Impressive debut number two was nice to watch, and even more impressive, and surprising, was the way Rondon-Hardy-Wilson came out of the bullpen and slammed the door shut.
We may have something with these two lefties, although, as our Hong Kong correspondent pointed out, we felt the same way about Shane Greene.
Still, maybe their performances will inspire the veterans. I’m
looking scowling grinning shrugging at you, Anibal.
As good as the game was yesterday, it didn’t really have a rivalry game feel. Maybe that’s because the Royals are too used to the Tigers being a level above them, but you’d think with the chip the Royals have on their shoulders that would make it worse. Especially considering how chippy the Royals seem to get with other teams. It may have something to do with the Royals being 11 1/2 games up on us, but I watched the Reds and Cardinals last night, and the 20 game lead didn’t seem to make them play each other any less hard.
Today’s Alex Gets His Chance Lineup:
- Anthony Gose, CF
- Jose Iglesias, SS
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Victor Martinez, DH
- JD Martinez, RF
- Tyler Collins, LF
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Alex Avila, C
- Andrew Romine, 1B