2) Royals Bats Are Back In The Freezer
The KC Royals bats appeared to wake up in New York. They scored 17 runs in their last three games of the series and added five in the first game against the Braves. Could it be? Could the Kansas City Royals offense have broken out of their slump?
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Not so fast.
The KC Royals got shut out by Mike Foltynewicz, who came into the game with an 5.06 ERA. in a 5-0 loss on Saturday. On Sunday, the Kansas City Royals managed two whole runs against the immortal Matt Wisler.
That’s not very encouraging with the Red Sox on their way to Kansas City, who have been hitting better than the ’27 Yankees. Uhhh. Yeah. That’s not looking too good. Stats would make you think this upcoming three game series is going to be ugly. Knowing the perverse nature of the game, the Royals pitchers will probably shut them down.
Kansas City Royals fans can only hope.
Of course, it will help that Lorenzo Cain will be back in the lineup after getting the day off on Sunday. Cain’s been swinging a hot bat after breaking out of a month-long slump to open the 2016 season. The KC Royals offense needs all the help they can get right now.
In the Kansas City Royals defense, a poor call at second base cost the team a run in the eighth when Alcides Escobar was ruled out at second base after driving in Jarrod Dyson with a single. Replay challenge failed to show “clear” evidence, though it appeared that Escobar beat the throw. After Escobar’s out, Alex Gordon followed with a double.
The Kansas City Royals stranded Gordon at third base after he advanced on a wild pitch with one out.
Yeah. They scored four runs. But that’s not very impressive in 13 innings.
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