2) Kendrys Morales Is On Fire
Kendrys Morales has made one out in his last 10 plate appearances.
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That’s pretty good. In fact, at one point in Saturday’s game, Morales had a string of reaching base safely in seven straight plate appearances going back to Friday’s game. Morales grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the fifth that broke his streak, but he then added a double and a single.
For the day, Kendrys Morales went 4 for 5, with 2 doubles, 4 runs scored, and 5 RBI’s. Though three of Morales’ four hits came against lefties Matt Boyd and Blaine Hardy, he also dinged right-handed reliever Mark Lowe for a hit.
Of course, on Friday night, Morales went 2-2 with 3 walks against right-handed pitchers. Even after last night’s big game against a right-handed starter that included his eighth home run, Morales slash line against them was still an anemic .212/.283/.354 coming into Saturday. Even so, Morales has figured out how to take shots at left field when hitting from the left side, which has helped him break out of his slump.
The KC Royals really need Morales to be a threat in the middle of their lineup like he was in 2015.
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