The marketing catch phrase for the Kansas City Royals this year has been, "This is our time." But after a disastrous homestand, the Royals ad campaign has backfired.
Before the home opener, starting pitcher Luke Hochevar was asked if this feels like "our time."
He responded, "It does."
Then he surrendered seven runs in the first inning, ruining the first home opener for a young player like Mike Moustakas.
"Anytime you lose a ballgame, it's disappointing," said Moustakas.
Then two more home losses, leaving left fielder Alex Gordon to respond to whether or not it's still "our time."
He said, "Yeah, we came in here with high expectations and we still do."
Detroit came in. Three more losses for Kansas City. As if it couldn't get any worse, Eric Hosmer hit into a triple play last Friday night against Toronto.
"That was the first one in a lifetime," said Hosmer.
Sunday's loss made it 0-and-9 at home.
"We can't continue this," said Royals manager Ned Yost.
Then Yost stated the obvious after Monday night's game, "We just completed this homestand, and we didn't win a game."
The Blue Jays won, 4-1, to hand the Royals their tenth loss at home and their 11th straight overall.