With the win over the Cleveland Indians yesterday, the Kansas City Royals earned their first series victory since they took care of the Chicago White Sox in a series that began in July and ended in early August.
Though a series victory doesn’t seem as big of a deal in a season like 2018 has been, things seemed to be clicking for the Kansas City Royals in the first two games against the division leading Cleveland Indians.
In their last series victory, the Kansas City Royals took the first two games against the Chicago White Sox, on July 31 and August 1. They notched a 4-2 victory in game one, and they won 10-5 in the second game of the series before dropping game three by a score of 4-6.
MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan tweeted his approval of the team’s performance throughout the first two games of the three game set against the Indians. He was especially impressed with the individual performances by Ryan O’Hearn, Heath Fillmyer, and Adalberto Mondesi. All three are young guys who have the potential to make a big impact in the coming years for the Kansas City Royals.
Adalberto Mondesi has recorded 12 steals since the All-Star Break, which is the most in the Major Leagues since the break. Ryan O’Hearn has been growing into his role in the MLB, and he is becoming a fan favorite. As for Heath Fillmyer, he has showed quite a bit of promise, tallying his fair share of quality starts.
As Players’ Weekend finishes up, the series will hit its finale as well. Jorge Lopez is on the mound, meaning there is more young talent that will be showcased in this game.
It’s off to a good start, with Whit Merrifield leading off the bottom of the first with a home run. A sweep would be the first since they swept the Minnesota Twins in a series spanning from July 20-22.