Three Kansas City Royals Players Play Hero In Stopping Atlanta Braves’ Win Streak
Not many people thought the Kansas City Royals could stop the Atlanta Braves’ 10-game win streak, but that does not matter now. There is no question it was a solid team win for the Royals, with three players in particular playing hero to record the 1-0 victory.
Kansas City starting pitcher Wade Davis must be acknowledged for his outstanding performance. The right-hander tossed seven solid innings in which he struck out seven and allowed five hits in the much deserved win. The fact that he was able to throw 62 of his 92 pitches for strikes certainly helped.
Second baseman Chris Getz is another player that deserves some credit for his fantastic play. With two outs in the seventh inning, Getz just missed catching Chris Johnson’s blooper down the right field line. However, the fact that he got up quickly after the failed dive and threw home just in time to nab Juan Francisco at the plate made up for it. It was an amazing play that needed to be executed in order to defeat a team that has won 10 straight games.
Of course, the contest could have never been won without right fielder Jeff Francoeur hitting an RBI single to score shortstop Alcides Escobar from second base in the fourth inning. The fact that Escobar was on base in the first place is miraculous considering he was 0-for-15 coming into the day.
Obviously, the entire team deserves the outstanding victory. Everyone played a part in helping the Royals stop the win streak. Manager Ned Yost must now make sure to force his team to build off of the momentum they have created.