- And... the Royals had a runner thrown out at home down 4 in the 9th. Thank God the Royals have a new manager and a new third base coach. Yost!
- There will be a lot of chatter about Zack Greinke's rough start, but I'm not sure there's much to take away from this game. He had a bad start. Can we say more? Zack gave up an ill-timed HR in the third, and the fourth was just a disaster of singles, doubles and errors. It wasn't as if Zack was wild, as he didn't walk anyone and really didn't even throw that many balls (23 total). Only one strikeout is a bummer, but it seems like the Rockies were fairly aggressive against Zack, as he threw only 65 pitches in facing 19 batters, although that is a little misleading because of a quick first inning. As we pointed out last season, Zack's always had mild HR issues, and today that hurt him. The Royal defense didn't help, fate didn't help, and the Rockies hit the ball hard at times. For me, at the moment, I just call it a bad day and move on.
- Betancourt hurt Zack in the third and fourth with misplays.