The Kansas City Royals unprecedented voting from its rabid fans have resulted in six players making the All-Star roster.
Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez, and Alex Gordon were named starters, while manager Ned Yost chose Wade Davis at pitcher, and fan voting elected Kelvin Herrera to the team as well.
At one point, Royals fan voting had up to eight Royals slated to make the team, causing fans, experts, and other teams complaining about the voting system.
As Yost told the media several weeks ago, if your teams’ players aren’t getting votes, then get online and vote.
With winning comes rewards, and because of the Royals’ tremendous player dating back to the second half of last season and the playoffs, the small market team from the Midwest has gained fans from across the country, even if to root for an underdog like the Royals.
As the break approaches, the Royals are weathering the storm after dropping a series against the Astros and splitting with the twins during a 4-game stretch.
Last season, the KC closed out the first half of the season on its worst win/loss stretch of the season. It was followed up, however, with a charge out of the gates and a refreshed mentality for a push towards the postseason.
At 13 games over .500, Kansas City is in great position to make yet another charge towards the playoffs, and the only road block which would seemingly throw a kink into the system is injuries, which the Royals have battled this season, albeit to a relatively minimal level.
Monday’s series with the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed to a Tuesday double-header due to heavy storms moving through the Kansas City Metro. The first of two games will start at 12:30 p.m.
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