The Greatest Inning In Royals History
Gregerson threw a slider down and in to Alex Gordon. The errant pitch glanced off catcher Derek Norris’ glove and rolled to the backstop. Hosmer scored from third base and Gore advanced to third with one out.
The Royals had closed the seemingly impossible four-run gap to a mere one run. With only one out, I was SURE the KC Royals would tie up the game. All of the momentum was on their side.
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Gordon walked and swiped second for the fourth stolen base of the inning. Royals fans were cheering non-stop at this point, many waving dark blue towels. Now the LEAD run was in scoring position with only one out.
To my mind, this is the greatest inning in KC Royals history. Yes, I think this inning is even better than their five-run rally in Game 4 of the 2015 ALDS to overcome another four-run, eighth inning deficit. Yes, the Royals won the World Series in 2015 and also faced elimination in that game against Houston. But, without this inning, I don’t think the Royals have enough self-belief to win the 2015 World Series.
They gained that unshakable confidence in this inning.