After the Rangers posted an 11-4 lead in the top of the 4th, I thought to myself, ‘Hoo boy, here we go again.’ But, in a stunning turn of events, the Royals mounted a comeback and won with a very football-esque 16-12 victory.
According to SportsCenter, DeJesus was the star of the show, but you cannot deny that Mark Teahen is tearing it up right now.
Just check his June numbers: 8/20 (.400), 6 RBIs a double, a homer and (drum roll) only 6 strikeouts.
Dayton Moore is now officially punching timecards for the Kansas City Royals. Today will liklely be the day Moore selects his letter (Will he use the KC? The Royals logo? Sluggrrr???) and finds out which bathrooms best suit his needs when nature calls.
Sadly, Moore arrives at the end of an arch-typical Royals loss; Despite rookie Bobby Keppel pitching 9 brilliant innings, the bullpen folded like a cheap suit. A 2-0 lead led to a 2-2 tie to 4-2 loss in 1/3 of an inning.
I was going to lead in with a seperate blog entry about a great win showing promise for the administration but that just was not the case. It’s too bad that the Royals seem incapable of making good on the few save opportunities that they have.
Hey, maybe Danny Kolb is still available!
I love the pick, excellent job Royals brass. A Zack Greinke/Luke Hochevar rotation with the projected bats of Gordon and Butler (not to mention the hiring of Dayton Moore) gives me a great sense of pride in the organization.
I listened to Hochevar’s interview. His answers sounded as polished as his slider. That was until you got to the questions regarding his salary dispute with the Dodgers. Now, if all he wants is typical first round, first pick numbers, I’m sure something can be reached. But, with Scott Boras as his agent, I am leery that we might be burned like the Dodgers were. Twice.
Definitely the funniest thing I have read all season: The Onion reports that the Royals have hired Tom Emanski ("winner of back to back to back AAU titles!") to teach the team fundamentals.
"The first thing I did after Sunday’s game was gather the players andask all 25 of them what each one thinks is the most important part of
baseball, and an astounding
21 of them said ‘hitting home runs,’
including seven pitchers," said Emanski, who stressed to them that
"defense wins ballgames." "The second thing I did was line them up
against the fence and hit sharp line drives at them from 20 feet away
to improve their reaction time."
I can hardly contain my glee. In fact, I hardly slept a wink last night. We, my friends, may have a genuine, I say bona-fide ("he’s a suitor!") gm candidate to resurrect this woe-be-gone franchise. Hallelujah!
But, this being a David/Dan Glass operation there is a sticking point and-oh what a sticking point it is: Dayton Moore (allegedly) wants written confirmation that he will have no meddling from ownership. As a Royals fan, I can say "Done and done!" faster than Runelvys Hernandez can say "Supersize me!"
But therein lies the problem: It’s not my decision to make and I imagine its going to be quite hard (albeit absolutely freaking necessary) for the Glasses to that.
Dayton: So I’ll take the job. I’ll just need full control.
David: Oh sure. You bet.
Dayton: Great! I’m on board. But say, can I get that in writing.
David: (pause) Dayton, you know my word is my bond
Dayton: Yeah, that’s great and all but still, I’d like that in writing.
David: Hey! Is that a giraffe over there??
So David and Danny Boy, please, please, please!! I beg of you: don’t screw this up! Give the man whatever he wants and let Kansas City again return to the ranks of a contender. Please let me for once show up at party and not have my wife lead a chorus of laughs when she introduces me as a Royals fan!!
Interesting quote from a fan. I’d probably first characterize him as disgruntled but, on second thought, just inebriated.
Two Royals streaks were laid to rest last night amid a watery grave.
A hard rain fell but eventually subsided giving the Royals the win. Elarton looked fairly sharp (we’re speaking relative to Royals pitchers here) but he still will be without getting the W on his baseball card. Can a teams ace go through an entire season without getting a win??? I guess we shall see.
Props to Derek Jeter on his 2,000 hit. You’ve done it with charm and guile and you are true class act. That said, it was a close call. Elarton should have had that ball. For the ball to coast so far over Dougie’s head I would have thought for sure it would be an error.
But I guess thats all the Royals need: another error. We’ll gladly take the hit 🙂