Monday, April 04, 2005

Slow Start

The Royals got of to a difficult start today, losing to the Tigers 11-2.

Jose Lima started for the Royals, and he bogged down after pitching an efficient first inning. He gave up 2 home runs and lasted only 3 innings.

Looking at the game positively, the young players now have that first game behind them. Pickering got his first homerun, and Teahen now has his MLB debut under his belt.

Another positive is that rookie pitcher Andy Sisco plunked Dmitri Young. Young already had hit 2 HR's. It's the first time in years that Royals pitchers had tried to intimidate a batter by pitching inside. Of course, it didn't do much good as Young hit yet another HR later in the game.

The bottom line is that the Royals pitchers struggled today, while Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman pitched well.

The Royals will enjoy an off day tomorrow and Runelvys Hernandez will take on the Tigers Wednesday. Here's hoping for a better outing for the R's.

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