The Royals have failed to score a run for 43 consecutive innings, setting a new franchise record.
Royals’ offense scoreless streak reaches 43 innings; 5 shy of MLB record (1906 Philadelphia A’s & 1968 Chicago Cubs) @EliasSports— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 29, 2017
Not a good list to be on. #Royals pic.twitter.com/3Kdw28OFW2— FOX Sports KC (@FSKansasCity) August 29, 2017
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.
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)
The 5-6-7-8-and-9-spots in the #Royals lineup are 1-for their last-49.— Josh Vernier (@JoshVernier610) August 29, 2017
And now, the funnies:
Mike Jirschele: Loneliest man in baseball.— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) August 29, 2017
Wanna feel old? This is what Ned Yost looked like the last time the Royals scored a run. pic.twitter.com/KUZ2URS5YB— Royals Review (@royalsreview) August 29, 2017
FACT: The #Royals have not scored a run since Taylor Swift released #LookWhatYouMadeMeDo. #CurseOfTayTay pic.twitter.com/auRpXVizsz— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) August 29, 2017
The last time the Royals scored:— Royals Review (@royalsreview) August 29, 2017
"Depacito" was #1 on the charts
"The Hitman's Bodyguard" was the top movie
Donald Trump (!) was President
#Royals pic.twitter.com/zmzGHKpkPl— Jeremy Scheuch (@jeremyscheuch) August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017
Do you want them to set the record? If they’re going to be bad, at least be historically bad, right?