Ned Yost says team expected to be in World Series and is ready

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On the eve of Game One of the World Series, the Royals announced Edinson Volquez will be starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.

Edinson Volquez during game one of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 16, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Edinson Volquez during game one of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 16, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Game Two will go to Johnny Cueto, who has performed poorly on the road, but well at home.

Pregame news conference with Ned Yost on Monday, prior to World Series

Pregame news conference with Ned Yost on Monday, prior to World Series

"They have a lot of confidence. They have a lot of determination. They've had determination since Day 1 of spring training," Yost said when asked about the difference between this World Series-bound team and last year's.

"This year we expected to be here," he said. "This group of guys has gone out and accomplished everything they set their mind to this year."

The Mets bring in Matt Harvey to start Game One.

"We've watched hours and hours of videos on all those guys," Yost said about the Mets.

15 members of the Royals team have played in the World Series, only one member of the Mets can say the same.

Royals pitching line-up for Games 1-4 of the World Series: 

Game One- Edinson Volquez

Game Two- Johnny Cueto

Game Three- Yordano Ventura

Game Four- Chris Young

 

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