Royals Weekly: Kansas City Collects Rings, Splits Season-Opening Series vs Mets

The Kansas City Royals had an interesting start to the 2016 MLB season, playing host to the same New York Mets they defeated for the 2015 World Series crown. The series, which was only two games, allowed the team to collect its long-awaited World Series rings. 

With the season just getting off the ground, here's a look at the week gone by and what lies ahead in another edition of Royals Weekly. 

Last Week
Kansas City started off its championship defense on the right foot, staving off a late Mets rally in a 4-3 win. Edinson Volquez tossed six shutout innings to outduel Matt Harvey on Opening Day, and Wade Davis closed the door in the ninth after a near collapse by the bullpen. Noah Syndergaard flipped the script in Game 2, hurling six scoreless for the Mets in what ended up being a 2-0 shutout. The Royals' best oppoortunity was when they loaded the bases in the sixth, but Kendrys Morales struck out to end the threat.

What's Next?
After two days off, the Royals return to action on Friday against the Minnesota Twins at home. Yordano Ventura and offseason signee Ian Kennedy will take the mound for the first time in 2016 before going back around the horn to Volquez. A four-game series with the Houston Astros will follow.

Injured outfielder Jarrod Dyson, who has been nursing a strained oblique, appears ready for a rehab assignment and could join the Royals against the Twins. Rookie Reymond Fuentes started in place of Dyson on Opening Day. 

What They're Saying
Royals’ Jarrod Dyson prepares to head out on rehab assignment (Kansas City Star)
Two consecutive days without Royals baseball is cruel (FanSided)
Which Royals are true Beliebers? (Eric Hosmer)

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