The KC Royals pull off an impressive series opening win Friday night, winning by a score of 6-4 over the Cleveland Indians.
Here are some observations from tonight’s KC Royals game.
More Long Balls!
Well, this isn’t something were accustomed to seeing. The Kansas City Royals and the long ball haven’t been the greatest acquaintances in the franchise’s history. But lately, that has changed. After barraging home runs in Target Field and Yankee Stadium, there was some carry over at Progressive Field.
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The biggest one was in a key moment. After looking lost the first couple of innings against Mike Clevinger, the KC Royals had two runners on with two outs, trailing 4-0.
Brandon Moss then took a mistake pitch to the bleachers to pull the KC Royals within one run.
Mike Moustakas then tied the game up later on, hitting his twelfth big fly of the year.
Jorge Bonifacio Still Impressive
Jorge Bonifacio continues to impress us. Going 2 for 3 tonight, also reaching base with a walk,
The most impressive thing though was his at bat against possibly the best reliever in baseball, Andrew Miller. After getting himself down in the count 0-2, Bonifacio smoked a two run double into the gap to give the Royals the lead. Take this for example, when the count goes 0-2 against Andrew Miller, hitters have gone 1 for 16.
He is making some decisions quite tough for the Royals.
Mike Minor’s Performance
Another eye performance tonight was the one by Mike Minor. He has become quite the relief weapon so far this year. Adding onto his nice season tonight, Minor threw two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
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Minor also grabbed the win tonight. He is now 2-1 on the season with a 1.69 ERA. He also has a 4:1 K/BB ratio.