KC Royals Game Recap: Bad Offense, Broken Bats, Monarchs
The KC Royals Major League-worst offense continued to sizzle Sunday afternoon. The team was held to one hit, was held scoreless against Mike Clevinger, and couldn’t capitalize in the 9th.
Mercy. Mercy, mercy, mercy. The KC Royals offense has been pure unbearable this year. The team scored four runs this series and has only accumulated four hits in the past two games. The team has scored a major league-worst 82 runs.
The Royals were rocking the sweet looking Kansas City Monarch uniforms on Dress-to-the-Nines day. That was about the coolest thing on the field.
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Danny Duffy, who has struggled to put away batters with two strikes, gave up the only run in this game on a two strike hit by Carlos Santana.
Apparently that wasn’t a good enough performance by a starting pitcher for this offense, as Danny Duffy falls to 2-3 on the year.
The KC Royals had something matriculating in the 9th, getting the leadoff man on. They have been able to get baserunners on the tough Cody Allen, but haven’t been able to come up clutch. The game ended with a Brandon Moss flyout.
Before that the Royals got their only baserunners from three Eric Hosmer walks, an Alcides Escobar base on balls, and a Salvador Perez double.
The KC Royals best scoring opportunity was in the bottom of the 4th when Eric Hosmer walked and Salvador Perez doubled with one out. The Royals had runners on second and third. Jorge Soler and Jorge Bonifacio couldn’t get them home though, as they both struck out.
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The KC Royals will continue to look to get on a run, facing the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow nigh at 6:10. Series preview coming.