Playoff Hopes Dwindling, Royals Swept by Sox, Lose Game Three 6-0
Don't panic now, but the Royals are closer to last place than they are first place.
The Kansas City Royals have just been swept by the last place Boston Red Sox.
"What happened to driving the bus?" That bus has now crashed and caught on fire.
The Royals have scored five runs total this series. Four runs on Friday, one run yesterday, and no runs today.
It isn't for lack of getting on base, they do plenty of that. It's hitting the guys in that seems to trouble the Royals.
The Red Sox also struggled in that department today, but they still scored six runs.
It was the RBI groundout in the bottom of the first that sunk the Royals, although that didn't stop the Sox from scoring five more runs. They scored two more runs in the bottom of the third on a Daniel Nava ground rule double. In the third inning, David Ross would hit a 2-run shot, and Daniel Nava would sacrifice Jackie Bradley Jr. in to finish the scoring for the Red Sox.
Yordano Ventura didn't have a successful day either, so there is plenty of blame to go around. Ventura only went 4.1 innings, and gave up all six runs. Francisely Bueno went 2.2 innings out of the pen, which really saved them from overuse with Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen going tomorrow and Tuesday.
The Royals have now lost four out of their last five, and eight of their last ten. Kansas City does not have a good chance to win tomorrow either with Chris Sale on the mound for the White Sox, and Bruce Chen going for KC on Tuesday.
The Royals are now 0-3 after the break, and David Glass will probably be checking into rehab sometime for his "obsession" with winning. The Royals are a, let's say it together now, the Royals are a second half team.