I think we’d be remiss if we didn’t look back at the last couple of days.
WARNING: You may need to shield the eyes of small children. This is pretty much Fangraphs porn. Look at those WE curves!
If you’re keeping track on the “but there’s no reason this team can’t go on a run where you win 15 of 20” tracker, they've won 10 of 12 and 12 of 16 so that means that winning 3 of the next 4 or 5 of 8 once again makes Dayton Moore a wizard. And, at present:
The Ghost of Christmas Future is here to remind us that there have only been 2 times this season where the Royals have had a chance to be over .500 all season. On Opening Day, the team got blasted 7-1 by the Twinkies in that 7th inning meltdown. And then when they got back to .500 at 7-7, they lost 1-0 in 13 to the Rangers, the first of 9 straight losses. Here’s to hoping for a better outcome today.
Ten game winner(!) Jason Vargas is opposed by Marco Estrada:
|Time||06/24/17 @ 1:15 CT|
|Opponent||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Royals SP||Jason Vargas|
|Opponent SP||Marco Estrada|
The lineup is below:
Royals Today: Merrifield 4, Bonifacio 9, Cain 8, Hosmer 3, Perez 2, Moustakas 5, Moss DH, Escobar 6, Gordon 7 (LHP Vargas)— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) June 24, 2017
Can the Royals escape .500’s gravity today? If so, they will have a seven series undefeated streak (the series against Houston was a tie).