The Royals dropped a tight 2-1 decision to the New York Mets in Citi Field on Monday night, breaking KC’s three game winning streak. New York Mets fans had to be relieved not to see the Kansas City Royals snatch the game away in the late innings like they did in the 2015 World Series.
The Royals fell to 38-32, and two games behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. The Mets improved to 37-32 and pulled within 4.5 games of the Nationals in the NL East.
When the KC Royals fell behind by two runs after solo shots from Asdrubal Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes, KC fans couldn’t have been too worried after watching their team pull off four comebacks against the Mets in the 2015 World Series.
This time, however, the Mets held on for the win—much to the delight of their home fans.
The loss snapped the KC Royals modest two game winning streak on the road. Kansas City is now a miserable 13-24 away from Kauffman Stadium this season, and need to turn this problem around if they wish to defend their title.
Along with the loss, catcher Salvador Perez went 0-4 to end his 11-game hitting streak.
On to my observations about Monday’s game:
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