The KC Royals got blasted 13-2 by the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, in an afternoon game following their 7-6 comeback win the night before.
The Kansas City Royals fall t0 14-13, while the Nationals go to 19-8.
The Nats almost seemed pissed off about letting a win slip away the night before to a KC Royals three-run rally Tuesday night. They took it out on Wednesday starter Kris Medlen, hanging six runs on him in the top of the first inning.
When the Kansas City Royals responded by plating two in the second, the Nats responded with four in the third, and single runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings.
I guess the Nats wanted to make sure the KC Royals were dead.
The Kansas City Royals didn’t help their cause by committing three errors, which led to three unearned runs in the third inning—which pretty much short circuited any comeback hopes they might have been harboring after Tuesday night.
Eric Hosmer got ejected after arguing a strike call from the dugout.
Kansas native (and childhood KC Royals fan) Blake Treinen made his debut in Kauffman Stadium by pitching a scoreless ninth inning for the Nationals.
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Alcides Escobar followed up a four-hit night with a 1 for 3 day that included one walk. Escobar has taken three walks in his last nine games, which is a lot for a guy that drew only 26 free passes in 612 at bats last season. Escobar appears out of his slump and can help a fantasy roster when he’s on a surge.
Eric Hosmer only had a single on Wednesday, but continues to show that he’s the most consistent hitter in the Kansas City Royals lineup. He’s an automatic play in most leagues and appears poised for a breakthrough season.
KEY PITCHING PERFORMANCES:
Kansas City Royals:
Kris Medlen: 2.0 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, L (1-3)
Stephen Strasburg: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, W (5-0)
Blake Treinen: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K
KEY HITTING PERFORMANCES:
Kansas City Royals:
Alcides Escobar: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI
Drew Butera: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Daniel Murphy: 4-5, 4 R, 1 2B, 1 HR (4), 3 RBI
Ryan Zimmerman: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Wilson Ramos: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Bryce Harper: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR (10), 2 RBI
The KC Royals will send Yordano Ventura (2-1, 3.67 ERA) to the mound against Salazar (2-2, 2.40 ERA) for the Cleveland Indians 6:10 CST at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, May 7.