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The craziest and funniest facts about the Royals’ scoreless streak

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You really just have to laugh.

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The Royals have failed to score a run for 43 consecutive innings, setting a new franchise record.

The Royals are hitting .161/.204/.208 in 157 plate appearances since the second inning of Thursday’s against Colorado, when they last scored a run. They have struck out 37 times and have drawn just eight walks. Here is a breakdown of each hitter over that time.

PA AVG OBA SLG OPS
Brandon Moss 8 .200 .500 .200 .700
Melky Cabrera 19 .316 .316 .368 .684
Eric Hosmer 16 .267 .313 .333 .646
Alex Gordon 12 .250 .250 .333 .583
Lorenzo Cain 18 .222 .222 .333 .556
Cheslor Cuthbert 13 .091 .231 .091 .322
Jorge Bonifacio 8 .125 .125 .125 .250
Whit Merrifield 18 .111 .111 .111 .222
Salvador Perez 11 .091 .091 .091 .182
Alcides Escobar 17 .059 .059 .118 .176
Mike Moustakas 12 .000 .167 .000 .167
Drew Butera 5 .000 .000 .000 .000

The Royals are the first team to get shutout in four consecutive games since the 1992 Cubs.

The four starting pitchers that shut out the Royals - Ryan Merritt, Mike Clevinger, Carlos Carrasco, and Austin Pruitt - have a combined ERA of 4.31 aside from their shutouts of the Royals.

Royals opponents have scored 35 runs since the Royals last scored a run.

Phillies rookie Rhys Hoskins has hit three home runs since the Royals last scored a run.

Over that stretch, only six Royals baserunners have even made it to third base (h/t Kurtis Seaboldt)

And now, the funnies:

Do you want them to set the record? If they’re going to be bad, at least be historically bad, right?