The Amazin's of 2015 weren't able to turn their storybook season into a happily ever after: The Mets lost Game 5 last night to the Kansas City Royals by 7-2 in 12 innings. Oh, the pain of seeing the Royals celebrating on Citi Field!

Mets starter Matt Harvey pitched eight innings without a run. Manager Terry Collins kept Harvey in to pitch the ninth inning, a fateful decision as Harvey gave up a leadoff walk to Lorenzo Cain, allowed a stolen base and RBI double to Eric Hosmer. Then closer Jeurys Familia gave up the tying run to put the game into extra innings. Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is also reaping the blame for letting Hosmer score.

Then things fell apart in the 12th inning, with relievers Addison Reed and Bartolo Colon. Here's how the NY Times described the Royal's castle-storming rout:

The winning rally also had innocuous roots: a bloop single by [Salvador] Perez, a stolen base by pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson, a productive groundout by Alex Gordon that moved Dyson to third and a line single to left by pinch-hitter Christian Colon, who was making his first appearance in the postseason.

Then the floodgates opened. Doubles by Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain brought home four runs, sending fans toward the exits and leaving the Royals to await the coronation. That came when Wade Davis struck out Wilmer Flores for the final out, sending the Royals storming out of the dugout.

While the Royals were popping champagne in the visitors locker room, Terry Collins was giving a grim-faced post-game press conference. He said of keeping Harvey in the game, "He just came over and said, 'I want this game. I want it bad. You've got to leave me in.' I said, 'Matt, you've got us exactly where we wanted to get.' He said, 'I want this game in the worst way.' So, obviously, I let my heart get in the way of my gut. I love my players. And I trust them. And so I said, 'Go get 'em out.'" [Fox showed a the discussion between Harvey, Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen, where, before the ninth inning, Warthen told Harvey he was done with the game and an "agitated" Harvey was saying "no way."]

This is the Royals' first World Series win in 30 years. And they lost the World Series last year to the San Francisco Giants. As we know, next year will be 30 years from the Mets' last World Series win in 1986. Ya gotta believe, right?

And the Mets thank everyone: