Cardinals good, bad and ugly in Royals series
Tuesday’s game was all-around ugly for the Cardinals.
With Dakota Hudson on the mound, the Royals got their scoring started in the second inning with a home run off the bat of Bobby Witt Jr., to left-center field. It was the first in his career for Witt. Harrison Bader appeared to throw the ball to fans, however, it was thrown into the waterfalls in the outfield. It’s not clear if Bader did that on purpose. According to MLB.com, the Royals were able to retrieve the ball for Witt and were having it framed for him.
In the fourth, Witt grounded into a double play, allowing Ryan O’Hearn to score.
In the seventh inning, Edward Olivares knocked a double to left field, allowing Nicky Lopez to score. Andrew Benintendi singled to right field, allowing Olivares to score. Whit Merrifield hit a sacrifice fly to center field, allowing Benintendi to score. Witt singled to left field, allowing Hunter Dozier to score. Michael A. Taylor singled to right field, scoring Witt.
Just a terrible combined inning of work for T.J. McFarland and Jake Woodford. Bad luck happens. Hopefully, the Cardinals can prevent this from happening again.