In on a Monday, where I find myself thinking, “Kansas City Royals, there’s no reason why you can’t win three against a 27-39 Houston Astros club that was outscored 23-8 in a weekend sweep by the Texas Rangers, and is 3-7 in its last 10.”
Then I remember that logic is no friend to this team.
- Oh, before I get ahead of myself; take that, Cardinals.
- Here’s one for you: I’d rather see a Yuniesky Betancourt in the lineup instead of Eric Hosmer.
- Blasphemy, I know.
- Not that Ned Yost has to worry about that in the immediate future as Billy Butler will likely get Hosmer’s starts in Houston.
- I know the team keeps pointing to a random hit here and there as signs Hosmer is about to break out, but what I watched from a frustrated, weak-tapping Hosmer over the weekend does not inspire confidence.
- And, a funny thing about hitting streaks — Hosmer has a current 5-gamer. His average has dropped two points, down to .219, over that stretch.
- Can Chris Getz’s career afford to become injury prone?
- Did Johnny Giavotella unpack his bags in Omaha?
- Should the Royals make Betancourt the every day guy, bring up Irving Falu as the once-a-week substitute, and leave Johnny G. in the minors to get himself fully straightened out?
- Thankfully, it appears Saturday night’s letdown for Tim Collins and Greg Holland was just a hiccup for both.
- Almost as short as it appears Wil Myers’ stay in Omaha will wind up being.
- MLB.com’s Andrew Pentis is convinced Myers is headed to Kansas City very soon.
- After going 4-for-5 with a double on Sunday, Myers’ season numbers between Northwest Arkansas and Omaha: .337/.408/.718; 1.127 OPS; minor-league leading 24 HR; 61 RBI;
- Myers and Salvador Perez joining the big league team in July? Yes, please.
- All of these things to consider, it’s June 18, and the Royals are only five games out of first place in American League Central race.