The Kansas City Royals will face off against the Baltimore Orioles to get the second half of the 2021 season underway. It’s not yet clear if that’ll be a good thing or a bad thing.
I’m not sure who needed the All-Star break more: the Kansas City Royals or their fans. The first half of the Kansas City Royals’ season has been incredibly tough for everyone and, unfortunately, the last few months may not be much better.
The Royals have struggled more than most teams throughout the entire season. Few have had worse times than Kansas City as the Royals currently have the 5th-worst record in all of Major League Baseball.
Just about everyone can agree, losing that much isn’t much fun. As it turns out, Kansas City’s next opponent can actually agree with that.
That’s because the Kansas City Royals are facing off against the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles, as it turns out, have been going through a rough year of their own. While Kansas City sits with the fifth-worst record in all of Major League Baseball, the Orioles boast the second-worst record.
Kansas City currently has a win-loss record of 36-53 while Baltimore comes into this series with a similarly abysmal win-loss record of 28-61. Both of them are on four-game losing streaks and both teams have only managed to win three of their last 10 games.
Neither of these teams are doing any good right now.
The Kansas City Royals are welcoming the Baltimore Orioles to town for a three-game series
And so, with the Kansas City Royals heading into the second half of this frustrating season, they’ll get things started up with a series against the Baltimore Orioles.
Here’s what you need to know to keep up with game one of the series:
- Date: Friday, July 16
- Time: 7:10 p.m. CT
- Location: Kansas City, Missouri
- Venue: Kauffman Stadium
- TV Channel: Bally Sports Kansas City
- Radio: KCSP 610
- Reddit: r/KCRoyals
- Live stats: ESPN Gamecast
This is certainly a series that Kansas City could go out and win given how bad both of these teams are, but winning this series would hardly be anything that would salvage this season for the Royals. Of course, on the other side of that, losing this series isn’t something that would ruin this season for the Royals either.