Stop me if you have heard this before. Homer Bailey pitched well for three innings before being hurt by the home run ball in the fourth. Bailey gave up a home run to Texas Rangers’ centerfielder Joey Gallo in the fourth and then two more runs and the Royals trailed 4-0 after four. While this shouldn’t mean the game is over, it pretty much does mean exactly that for the Royals. That’s not because they can’t score four runs the rest of the game but the chances of holding the opposition to no more runs are pretty low.
Nicky Lopez missed a routine ground ball that should have been a double play in the sixth. Lopez looked like he was hurrying to feed Mondesi at second to start the double play that would have gotten the Royals out of the inning. The Rangers added a run after the error.
Adalberto Mondesi dove for a ground ball behind second base hit by Elvis Andrus. Mondesi fielded it, got up and threw Andrus out at first for the second out of the third inning. … In the sixth inning Mondesi doubled to right field and then stole third base.
Alex Gordon fielded a first inning ball hit down the line from Nomar Mazara and held Mazara to a single. That seems normal. We’ve seen Gordon do this many times. However, this was a little different because of the angle of the wall in foul territory that the ball hit. Gordon somehow knew exactly how the ball would bounce off the wall and was there waiting for it. #Physics
Ryan O’Hearn doubled to right center in the seventh.
Cam Gallagher double to right center in the seventh scoring Ryan O’Hearn and cutting the Royals’ deficit to 5-2.
Martin Maldonado doubled to left field scoring Jorge Soler in the fifth and cutting the Royals’ deficit to 4-1.
Homer Bailey gave up a two-run home run to Joey Gallo to right center in the fourth to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead. Bailey ended up allowing four runs in the inning.