Coming into this series against the Minnesota Twins, the Kansas City Royals were at the nicest of records (69-69) and winners of five of their last eight games. These Royals would face the Evil Twins, who owned the second Wild Card spot that the Royals coveted, hoping to make serious headway in their final push for a postseason slot.
It did not happen that way. Kansas City dropped their last two games against Minnesota, falling to 69-71 and slipping to 4.5 games back in the Wild Card race, behind four other teams between the Royals and Twins.
It’s not looking good, folks.
Kansas City needs to win its next two games and go on a tear afterwards. And if they lose a third game against the Twins and fall to 5.5 games back with 21 games to play and a cabal of other teams in the way....
Anyway, regardless of the standings or anything, the Royals will play baseball tonight, which is a pretty cool sport. Jake Junis will step to the mound for KC.
The Twins will counter with Jose Berrios.