It took six games in the 2021 season for the Royals to have their first losing streak.
The Royals lost the opening game of a three-game series in Chicago against the White Sox. The Royals were 1-9 against the White Sox in 2020. Combine that with the poor play the Royals have had lately, and getting one win in this series’ last two games could be a challenge.
Chicago White Sox 6, Kansas City Royals 0 (Game Review)
Thursday was a slow sports day, so this is a good time for me to remind you of a few things about the Kansas City Sports Monitor.
First, I want to remind you that there is more on the website than what you receive in the daily email. I write about every game. Starting in 2021, I have added a new box score format that provides the best information for you to scan and quickly see who had a great game.
Position players with a 60 or higher game score and pitchers with a 75 or higher game score are highlighted in the box score. This will quickly draw your attention to the top performers of the game.
I have game scores displayed for all position players and starting pitchers. There is no game score statistic for relief pitchers at this time. Game score is a statistic created by Bill James to try to quantify how well a player performed. Position players are only judged on their offensive performance. Defense is not included in the current formula.
I want to come up with a way to display how well a player performed on defense. I have a few things in mind that I will add to the box scores when I have settled on an approach that adds value.
Don’t forget that with your membership, you get all of the podcasts that I publish. You can subscribe through most podcast apps. If you have an iPhone, I highly recommend trying Overcast. This is not an advertisement. I don’t have any ads. Ever. I just really like the app and want to let others know about it. You can get your custom link to the podcast by logging into your account and following the podcast page’s instructions.
Starting on April 1 of this year, I began a daily podcast I call the Morning Monitor. The podcast goes over many of the items in the daily email, but it expands on some news items and might go into other items not in the email.
Since starting the Morning Monitor podcast, I haven’t done other types of podcasts. I will be resuming with other podcasts soon. I need a little time to get into the rhythm of the daily podcast. I want to start a weekly Royals podcast that goes into more details on the Royals that frankly could be more than some members want in the daily email.
The next piece of content I will be adding to the membership is a weekly newsletter I call the Royals Monitor. I hope to get the first issue out this week, but that could get pushed back a week if I don’t have it completely ready.
This newsletter will have all kinds of news, notes, and statistics on the Royals as a team and each player. It’s going to take a lot of time to put together each week, but I really want to do it for myself, and I thought I would put it in a format members might like as well.
If the amount of work is too much for me, I will change the publication to every other week or once a month. I want to make it a quality publication and not just crank it out as often as possible.
The Royals Monitor will improve over time as I learn better ways to present information and get feedback from you on what you like and what you can do without.
I also want to thank you for being a member. I love putting all of this together. It’s a lot, but it’s a love. I know that if I enjoy it, other sports fans in Kansas City will enjoy it as well and will want to support it and help it grow.
Kansas G Ochai Agbaji is entering the NBA draft. He isn’t hiring an agent, so he could return to Kansas if he doesn’t hear what he wants to hear to stay in the draft. Kansas G Lotrell Jossell entered the transfer portal.
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