Thursday, August 30, 2007

Royals Rough Up Miller

Game Date: August 29, 2007
Royals 5, Tigers 0 / Box Score
WP: Braun (2-0), LP: Miller (5-5), SV: Riske (4) 
Royal Home Runs: None
Royals Record: 59-72

This one was over early.

The Royals pummeled Andrew Miller and he wasn't even able to escape the first inning. Miller started the game by hitting David DeJesus with a pitch. Esteban German followed him with a triple. Mark Grudzielanek reached on an infield single, scoring German. Billy Butler was hit by a pitch. Emil Brown singled to left. Still no outs by the way. Alex Gordon singled to right, scoring Grud and Butler. Tony Pena singled in Butler and Brown. And for some reason, Bell started playing small ball in a five-run inning, and he had Joey Gathright bunting to move Gordon to third. Gathright struck out and Gordon was picked off second. Who knows how many we would have scored in the first inning otherwise?

Unfortunately, Zack Greinke is still on a limited pitch count, so he didn't get the win, even though he pitched well (no runs in four innings). He threw 71 pitches and Ryan Braun relieved him, picking up the win. The bullpen didn't allow any runs and David Riske picked up a rare save.

Oddly this was the Royals fifth shutout of the season and Jason LaRue has been behind the plate for all five of them. Not sure what that means.

This afternoon Leo Nunez (2-1, 3.00) will go against Jeremy Bonderman (10-7, 4.87). Nunez is 0-0 against the Tigers in his career with a 4.91 ERA. Bonderman is 8-5 against the Royals with a 3.98 ERA.

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