Escobar Drives the Bus, Royals Win 6-1
A hit in his first at-bat pretty much guarantees that Eric Hosmer stays in the second spot for two more weeks, right Ned?
Ned Yost continues to bat Eric Hosmer second, and I just don't get it. For one day at least, his lineup would be good enough for a win.
The Kansas City Royals played very fundamentally sound baseball, something that the fans have not seen in a while.
As commentator Rex Hudler would say, "Esky! He drove the bus!" I concur Hud, I concur. Alcides Escobar drove in four of the six Kansas City runs today. Omar Infante and Salvador Perez both added RBIs of their own.
On another note, Alex Gordon is no longer the team leader in home runs. Salvador Perez drove in the fourth run of the game in the fourth inning with a solo shot to give him his team leading 10th big fly of the year.
Lorenzo Cain was very quiet tonight, as he went 0-5. Billy Butler also went 0-5, but what's different about his 0-5 is that the fans are unhappy with Billy. One fan that I talked to said that Billy is awful. Yes, his numbers are down this year, but Butler has the highest batting average since May 25th... In the MLB. Billy Butler is a very good player. Alex Gordon has the same batting average as Billy. Next you're going to tell me that Gordon is awful.
Danny Duffy Lowered his ERA to 2.60 ERA as he went 5.2 innings, and only allowed one earned run. Danny Duffy has proven that he belongs in this rotation, and has bounced back nicely in his first full season since Tommy John surgery.
Sadly, Kansas City could not gain a game in the standings as Rajai Davis hit a walk off grand slam for the Detroit Tigers today. Safe to say that Royals twitter was not happy.
Ryan will have recap starting tomorrow (probably) and ending on Monday. You're in good hands as far as recap, guys. He's as good, if not better than me. Audios, readers. I'll be back next Tuesday.