The 2015 World Series Champions are off to a rocky start in spring training in 2016.
After starting 0-4 against the Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, and Chicago White Sox, the team has won 2 of its last 3.
In its 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels, young star Raul Mondesi, Jr., drove in 2 runs for the Royals. In the same inning, Kansas City stole three bases and Dusty Coleman knocked in a run with a triple.
Ned Yost was happy about his pitching in the win as the manager continues to toy with his roster in order to get playing time spread around between the regulars, and the younger players.
In a loss to the Oakland Athletics where KC was playing a split squad, Mike Moustakas hit a 2-run homer, which was one of just four hits on the day for KC. Kyle Zimmer pitched three innings for KC in his second start with the team following a spring training opener in which he came out after two innings.
Monday, the Royals took on the Chicago Cubs–both split squads–and came away with a 3-2 win. Eric Hosmer hit a two-run double in the victory and helped the Royals to their second win of spring training.
The Cubs are considered to be the favorites to win the World Series in 2016 after loading up in the offseason as well as bringing back a roster which saw the postseason for the first time in a long time.
Starter Kris Medlen pitched two innings, striking out 3 batters in his debut for the Royals.
While tempering expectations for anything spring training related when it comes to wins and losses is an absolute must for KC fans, seeing the team get back on track after a rough start is a good sign.
As spring training moves along, Tickets For Less has seats available to each one of KC’s games in Surprise, Arizona. Taking a trip to sunny Arizona? Don’t miss out on your chance to see your boys in blue up close and personal this spring as they prepare to defend their World Series championship. Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon, and Co., are ready for another run at a championship in 2016. Spring training is also your chance to see the young talent in the Royals farm system such as Raul Mondesi, Jr., and Bubba Starling. Get your seats today!