Matheny confident the Royals can bring back the excitement in Kansas City


(610 Sports) -- Major League Baseball stadiums across the country are increasing fan capacity and that can do a lot for the players on the field. One team that could use the jolt as much as any, is the Kansas City Royals. Currently riding a 9-game losing streak, the team is looking to turn things around and manager Mike Matheny believes the team will do just that, providing fans with the same type of energy that increased fan attendance, will provide for the team.

On Wednesday, Matheny called into 610 Sport's 'Fescoe in the Morning' radio show and shared what he had seen from his perspective, was happening with the team and what he believed could get them back on track.

"I think it's a little of everything," said Matheny. "I mean, obviously, you had little breakdowns early on when this kinda started, it would usually stem from a misplay defensively. We know that we've got to be an airtight defensive team, with that being said, you need those components to show up."

The Royals currently commit 0.68 team errors per 9 innings, ranking them 21st in MLB. The team hopes to get a defensive boost at a premium position when shortstop Adalberto Mondesi rejoins the team. Mondesi is currently at the team's Spring Training facility in Surprise, AZ, getting up to game speed before returning from the injured list.

"Yesterday, it was starting pitching," Matheny continued. "Brady has been fantastic, he just had a really tough fourth inning and he hit a wall for some reason. Then it was hard to kinda get it turned off before it was too late. It's one component after another and the other obvious one right now, is that you've just ran into a time during the season where your entire offense is cold, cold or not productive and we've made a lot of, we've had some hard hits and those aren't excuses but we keep coming back to these guys with truth and the truth is, 'do what you can do, control what you can control, and put good swings on the ball and we've got to trust the fact that things are going to equal out.'"

"It's gonna swing, there's no doubt," Matheny said adamantly. "We have so much talent on this team and we have still yet to see everything click to where we've had those pieces in the bullpen exactly like they were in the beginning of the year, our pitching staff giving us good, solid, deep starts, and then our whole offense is going. We have a lot of different pieces that aren't necessarily on-time right now, but when they do, that's gonna be that excitement that you're talking about."

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