A's @ Royals Game - one of the Best Ever
That was one exciting game last night between the A's and the Royals. I really like how the Royals are built on offense. As I live near Milwaukee and am well aware of the Brewers collapse this year, I can't help but contrast how different the offensive approaches are between the Royals and Brewers. The Brewers are built similar to the A's. They both have power, but what makes the A's better is they work the count more and also draw walks, thus they get more multi run homers. The Royals are built with contact hitters and speed. In last nights game speed trumped power. Not only that but I believe a speed and contact team is much more fun to watch than a power team. Power hitters are streaking, all or nothing. Contact and speed players are more steady and don't go into the prolonged slumps. Actually, players don't lose speed over the course of the season, (unless from injury) where as power hitters sometimes either wear down or just slump badly. When a power team loses its power, all that thee have left are strike outs and double plays. Case in point were the 2014 Brewers.
I honestly would like to see the Royals make it to the World Series to face the Pittsburgh Pirates. That would really annoy ESPN because apparently ESPN has never heard of either of those teams before.Subscribe in a reader