Kansas City Royals: Looking Ahead to 2018 Season Schedule

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 10: Whit Merrifield
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July Schedule

Once they have finished their ridiculous road trip with a game on July 1 in Seattle, the Kansas City Royals return back home to relax. Or possibly get beaten six combined times by Cleveland and Boston.

One or the other.

The Boys in Blue wrap up their pre-All-Star break schedule with a road trip to Minnesota and Chicago. Opening and closing with the White Sox—a team whose strategy of selling off players the Kansas City Royals could have tried to mimic in 2017—is a symbolic end to a first half that has been likely disappointing, although not unexpectedly so.

After the All-Star Game in Washington on July 17 (expect only one Kansas City Royals player to make it unless the ballot boxes are stuffed), the team opens the second half with a six-game homestand.

Following three games each with the Twins and Tigers, the Royals hit the Big Apple for four games with the 2018 American League East Division champion Yankees. (You heard it here first, folks.) A trip to face the White Sox starting on July 31—another symbolic moment shared with the North Side—bridges the gap into August.


Symbolism aside, this shouldn’t be a terrible month for the Kansas City Royals. The team has some tough series to be sure. Sixteen of the games are against teams currently holding an AL playoff position.

Even still, the Kansas City Royals will start playing well at some point in the season. Why not July?

The team will likely take some shots on the chin after a brutal home series following their ridiculous road trip. But expect them to fight back with a good showing the rest of the month, buoyed—no doubt—by the much-needed All-Star break.

With few representatives, virtually the entire team will get four days to rest up in hopes of having a respectable second half.

Prediction: 14-10 (Season to date, 48-58)