The beginning of 2019 was not kind to the Kansas City Royals, but we still persevered to find the best moments for March and April.
As hard as it is to believe, the Kansas City Royals started the season with two wins and were in first place for a grand total of three days. Then the wheels came flying off on March 31st with a 6-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox. That would begin a 10-game losing streak and April ended on a 2-8 slide. All told, a .310 winning percentage for the opening month(s) would essentially knock any hopes for a decent season off the map.
By the end of the day on April 29th, the Royals stood nine and a half games out of first place already. The team was not getting blown out of all these games as seven of the twenty losses were by two runs or less. There were also leads in many of these games that a struggling bullpen could not hold. The lack of quality arms would plague the team throughout the year though, save for a few players.
One of the most exciting moments of the month was Brad Keller dotting a fastball to the Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson backside after he did theatrics following a home run in his previous at-bat. The two teams have never been the best of friends and this incident at least showed the Royals still had fight for a team not producing many wins.
It the midst of all the pain and suffering Kansas City Royals fans went through, some positive individual and team achievements did occur. We take time to celebrate even the smallest of victories as we enter the holiday season.