The KC Royals lost 6-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. Jorge Soler dropped a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning that allowed Domingo Santana to reach base and eventually led to him scoring later in the frame. Jason Hammel was struck in the leg on a ball hit by Lorenzo Cain but lasted nearly seven innings.
The Kansas City Royals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Lorenzo Cain was back in KC for the first time since his free-agent departure and Royals starter Ian Kennedy got hurt on a comebacker.
Royals starter Ian Kennedy was hit in the foot by a ball off the bat of the Brewers' Ryan Braun in the third inning Tuesday. Kennedy finished the inning, but his streak of 273 career starts in which he struck out at least one batter was also finished.
The Royals stink. The offense is last in the league in runs, and the bullpen is the worst in baseball. Dayton Moore has steadfastly refused a hard rebuild, but this season may leave him no choice, and that may be good for the Royals' future.
Jadah Bradley wasn’t even watching the Royals game Sunday when she won $25,300 in the Sonic Slam contest thanks to home run by Whit Merrifield and a grand slam from Abraham Almonte. She has since switched allegiances from the Cardinals to Royals.
Major-league infielder Dave Nelson played for 10 season, his final two with the Kansas City Royals. He's connected to the Royals in another way. Nelson was the first player to step into the batter's box at Kauffman Stadium.
If there is one string of hope KC Royals fans can pull out of a dismal 5-15 start to the 2018 season, it is this: Third baseman Mike Moustakas is hitting the baseball hard at a rate more consistent than ever.
Kansas City Royals starter Jason Hammel survived a shot off the calf on a ball hit by the Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain, but the Royals still lost 6-2. Royals reliever Eric Stout also made his major-league debut.