Editor’s Note: Congrats to Court on her 20th post on the Royals! We are celebrating by sharing this goofy ass photo from our photo shoot with Target Portrait Studio & Kristal Beall
On Tuesday night the Royals decided they were going to make the game exciting in the ninth inning. Volquez pitching helped the Royals stay in the game the whole night. Volquez only gave up one earned run and four hits over six innings with three walks and seven strikeouts. Chris Medlen struck out two and earned his first win since 2013. Zobrist came through late again for the Royals. He hit a game tying solo home-run off of Chapman, who has only given up one other home-run all season. Then in the thirteenth inning Dyson hit a lead off single, Kris Medlen sacrificed bunted to Mattheus, who over threw first base and scored Dyson. Then Alcides Escobar singled and Ben Zobrists infield hot drove in an insurance run. The Royals lost some key challenges in this game and Ned Yost got ejected because of it. Luckily those calls did not cost the Royals the game and the Royals won 3-1.
On Wednesday the Royals completed a four game season series sweep against the Reds with a 4-3 victory. Guthrie had a high pitch count early in the game. J.Guts gave up three earned runs and seven hits with 111 pitched over 4 1/3 innings. A single by Escobar started the Royals rally. Zobrist hit a double than Lorenzo Cain g=hit a go head two run single gave the Royals the lead 4-2. Wade Davis got the save by working out a jam in the ninth.
Tonight the Royals open up a four game series against eh Red Sox at Fenway Park. Both Duffy and Miley are coming off good starts in their last appearances. Duffy has struggled against the Red and the Royals lost 2 out of 3 against the Red Sox the last time they faced them at Kaufman.
On Friday Cueto takes the mound again and will make his fifth start with the Royals after picking up a win in his past two. Cueto has only allowed one run across 17 innings and should pick up another win on Friday. On Saturday the Red Sox will be starting a young pitcher while Ventura starts for the Royals. Ventura is 0-2 against the Red Sox, but he has pitched a lot better lately and should be able to bring the Royals a victory. On Sunday the Royals face a tough pitcher in Eduardo Rodriguez. Hopefully Volquez can stick with him, but I don’t see the Royals being able to pull out a win.
I predict the Royals will win the series 3 games to 1.