The Royals offense started early and it overwhelmed Jeremy Bonderman and the Tigers, 7-2, on Faith and Family Sunday at the K.
This is what we want to see more of.
Quality Starting Pitching: Brian Bannister went 7 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking only one. Sure, Banny was helped by the early cushion but giving two runs on five hits is solid.
Quality Offensive Attack: We had some power (Jose Guillen’s 3-run homer), good hitting and good baserunning (Mitch Maier scoring from third on a ball that didn’t get out to the warning track) in a 15-hit attack where every Royals player collected a hit (even replacement DH Wilson Betemit).
I can only find one negative from Sunday’s game and it came on the final out when Joakim Soria and Billy Butler nearly collided for the final pop-out. Does anyone on this team know how to communicate? Does anyone yell, “I got it!?”
Seriously. That’s last decade Royals stuff.
Soria caught the ball and the game was over, but I can see injuries to our best All-Star game candidate in Butler and our dominant closer in Soria.
C’mon guys, call it! 🙂
Sunday Funday Links
Great outing by Brian Bannister and a great talk before the Jeremy Camp concert as well.
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The Royals have alternatives, however.
2010 Royals Authoriy Mock Draft
Is Yasmani Grandal a lock for the first pick?