Note: This is the Original Game Recap I had ready to go before Greg Holland blew the save. Enjoy
Mission 2012 is complete. Third place is ours. It’s our time baby, let’s celebrate.
Jake Odorizzi revealed his problems with pitch efficiency, needing 65 pitches to throw get through two innings. The young right-hander only surrendered one run, but allowed two hits and three walks. The Royals decided to Adcock to remedy the situation, and were properly rewarded. Nathan tossed 3.2 strong innings, allowing one run on two hits while fanning six hitters.
Francisley Bueno followed Adcock with 1.1 scoreless innings of his own before Aaron Crow ran into problems in the eighth. Crow gave up two runs while only managing to record two outs before Tim Collins recorded the last out in the eighth with a strikeout.
Greg Holland made things a little to exciting in the ninth inning, but did not surrender any runs. After allowing the first two runners to reach base, Holland received a free out courtesy of a Casey Kotchman sacrifice bunt. Holland then proceeded to strike out the next hitter, then
The Royals scored all their runs in the top of the third inning. Billy Butler had an RBI single and Mike Moustakas followed him with a two-run double. Jeff Francoeur capped of the scoring by connecting on a two-out, three run homer, vindicating Ned Yost and Dayton Moore.
I would really like to add a witty caption to the photo, but cannot. So let’s caption this Crazy Eyes photo in the comments.