Apr 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) slides safely under the tag of Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Wade Davis (17) in the eighth inning at Target Field. The Twins won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Pathetic Kansas City Royals Swept by Twins


This weekend, the Kansas City Royals were a bunch of losers.

There’s really no way to sugar-coat it.

On Friday, the Twins slammed horrible Kansas City pitching for a 10-1 loss, including ringing up 6 runs against starter Bruce Chen. On Saturday, the beat continued with a 7-1 embarrassment that featured six unearned runs against James Shields. Sunday was worst of all. After the Royals rallied from a 2-0 deficit with 3 runs in the top of the 8th, reliever Wade Davis flung a wild throw home after fielding a tapper to the mound with the bases loaded and one out. The wide toss sailed past C Salvador Perez‘s glove and allowed two runs to score on what should have been an inning-ending double play.

The chokers lost 4-3.

The Kansas City Royals stunk in very phase of the game this weekend: Pitching, Defense, and Hitting all failed. The Royals scored 5 runs in three games, allowed at least one unearned run in every game, and gave-up 21 runs and 5 errors.

That’s awful.

It was so bad that no one on the team deserves a paycheck—because that’s what should happen when you don’t come to work for three days.

Major-league players get a lot of perks for their job: fame, fortune, and numerous off-the-field social and promotional opportunities. A paid three-day-vacation isn’t one of them. Yet, that is what the Royals collectively decided to take this weekend.

Woody Allen once said that 80% of success in life is “just showing up”. Let’s hope that the Royals take Woody’s advice against the Houston Astros over the next three days, or else their early-season siesta could snowball into a season-killing month.

The last thing Royals fans need after a hopeful 86-win season, is another 4-19 implosion—like we suffered through in May last year.

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  • Larry Devore

    Can they please keep wade davis off the mound in the 8th inning. the man is garbage.

  • BlingSlade

    I remember that 4-23 record from last May, it ruined the whole season. Maybe we can avoid an early collapse this year but getting swept by the Twinkies sure doesn’t help.

  • John Viril

    Gotta admit, I’m pretty discouraged too. Davis isn’t getting the job done, now. But, relievers can be pretty variable. Remember Holland’s struggles early last season?

  • Leigh Oleszczak

    Glad I didn’t watch any of the games this weekend. Sounded like all three games were just train wrecks.

    • John Viril

      A lot of really bad baseball. You probably saved yourself a lot of annoyance.

  • Bear Brinkman

    The question should be why Davis was even in the game in a save situation?