Friday, June 05, 2009

Even Our Stopper Can End the Streak

Game Date: June 5, 2009
Kansas City @ Toronto 
Blue Jays 9, Royals 3 / Box Score
WP: Romero (3-2), LP: Greinke (8-2)
KC Home Runs: Guillen (6), Jacobs (10)
Royals Record: 23-31 / Record in June 0-4

What do you do when even your stopper is unable to kill a losing streak?

After the game, Greinke said that everything the Blue Jays hit was a line drive. That’s sort of how things looked last Sunday in Kansas City when Greinke pitched against the White Sox—except that most of those balls were hit right at people. That wasn’t the case tonight.

The Royals were never really in this one and their offense didn’t wake up until the Royals were down 7-0. And so, the losing streak is now at eight, but it already feels like 18. This team has an uncanny knack for long losing streaks and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s too many people pressing or just a general mentality that doesn’t believe the team can win. Maybe it’s something else. I don’t know.

Tomorrow afternoon, we get to do it all again. Luke Hochevar (0-2, 10.80) is back and will go up against Scott Richmond (4-2, 3.50). Hochevar is 1-1 in his career against the Blue Jays with a 3.75 ERA in 12.0 IP. Richmond is 1-0 against the Royals with a 1.29 ERA in 7.0 IP.

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