Royals Lose Game SevenFollow @RoyalsBlue_com
The games leading up to this have been a blast, but the Royals couldn’t quite finish it off. All of their talent, hard work, and dedication just to come up short. This is heartbreaking, and I’m sure I speak for everyone. At least this game was entertaining, but not even the most entertaining game in the world could make the pain that Royals fans everywhere are feeling.
Jeremy Guthtie cruised right through the first inning, but ran into trouble in the second inning. With the bases loaded, a pair of sac flies by Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford brought in Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence. The Royals got those two runs back in the bottom of the inning when Alex Gordon doubled to score Billy Butler from first base. Omar Infante drove in the final run of the inning, and the game, on a sacrifice fly to score Alex Gordon.
The Giants scored one more in the fourth inning to seal their World Series victory. Guthrie only pitched 3.1 innings and gave up three earned runs. When Ned Yost said that he would be quick with the hook today, he wasn’t kidding. He was just a bit late though.
In came Madison Bumgarner. He allowed one hit, and that was to Alex Gordon in the ninth inning. Other than that, the Royals never stood a chance. There are good pitchers…. And then there’s Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner is on a different level than any other pitcher, and if he doesn’t win MVP, then Hunter Pence or Pablo Sandoval probably will. In the World Series, the Giants ace has a 0.56 ERA in sixteen innings pitched.
I think this might be the saddest recap I’ve ever written. To put it plainly: The Royals had one hell of a season, but couldn’t get the job done. They’ll be back next year, and next year they will definitely take the crown. One thing is for sure: We still own the pennant. The stupid Giants can’t take that from us.