Saturday, March 17, 2007

Tough Day for the Royals

Game Date: March 16, 2007
Mariners 7, Royals 3 / Box Score
Royals Spring Training Record: 8-9

Brian Bannister struggled against the Mariners yesterday afternoon, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and one walk in 3.2 innings. Joakim Soria continued to pitch well, going three innings and giving up one earned run. And Octavio Dotel pitched another scoreless inning. He’s yet to give up an earned run this spring.

The Royals also struggled at the plate, going just 7-for-32. Emil Brown and Billy Butler had two hits apiece and three other Royals had one hit apiece. Joey Gathright stole his fourth base of the spring and Alex Gonzalez made his fifth error.

The Royals play the Diamondbacks this afternoon. Gil Meche will make the start for the Royals.

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