Sunday, March 16, 2008

ST Game #18

Game Date: March 16, 2008
Royals 13, Giants 3 / Box Score
Royals Spring Training Record: 10-8

Zack Greinke pitched five strong innings in this one, giving up just one earned run on three hits and a walk. Although, in reality, he faced mostly backups in the Giants' lineup because most of their regulars played in an A-game against the Angels. Even so, Hillman noted that Greinke "changed speeds so well. Watching the gun, 92-93 (mph) to sometimes 78-80. That's a good variance there as far as getting hitters off their back foot."

Mike Maroth struggled again, giving up two earned runs in two innings. He walked four guys and saw his ERA climb to 9.00. I can't see him making the rotation to start the season. Going down to Omaha for a month or two might be a good thing for him. It would get him out of the spotlight and give him a chance to figure some things out. Brandon Duckworth and Jimmy Gobble both pitched scoreless innings.

As you can tell from the score, the Royals had a field day at the plate. Joey Gathright, David DeJesus, Ross Gload, and Esteban German had two hits apiece. German drove in four runs. Ryan Shealy and DeJesus drove in two. And the Royals walked eight times. I love to see that.

Brian Bannister will get the start for the Royals tomorrow afternoon against Oakland in Phoenix. He'll go up against Dana Eveland.

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