Royals Game Recaps
Its like we expect them to win all the time now. This feeling is weird.
There was a scary play involving Rays starter Alex Cobb taking a line drive off the head, but the injury does not appear to be too serious.
Not the finest effort from a Royals starter this season.
If this is Luke Oplakia Hochevar's last start as a Royals, he went down a hero--his performance harkening back to a time in which the good of the whole was more important than that of the individual. Bravo, Luke Oplakia. Bravo.
The quest for a better draft pick continued in Cleveland this evening. Having now dropped six in a row since being eliminated from the playoffs, there can be no argument. The Royals are losing, and they're losing with an elan that must be envied.
Despite having Billy Butler raise his career batting average against Justin Verlander to .396 with a 3 - 4 night and Alex Gordon hanging dong off the reigning AL Cy Young Award Winner, the Royals offense was only able to muster 2 runs. KC loses 6 - 2
If there has been one redeeming part of this whole disastrous season, it has been that the Royals have thoroughly throttled the Pale Hoes. Today, it was Eric Hosmer reemerging from these dark years for which he has been absent to guide KC to glory.
Early on, it seemed as though we fans were going to get treated to a The Godfather, Part III follow-up to last night's equivalent to The Godfather, Part II. It didn't end up being that bad, but today's game certainly wasn't a good one.
With a chance to sweep the Twins for the first time in ages, the Royals blew a 3 - 1 lead in the bottom of the 8th, allowing runs in the 8th, 9th, and 10th innings, blowing a save, "earning" an ejection, injuring a Lorenzo, and finally losing the gam
Royals, Holland Barely Hold 10th-inning Lead, Take Game, Series from Pale Hoes: Guthrie sterling in no-decision.
After seeing the ineffable Yu Darvish throw a flawless game to the first 17 Royals who came to the plate, the Royals feigned fire in the belly and staged a pseudo-comeback only to come up predictably short against the vastly superior Rangers.
What really matters is the sweep, and the Royals rang in the sweep with style with each player on the 25-man roster mounting his broom and flying around the stadium cackling incessantly while taunting the weeping Tigers. All is right in the world.
Royals Lose to Pawston Red Sox 5 - 1, Drop Series 3 - 1. This is not a team that appears to be close to anything other than the tripe that fans have been subjected to since The Strike. Drink up, kids. It can always get worse, and it usually does.
Four innings in Leningrad. That is the amount of times that it took the Royals to expose the pyritic hope that a three-game sweep of the Pale Hoes had rekindled over the weekend for what it was.
While it won't show up in the Win-Loss column, Jeremy Guthrie* was the Royals' player of the game today as the Royals completed a three-game sweep of the ChiSox. *And A.J. Pierzynski's sterling defense.