Royals give up 5 home runs in painful 16-1 loss to the Rangers
And a new hope . . .
Nicky Lopez is finally up with the Royals after weeks of fans clamoring for his arrival. His debut was marked with his first hit and a "Salvy Splash" in a blowout win, and even if he doesn't put up the numbers he did dominating the Pacific Coast League in Omaha, he offers hope to Royals fans longing for a younger lineup full of upside.