Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ponson Gets First Win; Teahen Goes Deep

Game Date: May 6, 2009 
Seattle @ Kansas City 
Royals 9, Mariners 1 / Box Score
WP: Ponson (1-4), LP: Silva (1-3)
KC Home Runs: Teahen (4)
Royals Record: 17-11 / Record in May 5-1

I tuned in to this game in the fourth inning—just in time to see the Royals go up 8-0. Then, I sat back and watched them cruise to an easy win. Looking at Ponson’s numbers, he had a good outing. Probably just in the nick of time for his sake. Mark Teahen was 3-for-5 with a home run and 3 RBI. Billy Butler and Willie Bloomquist had nice nights as well. This was the fifth straight win for the Royals and with the Detroit vs. Chicago postponement, it gives the Royals a full 2.0 game lead in the AL Central.

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