The Kansas City Royals tied a team record for HRs in a game last night after belting in 6 during their game against Detroit. Last nights hitting display has the Royals in a tie for the HR lead with Atlanta and Detroit at 8 a piece. The outing also placed them in the top 10 for runs scored.
While the hitting clinic was fun to watch, the Royals also sit atop the leaderboard in several categories a fan would rather not see. The Royals are 3rd in the league in strikeouts at 46. This puts the team batting average at .207 which is 23rd in MLB.
After watching this team over the last several days I will say that the current Royals squad does have a “trust the process” feel to it. Dayton Moore has done it in the past and I’d bet he can do it again. Let’s Go Royals!
As suspected, FOX Sports announced on Thursday that it will be using virtual fans for the upcoming MLB season. The news was put out earlier today via Twitter.
FOX Sports Vice President Brad Zager had this to say. ”
“We believe that what we’re doing is creating a natural viewing experience, sports is supposed to be an escape and when people have that escape we want it to feel as normal as possible when there’s very little normalcy, like a crowd at a baseball game on a Saturday.
“We’re not looking to fool everyone. We know it is a virtual crowd. But we also know how jarring watching a game in an empty stadium is on TV.”
No seventh-inning stretch needed for this crowd!
Beginning Saturday, @FOXSports brings “virtual fans” to its live @MLB broadcasts 🦾
Kansas City Royals right-handed pitcher Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn have both tested positive for COVID-19. With Salvy announcing his positive test results on Saturday this brings the total to 3 cases within the team.
The Royals season is scheduled to start off on July 24th in Cleveland. With the recent spike in cases nationwide the season that took forever to get here may just be over before it starts.
The players released a statement before giving the Royals permission to announce the positive test results. You can find the players statements here.
Starting Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. and lasting through Thursday morning, the Royals will be offering opening day tickets with no associated fees. The tickets are only available at https://www.mlb.com/royals/tickets