The Royals lost their second straight game to the New York Mets, falling 4-3 Tuesday afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets finished off the mini-sweep by winning two, one-run games over the Kansas City Royals.
The KC Royals fell to 38-33, and three games behind first place Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. The Mets pulled within 3.5 games of the Washington Nationals in the AL East by improving to 38-32.
Not only did the Kansas City Royals lose to the New York Mets twice in the last two games, they also failed to win two late-inning bullpen contests in a row. I’m certain Mets fans view it as a small measure of revenge for last October’s #RoyalsDevilMagic wins, but still wish their team had been able to win the games the really counted.
The KC Royals are now a horrific 13-25 on the road. They came into the series winning three straight games, much like they came into their last road trip riding a six game winning streak. Both times, leaving Kauffman Stadium triggered a losing streak. I can’t think of any clearer evidence that Kansas City’s road troubles have gotten into their heads.
It’s a mental thing that the Kansas City Royals must overcome. If they don’t, they’re likely to fall out of the AL Central race.
On to my observations about Tuesday’s game:
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