On the same day the Star runs a piece on the struggles of Joakim Soria, the Closer Formerly Known as the Mexicutioner blew his fourth save of the season in a 7-6 loss to the Rangers. Soria again struggled with his command, falling behind Nelson Cruz 3-1 before Cruz golfed a low breaking ball in a majestic arc over the left field fence. The Rangers then sent the slow-footed Mike Napoli on a hit-and-run that somehow managed to not end in disaster as Elvis Andrus drilled a ball down the right field line. A perfect relay likely nails Napoli at home, but the Royals showed how much they miss Ross Gload and Jason Kendall, and Napoli was safe for a walk-off win for the Rangers.
In future news, Joakim Soria has been placed on the 15 day disabled list with "a dead arm." The Royals have acquired [insert former Braves pitcher here] for cash considerations.Other stuff:
Chris Getz's triple was just his fifth extra-base hit this season, one fewer than Kila Kaaihue.
Hos was 0-5 with three LOB . Its probably time to trade him to see what we can get for him and promote Clint Robinson.
This is probably a pivotal week for the Royals. If they don't get well with some home cooking, we're probably looking at our last chance of being semi-relevant for the year.