The Kansas City Royals had their fifth game of the 2013 Major League Season postponed Friday night due to rain. The Royals have experienced snow, rain, a combination of both and a manhunt in Boston in a little over a month. At this point, are all of the several postponements a good or bad thing for the Royals this season?
One would say that not being able to play on a consistent basis would hurt the team. Kansas City is having a difficult time getting any momentum together, especially when they have back-to-back games postponed due to bad weather. That is what happened Thursday night when the game in Kansas City was postponed after 3 1/3 innings due to snow, and then Friday night because of rain.
It would appear the extra rest would help the team recover, but the players would say differently. They have prepared all offseason and waited all spring to get into game action. They want to play every day, whether they need rest or not.
With that being said, the Royals are 15-10 and only a half game back of the Detroit Tigers for first place in the American League Central division. Kansas City has won seven of their last 10 games, including two in a row. They also have an above .500 record at home and on the road. Not being able to play games on a consistent basis may be difficult, but the results appear to be in the team’s favor.
The Royals will make up their rained out game against the Chicago White Sox on Monday.