The Kansas City Royals played game two against the Cardinals on Tuesday night. The K was rocking as the boys looked to bounce back from Monday’s loss. Oh, and a familiar face was back in the lineup.
Cheslor Cuthbert was back at third for the Kansas City Royals and he made his presence known. He collected two hits and three RBIs in his first two at bats. Cuthbert at the hot corner allowed Mike Moustakas to DH against RHP Michael Wacha.
As Cuthbert cruised into second on his fourth inning double, which plated three, he was all smiles. Too bad for the Kansas City Royals the joy did not last long.
A six run top of the fifth gave St. Louis a 7-3 advantage and knocked Kansas City Royals’ starter Jason Vargas out of the game. The good doctor started the game strong, but completely ran out of gas during the fifth. This is definitely something Ned Yost needs to keep a close eye as the team heads into the stretch run.
Let’s list a few things we learned during this game:
- Jason Vargas knows at least one four letter word. He shouted it pretty clearly when being removed from the game.
- When Salvador Perez looks remarkably like Drew Butera things can get a little sloppy behind the plate.
- Neftali Feliz can throw the ball hard. If he can throw it hard AND for strikes it would be even better.
- Giving up double digit runs and free baserunners (walks and hit-by-pitches) make it hard to get into the win column.
What’s the old saying? “Tomorrow is another day.” After the past two games the Kansas City Royals have to be hoping for a fresh start as they travel across I-70. The Missouri teams will play another two games at Busch Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday. Yost has to find a way to right the ship, or the season may slip away.
On a night when the Kansas City Royals just looked bad…and I mean BAD, it is hard to find a silver lining. After a final score of 10-3, the team is 2-6 in August and 57-55 on the season. Keep smiling Cheslor, lord knows it’s hard for the fans to do so right now.