Monday, July 06, 2009

Jacobs Blast Lifts Royals

Game Date: July 6, 2009 
Kansas City @ Detroit
Royals 4, Tigers 3 / Box Score
WP: Colon (1-0), LP: Rodney (0-2), SV: Soria (13)
KC Home Runs: Bloomquist (2), Jacobs (11)
Royals Record: 36-46 / Record in July 3-3

So, are the Royals teasing us or what? A three game winning streak is almost enough to create some hope. Remember how we felt when the Royals won four in a row last month . . . at least until they followed it up with a five game losing streak?

Too bad Gil Meche didn’t get the win. He wasn’t great tonight, but decent enough to keep the Royals in the game. And isn’t this like the third day in a row that the bullpen has been solid? Joakim Soria seems to be back to normal—he picked up his third save in the last three days.

In the ninth inning, a friend who is a Tigers fan started sending me text messages which included his predictions that the Tigers would come back and win. I wasn’t confident about the Royals holding on to the lead, but I played the part and it turned out okay.

Tomorrow night, Bruce Chen (0-2, 4.38) goes up against Justin Verlander (8-4, 3.54). Chen is 0-1 in his career against the Tigers with a 5.00 ERA in 18.0 IP. Verlander is 8-1 against the Royals with a 2.21 ERA in 77.1 IP.

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