Royals Report: 4 Things About Tough Finale In Chicago
By John Viril
3) Paulo Orlando Remains Hot
With left-hander Carlos Rodon starting for the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, Paulo Orlando was in the lineup at right field. Orlando slammed two hits, including an RBI double, on Sunday. The 2 for 4 day ran his triple slash to .377/.397/.525.
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Yeah. That’s pretty good.
At this rate, manager Ned Yost is going to have to make sure he doesn’t miss too many days in a row even if the KC Royals face right-handed pitchers. Orlando smashed a triple and home run against Boston’s Rick Porcello last week, so he’s not incapable of hitting righties. He’s hitting a more than solid .324/.342/.486 against right-handers so far this season.
At this rate, Yost has to consider him for the full time job in right field.
Orlando has given the offense a much needed injection of production in the last week. While it wasn’t enough to pull out a win on Sunday, Orlando’s been part of the solution to the offense’s problems.
Kansas City Royals hitting coach Dale Sveum needs to help Alex Gordon, Kendrys Morales, and Salvador Perez get it going.
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