Fire and Rain Don't Mix: Royals Fall Miserably to Angels
This game was absolutely miserable.
There were so many things wrong with this game. Where do I begin?
First of all, The Kansas City Royals are the worst at managing rain delays. After a four-hour rain delay, there might have been 1,000 people left in what started out as a 21,000+ crowd.
Secondly, after the team was already down 2-0 at the end of the second rain delay, it almost seems like they did not care to compete when they came back onto the field. Sure, they managed to score two runs off of Mike Morin, but only after Bruce Chen made, and lost, his first outing since April.
I wouldn't say Chen was horrible. Minus that horrible 6th inning when he gave up four runs, Chen was solid. In five innings, Chen struck out eight batters, and saved our bullpen from withering away to nothing in the process.
Finally, We were Yosted so much in this game. I have no idea why Jarrod Dyson isn't starting every single day. He's proved that he can hit, he's dangerous on the base paths, and he is third in the league in defensive runs saved. If the thought is, "Dyson can't hit lefties." Yost would be right, but wrong in the fact to say that Maxwell is better at hitting lefties than Dyson. Maxwell is 2-22 off of left-handed pitchers this year, and Dyson is 4-17.
This game was horrific. If you bought a ticket, you can redeem it tomorrow at the box office tomorrow for a 10 dollar Hyvee infield ticket, but honestly I wouldn't expect to win tomorrow either.
CJ Wilson and Jeremy Guthrie will duke it out tomorrow, but they're both very average pitchers, and we all know that Guthrie does not get good run support.
This is your typical Royals team. Go on a 10-game winning streak, and then go on a miserable 2-7 stretch. Oh well, let's keep chugging along.