By: Jon Van Pelt
The west coast has not been good to Kansas City this year, coming into the game Sunday against the Mariners they were scoreless in twenty-six straight innings. And had scored two total runs in the last three games.
With Ian Kennedy on the hill this afternoon, the team was looking to get back on a winning track. The biggest issue had by the royals, had been the bottom of the order not hitting, and the entire lineup failing to get hits with runners in scoring position, going zero for the last 23 at bats with runners in scoring position.
In the second inning of the game, you could tell, today would be better. After Alex Gordon was hit by a pitch, the slumping Salvador Perez and Omar Infante, both singled driving him in to put the Royals up 1-0. Lorenzo Cain, who up until Saturday had slumped offensively, in the third inning had a big hit to put the team up 2-0. Eric Hosmer continued to stay hot, despite not getting a hit Saturday, with a single and run scored, and a Homer late in the game.
While this is a big improvement from the last few games for KC, they need to keep it up as they play host to the red hot Washington Nationals Monday through Wednesday. This week has by far been a week every Royals fan wants to put behind them, and the best way to do that, is to keep it up, play the kind of baseball that won them a world series, no more swinging for the fences, just keep the line moving, and ride the roller coaster that is a baseball season.