Originally written on Crown Crazed  |  Last updated 10/25/14
Why is it that the 2012 Kansas City Royals have won 5 road games in a row, yet they have won 5 TOTAL home games all season?  There has to be SOMETHING to explain this besides it being simply that "they are the Royals" right?Take a look at the team stats:IS IT THE OFFENSE?Batting AverageHome- .265 (12th in MLB)Away- .254 (Tied for 9th in MLB)On Base Percentage (.OBP)Home- .323 (15th)Away- .312 (14th)On Base Plus Slugging (.OPS)Home- .718 (19th)Away- .714 (12th)Home RunsHome- 12 (26th)Away- 18 (T-10th)Runs Batted In (RBI)Home- 78 (16th)Away- 76 (18th)Runs ScoredHome- 84 (16th)Away- 82 (18th)Caught StealingHome- 7 (T-2nd) Away- 7 (T-4th)IS IT THE PITCHING/DEFENSE?ERAHome- 5.14 (27th) Away- 3.10 (4th)Walks + Hits per Inning Pitched (WHIP)Home- 1.50 (27th)Away- 1.31 (4th)Runs AllowedHome- 122 (29th)Away- 60 (2nd)OPS AllowedHome- .801 (29th)Away- .669 (4th)Home Runs AllowedHome- 27 (T-26th)Away- 7 (1st) Batting Average on Balls In Play (BABIP)Home- .315 (27th)Away- .299 (22nd)(S...

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