KC Royals News: The Drought Continues


There isn’t much KC Royals news the past few days that doesn’t focus on their current struggles. With a second straight loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday, the Royals have now lost three in a row and nine of 11.

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There’s no getting around it at this point, the KC Royals are in a funk. As bad as it is to go 2-9 at any point during the season, it hasn’t been from tough luck.

Kansas City, one of the top run-scoring offenses in the game the first six weeks, have scored just 23 runs during this 11-game stretch. The New York Yankees scored nearly two thirds that many in one game against the Royals.

All of that being said, there is still no reason to panic. Division foe Detroit finally won Saturday after an eight-game losing streak, and has the same 2-8 record Kansas City has in its past 10 games.

The Royals still sit three games ahead of the Tigers in the standings.

Minnesota dropped its second straight game Saturday, and after playing like the 1927 Yankees for about a three-week stretch, have split their past 10 ball games, and lead Kansas City by just one game.

If the season ended today, the Royals would host a Wild Card game for the second straight season.

So, while the struggle is real, the season is far from in the tank.

Here’s what Fansided.com is talking about in KC Royals news.

Kansas City Royals: What Is Wrong With Eric Hosmer [KC Kingdom]

"A quick glance at Eric Hosmer’s season with the Kansas City Royals shows the numbers of someone having a great year.Through 51 games, the fourth-year veteran is hitting .301 with seven home runs and 33 RBI."

Struggles Abound As Reeling KC Royals Lose Again [Kings of Kauffman]

"The Royals (30-23)  and the Texas Rangers (30-26) locked horns at Kauffman Stadiumin Kansas City Saturday afternoon in game two of a three game set. The Rangers would prevail in this one 4-2, earning a series win in the process after having won game one Friday night."

KC Royals Drop To Fourth In FSMLB Power Rankings [Kings of Kauffman]

"After the most recent stretch that the Kansas City Royals have had, one had to expect that their stay atop the FanSided MLB Power Rankings would not last long. Indeed, one week after gaining the top spot in the power rankings, the Royals have dropped down to fourth this week."

Kansas City Royals: Kindly Put The White Flags Away [KC Kingdom]

Call it the All-Star Game curse for the Kansas City Royals.

Since it was announced last week Royals’ players were racking up all-star votes like Hank Aaron did home runs, Kansas City has won a grand total of one game.

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Royals Bats Again Listless In 4-0 Loss To Rangers [Royals Review]

"The Royals looked completely listless in a 4-0 shutout loss to the Texas Rangers. Alex “Chi Chi” Rodriguez, pitching in just his second Major League game, tossed a complete game three-hit shutout, and has not allowed a run over the first 14 2/3 innings of his career. Gonzalez struck out two and walked just two hitters, and allowed just two runners in scoring position all night."

What’s Wrong With The Royals’ Offense? [KC Star]

"I don’t really know, but here’s something to think about:A very smart pitcher named Wade once told me that if a pitcher throws strike one to a hitter, a lot of at bats are over because most hitters do not enjoy hitting with two strikes. They don’t have a two-strike approach (choking up, waiting longer and trying to take the ball to the opposite field), so they try to avoid ever having two strikes. And if a hitter wants to avoid having two strikes, he’ll start expanding the zone and chasing pitches after just one strike."

Swing Early, Swing Often: KC Getting Burned In Attempts To Bust Offensive Slump [Fox Sports]

"Alcides Escobar’s royal blue helmet flew back across the plate Saturday afternoon, the bouncing protective piece of plastic serving as a stamp of annoyance for Kansas City and its offense."

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