The Royals dropped their third straight game, losing 7-1 to the Cleveland Indians Saturday night at Jacobs Field. The KC Royals offense has hit a cold snap ever since blowing a ninth-inning lead Thursday night.
The Kansas City Royals fell to 30-25, and now trail the Cleveland Indians by 1/2 game in the AL Central. The Indians improved to 30-24.
The KC Royals have put on a lousy showing for their Dads for three straight games. Apparently, blowing the lead on Thursday with a combination of sloppy play and odd decisions from manager Ned Yost has deflated their winning momentum. As well as Yost had managed his team’s “domes” to help them rally from devastating injuries to All-Stars Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas, and Salvador Perez, he hasn’t helped the last three games.
Essentially, he’s failed to recognize that he needs to try to bust the string of bad play before it blows up into another losing string.
The Kansas City Royals offense, which had begun the road trip humming along with more than 10 hits in 10 consecutive games, has now scored one run in each of the last two days. You’re not going to win many games against major-league competition with that offensive output, even with stellar pitching (which the KC Royals did not get from either Edinson Volquez and Ian Kennedy the last two days).
The Kansas City Royals now need Chris Young to help them avoid a very humbling sweep on Sunday.
On to my five observations about Saturday’s game.
Next: Ian Kennedy