Alcides Escobar, who just finished absolutely demolishing the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS, continued his torrid hitting by leading off the bottom of the first with an inside-the-park home run on the first pitch he saw. Sure he had a lot of help from the bumbling Mets outfield, but that’s pretty damn impressive.

The last first pitch leadoff home run in the World Series belongs to Derek Jeter in 2000, and the last inside-the-park home run in the World Series occurred in 1929.

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The Mets lead 2-1 heading into the sixth.

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