You didn’t actually watch this, did you?
While Patrick Mahomes was throwing beautiful touchdowns deep down the football field, Jorge Lopez was pitching batting practice at Target Field. The result was the 100th loss of the season for the terrible, no-fun Royals.
Minnesota 12, Kansas City 8.
After falling behind 6-0 in the first, the Royals did score five unanswered runs to climb back into the contest. Nick Dini hit a two-run homer. Jorge Soler, Ryan McBroom, and Cheslor Cuthbert all had run-producing at-bats to make it 6-5, but Lopez gave up more runs, and when he was eventually pulled, the rest of the bullpen gave up plenty of additional runs. In all, seven Royals pitched, and none of them lasted longer than 2.1 innings.
The Royals are 57-100. They reached the 100-loss “milestone” for the second year in a row. I’m sure 13-year GM Dayton Moore just needs more time!
Whit Merrifield did have three hits, bringing him to an even 200 on the season. He’s the first Royal since Melky Cabrera in 2011 to reach that milestone. He is a complete, total stud.
Next: the final week of the season is a homestand, where the Royals will get two against the Braves and three against the Twins at Kauffman. It’s almost over.