Judging the Royals

June 20, 2013

How bad decisions hurt the Royals in this 6-3 loss

Let’s start at the end: in the ninth inning Eric Hosmer made a bad decision when he tried to advance on Salvador Perez’ groundout to third base. Sal made the second out of the ninth with his groundball to third and the Royals were down 6-3. They had one out left and needed to score a minimum of three runs if they wanted to keep playing. Hosmer was on second base and attempted to advance to when third baseman John McDonald threw the ball to first. Indians first baseman Mark Reynolds returned the ball to third base where former Royal, Mike Aviles, caught the ball and applied the tag on Hosmer—that ended the game. At that point of the game whether Hosmer was on second or third base made no difference; making the final out while attempting to advance a meaningless 90 feet was a bad way to end a ball game.

Judging the Royals

Lee Judge breaks down the Royals, game by game.

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