Anyway, we'll look at the game quickly, but expect a longer/better post tomorrow. I'm just not able to write much tonight! Sorry!
Zack Greinke struck out 7 but allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings. Greinke's ERA is at 9.21, so we'll see if he can turn it around for the season, as this was the last game he will pitch in before he will pitch Wednesday in Chicago. The Rangers outhit the Royals 9-7 and also scored more runs, winning 7-2. The hitters managed 5 walks and struck out 8 times, not great, but an improvement. The pitchers struck out 12 Rangers but walked 5. The strikeouts are fine, but they could stand to walk less hitters.
Hitter of the Game
David DeJesus was 2-3 today with 2 doubles, netting him the HoG award. David had 1 RBI, 1 run, 1 K and 1 BB. He is batting .303 on the spring. David was in the two hole tonight. I think I really like him there.
Pitcher of the Game
Hamulack pitched a third of an inning. But he was the only pitcher who was successful, in my opinion, so he will be the pitcher of the game. He gave up 0 hits and struck out and walked none as he retired the only batter he faced and stranded his lone inherited runner. Hamulack has a 2.45 ERA this spring, but it appears he will probably not make the 25 man roster.
The Royals will play the Rangers in their first game in a big league ball park tomorrow at 1:05 central time. Kyle Davies gets the nod for the Royals, while Anna Benson's husband will start for the Rangers. Joakim Soria is also scheduled to pitch.
Thanks for reading!