I always love going to Kauffman Stadium every year. Its one of the nicest ballparks in the entire league, and the fans in Kansas City are always friendly. I went to Saturday night’s 5-1 Royal win and Sunday’s 10-4 Yankee win. Both games highlighted the strengths of each team. In Saturday’s game Alex Gordon and Billy Butler carried the Royal offense, with a combined 6-9 effort with 4 RBI and 2 doubles combined. Jeff Francoeur made a laser throw from the outfield to nab a tagging Curtis Granderson at 3rd base and Felipe Paulino gave the Royals 6 good innings in his season debut to pick up the win. In Sunday’s game, much to my expectation, the Yankees pounded Luke Hochevar en route to a 3 homer, 10 run performance. Phil Hughes gave the Yankees everything they would need on the mound, allowing only 3 runs in 6.2 innings, picking up his 2nd win of the season.
Kansas City is a great place to catch a couple of ball games, and I highly recommend Kauffman Stadium as one of the best ballparks in baseball. The All-Star game this summer will be a much needed treat for a starved fan base, and the city should do a great job as the host.