Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Meche Leaves with Back Stiffness

Game Date: April 28, 2009
Blue Jays @ Kansas City
Blue Jays 8, Royals 1 / Box Score
WP: Richmond (3-0), LP: Meche (1-2)
KC Home Runs: None
Royals Record: 10-10 / Record in April: 10-10

Gil Meche left this one early with back stiffness—a problem he had toward the end of Spring Training—and you have to wonder if this is going to be a recurring problem. If it is, the Royals are in trouble. It’s not the Greinke couldn’t easily take over the number one role, because he could, but the rotation would look much less solid from number two on down than it does with a healthy Gil Meche. The Horacio Ramirez experiment looks like a failed one now that his ERA is a bloated 10.80 after giving up three more earned runs. Nice to see David DeJesus pick up a couple of hits in this one, and Mark Teahen had a couple of good plate appearances, going 1-for-3 with a walk.

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