Man, that was an ugly series. Outscored 21-5 by the…..Houston Astros? Surely there is something wrong with that statistic. Or maybe not.
Fans knew this team was mediocre, but surely nobody saw this coming. Already two games down to the Astros, you’d think that these players would find something in them to fight back and ‘salvage’ the series. Instead, the Astros crushed them in car compactor.
There was no special formula or analytics or any kind of shenanigans that had to be calculated in order to beat the Royals. The Astros simply played better baseball. Their pitchers were solid, and their offense was explosive. That’s something Royals fans have been longing to see. Too bad it came from the Astros instead.
The Astros marched into Kansas City, and swept us off the dirt, taking with them a ton of ugly, dirty brooms back to Houston.
As the Royals begin a very long and hard road stretch, the clock is ticking. Time is running out for this team to make a turnaround, and if not here, not anywhere. It’s a hard reality to face, but the next 14 games will play the biggest role on this team for the rest of the season.
A losing record, and no playoff hopes for this ugly bunch. A winning record, and maybe you’ve got a shot at second place in the division and a wildcard spot. This is the toughest stretch of games the Royals will face all season, and it’s what will determine the entire season.
Oh, by the way, the Royals record in May thus far?
10-16. (3 games left)
Their 2013 May record?
If the Royals have a kryptonite, it’s the month of May.