Friday, August 28, 2009

Seattle done in by the long ball

Game Date: August 27, 2009
Kansas City @ Seattle
Royals 8, Mariners 4 / Box Score
WP: Davies (5-9), LP: Fister (1-1)
KC Home Runs: DeJesus (11), Betancourt (5), Pena (5), Callaspo (8)
Royals Record: 49-78 / Record in August 9-18

Four home runs in one game? We’ll take it.

Kyle Davies had an odd outing. He struggled in the first inning, but once he settled down, he put together a three inning stretch in which he looked better than I’ve ever seen him. Loved seeing him throw all of his pitches for strikes. Then in the middle innings he started to struggle again. He got through six innings though, only giving up two earned runs, so we can’t complain. He’s made a change to his delivery recently that keeps him over the rubber a little longer so he doesn’t drift toward home plate so much. Let’s see if it pays long term dividends.

The bottom of the order, consisting of Pena-Betancourt-Anderson, went 5-for-11 with 4 RBI, 4 R, and a walk.

All in all, it was a good day.

A few items of note regarding the Omaha Royals:

  • I bumped into Joe Posnanski in the press box in Omaha last night. He’s working on his last official column for the KC Star that’ll be coming out this Sunday. He’s writing about Omaha reliever Chris “Disco” Hayes. Posnanski is one of the nicer guys I’ve ever met in the industry. We talked about the Omaha Royals roster and the direction of the organization over all.
  • And the Omaha Royals won.

Like I said, it was a good day.

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