Series Preview 6/12-6/14: St. Louis Cardinals

It’s a battle of the bests this weekend, as the first place Royals take on the first place Cardinals in another I-70 Series showdown, this time in St. Louis. The Royals walked away victors in the first series last month, taking two out of the three games. The Cardinals will be looking for revenge this time around, but the Royals are on a four game win streak and just swept the Minnesota Twins.

I don’t put a lot of value into momentum, but this time I am. As I mentioned, the Royals just swept the Twins and are turning things around after a pretty ugly slump, both offensively and defensively. A trip to the Twin Cities came at just the right time, as they managed to create some separation in the standings, and do have at least a little room for error this weekend. Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap 6/1/15: Royals stumble through end of May

*Disclaimer: I wrote this on a plane ride to Florida, so it may or may not be very accurate, and/or very insightful. But hey, I had to give you something.

Just when we thought the Royals were going to cruise through the rest of May, they veered off the side of the road and right into a ditch. While trying to pull themselves out, the Minnesota Twins were speeding by, and have found themselves in first place, leaving the Royals 0.5 GB.

The Royals finished May with a horrendous road trip, getting swept by the Yankees and splitting a rain shortened two game series with the Cubs. The postponed game will by played the last week of the season, so let’s hope the Royals are playing a little better by then.

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