Judging the Royals

August 24, 2014 6:17 PM

Bad defense, inconsistent strike zone hurt the Royals

According to the box score, starting pitcher Jason Vargas gave up three runs Sunday to the Texas Rangers, two of them earned. Look closer and Vargas probably deserved to give up only one earned run. So if the Royals defense had played better baseball, the score would have been tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the ninth. And who knows what might have happened after that? The Rangers beat the Royals 3-1. Here’s how that happened.

Judging the Royals

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