Royals go Down 3-2 Heading Back to Kauffman StadiumFollow @RoyalsBlue_com
Promptly after the top of the sixth inning ended, I tweeted, “Be honest…. How many of you feel like we’re going to lose this series.” Three people said that the Giants will win the series. Two more were a bit more optimistic. Nevertheless, Kansas City is down 3-2 in the World Series.
What more did you want? Well… I suppose offense would’ve been nice, for starters. The Royals scored exactly zero runs. Don’t need a box score for that one. The Royals offense looked flat-out awful. The only hits were by Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, and Omar Infante, and Infante was the only one of those with an extra-base hit.
The Royals have let the Giants score fifteen unanswered runs, and at this point in the series, it looks to be all but over. I normally try not to be so pessimistic, but what’s the point? This series is looking impossible to win right about now.
I don’t blame this on Shields. Shields redeemed himself tonight. He went six strong like I said he would, but in the end, the Royals couldn’t beat the Giants, or themselves for that matter. Kelvin Herrera didn’t help either. Ned Yost’s ridiculous double switch didn’t help either. This is EXACTLY what I meant about the Royals beating the Royals. They did, and it wasn’t pretty.
The series will head back to Kansas City and resume play on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Yordano Ventura, a rookie, will do his best to keep his team alive in game six.
A quick non-Royals note: Cardinals Phenom, Oscar Taveras was killed in a car crash earlier on Sunday night along with his girlfriend. Prayers go out to the Cardinals and their fans, as well as the family and friends of Taveras. This isn’t just a case of losing a good ballplayer, it’s a case of losing two talented young people that are gone too soon. Godspeed to the entire Cardinals organization and all close to Taveras.