Royals end Winning Streak, Lose 2-1 to Detroit
It was the news that Alex Gordon was a late scratch from the lineup that sent the fans of Kansas City into panic mode. It was not until later in the first inning when the fans were nothing short of an anxiety attack that analyst Steve Physioc announced that Gordon was only scratched due to flu-like symptoms. At that moment, I'm pretty sure I heard the entire Midwest region simultaneously exhale.
The Royals once again scored early as Billy Butler doubled in Nori Aoki who also had a double of his own.
Detroit then came back in the fourth inning with two runs of their own when Miguel Cabrera doubled in Austin Jackson. Miguel Cabrera was then thrown out at second base after a great, heads-up play by Alcides Escobar to tag out Miggy after he wandered just a little too far off of the bag. JD Martinez then homered to right field to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.
I won't lie, I knew it was over in the sixth inning. I even tweeted, "RIP Royals winning streak: June 7th-June 19th." As I said this, Co-host of "The Drive" on 610 Sports retweeted, and went onto say that I am not loyal. This could not be further from the truth. Anybody that has talked to me for five whole minutes knows that I am one of the biggest Royals fans that you will ever meet. It's not even like I said, "Oh my god. They lost again. This team sucks. I hate them." No, I simply stated the fact that the Royals are not great at coming back, and will no longer carry out a winning streak. There is no lack of loyalty, and no lack of respect. I was simply being logical. That is all.
While I don't like the feeling of losing, I do have to applaud my team for their success as of late. Ten in a row, and 15 of their last 20 is still good enough to come back home in first place. It's okay, boys. Come back tomorrow and start a new winning streak.
Great job boys. Be Royal KC.