Sunday, August 12, 2007

Nunez to the Rescue

Game Date: August 11, 2007
Royals 4, Blue Jays 1 / Box Score
WP: Nunez (2-0), LP: McGowan (8-6), SV: Soria (13)
Royal Home Runs: Gordon (9)
Royals Record: 51-64

Leo Nunez isn't supposed to be in the starting rotation. He only has two pitches, he's small, and the Royals see him as more back of the pen sort of guy because he does throw hard. But every time we've given him the ball and asked him to start this season, he's pitched well. Last night was no exception. He gave up just one earned run in six innings and he put the Royals in a position to win.

Meanwhile Alex Gordon went nuts--going 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, and one SB. He also fell just shy of hitting for the cycle (he was missing the double). Joey Gathright had a nice night as well, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. And Mark Teahen was 2-for-4.

Tonight, Brian Bannister (8-6, 3.32) goes up against A.J. Burnett (5-6, 4.31). Bannister has never faced the Blue Jays. Burnett is 1-1 against the Royals in his career with a 4.58 ERA.

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