The Royals battled back and forth with the Texas Rangers, eventually scoring the 8th and winning run in the bottom of the 9th off a Mario Lisson bases loaded single. Also, Gil Meche pitched well in his "B" game start.
Hitter of the Game
It's hard to look past Mario Lisson as the hitter of the game. Lisson was 2-2 with 2 RBI and a run. Lisson also knocked in the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth with a bases loaded single. Also notable: Coco Crisp, who went 0-0 with 2 walks and a sacrifice fly. (keep taking those walks, Coco!)
Pitcher of the Game
Heath Phillips had an excellent start, throwing three scoreless innings with 1 strikeout and 1 walk, giving up just 1 hit. However, I'm going to give the pitcher of the game award to Joel Peralta who struck out the side in the 8th inning.
The offense drew 7 walks against 7 strikeouts (finally), and managed 8 runs off of 11 hits. The offense managed 4 XBH, 3 doubles (Gordon, Corey Smith, Mitch Maier), and one home run (Mike Jacobs). Matt Wright made the only error. The pitchers walked 6 while striking out 10. The pitchers allowed 7 runs (6 earned) on 10 hits including 2 home runs.
The Indians will host the Royals tomorrow. First pitch will be at 2:05 Central time. Kyle Davies gets the nod for the Royals, and Horacio Ramirez will also see some innings.
Sorry for the short posts lately, I should be able to get back into doing some good write-ups next week. Thanks as always for reading.