August 26, 2005

G125: Royals 7, Red Sox 4

Kansas City is dead last in the American League in runs scored, on-base percentage, batting average, and slugging percentage, but they had no problem hitting Curt Schilling last night.

The bottom of the lineup hit him with ease in the second inning -- he had neither velocity nor control -- when KC collected five hits and three runs.

The Royals' pitching staff has the worst ERA in the league, as well as the highest WHIP, highest opponents' batting average, highest opponents' on-base percentage, and second-worst slugging percentage allowed.

But Boston -- with David Ortiz and Trot Nixon getting the night off -- couldn't get anything going with their bats. Every time they tried to make it a close game, the Royals would simply tack on another run or two.

And so, the Red Sox lose two of three games to the worst team in baseball. ... The Yankees beat Toronto during the afternoon, so the East lead is a mere 2.5 games.

5 comments:

Geopat said...

nice to have a night off to get ready for thr post season-- better to make it to the PS, period, and play tired than not make it all.

stankyfish said...

The Sox had a chance to put the division away by the end of August if they could avoid faltering to shitty teams -- like dropping 2/3 to KC. Maybe they really DO need to be chasing rather than leading to play their best. Let's hope KC doesn't roll over for NY and the Sox can remember that THEY are supposed to win against Detroit. At least it's at home.

L-girl said...

Maybe they really DO need to be chasing rather than leading to play their best.

That's hocus pocus. All teams falter here and there on their way to the post-season. Last season was the ultimate thrill-park roller coaster, and look where it brought us.

A 2.5 game lead is still a lead.

stankyfish said...

A 2.5 game lead is still a lead

And I suppose that a 1.5 game lead is more "exciting" than a 2.5 game lead. If the runs given up by this team's pitching lately is any indication, we'll be lucky to see the wildcard. You can't expect your offense to score 10 runs a game.

L-girl said...

And I suppose that a 1.5 game lead is more "exciting" than a 2.5 game lead.

Hey, I wasn't saying I liked it!

we'll be lucky to see the wildcard.

Although your argument is sound, I must refuse to believe this. I simply cannot get my mind around the Sox not winning the division, with the Yankees sucking the way they have all season. There's a whole month to go. Let's keep the faith.