Allen Craig lifted his 12th homerun of the season this afternoon in Milwaukee, extending the St. Louis Cardinals’ lead to 7-0 at the time.
Your player can be worthless in every form of evaluation imaginable, and you will still vote for him over the player from the rival team who is on pace to shatter every single-season record set.
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.
Well so much for the offensive revival. After the Royals out-slugged the Angels to take two of three, they finish the week at 2-4 after getting swept by the A’s.
The Cardinals leave the second leg of their 10-game road trip from Philadelphia in a series that wasn’t a complete loss, but also was an example of problems of both the past and current showing their head. As they begin a return to Washington DC, here are three things to look back at from the series that was.
Should Royals fans be concerned about the team giving up so many home runs?
2011 saw the Royals’ top hitting prospects take a step forward, while many of their pitching prospects took a step sideways, down or out.
When Mike Moustakas banged a homer in just his second game as a big leaguer, hopes soared. And when he had a .385 average with four walks after four games, it looked like he was on his way to a great rookie season.
What if the Royals had had the opportunity to trade Betancourt for Escobar even up during last off-season?
A few reasons to watch the Royals despite their record in 2011.