KC Royals: Bobby Witt Jr. blasts home run to the moon

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The KC Royals brought their power to the ballpark for Monday’s game against the Athletics.

The KC Royals don’t seem to be playing around in spring training so far. While it’s not the regular season yet, they are making sure everyone is paying attention to the tools they have on their team.

Their latest performance ended with the Royals on top, putting up 10 runs on Monday against the Oakland Athletics 3. Many of those who entered the game got some piece of the action, but a few got just a bit more.

The Royals hit 4 home runs, accounting for 6 of their overall runs. In the first inning, Hunter Dozier sent one to left to give the Royals 3 after Whit Merrifield and Adalberto Mondesi had both already scored. Then Carlos Santana followed up in the third with a 2 run shot, bringing home Mondesi again.

Then came the 4th inning. The Royals were looking to close up the game by the 4th and put up 5 runs. Nicky Lopez batted in Miller and Merrifield got Isbel in. Shortly after came 2 more home runs, one from Salvador Perez, and a 2 run blast from Bobby Witt Jr. 

The top prospect has been showing everyone how it’s done so far and continued that trend yesterday, blasting a moonshot home run 484 feet.

The Royals continue to score and impress all around the field, adding power and good baserunning into the mix. As long as they can carry this into the regular season, they could find themselves finally out of the slump.

Brady Singer started rough, but quickly found his footing

Brady Singer was on the mound on Monday to start the Royals and while he struggled through the first inning, he picked things up. Singer hit a batter, then walked two, then hit another, allowing a run to score. He finished out the inning without any further damage, though, and recorded 2 strikeouts in the process.

The second and third innings were much better though. Singer allowed a single in the second, but managed to get through the inning without any more runs. In the third, he struck out all three batters he faced.

Following Singer, Richard Lovelady and Jake Brentz took care of the 4th, allowing no hits and racking up 3 strikeouts.

The fifth and sixth weren’t as kind to Daniel Lynch as he gave up 2 hits, one being a 2 run home run. He was able to keep things under control though and managed 3 strikeouts as well.

Finally, closing out the game was Scott Barlow. He has continued to keep his focus on the mound. Monday’s appearance was his 3rd of spring training and he hasn’t allowed a hit yet. Barlow was one of the assumed bullpen arms coming into spring training.

The Royals will have to prove they can continue this type of play in the regular season, but so far, they are outpacing everyone else in spring training. With Monday’s win, they improved to 7-2, putting them in first place in the Cactus League by 1 game.

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The Royals will continue spring training today, March 9th, facing off against the Seattle Mariners.