Will Smith pitched decent tonight. It wasn't as dominating as Guthrie was last night when he allowed only 1 runner to get into scoring position. Smith did what he needs to do every night in getting 5 Ks and only 1 BB. He still has a bit of an issue with the long ball as seen by the 1 HR he gave up tonight.
Royals pitching seem to be pitching better as a group since Sanchez was trade. Here are the stats for the entire staff for before and after the trade
|Before Sanchez||After Sanchez|
Less strikeouts, but the rest of the stats show improvement.
- The Royals got their 2 runs in the 7th from back to back to back doubles.
- Frenchy was in the running mood tonight. He got caught stealing and attempted a bunt late in the game.
- Everyone got on base at least once except Perez.
- Escobar had 2 steals
- Crow pitched the 8th and Holland the 9th. Each struck out 2 batters in their 1 inning of work.
- Hacker of the night: Sal Perez on seeing 9 pitches in 4 PAs. His AVG dropped below 0.300 on an 0-4 night.