The Kansas City Royals are looking to bounce back from a horrendous weekend. They get their chance against the Rays. Here’s what the Royals need to do to lock up a series win at The K.
The Tampa Bay Rays enter Monday’s game at Kauffman Stadium in the midst of a good run. The Kansas City Royals do not.
The Rays opened the month of August with an incredible three-game sweep of the Astros. Tampa Bay then proceeded to lose 12 of its next 16 games before rebounding last week.
Meanwhile, the Royals are still looking for their good August form. They only have three games to find it before September comes. Without a solid showing during this abbreviated three-game homestand, the Kansas City Royals will be hard-pressed to fight their way up the Wild Card standings over the final month of the season.
The team’s pitching, particularly the bullpen, was to blame for most of the August struggles. However, this past weekend showed that the offense still has a way to go to be a playoff-caliber unit.
Here’s a current look at the offense:
Things clearly need to change for the Kansas City Royals to make a postseason push. Check out our five keys to taking that next step and winning this series with Tampa Bay.