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After A Week Of Baseball, Royals Are Perfect At 7-0

The Kansas City Royals were runner-ups in the 2014 World Series, but in 2015, they are showing the rest of baseball that they are serious an dready to compete.

On Opening Day, the Royals took care of business and scored 10 runs on 13 hits and only allowed one run to the White Sox. The Royals would take off from that point and they haven’t looked back.

One of the things that the league has been trying to improve to attract more fans is offense.  In the first seven games of the season, the Royals have scored 52 runs so far which is the most in the major leagues. Offense isn’t the only thing the Royals have been good at.  They have only allowed 18 runs which is good for second fewest in the major leagues.

As a team the Royals are hitting .329 with 28 extra-base hits with 10 of those being home runs.  Five of the starters have a batting average over .360 including two, Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez that are hitting .414 in 29 at-bats each.

Yordano Ventura is of course a perfect 2-0 and has an ERA of 2.31 with nine strikeouts.  One of the numbers that stands out a bit more is his 0.94 WHIP.  He isn’t the only member of the staff getting it done either.  Edinson Volquez dazzled in his first start as a member of the defending American League Champions, going eight innings allowing just one run on four hits.

Another shining star or stars is the Royals bullpen.  Not only have they not allowed many hits over their time on the mound, they have yet to give up a run.  Kansas City’s closer Greg Holland is a perfect 3-for-3 in saves, not allowing a hit and striking out three.  The entire pitching staff including the starters, own an ERA of 2.57 and a collective WHIP of 2.57 which is incredible albeit just over seven games.

So far the Royals have swept the White Sox and the Angels and are 1-0 against the Twins.  It is hard to imagine that they will continue this pace the entire season, but the question could actually be Why not?

 

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David Conde
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