven to Kansas City will hopefully trigger a spark in the Royals for the win!