That being said, the offense didn't help him out any.
Hitter of the Game
This might be the only time this year that I pick a hitter who went hitless for the hitter of the game award. But Coco Crisp scored the first run and took 2 walks so he is going to get the award for today. Coco did get thrown out trying to steal 2nd, but it took a perfect throw to nail him. Coco did not strike out
Pitcher of the Game
I guess Ponson will get it. He pitched 8 innings allowing 3 runs on 6 hits, he walked 0 batters and struck out 7. His biggest mistake was a 2 run hr from Brandon Inge in the 2nd inning
I'll be going to the game tomorrow and I'll witness Brian Bannister's 2nd start. He'll pitch against the Blue Jays who will send David Purcey to the mound. The Royals will try to get back above .500 again.
Minor League Notables
Jeff Bianchi had a 2 hit game, going 2-4 with a double, a hr, 3 rbi, a run scored, and a strikeout.
Mike Moustakas had a 2 hit game as well, going 2-4 with a double, a run scored, and a strikeout.
Danny Duffy had his worst start of the season, earning his first loss in a 5 inning outing, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits including 3 home runs. Duffy struck out 1 and walked 3.
Dan Cortes pitched for AA Northwest Arkansas, and had an OK outing. He walked 4 and struck out 2 in 5.2 innings but gave up just 2 runs on 3 hits. His ERA is 6.23 this season.
Thanks as always for reading. I may snap some pictures for my post tomorrow.