Last season, the KC Royals offense was great at putting the ball in play and keeping the line moving. It’s what got them to the playoffs and what eventually got them to (and helped them win) the World Series.
This year, however, it’s been a different story for the boys in blue.
Yes, we’ve seen them go crazy and score 16 runs against Detroit, but other times, the Royals hack at everything and can’t get runners in scoring position. Even if the Royals get a guy in scoring position, they struggle to bring him home for a run.
The 2014 Royals were this type of team and it’s crazy to think they made it all the way to the World Series that year because their offensive unit wasn’t great.
While 2016’s lineup has been affected by one of the other two reasons on this list, there’s still no reason why Alex Gordon should only be batting .207. The offense needs to figure out ways to score runs or else it’s going to be a long stretch to end the season.
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