The Royals are clearly running bad right now. They lost 10-7 to the Yankees in New York despite three home runs from centerfielder Lorenzo Cain.
The KC Royals fall to two games below .500 (14-16) for the first time since July, 2014. In fact, it’s hard not to be disgusted by the Kansas City Royals right now. Just when something starts to work and the offense puts up seven runs, the defense and bullpen fail.
The sloppy defense began when Lorenzo Cain allowed a pop single to bounce away from him with the bases loaded in third inning. The flub allowed all three runs to score and put the KC Royals behind 5-3.
The Royals managed to bounce back to take a 6-5 lead which they handed off to their so-called three-headed bullpen monster, but they managed to fritter away the lead with a terrible performance from Joakim Soria that included his third balk of the season and an error from Alcides Escobar that put the lead run on base.
Of course, Kelvin Herrera made ABSOLUTELY sure the Kansas City Royals would lose by allowing two more runs to put the KC Royals down 10-7 in the bottom of the eighth.
I’m sorry, this isn’t just running bad. This looks like LAZY play. The KC Royals are suddenly looking like the sad sack losers that they supposedly left behind three years ago. It’s pathetic to call them the defending World Champions right now.
Regression is a bitch.
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