Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Spring Game #6

Game Date: March 2, 2009 
Royals 14, Giants 5 / Box Score
Royals Spring Training Record: 3-2-1

Trey Hillman gave most of the back ups a chance to start and they went nuts at the plate. Mitch Maier was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Derrick Robinson was 1-for-1 with two walks and 2 RBI. Luis Hernandez was 2-for-3 with an RBI. John Suomi was 1-for-1 with 4 RBI. Chris Lubanski was 3-for-3 with 2 RBI. Alberto Callaspo was 1-for-3 with 3 RBI. And Shane Costa saw his first action since wrist surgery last July. He was 2-for-2 with a walk. As a team, the Royals drew 10 walks.

Horacio Ramirez started for the Royals. He allowed too many guys to get on base and three of them scored, but all three were unearned due to  errors by Callaspo at second base and Ryan Shealy at first base. Anybody else getting the feeling that we’re going to have issues at second base this season? Kyle Davies had another good outing, going three innings and giving up just one hit. If he can break camp pitching anywhere near as well as he did last September, the Royals are going to have three solid guys at the top of the rotation. Jamey Wright had another scoreless outing in one inning of work.

Billy Butler is still suffering with the bruise on his left hand. Sounds like he’ll miss at least several days.

Did you hear that former Royal Justin Huber signed with the Twins? It’s true.

Zack Greinke will start for the Royals this afternoon in Surprise against the Indians. Kyle Farnsworth, Jimmy Gobble, Ron Mahay, and Doug Waechter are scheduled to pitch as well.


Ron Rollins said...

The Royals didn't draw 10 walks.

The Indian pitchers gave up 10 walks. There's a big difference.

Lee Warren said...

You may have a good point. But, you know that this team has a propensity to swing at anything. Remember, we are talking about the team that was dead last in all of the Major Leagues in walks last season.

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