A Weekend In Detroit
Screw the Tigers. A big part of me wishes it was the end of September of beginning of October and the Royals had a 1 ½ game lead.
Friday night was a bit of a heartbreak for Royals fans. After a 4-0 deficit the Royals battled back and took a 5-4 lead. But after three double plays and three errors the Royals ended up losing 6-5. Pino came into the game not giving a run in 10.2 innings. Why Yost put Pino in to close out the game is beyond me. I guess he just assumed it would go into extras. But with Pino’s throwing error the Royals lost the game, and lost their first series opener all season.
On Saturday the Royals came out on all cylinders. Alcedes Escobar had a leadoff homerun on the first pitch of the game. This was the first pitch homerun since Alex Gordon did it on September 11, 2013 in Cleveland. The Royals fed off of this and scored all of their runs in the first four innings. Jeremy Guthrie allowed only two runs in 7 1/3 innings and allowed fewer than three runs for the first time this year. It was also Guthries longest outing of the season.
A win against the Tigers at their place on Sunday Night Baseball. How much better can you get? Chris Young had another outstanding performance against the Tigers. I don’t know about you, but I am starting to really like the guy. Oar Infante had another great hit. Infante had his fourth RBI in his last four games and produced the go ahead run leading to a 2-1 victory in ten innings which lead the Boys in Blue to take the series from Detroit. The Royals bullpen combined to throw four scoreless innings with two hits allowed.
The Royals are on the road still and facing the Rangers in a four game series. Then starting next Friday they will be back at the K facing the Yankees, Reds then the horrible no good Cardinals.
Let’s Go Royals!!