Sunday, August 05, 2007

Blowout in New York

Game Date: August 4, 2007
Yankees 16, Royals 8 / Box Score
WP: Myers (3-0), LP: Bale (0-1)
Royal Home Runs: DeJesus (6)
Royals Record: 48-61

Blowouts happen.

I wish this particular one had happened since it was against the evil Yankees, but it did. Especially since it was Kyle Davies' debut in Royal blue. He looked bad, but then again, five of our seven pitchers ended up giving up runs, so I'm not going to be too quick to deem the trade for Davies a failure. It's way too early for that. The Royals are going with a four-man rotation right now because of the multiple off days, which means Davies should pitch the last game of the Twins series at home next week. Let's see how he does then.

Did you get a chance to see Alex Rodriguez standing at the plate for what seemed like an eternity to watch his 500th career home run fly out of the park? That moment is indicative of everything I hate about the Yankees. If A-Rod had pulled that stunt ten or fifteen years ago, he would have had a fastball planted in his ribcage during his next at bat. I wouldn't have minded seeing it happen yesterday either. But for some reason, the game has changed and it's acceptable to watch home runs now.

This afternoon, Gil Meche (7-8, 3.70) will attempt to stop the sweep. He'll go up against Mike Mussina (6-7, 4.75). Meche is 3-3 in his career against the evil Yankees with a 4.18 ERA. Mussina is 16-7 against the Royals with a 2.98 ERA.

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