There’s only one word you can use to describe what happened to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
Heading into the top of the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins, the Royals had command of the game.
They were leading 6-0 as they looked to prevent a sweep and get back into the win column.
But baseball is a funny game, and when we think we have it figured out, something crazy happens that turns the game on its ear.
That’s what happened yesterday, as the Twins erased that 6-0 deficit and pulled off a sweep.
A Royals fan page tweeted that this was the first time the Royals had ever lost a home game where they took a six-run lead into the eighth inning.
For the first time ever, the #Royals have lost a home game when leading by exactly 6 runs after 7 innings. They were 128-0.
The Royals are now 200-2 in all games when leading by exactly 6 runs after 7 innings.
The other loss was in Toronto in 2003. Albie Lopez was involved.
— Royals Stats (@RoyalsStats) May 22, 2022
The Nightmare Continues
What a rough way to lose a game, especially at home.
But we’ve seen some wild comebacks this season.
First, there was the New York Mets’ rally from down 7-0 against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Then the Cleveland Guardians came back from down 8-2 against the Chicago White Sox.
Now, here the Twins are as the latest team to have pulled off such a comeback.
This season has been quite miserable thus far for the Royals.
The most exciting part of their season has been Bobby Witt Jr, and even he hasn’t been able to stop the team’s struggles.
The Royals now sit at 14-26, tied with the Detroit Tigers for the worst record in the American League.
How did they blow a 6-0 lead you ask?
We may never know.
But things aren’t looking real positive in Kansas City, which will quickly become a football town come September.
At least they have some cool City Connect uniforms, right?