The Royals have allowed 11 home runs through 8 games, tied with Houston and San Diego for 7th most in baseball. I put together some data to try to make sense of it. The data's below. The sense isn't - I haven't looked at enough data across time or teams for context, nor have I researched much. Plus, small sample size and all. Anyhow, here you go.
Some early trends:
- The Royals have allowed 28 runs total. Half have come from home runs.
- Four of the first five HRs yielded came on an even count or a pitcher's count. Since then, all of the HRs have come on a hitter's count.
- 9 of the 11 homers were solo shots.
- 9 of the 11 homers (82%) were surrendered by the starters. As between the starters and the bullpen, starters have thrown 67% of the innings so far.