No sweep for the Royals over the weekend, but they did win the series. They go on the road today to open the season at Cleveland.
And tonight, we get what could be an epic NCAA tournament championship game. It’s the game everyone has wanted to see all season. Baylor and Gonzaga were supposed to play during the regular season, but the game was cancelled because of the covid. So we finally get the game we have wanted. Now let’s hope it lives up to the hype. And go Big 12!
Texas Rangers 7, Kansas City Royals 3 (Game Recap)
3:10pm – MLB – Kansas City Royals (Danny Duffy) at Cleveland Indians (Logan Allen)
8:20pm – CBB – Baylor vs Gonzaga (CBS)
The Royals Offense Sunday Was Offensive
Three runs. That’s not awful. Three runs won’t win a lot of games, but it will win some. The ugly part of the offense Sunday was that the Royals did not draw a single walk and had 14 strikeouts. Ouch!
You expect Jorge Soler to have some three-strikeout games. It’s not that those games are ok. They’re not. But you expect those games.
What you don’t expect is Carlos Santana striking out twice and not getting a single walk. In his defense, he did get two hits. Santana has been terrific offensively so far. But two strikeouts is not common for him.
Andrew Benintendi struck out twice. One of those looked like what you would see a youth baseball player do trying to catch up to a pitcher with more velocity than he can handle. I don’t believe that is the case with Benintendi, but it certainly looked like it in one of his at-bats.
The most concerning player might be Kyle Isbel. Isbel struck out three times Sunday. He has now struck out five times in 13 at-bats in three games. He struck out in 23% of his minor league at-bats. While that’s not great, it does give me hope that maybe this is an initial adjustment to the major leagues.
It’s early. Let’s hope it gets better.
Gonzaga vs. Baylor: Who has the edge position-by-position in the 2021 NCAA Tournament title game (David Cobb)
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