1) Bounce-back Win Was Important
The Kansas City Royals are just coming off a string in which they won six straight games, lost eight straight, won five straight, and then lost Thursday night after blowing a seventh inning lead. The last time the KC Royals blew a late lead, the bad feeling snowballed into seven more consecutive losses.
This time, the Kansas City Royals bounced back the next day with a victory after dropping Thursday’s game against Detroit.
Hopefully, the KC Royals will continue their recent strong play as they finish out this homestand with two more games at Kauffman Stadium against the Tigers, and hit the road for two games against the Mets. The Kansas City Royals really need to succeed on the road in late June to prevent developing a mental block about away games.
The KC Royals are a mere 13-23 on the road, which is a far cry from their 23-8 record at home.
Whether or not the Kansas City Royals can get their act together away from Kauffman Stadium could be the difference between staying home in October, and winning the AL Central title and a chance to defend their title in the post-season.