The Royals lost their fourth straight game to the Cleveland Indians, falling 7-0 at Jacobs Field on Sunday. After losing on Thursday, the KC Royals have scored two runs in the last three games.
The Kansas City Royals wouldn’t beat many Little League teams with their current offensive production, much less a sold major-league squad like Cleveland. After throwing away Thursday’s game with a string of bad defensive plays and a meltdown from reliever Joakim Soria, the KC Royals looked deflated over the next three games.
RIght now, the team appears listless. However, it’s pretty hard to look much different when you get two hits, and four total base-runners, in a game like on Sunday. Even a long rain delay after the sixth inning couldn’t break the Indian’s momentum (the Tribe led 5-0 after the 6th). Instead, the Royals continued to sleepwalk after the rain.
I must confess, I’m surprised the KC Royals are playing so poorly on the Father’s Day road trip, when the team brings along the players’ Dads. Typically, the Royals have played very well on these excursions since they began them a few years ago.
On to my five observations about Sunday’s drubbing:
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