2). Royals Offense Is Bouncing Back
Lost in all of the negativity due to losing three out of four to the Yankees, the offense has come alive. The KC Royals scored 7, 7, and 3 runs the last three games in New York, add in the 5 runs they plated Friday night against Atlanta, and the Royals have scored 22 runs in the last four games.
Since the team’s biggest problem has been lack of offense during the two-week slide, that’s a good sign—no matter if the results weren’t what anyone wanted.
It’s not just the runs scored, it’s that many ice-cold players are getting good swings. Alcides Escobar has boosted his average to .255 after two hits on Friday night, which is hardly great but is much better than the .220 he was hitting two weeks ago.
Lorenzo Cain is back in a big way, after slamming three home runs in one game in Tuesday’s loss to the Yankees. He’s continuing to swing a hot bat, which included a single Friday. Cain is hitting .429 over the last week, which includes extending his eight game hitting streak Friday night.
Add in a home run from Kendrys Morales on Wednesday, and a single with a walk on Friday, and the Kansas City Royals are not quite as toothless at the plate as they have been. If they can find some production at right field, the slide could be over.
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