This game was pretty much what we have seen from the Royals lately although with slightly more offense. The Royals offense only scored in one inning but got three in that inning. Jakob Junis continued the poor starting pitching from the team. Mike Trout started off the damage in the first inning with a 473 foot home run and the Royals never led in this one.
Whit Merrifield tried to advance from second to third on a ground ball to shortstop by Nicky Lopez. He never should have tried to advance in that situation with the ball hit in front of him. … Whit doubled in two runs in the eighth to pull the Royals to within three runs at 5-2.
Adalberto Mondesi singled home Whit Merrifield on a Texas Leaguer to the opposite field in the eighth to cut the Angels’ lead to 5-3.
Alex Gordon misplayed what should have been a single to left by Kole Calhoun in the second inning. The play should have been ruled a single and an error on Gordon but Calhoun was given a double. Gordon got too close to the ball and it bounced past him when it hit the ground.
Hunter Dozier got the Royals’ first hit of the game in the fifth inning on an opposite field hit to right center.
Ryan O’Hearn made a nice stop on a hard hit ground ball down the first base line and beat the batter to the bag.
Jakob Junis tried to throw a 92mph fastball past Mike Trout in the first inning. He didn’t get it by Trout and 473 feet later the Angels took a 1-0 lead. He allowed another run in the second that might have been avoided with better defense but then settled down for a few innings until the sixth. Junis wasn’t terrible but he allowed two home runs which accounted for three of the five runs he allowed.