Sorry for the late game recap, but I'm free to do that - because I live in America. And last night I celebrated freedom a bit too much.
I should have also celebrated Yordano Ventura who was brilliant over 8 1/3 innings in picking up his sixth victory of the year in a 7-1 Royals win. Ventura sprinkled just six hits and two walks while striking our four, and allowed just a solo home run to Michael Brantley in the ninth. Ventura did last 113 pitches in a game, and left when Jason Kipnis singled with one out.
Former Royals first round pick Christian Colon had a big game, with seven total bases on the day. His triple got the scoring going in the third, as he would come home on a Lorenzo Cain RBI single. In the fifth, Colon and Cain connected again with back-to-back doubles to make it 2-0 Royals.
Then, a glorious hung dong!
Mike Moustakas slammed a three-run home run in the sixth to pretty much put the game away. It was his ninth home run of the year, and he is now hitting a respectable .246/.297/.436 since his return from Omaha.
Colon would add another double and a run scored in the ninth, giving him a three-hit day. Salvador Perez also ended with a three-hit performance, and Lorenzo Cain had a pair of hits. The Royals 2-3-4 hitters - Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler, and Alex Gordon, combined to go 1-15.
But Colon, oh Christian Colon. For one day, you justified your draft position.