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Final Score: Royals 5, Mets 3—Halloween horror show

Clippard, Murphy, Cespedes... make it stop.

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The Mets lost another brutal heartbreaker, falling 5-3 to the Royals in Game 4 of the World SeriesMichael Conforto was set to be the Mets' new hero after mashing two home runs to help the Mets to a 3-2 lead in the eighth. Terry Collins then opted to use the vastly inferior option in Tyler Clippard, who walked two batters before Collins brought in Jeurys Familia. Familia promptly induced a soft ground ball that Daniel Murphy had all day to make a play on; instead, the ball went under Murphy's glove and Ben Zobrist scored the tying run. The Royals would go on to score two more to establish a 5-3 lead.

To add insult to injury, the Mets teased fans with some hope in the ninth inning after Murphy and Yoenis Cespedes singled with one out. Lucas Duda then came to the plate as the tying run and hit a soft flare to Mike Moustakas at third. Cespedes's head was apparently in the clouds as he was caught off of first and doubled up to end the game.

The Mets now trail 3-1 in the World Series. The last team to come back from such a deficit in the World Series was, coincidentally, the 1985 Royals. With Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard slated to start the next three games, there's certainly still some hope.

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