Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Streak Is Over

Well, the Royals ended their 13 game losing streak with a victory at soggy Yankee stadium in The Bronx, New York last night. The win also ended a 14 game losing streak at "The House that Ruth Built".
The Game
The boys in blue started their scoring efforts in the second with a leadoff homer from Reggie Sanders. After a Matt Stairs strike out and an Emil Brown groudout, Tony Graffanino singled and stole second. Then, the craziest play I've seen in years took place. ANGEL BERROA walked!! Then, after a Paul Bako walk, Shane Costa ripped a single to right fielder Bernie Williams scoring Graff and Berroa. Note Berroa scored easily because Bernie is 73 years old now and cannot throw.

The Yankee's plated their first run in the fourth on an RBI single by A-Rod and followed that up by a three run sixth that was keyed by a two run double courtesy of Giambi. The third run of the inning came off the bat of the next hitter, A-Rod who single in Giambi.

The Royals tied it up in the next half inning after a Graff single, Berroa sac bunt and Bako single. That's a manufactured run folks. Then the Royals took the lead for good on a three run shot by Berroa in the eigth.

A near two hour rain delay after 8 1/2 wasn't enough to cool off the KC squad. The Yankees threatened (a lot) in the ninth but Sisco got Giambi to ground into a double play to end the game. That coming after Joe Nelson gave up one and left with first and third with only one out.
Berroa had a good game with the game winning dinger, a WALK and a quality sac bunt that tied it up.
Apparently the KC Star is reporting the GM job has been offered to Braves' assistant Dayton Moore. I don't know a lot about this fella, but I'm sure he's learned something while working for former Royals GM John Sherholz (sp?). I don't think a new GM is going to make that much difference, it's going to take an owner that is willing to open his (or her) wallet and spend some money. We'll see where this takes the team as they work to slow down the losing and avoid the '62 Mets.


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