The Royals took the early lead but blew it in the 9th inning when Roman Colon gave up 3 runs. The Royals and Rangers both banged out 10 hits, but the Rangers turned those into 8 runs while the Royals stranded 7 as a team and only managed 5 runs. The hitters drew just 3 walks against 10 strikeouts as they continued their streak of poor pitch selection. On the other hand the Pitchers only issued 2 walks but struck out just 5.
Horacio Ramirez continued on his path to AAA as he allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits in 5 innings. HoRam stuck out just 1 and walked no one.
Hitter of the Game
It has to be Mark Teahen again. I feel like a homer but Teahen really has been awesome as of late. Mark was 2-3 today with no walks and 1 strikeout, all while playing second base. Mark scored 2 runs and drove in another. One of Mark's hits was a triple off of Feldman. Mark's line on the spring is .500/.553/1.000.. not too bad for a second baseman, eh?
Pitcher of the Game
Doug Waechter pitched a perfect 6th inning, striking out one batter. Waechter has seen a lot of action recently as the Royals are really working him to see if he has a place on the regular season roster. After today's outing Waechter's ERA sits at an even 21.00 (no, the decimal's not in the wrong place).. We'll see how he does in the near future.
Zack Greinke and the boys in blue will face off against Jarrod Washburn and the Mariners in Peoria at 3:05 tomorrow. Greinke will look to build off of his impressive performance last time out.