Thursday, June 25, 2009

Royals Can’t Complete the Sweep

Game Date: June 25, 2009
Kansas City @ Houston
Astros 5, Royals 4 / Box Score
WP: Wright (2-1), LP: Bannister (5-5), SV: Valverde (6)
KC Home Runs: None
Royals Record: 31-40 / Record in June 8-13

This loss was a result of three things:

1. Brian Bannister not quite having the control he needed.

2. Lance Berkman taking advantage of Banny’s poor control by hitting two two-run home runs.

3. Failure by the Royals to take full advantage of an atrocious defensive game by the Astros, during which they committed three errors.

Mark Teahen had a nice game, going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. And David DeJesus drew a walk, scored a run, and saw 28 pitches in four plate appearances—which isn’t too bad considering he didn’t even have a hit. But the Royals only managed six hits and generally speaking that’s not going to win you many ball games.

At least we won this series.

Now it’s on to Pittsburgh. Gil Meche (4-6, 4.11) will go up against Charlie Morton (0-0, 3.00) tomorrow night. Neither pitcher has faced the other team.

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