Royals Report: 4 Things About Breaking The Losing Streak
By John Viril
2) Ned Yost DID Bat Alcides Escobar At No. 2, AGAIN
This morning, I simply could not believe that Ned Yost chose to move Alcides Escobar off the leadoff spot, only to move him to no. 2. Given that the KC Royals scored more than one run for the first time in six games, I expected that he’d come back with the same lineup on Saturday.
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I was right.
I must confess, I enjoy typing that phrase. Aside from the self-congratulations, with the Kansas City Royals WINNING on Saturday, I expect to see this lineup continue through the foreseeable future. Thus, Saturday’s win will apparently lock in yet another mistaken lineup position for Alcides Escobar.
Will I ever be able to watch a KC Royals game without having to see Escobar get more at bats than players like Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain?
I’m certain it will happen sooner than I’d like, if only because many of the Kansas City Royals key players are hitting free-agency after the 2017 season.
I swear, it’s just like Groundhog Day.
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