Tonight was easily the best baseball game I have ever seen in person. It had everything, pitching, a home run, good defense, bad defense, an awesome crowd..
and Zack Greinke.
Seriously, who knew Greinke was even capable of this type of stuff? He's now 6-0 with a 0.40 ERA and 54 strikeouts to 8 walks. Cy Young Award type of start, to say the least. Imagine that Greinke isn't really even in the prime of his career yet, especially as a pitcher, and that we have him for the next 4 seasons, at least, and I just get chills.
Colon had some K's but he wasn't really that good, I feel like the offense wasn't as good as it could have been. The pitching on the other hand, was as good as it gets.
Greinke gave up 6 hits, but I think 2 of them could have maybe been scored as errors. Even so, there was only a few hard hit balls all night, and any time a pitcher throws a shutout with 10 strikeouts and 0 walks in 104 pitches (78 strikes) you know your pitcher is on.
Hitter of the Game
I'll go with David DeJesus. His home run really changed the game for the offense, I think. David was 2-4 with a run, an rbi, a k and no walks. He is now batting .253 on the season.
Pitcher of the Game
Zack Greinke. No explanation necessary.
The Royals finish up the short 2 game series with the Sox tomorrow when Kyle Davies will take on Gavin Floyd.
Minor League Notables
Eric Hosmer hit his 6th double of the season tonight as he was 2-3 with a walk.
Sam Runion started and threw 5 solid innings, allowing 1 run over 5 innings on 4 hits, 2 bb and 2 k.
Chris Lubanski continued his good start, as he had 2 of the O-Royals' 4 hits, both singles. He did not strikeout or walk, his average so far is .318.
Doug Waechter pitched in a rehab outing, going 1 scoreless inning allowing 2 hits, 1 bb and no k's.
As I write this, the Naturals are tied 4-4 in the 12th inning with the Arkansas Travelers.
Brian McFall, Joe Dickerson, and Corey Smith have 3 hits each. McFall and Dickerson have a double each.
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