Then it was a day away before starting a set in Baltimore that the weather stopped the series once again. The Royals were able to split a head Sunday with the Orioles to end the week. Let’s take a look at some of the big stories from the past seven days of baseball in Kansas City.
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First home race for Bobby Witt Jr.
It’s been a long wait, but Bobby Witt Jr. finally made his first major league run at home with a win at Kauffman Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals. The fan who tried to catch her ended up dropping it back onto the field and Harrison Bader picked up the ball to throw it back into the stands and ended up throwing it all the way into the fountains. Thanks to the quick thinking of the Royals’ security, they took the ball out and were able to give Witt his prized possession without any difficulty. It’s a day Wet will never forget.
MJ Melendez Makes MLB Debut
On the same night that Witt made his first major league game at home, MJ Melendez made his debut. The young catcher was the designated hitter for the royal family after Carlos Santana was sent to the hit list. Melendez had his first major league success and marched into the match, which ended in a 7-1 victory for the Royals. Melendez started his first game for Musk the following afternoon at home against the Cardinals in what ended up in a 10-0 loss. Melendez had great success in the match.
He also started the second game with a double header against the Orioles on Sunday and scored another hit. Melendez has a three-hit streak to start his career with the Royal Family and hits 0.333 for the team. More time could be seen in Musk this week with Salvador Perez possibly remaining in the designated hitter for a few matches.
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Injuries keep piling
Last week, it was Adalberto Mondesi and Cam Gallagher. Last week, it was Santana and Edward Olivares. The royal family stretched to start the season on the pitch And In the injury department. Hopefully Olivares’ injury doesn’t matter, as he looked like one of the club’s top hitters and scored four goals in the victory over the Cardinal last week. he is Take a trip to the list of injured for 10 days in this time.
The roller coaster goes on another round
Zack Greinke and Brad Keller appear to be the consistent performers up to this point in the season. After a strong straight start, Daniel Lynch was all over his start in Game 2 of a double header against the Orioles. The Bullpen is still mostly reliable.
The biggest move of the week came after Chris Bobic was blown up again early in the first half of his start. The disastrous first month of the season meant a demotion for Bubic, who will now be sent to the mall for the time being. It will be interesting to see who takes the position in the starting rotation. Many believe Brady Singer will be the man to get the nod later this month.
The weather won’t stop wreaking havoc
The weather was an ongoing story early in the Major League Baseball season. Since the season started late due to the lockdown, many have questioned whether the league would be able to fit a full 162-game roster. The Royals had to make their quick trip to St. Louis last Monday before heading straight back to Kansas City for two games with the Cardinals due to weather delays from earlier in the season.
The first two games of the Baltimore Series were postponed due to bad weather in the Northeast. The two teams had one game Sunday with a double header and would make up the other game the series missed on Monday.
One has to wonder if the delays and schedule changes have an impact on the players. It doesn’t just happen to royals, but baseball players are creatures of habit and love the routine of the game. The weather delays certainly don’t help with that at all.
Let’s hope the weather improves, the players stay healthy and everyone involved can get back on track this week. The Royals wrap up their series against the Orioles in Court One at 11:05 a.m. (CT) on Monday before the wild ride continues in Texas against the Rangers, then a Colorado two-team game against the Rockies arrives to conclude the week.