Monday, August 16, 2010

The Royals Now--Like a Box of Chocolates

You truly do not know what you are going to get.

Take the just concluded Yankees series, which the Royals split 2-2. Two games they got run out of the stadium. Two games they got good or exceptional pitching and major league defense and won.

On Saturday night A-Rod goes yard three times. On Sunday afternoon, he is 0/3. So it's the pitching that will win games for the Charlie Brown Royals in the last 6 weeks of the season. The offense, while showing occasional flashes, is pretty much lame. Strong defense with error free play is also essential to Royals' Ws.

Wouldn't it be nice if Bryan Bullington, the gentleman in the photo above, (from the Kansas City Star BTW), finds his first round draft choice magic with the Royals, his fifth organization? Wouldn't that be completely awesome? He was OK in his first outing against the Angels, and outstanding against the Yankees. Keep Bannister in the bullpen, and let's really give Bullington a good look see at the major league level.