Royals’ scoreless drought hits 43 innings in 12-0 loss to the Rays
Royals’ scoreless drought hits 43 innings in 12-0 loss to the Rays.
In a 12-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Royals extended their franchise-record scoreless drought to 43 innings.
But we’ve got to start off on being competitive, finding ways to string along some hits and stay in some of these games.” The statement came just a few hours after Kennedy surrendered seven runs in 2 2/3 innings.
Did the offense just need to score early?
Hosmer had drilled a mammoth walk-off shot in the bottom of the ninth, and in the moments after the first walk-off homer of his career, he called his blast a swing “that can really get things going for the team.” In the five days since, his team had lost five consecutive games and been outscored 35-2, including a 35-0 run that began in the third inning on Thursday afternoon.
On Monday, they dropped to 64-66, two games under .500 for the first time since July 18.
Some day, the Royals will score a run again.
“But at the end of the day, it’s baseball.
2B: Kiermaier (13), Longoria (33), Morrison (20), Hechavarria (9), Cain 2 (25).
HR: Duda (25), off Kennedy; Ramos (6), off Kennedy; Morrison (32), off McCarthy.