Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Game 143: Kansas City @ Minnesota

Game Date: September 9, 2008
Twins 7, Royals 2 / Box Score
WP: Blackburn (10-8), LP: Bannister (7-15) 
Royal Home Runs: Olivo (12)
Royals Record: 61-82

I like to drink a cold beer while watching a ball game once in a while. So, I bought a 12-pack a week or so ago, and the "born on" date was June 23. Does that date sound familiar? It was the last time Brian Bannister won a game. So, I now have beer as old as his winless streak.

Yesterday, Bannister gave up seven earned runs on ten hits in just 3.2 innings. And he threw 93 pitches. Wow. John Bale, Jimmy Gobble, Kip Wells, and Devon Lowery pitched the final 4.1 innings without giving up a run, but after the second inning, the Royals really didn't make a serious run at the Twins.

Jose Guillen had three of the six hits the Royals had on the day and Miguel Olivo hit a solo home run. The rest of the offense was pretty silent.

Tonight, Kyle Davies (6-6, 4.59) will go up against Kevin Slowey (11-9, 3.75). Davies is 2-3 in his career against the Twins with a 4.76 ERA in 22.2 IP. Slowey is 2-0 against the Royals with a 2.50 ERA in 18.0 IP.

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