Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Royals Lose Third Straight

Game Date: July 25, 2007
Yankees 7, Royals 1 / Box Score
WP: Mussina (5-7), LP: Meche (7-7)
Royal Home Runs: None
Royals Record: 43-57

I know that our bullpen needed a break, but did we really need to run Gil Meche out for the eighth inning tonight and did we really need him to throw 120 pitches--especially given the fact that he has struggled with endurance recently?

It just seems odd to me. He had a good game going until the eighth when Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run home run to stretch out the evil Yankees lead. But I guess it didn't matter in the long run. We still only scored one run and Meche gave up three even before the Rodriguez home run.

Tomorrow, Jorge De La Rosa (7-10, 5.61) will try to play the role of stopper. He'll go up against Kei Igawa (2-2, 6.67). De La Rosa is 1-0 against the evil Yankees in his career with a 2.57 ERA. Igawa has never faced the Royals. Neither pitcher is pitching well right now. Let's hope against all hope that the Royals can find a way to avoid the sweep.

1 comment:

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