The Kansas City Royals have had one of the saddest team high total homeruns in all of baseball. The current record is 36. You have heard the old saying though, “Records are made to be broken.”
For the Kansas City Royals there should be a new name on top of the homerun leader list very soon. Mike Moustakas is getting closer everyday it seems. Moose hit long ball number 30 on the year tonight in Boston. By doing so he became the fastest player in team history to 30 big flys.
It is no longer a matter of if, but when will he hit number 37. Or better yet, how many will he finish the year with. With two months left in the season Moose could smash the record. No pun intended.
The big 3-0 came on a night were the Kansas City Royals knocked off the Boston Red Sox in Fenway. Salvador Perez added a moon shot over the green monster to account for the Royals offense on the night.
Jason Vargas out dueled reigning Cy Young winner Rick Porcello who was called on a day early to start. Scheduled starter David Price was put on the ten day disabled list earlier in the day. So the positive for the Kansas City Royals is being able to avoid Price in a key series before the trade deadline.
The win was number nine in a row for a Royals team who came out of the gates a bit bumpy in the second half. For those who are wondering nine wins makes for a lot of Ws. Just look:
The Kansas City Royals are now 54-47 on the season. They remain in second place in the American League Central behind the Cleveland Indians. The team does currently hold a Wild Card spot however.
The staff here at KoK have been making our predictions on when Moose will knock number 38. What is your guess Royals Nation? When will the record book change?