Game 161- Royals 10, White Sox 2 (58-103)
It seemed like win number 58 would never come, the feeling is magical really. The Royals snapped a wholly pathetic 7 game losing streak, which featured offensive totals of 1,1,1,1,2,2,2 (in that order). So yea, scoring 10 runs was a tad unexpected.
The Royals had a good old-fashioned effective night at the plate: 9 singles, 3 homers, 1 double, 1 triple and (amazingly) 8 walks. Thanks to a 3-4 night, David DeJesus raised his season line to a thoroughly impressive .287/.362/.404, all while playing above-average defense in centerfield.
Calvin Pickering- .252/.345/.513 (137 PAs)
Dee Brown- .255/.298/.354 (203 PAs)
Desi Relaford- .221/.296/.305 (414 PAs)
Ruben Mateo- .194/.235/.301 (96 PAs)
(Inside Pena's head)"Hmm... we have a guy who can slug .500 against Major League pitching... But is he fast? Did he once have a batting average with a "3" in the front of it? NO!"
I understand that alot of Desi's PAs where a result of the various injuries the team's middle infield suffered. Nevertheless, in that horrible conglomeration of Harvey/Nunez/Mateo/Brown/Stairs that the team used, Calvin Pickering deserved more of a shot.
Ohh well, spilled milk.
But at least Brian Anderson got to give up another 2 home runs!
Congrats BA, you beat the Sox B-team a month after they cared and 4 months after the Royals were relevant. I just can't get too excited. (Although to be fair, Anderson's press clippings have been much easier to read than the bizarro drivel coming from D.A.R.Y.L May)
Last game of the season tomorrow. Actually sad to see her go.
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