Hope everyone had a better holiday than the Royals.
What a brutal weekend. If not for a couple of timely basehits on Saturday night, we're talking about four consecutive shutouts.
Since returning home from a dreadful road trip the Royals have played four games. In those games, they have scored a grand total of three runs.
Some more numbers from the current homestand:
.159 Batting Average
5 extra base hits (all doubles)
I was an embarrassing weekend from the beginning when, due to a dugout mixup, Angel Berroa was listed as the leadoff batter but David DeJesus took his turn. Angels manager Mike Scoscia did exactly what he was supposed to do...Let DeJesus take the at bat, get a base hit, then point out the error to the umpires. The result: A leadoff single is erased and Berroa doesn't get to swing the bat. Maybe one good thing came out of that after all.
Probably the best starting pitcher of the last four games was Lima. Another reason to keep him around, I guess.
The Buddy Bell honeymoon is officially over.