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Boys in Blue Bludgeon Bombasts in Bronx

Bailey’s 6 strong innings and 11-hit attack lead to 6-1 win

MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees
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Since I’m doing the recap, that means it’s time for another edition of “You Be The Star”. For the uninitiated, this is where you, the brilliant commenters, provide our loyal fans with your very own recap the game. All quotes come directly from the game thread.

Baseball starting at 6:35 PM local time? What is this witchery -JL KC

The Royals got on the board in the first as Alex Gordon continued his hot hitting:

I Forgot About

The early start and missed the back to back doubles.


A sentiment agreed upon by much of the commentariat was that Homer Bailey did not inspire a lot on confidence in this time and place:

Anyone else feel a little nervous about starting a pitcher named “Homer” in Yankee Stadium? -Fan_Since_Birth1985

Four days of watching harmless pop ups going over the fence... -ElusiveRobertDenby

The Yankees tied it up in the bottom of the first on a Gleyber Torres sacrifice fly:

well that lead didn’t last long... -aHorseWithNoName

The Royals went back on top in the next inning on a Jorge Soler home run, his 5th of the young season:

[Royals] taking advantage of the band box better than Yankees so far. -RoyalDUF

And then added to that lead with another solo homer:

O’HUUURRNN -Crovax00

Shouldn’t that be O’HRn? -cmkeller

Homer Bailey and Yankees starter Domingo German each went 6 innings before giving way to the bullpens.

Bailey did pretty well, got to give Dayton credit on the find so far. -BabyBlues

The Royals still held a 3-1 lead but fans were understandably nervous:

Could use more runs -Larry Devore

The Royals obliged said request in the top of the 7th:

Station to Station baseball with Maldonado on the paths. Clear the path Whit. -5569

this timely hitting thing is cool to see. -stram#1

Meanwhile, the bullpen held with Lovelady and Kennedy:

Ned decided to stretch out Dick. Let’s hope he can keep pounding away at the strike zone. -Sluggerrr, Esq.

Lucas Duda had an inauspicious distinction on the night:

DUDa with the Hat Trick -RoyalChief65

I smell a strike out coming. Duda going for the platinum sombrero... And he got it. -RoyalDUF

golden -Will work for playoff wins.

12 pitch AB though.... -Kcto

Duds is having a night, isn’t he. -5569

In the 9th, the Royals added a...

Manufactured run -BabyBlues

The last half inning was a bit shaky:

5 run lead vs. 2nd inning for Kennedy. WHO YA GOT? -Crovax00

Leadoff walk. Take a drink. Somewhere, I’m sure Denny did -sterlingice

But Kansas City would prevail by a final score of 6-1.

Royals Win!!! -BabyBlues


otter “playing ball is hard” is back from last night. while the team keeps winning, this otter is on a roll. -kcstengelSr

The Royals push their record to 7-12. Tomorrow, Jakob Junis faces CC Sabathia as the Royals try to make it three wins in a row.

Just a reminder: odd game times this series. Along with today’s 5:35 start (Kansas City time), tomorrow is a 6:05, and then Saturday and Sunday are 12:05.