Friday, July 08, 2005

12 Singles

Dark cloud in the Royals' recent respite: the Royals have put together a tidy 3-game winning streak in spite of themselves, scoring 21 runs on 26 singles, 3 doubles, 1 triple and 1 home run. Yes, a grand total of 5 extra base hits in 3 games, including none last night in an 8-run outburst fueled by bloops and seeing eyes.

The Royals are fortunate to win at all with this offense. Be prepared for many more long losing streaks this season.

-- The Mike MacDougal rumors are hot! I suspected that Mike would the be the Royals' most valuable trading commodity, and the early buzz has it going that way. I hardly ever believe rumors specific to a deal being "close", but the Royals are clearly shopping Mac and there are no shortage of teams looking for bullpen help. It seems like the chances of Mac being traded are high, so it'll be interesting to see if his new team will use him effectively. He pitches much better starting an inning than he does coming into a game with inherited runners.


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