Looking for a silver lining from the Royals’ dreadful 12-1 loss to the Rays on Wednesday night?
How about this: Alex Gordon took over in center field in the bottom of the seventh inning, and he made a stunning catch. In the top of the seventh, Lorenzo Cain singled and was pulled for a pinch runner, likely because the score was 7-0.
So in the bottom of the frame, Gordon moved from left to center, and the very first batter for the Rays — Logan Morrison — hit a shot to right-center field. Not to worry, because four-time Gold Glove winner Gordon flashed the leather again in his new position.
This is a good time to mention that this was the first regular-season game in Gordon’s 11-year career that he played in center field. That’s making an instant impact.
Take a look at the video from the Royals: