Oh, and did anyone catch the fact that ESPN the Magazine brought up in its newest edition about David DeJesus. Apparently David has a better WARP than Adam Dunn in left field last season.. Interesting.. Just goes to show why the Royals should have signed Dunn to DH!
Anyway, on to the slugfest!
Zack Greinke was pretty bad as he only made it through 2 innings allowing 8 runs, but the Royals used their 9 run seventh inning to power back and beat the Seattle Mariners today in front of a Seattle crowd of 7,271 in Peoria.
The Royals offense really impressed me today, not only because of all the runs and hits, but because they finally walked more times than they struck out. The offense drew 6 walks against 5 strikeouts. The pitchers on the other hand walked just one batter while striking out 8, so it was great on both sides.
Hitter of the Game
Tough, but I'll go with the guy who banged out 4 hits and scored 3 runs while driving in 2 himself. I'm talking about Bert "Reynolds" Callaspo, of course. Callaspo was 4-6 and did not walk while striking out once. His average sits at .262 on the Spring, a little below Teahen's .500.
Pitcher of the Game
Brandon Duckworth.. Ew. I really don't even care to explain it, but he pitched two scoreless innings giving up just one single. He didn't strike out or walk anyone.
The Royals host the Chicago Cubs and Rich Harden tomorrow in a game set to start at 3:05 Central Time. Kyle Davies gets the nod for the Royals, also scheduled to pitch is Joakim the Dream.
Oh and as a side note, Kevin Gregg will be the Cubs closer, at least at the beginning of the season.. Interesting.