Well.. when the Royals gave up the lead in the 7th inning on Mike Jacobs lack of an ability to effectively field a ground ball, all hope was lost. At least in my opinion. When the next 5 Royals batters made consecutive outs, most all hope was lost. But nay, not today, the Royals roared back on the bat of Butler, Pena, Callaspo and Buck. I'll admit, I was surprised, as I didn't think the Royals offense had 6 runs in them.
When Joakim Soria shut the door, I felt completely silly for having given up earlier. Then again, this offense does suck. Our DH and RF combine for 8 career home runs.. and neither of them are "young". Ouch.
Hitter of the Game
Big ol' John Buck stole the show today with a 3-4 performance. John drove in 3 runs and scored one himself. He did not walk and struck out once. 2 of his 3 hits went for bases as he had a double and a home run.
Pitcher of the Game
I know that Gil could have easily had 7 shutout innings today, as it was his defense more than his pitching that let him down, but I have to go with Soria slamming the door shut by striking out the side en route to his third save of the season for the pitcher of the game. Soria gave up no hits and walked no one. Perfect.
Zack Greinke will take on Fausto Carmona tomorrow at the K. First pitch is at 7:10 central time.