Royals drop series opener to Orioles 14-2
Alex Gordon got his second career pitching appearance Friday. It’s also his second this week. And so continues the miserable season of the Kansas City Royals. This time the Royals were crushed by fellow cellar dweller, the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles scored in every inning except for the first and third.
Erick Skoglund got the start and was pounded. He allowed six runs on nine hits and three walks in four innings. In his defense, none of the pitchers did well for the Royals Friday night. Kyle Zimmer and Kevin McCarthy were also hit hard.
On a positive note, Jorge Soler hit a first inning home run to tie Mike Moustakas for the club record of 38 home runs in a season. Following Soler’s home run total is just about the only reason to watch the Royals the rest of the season.
We now anxiously awaiting new ownership in November.
Royals owner David Glass has reached a deal to sell the team to a group led by John Sherman for $1 billion. The deal should become official in November. The Royals issued a statement Friday afternoon confirming the sale of the club.
Sporting Kansas City signed midfielder Felipe Hernandez to a homegrown contract.