Their biggest inning of the year turned a back and forth game into a rare laugher.
I thought that Garcia's barehanded play on Alberto's bunt was extremely outstanding. I also appreciated his willingness to take a walk when he was trying to get a bunt down. Not many young hitters would have the patience or self-discipline to do that.
The Royals are playing their best defense on the field, they were transactional, AND, they won. Is this Christmas?!
A couple things of note. I’ll admit that Massey has looked better since I derided him in this message board a few weeks ago and lumped him with Dozier. I think MJ has a future with this team as their everyday RF and they should abandon the C experiment and keep his bat in the lineup, they seem to have unlocked something in him in May. Can anyone explain to me how dWAR is calculated on Baseball Reference because the eye test passes both Pratto and Maikel Garcia and both are negative WAR because of their D. Speaking of Pratto, I have more confidence in his ABs than Witt or MJ right now and I have more and more confidence in them each day.
One last thing, does this team have a Jeremy Guthrie trade in it? I always felt like that July 2012 trade is what shaped the 14/15 seasons. Guthrie came in and gave the Royals a legitimate SP who kept them in games. Then we were over .500 in 13 and the rest is history. I feel like that is what this team needs.
I guess that my hope of Mad Max starting in Milwaukee on Friday just isn't going to be...oh, well. Great game last night. I do love that the young'uns are starting to drive the ball the opposite way when presented with the opportunity to do so.