Court’s Curve

Court's Curve

It has been a week since the Royals won their first game of the ALCS. Hopefully, today they can win another important game and clinch a World Series berth. Last Friday, Edinson Volquez was sharp and never allowed a runner past second base over six innings. Runs, for the Royals, were scored by Escobar, Cain, Hosmer and Morales as the Royals won 5-0.

On Saturday, the Royals proved again that they are never out of a game until the final out. The Royals erupted for five runs in the bottom of the seventh off of David Price, wiping out a three-run deficit. Yordano Ventura started for the Royals and was solid through five innings. Luke Hochevar maneuvered around the problems Ventura had in the sixth inning and the Royals won 6-3.

Monday proved to Royals fans why Johnny Cueto isn’t our ace like he was supposed to be. Cueto became the first starting pitcher in postseason history to allow eight or more runs while recording six outs or fewer. The Blue Jays offense exploded and Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Donaldson and Ryan Goins each homered. The Royals tried to make a comeback, but came up short and lost 8-11.

On Tuesday, the Royals recorded the largest margin of victory by a road team in AL postseason history and the fourth largest margin in overall playoff history. Escobar drove in four runs and Cain drove in three. The Blue Jays were so desperate, they had to bring in infielder Cliff Pennington to pitch. He was the first position player to pitch in a postseason game.

I am still kind of mad about the game on Wednesday. When I heard there was some controversy with the ump’s calls and things he may have told Salvy, that doesn’t make me less angry. If the ump would have called a strike (like he told Salvy it was), momentum may have gone in the Royals favor, but it didn’t. The Royals lost the game and are only one game ahead.

The good news is that the Royals are coming back to the K tonight. It is Ventura vs. Price on the mound, again. I think Ventura will have a really good night and Price will struggle like he has in postseason games. The Royals are going to win tonight and clinch a berth to the World Series yet again.



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