Judging the Royals

July 12, 2014 12:52 AM

Kansas City loses 2-1: How failure to knock the ball down cost the Royals the game

Austin Jackson led the game off with a double and Ian Kinsler followed that with a single. The ball was hit back up the middle, bounced off the mound and went just under Alcides Escobar’s glove. Escobar chose not to dive for the ball and with Kinsler running, Esky probably would not have had a play at first base; but that’s not the point. Had Escobar dove and knocked the ball down, Jackson would not have scored from second base—he would have had to stop at third.

Judging the Royals

Lee Judge shares insights from KC's major-leaguers.

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