Royals Report: 5 Things About Bomb-Fest In Chicago
By John Viril
The KC Royals lost for the eighth straight time, this time falling to the Chicago White Sox 7-5 at U.S. Cellular Field Friday night.
The Kansas City Royals are now .500 at 30-30, and four games behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. The White Sox move into second place at 31-30,and 3.5 games behind the Indians in the Central.
The KC Royals scored more than one run for the first time in six games, but the “deluge” did little good as the White Sox rocked Ian Kennedy for seven runs and four home runs. Though the Kansas City Royals answered with three home runs of their own, all three were solo shots compared to two, two-run home runs for the White Sox.
I must confess, I’m getting as frustrated as every other Kansas City Royals fan must be by now. Watching the KC Royals hasn’t been much fun recently.
I guess the silver lining is that the Royals scored five runs, racked up 12 hits, and slammed four extra-base hits, but they’re still failing to get the big hit. And, none of it is much use when the rotation keeps serving up batting practice for the opposing team.
To be honest, I wanted nothing more than to start breaking stuff. Maybe, the day off brought the KC Royals out of their hitting funk and they’ll start winning games when their starters don’t wet the bed. But, my patience is wearing thin.
However, think of this Kansas City Royals fans: If you’re down from watching these last eight games, what do you think LIVING it has been like for the players? Has to be infinitely worse.
On to my observations about Friday’s game:
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