Royals Report: 3 Things About Game 2 Loss vs. Boston
The Royals failed to pull off the double-header sweep by losing the second game 5-2 to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
The loss drops the KC Royals to .500 at 20-20, while the Red Sox climbed to 25-16. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Royals.
Tne night saw the two Kansas City Royals debut in the big leagues, as well as a solo bomb from catcher Salvador Perez. Paulo Orlando continued to hit, going 1 for 2 with a walk to push his average to .340 and secure his hold on the right field job.
As long as he keeps hitting, Orlando is going to keep Jarrod Dyson on the bench and prevent the KC Royals from calling up hot hitting AAA outfielders Brett Eibner and Jorge Bonifacio.
For the Red Sox, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 24 games with his seventh home run in the second inning off Edinson Volquez. Bradley’s streak is the longest one in MLB so far this season.
Forty-year-old David Ortiz likely played his last game at Kauffman Stadium in game 2, since he’s announced he will retire at the end of the season during spring training. The Boston DH is a probable inductee into the MLB Hall-Of-Fame at Cooperstown with 513 home runs in his career and multiple post-season heroics to his credit.
On to my observations about Wednesday’s disappointing game 2:
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