The Royals gave up 18 hits and 11 runs featuring just 3 diamondbacks starters. Pretty embarrassing if you ask me. Also, the only real pitcher the Royals were able to do any damage to was Seth Etherton, he of 2006 Royals fame. They also managed one run off of Yusmeiro Pettit in a 11-3 trouncing in front of 9,172.
The offense managed just 3 runs on 8 hits, 2 of which went for extra bases. In addition, the offense drew only 2 walks against 6 strikeouts, pretty disappointing numbers if you ask me. The pitching on the other hand was even worse, walking only 2 but striking out just 3.
Hitter of the game
Mike Jacobs gets the hitter of the game award today, though C John Suomi had more RBI. Mike was 1 for 2 with an RBI and no runs. Most importantly Mike registered 2 walks and no strikeouts. Very encouraging, in my opinion.
Pitcher of the game
The pitcher of the game award goes to the only pitcher who didn't give up any runs, Juan Cruz. Cruz pitched a scoreless ninth frame, allowing just one single. Banny had an awful game, it's very discouraging to see his numbers so far this season.
The Royals will travel to Scottsdale to face the Giants and Barry Zito. Luke Hochevar gets the nod for the boys and blue. Also scheduled to pitch is Jimmy Gobble and Heath Phillips.
Thanks as always for reading, I didn't get a chance to finish my prospect write-up for today, so look forward for it tomorrow.