In a tightly fought game, the Royals managed to take the series rubber match from the Dodgers, 4-2.
Yes, the problem for the game is that Brad Keller managed to beat Walker Buehler, and that falls on the offense. But the problem for the season is that Caleb Ferguson has to be betting on these games and subsequently throwing them at this point, right? He gave up the deciding two runs in relief of Buehler in the 8th, surrendering three hits and a walk before being yanked. He now has a 7.24 ERA on the year.
Speaking of throwing games, maybe it’s actually Dave Roberts, who used the team’s worst reliever in a tie game in the 8th. MLB needs to step in here, which means they’ll do nothing.
Whit Merrifield was the man for the Royals, as he stroked a 2-1 fastball from Ferguson into right for the go-ahead, game-winning, two-run single. It was his 62nd hit of the season and put the Royals ahead, 4-2.
“It was a good effort all around,” said Merrifield.
These quotes are automated for fuck’s sake, put some effort into them.
The bats managed just six hits on the night and only walked twice as well. Nobody had more than one hit except Cody Bellinger, who had two, including a double, and the only other extra-base hit was a double from Mookie Betts.
It’s Brad Keller, guys.
The Dodgers drop to 25-20 and continue to underachieve so far in 2020.