Alright, I have to admit, I’m not the most active blogger. A post here, a post there, and then nothing for several days (in extreme cases, a week or two). I know this probably isn’t the best way to gain a following, but hey, we’re not all perfect.
Remember when I talked about consistency the other day? In the case of the Royals, consistency is key. Sparks of offense every now and then won’t be good enough to win the division and contend this year. They need consistency, and they’re starting to show some.
They capped off a fantastic I-70 series with a 3-2 win over the Cards, and won 3 of 4. Scoring a combined 19 runs in the series, the bats finally came alive. The pitching was solid, and the run support was enough to squeeze out some wins.
The Yankees are always a tough opponent, but they managed to secure 2 wins in the shortened 3 game series. As the Royals approach game 12 in the 14 game stretch (now 13 games with the postponement) the results are promising. I said this would be the most pivotal stretch of the entire season, and the Royals are turning it around nicely.
A two game set with the Indians is a chance for them to gain some ground in the division race, then a day off is what they’ll need and get before facing the White Sox and Tigers in a seven game road series. April and May might not have been the best for this team, but June is the perfect opportunity to leap a few spots in the standings.
If the Royals can continue to be consistent, they might just be able to take first place by the end of the month. I just hope all this rain goes away by then.
Check back on Thursday for a White Sox series preview.