Wow. It has been a busy last couple of days in the world of Johnny Pinstripes. I’m sitting here on Tuesday about to bang out 3 recaps from this Royals series. A series that was supposed to be EXTREMELY easy.
Instead, my favorite player got hurt, Sevy continued to scrub it up, and a team with a [current] .305 winning percentage gave us A LOT of trouble.
Friday night’s game got rained out because, “what else is new?” At this point in the season, Yankee rain outs are almost as common as Judge/Stanton homers. Or smiles by Didi. Or Gardy being angry. Or Boone doing something stupid that gets him roasted on Twitter.
But, heading into a day-night doubleheader on Saturday, things were looking up. This was still the Royals we were talking about, and our ace was on the mound. No wonder we were -400 favorites, or better, on most sports book sites.
For anyone who isn’t hip to the Vegas lingo, that is, essentially a LOCK.
However, it turned out to be anything but…
Before getting pulled in the 5th, Sevy’s stat line was:
8 hits, 6 ER, 1 walk, 5 K’s.
6 earned runs. Holy fucking shit. This is his 4th bad start in a row – what in the world is wrong with Luis Severino? I’m not going to dive into any more Sevy talk, partially because it depresses me, but more-so because my fellow Talkin’ Yanks writer, Adam, just wrote a piece of his own.
So check it out!
Being down 6-0, I still was feeling like we could mount a comeback. As long as we stopped them from scoring runs, we could do it.
Everyone’s favorite Terminator, no not Arnold, confirmed my thoughts. With an absolute MOONSHOT.
— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) July 28, 2018
447 Feet. What an absolute bomb.
The comeback attempt had begun, as Neil added a RBI single, Romine had a RBI grounder, and Gleyber added a run scoring double (out trying to get a triple. Damnit, Gleyber).
But when the Royals added a fucking three homer off D-Rob, the comeback was #over.
I don’t know why I hashtagged over. Don’t judge me, writing about this game has me frustrated again.
The final was a 10-5 Loss.
Let me start writing about the next game so I will no longer be depressed.
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