On the road again, the Red Sox are on the road again. Ok, I won’t attempt to transform a Willie Nelson classic into a baseball melody. But the opening line does speak the truth about the Red Sox.
After two days at home that had them play three games against Tampa Bay, Boston is once again packing their bags and taking their grey, away jerseys with them. Next stop: Kansas City.
Tampa Bay proved that good pitching will win out on most nights as witnessed by the lack of hitting the Red Sox showcased in the brief series that saw the Rays take two of three. So this might be a good time for a suddenly struggling offensive Red Sox club to head into Kansas City and take on the last place Royals. Well, think again.
It was this same Royals team that came into Fenway last month and split a four game series with Boston, exposing many holes in a heavily favored Red Sox lineup.
Revenge may not be on top of mind when they kick off a four game set against the Royals starting tonight, but should they struggle for the third series in a row, there will be a lot of question marks surrounding this club as we get set for September.
Thanks to Michael from the Royals Fansided network Kings of Kauffman for assisting with this series 6 pack and answering all things Royals related. Enjoy!