Sunday, March 8, 2009

Royals plate 7 in the first..

The Royals had one good offensive inning against the Brewers today, however, that would be all that they would need.  They would ride strong pitching performances by Zack Greinke, Jimmy Gobble, and Robinson Tejada to a 7-1 win in Surprise, AZ today.  The Brew Crew were held off the scoreboard completely until Brandon Duckworth surrendered a solo home run to Brad Nelson in the top of the 9th inning.

The Game

The hitters had 7 hits, all singles, and plated 7 runs, all in the first inning.  The hitters drew 5 walks against just 3 strikeouts (is it just me, or are these numbers improving, game-to-game?)  The pitchers allowed 1 run on 6 hits.  The pitchers walked 4 while striking out 6.  

Hitter of the Game

The hitter of the game award will go to Bert Callaspo, as he was the only hitter with more than one hit.  Bert was 2-4 with 1 run.  

Pitcher of the Game

The pitcher of the game award will go to Zack Greinke.  Greinke pitched 3.1 scoreless innings, giving up 3 hits (2 singles and 1 double).  Greinke struck out 1 and walked 2 batters.  


Tomorrow the Royals will take on the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, AZ.  First pitch will be at 3:05 central time.  Brian Bannister and Luke Hochevar will both pitch for the Royals.  Chad Gaudin will get the nod for the Cubs.

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