Monday, April 27, 2009

Bannister Wins Second Straight Start

Game Date: April 27, 2009
Blue Jays @ Kansas City
Royals 7, Blue Jays 1 / Box Score
WP: Bannister (2-0), LP: Purcey (0-2)
KC Home Runs: Guillen 2 (2), Olivo (2)
Royals Record: 10-9 / Record in April: 10-9

Brian Bannister pitched seven strong innings, giving up just one hit and one run. He walked way too many guys (6), but at other times, he set up guys well. After the game he said the mist caused him to lose the grip on the ball because he throws his fastball without any seams. Jose Guillen blasted two home runs and Miguel Olivo hit one. Overall, the Royals were patient at the plate, drawing eight walks. Toronto pitchers threw a ton of fastballs—at one time throwing eleven straight—obviously believing that the Royals can’t hit the fastball, but it backfired on them. Jamey Wright was tough on the Blue Jays, throwing a scoreless eighth and Kyle Farnsworth made it through the ninth.

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