Contributed by: filbert Tuesday, August 16 2005 @ 09:55 AM CST
The Kansas City Royals remained in their downward spiral Monday night when they were overpowered by Seattle rookie phenom Felix Hernandez in an 11-3 loss at Safeco Field.It's not the other pitchers that are good, it's the Royals that are just bad hitters. Royals need to go 43-2 to finish .500, 25-20 to avoid 100 losses, 1-44 to avoid losing all of their remaining games.
Hernandez, 19, allowed just one run and three hits in eight innings in sending the Royals to their 16th consecutive defeat. He struck out 11 and walked just one in a dominating 99-pitch performance.