Christian Colon had zero at-bats in the Division Series. Zero at-bats in the Championship Series. And only one at-bat in the World Series.
He sure made it count.
Behind in the count 0-2 with a runner at third and one out, he fouled off a few pitches, then lined an RBI single into left field to score the go-ahead run in the top of the twelfth inning to give the Kansas City Royals the World Series title.
Daniel Murphy made an error on the next play, and that was pretty much all Kansas City needed to tack on insurance runs and throw more dirt on the Mets season.
They ended up scoring five runs in the inning.
But none of this would have happened if not for a daring dash home by Eric Hosmer in the top of the ninth on a bouncing ball to third. He danced off the base and waited for David Wright to throw to third, than took off for third. He was out by ten feet. Except, Lucas Duda’s throw missed his catcher by ten feet, and Kansas City tied it in unlikely fashion. Well, unlikely for every other team. Pretty much par for the course for them.
In this post-season, the Royals outscored their opponents 51-11 from the seventh inning on. They were down in this game 2-0 in the ninth to a totally dominating Matt Harvey.
They simply could not be beaten.
Christian Colon’s single proved what everyone already knew. Every single person on the Royals can hit. Even starting pitcher Edinson Volquez picked up a base hit
It doesn’t always happen, but the best team won. Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals.
The World Series is over. The 2015 baseball season is over. That might be the only way anyone can get the Royals to stop hitting. Maybe not, though.