What started out promising has turned into another nightmare for the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals managed only two hits--both by last year's All-Star, Billy Butler--against St. Louis Cardinals pitching Tuesday night.
Much of the Royals' high hopes depended on the production of the young players they've developed such as Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. But they've been disappointing.
Manager Ned Yost is preaching patience.
"What do asking want me to do? Take my belt off and spank them? Yell at them? Scream at them?" said Yost.
But no home victory since May 5, Yost knows the Royals can't stand pat.
"Do we need to make changes? This can't continue. I mean, yeah, somewhere down the road we're going to have to make some changes," said Yost.
The tenth straight home losses ties a team record set last year.
The Royals will be in St. Louis Wednesday night to resume their series against the Cardinals.