The end of the season is drawing closer and closer and the playoff race is heating up in the American League.
The Kansas City Royals were poised to make it “Our Time” in 2012 before star pitcher Danny Duffy found his way to Tommy John surgery.
This off-season, the Royals wanted to shake things up and they were willing to ship off their top prospect to do so.
Despite his performance, James hasn’t won a game since April. A lack of run support and a struggling bullpen is keeping the Royals from getting wins out of their best arm in the rotation.
The club pulled off its first series sweep of the season against the Washington Nationals in DC, wrapping it up against their ace Stephen Strasburg on Wednesday afternoon. And as the club returns back home a half game ahead in the NL Central, here are three things to take from tilt with the Nationals.