The Kansas City Royals have won 17 of their last 50 games. This is bad. What’s even worse is how the Royals have played over most of the month of June, when they have won 4 of their last 20 games. Oof.
Let’s keep a bit of an open mind here: the Royals will not be this way forever. They’re gonna get hot again—I promise. We’re in the worst stretch of the season. Furthermore, there’s a reasonable chance that this team looks completely different in August; Adalberto Mondesi isn’t going to be injured forever, Andrew Benintendi will be back, Bobby Witt, Jr. and Nick Pratto might see callups, and others like Edward Olivares, Kyle Isbel, and Richard Lovelady are likely to see extended looks.
But that doesn’t heal the damage that has already been done to this season. The Royals aren’t going to have a winning record or even compete for a playoff spot; that ship has sailed. Additionally, that the Royals are probably going to win more games later does not help now when they’re fielding Triple-A lineups and combusting daily on the mound.
It’s Brady Singer on the mound for the Royals today. Here’s hoping he’s in tune.