Game Date: June 13, 2009
Cincinnati @ Kansas City
Royals 7, Reds 4 / Box Score
WP: Davies (3-6), LP: Arroyo (7-5)
KC Home Runs: Teahen (8)
Royals Record: 27-34 / Record in June 4-7
Took in the game tonight at the K and it was a beautiful night for baseball. It also turned out to be the Willie Bloomquist show. He drove in the first two runs of the game for the Royals and he ended up going 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and a walk. Billy Butler had a nice game too, going 3-for-5 with 2 RBI.
Kyle Davies threw too many pitches, walked too many guys, and had to leave the game too early, but he looked like Zack Greinke compared to Bronson Arroyo. Arroyo couldn’t throw his fastball for strikes and Royals hitters caught on to the fact that he was throwing primarily breaking pitches and they jumped all over him.
The Royals will go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon. They’ll send Brian Bannister (4-3, 4.69) up against Johnny Cueto (6-3, 2.33). Neither pitcher has faced the other team.