Found August 16, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril--- The Kansas City Royals second half run has hit a huge pothole. Kansas City has now lost their 3rd consecutive game. While their post All-Star record is still an excellent 19-7, they have clearly lost their momentum.  While the bullpen contributed to the team's decline by losing a 0-0 10 inning game and blowing a 2-1 lead against the Marlins, but the primary culprit has been the return of offensive futility. Kansas City hitters have reverted to the early-season impotence that caused hitting coaches Andre David and Jack Maloof to lose their jobs. In the last three games the Royals have scored 0, 2, and 1 run. Injuries to 3B Mike Moustakas, 2B Miguel Tejada, and CF Lorenzo Cain have played a large role in the decline. Manager Ned Yost has been forced to fill-in with two recently-acquired middle infielders: Jamey Carroll and Emilio Bonifacio. Both have an OPS below .600 on the season. Meanwhile, the team clearly misses Lorenzo Cain's range in centerfield. Des...
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