1) The Royals Offense Has Risen From The Dead
Forget about the loss to the Twins. The more important thing is that Kansas City Royals slammed more than 10 hits in every game. The KC Royals smacked 17 on Monday, added 13 on Tuesday, and smacked 11 more on Wednesday. Forty-one hits in three games is encouraging, no matter how bad the Twins might be.
Despite the loss, the Royals hung a five spot on the Twins in the third inning. That’s going to win most games:
Whit Merrifield is swinging a hot bat after getting called up from AAA Omaha last week. Merrifield is slashing .348/.348/.478 while starting games at third, second, center field, and left field. While no one can really expect him to keep hitting .348, we can see why the front office wanted to bring him up.
Salvador Perez extended his hti streak to 11-games, boosting his triple slash from a miserable .226/.262/.443 to a sizzling .283/.315/.509.
Paulo Orlando is riding a nine-game hitting streak, despite cooling off on Wednesday by going a mere 1-4 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored.
Even Rally Killer Omar Infante is getting into the act with hits in last four games. He’s still hitting a mere .248/.281/.336, but he’s not looking hopeless at the plate in recent days. Heck, he’s even added some nice situational hitting by making useful outs that helped him notch 3 RBI’s on Monday.
Baby steps, people. Baby steps.
Let’s hope the bats can keep it going against the White Sox. Maybe they’ll pull off a rare FOUR GAME sweep.