Striking out in his two late game plate appearances, Nunez wonders what the answer is to the offensive struggles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals 5 — New York Yankees 1
Lackluster lineup struggled in tonight’s 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals.
The Yankees turned to Phil Hughes to open the series. After a quick and easy first inning, the “2012 Home Run Derby snub” Billy Butler showed what he’s capable of. On the second pitch of the second inning, Billy Butler went deep the opposite way to the short porch to give the Royals the lead. A pair of doubles would bring home the Royals’ second run of the game.
Two runs is usually not bad. Usually.
To give you an idea of what the lineup featured, three starting position players finished the night batting under .200 and one finished decimal points north of .200. One of those position players under .200 (Luis Cruz) actually got two hits in four at-bats and raised his average. “Lackluster” was being generous with this l...