Thursday, August 28, 2008

Game 133: Texas @ Kansas City

Game Date: August 27, 2008
Rangers 3, Royals 2 / Box Score
WP: Harrison (6-3), LP: Bannister (7-14), SV: Francisco (1)
Royal Home Runs: None
Royals Record: 56-77

...hope has vanished. This team is a disaster. Again. --Jeffrey Flanagan

I'm starting to run out of words to describe how horrible this season has become. The Royals have lost 17 of their last 20 games and have dropped like an anchor in the AL Central standings with no chance of seeing fourth place again this season. Remember when they were actually ahead of the Indians? Cleveland has won ten games in a row and moved past Detroit, into third place. The Royals are eight games behind the Tigers.

Jose Guillen is busy yelling at fans. Most of our young guys are underachieving. Our defense is atrocious. Our pitching isn't much better. Can you imagine what the season would be like without Mike Aviles or Joakim Soria? Maybe the worst ever.

Brian Bannister had his best outing last night since the last time he won a game--June 23. But it still wasn't good enough. With the scored tied 2-2 in the seventh inning, Bannister dropped a pop up (which pretty much sums up the season for the Royals) and the Rangers scored what turned out to be the winning run on the play.

Thankfully, the Royals are off today, which means they can't lose. They will start a new series in Detroit on Friday night. Kyle Davies (5-5, 4.81) will go up against Zach Miner (7-4, 3.61). Davies is 1-3 in his career against the Tigers with a 4.57 ERA in 21.2 IP. Miner is 2-2 against the Royals with a 4.33 ERA in 27.0 IP.


Deaner said...

Jose Guillen is an insult to the entire Royals organization. He is lazy and a clubhouse cancer. Why does Hillman continue to run Guillen out on the field everyday?

Lee Warren said...

The answer is because they are paying him twelve million dollars a year. I just wish they could find a way to trade him.

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