The Kansas City Royals lost 7-2 to the Twins on Saturday night in what was Brady Singer’s worst MLB start so far in his young career.
After five pretty consistent starts from 2018 first rounder Brady Singer, he finally had a rough outing for the Kansas City Royals. This consisted of the Florida product surrendering three runs in the first inning and putting his team in a hole early.
Singer allowed another run in the fourth inning and he’d go just four innings for his sixth start, the lowest amount of innings he’s pitched in a game so far. He now has an ERA over five and is 1-3 on the year.
Even though this technically was Singer’s worst start, he didn’t walk anyone and he struck out three batters, but the three runs in the first inning was too much to overcome. It didn’t help that his teammates failed to give him run support once again.
The bullpen didn’t fare much better for the Kansas City Royals.
To be fair though, all three of the runs allowed by the bullpen were off of Ian Kennedy, who is having a really tough time this year. Thankfully his contract is up after this year, but unfortunately he won’t be trade worthy after how bad he’s been this year. The Royals should have tried to ship him off last year when they had the chance.
The most impressive, however, was Jake Newberry going the final 2.1 innings and not allowing any further damage. Newberry’s ERA is down to 2.16, but the team optioned him back to the taxi squad this morning to make room for Chance Adams.
The offense didn’t do much, which was frustrating.
Alex Gordon hit a home run and Nicky Lopez had an RBI, but other than that, it was a lackluster night for the Royals offense. They exploded for seven runs the night before, but couldn’t replicate that performance against the Twins in the second game of this series.
The Royals and Twins will square off one more time this season and then the series is over between the two. The Royals have a chance to win this series with a victory on Sunday – Will they be able to do so?
Twenty-seven games down, 33 to go!