The Royals came out swinging to start the three game series against the Indians, The Indians pitcher allowed seven earned runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings with two walks. The Royals were aggressive against the strike throwing righty. Four of Cody Anderson’s eight hits allowed came from the first pitch including the homerun and Hosmer. That was Infante’s first homerun since the World Series. Volquez pitched a good game allowing three earned runs in six hits in six plus innings. Joe Blanton had his second save of the year, but was later traded to the Pirates for cash. The Royals won 9-4
Trevor Baur looked really good for the Indians on Tuesday night. He threw a complete game, but just couldn’t get the ball past Hosmer at the top of the 9th. The Royals beat the Indians 2-1. Chris Young had a high pitch count early so he only lasted 4 2/3 innings, but only allowed one earned run on five hits and three walks and struck out five. The Indians stole six bases, but didn’t get them anywhere. After Tuesdays game Hosmer has 19 RBI’s against the Indians alone.The first out in the bottom of the ninth was the best play I have seen in a long time. Roberto Perez hit a ball that bounced over Holland’s head and skipped over the second base bag. Omar Infante gloved the ball, flipped it to Alcedes Escobar in his glove and Escobar fired it barehanded to Hosmer to get Perez out on first.
I don’t really know what to say about Wednesday except that the Indians had a season high of 18 hits and four homeruns in a 12-1 win against the Royals. Danny Duffy was throwing the pitches exactly where the Blue Jays wanted them on Thursday night. Duffy allowed five runs on six hits and four walks over six innings. It was the first time Duffy gave up that many runs since May 11th. The majority of hitters struggled with the Blue Jays pitcher Estrada and the Royals lost 5-2.
Tonight is the night Royals fans have been waiting for. Johnny Cueto is starting. With Cueto starting the Royals bats will be hot and the Royals will end this two game losing skid. On Saturday Ventura is pitching and coming off of his best start in two months and he should be able to keep it going. Saturday will be a tough game, but I think it will be another Royals win. The Blue Jays acquired David Price yesterday so he will more than likely make his debut against the Royals on Sunday. The Royals haven’t been very good against Price and hoping that will change on Sunday, but who knows. I would be happy taking 2 out of 4 in Toronto and then sweeping the Tigers in Detroit.