Scott Baker going into todays game had held KC to a .211/.234/.278 line that covered nine career starts. And sure enough today started off like this game as he held them without a hit for the first six innings. And then KC's bats woke up and won a game that they would normally lose. They plated five runs off Baker in the 7th inning and one each in the 8th and 9th off the Twins 'pen to win 7-5. This is two days in a row that they've won games because they refused to give up in the late innings. A less than stellar Gil Meche got the win and considering he has gotten losses and ND's in so many quality starts as a Royal it was nice to see the offense bail him out. In the past with Morneau at the plate representing the tying run I would have expected the game to be tied but Soria got him to ground out to end the game. These Royals are different.
Kansas City took two of three from the Twins in their house (houses have roofs, stadiums don't) and in the process announced their official arrival as challengers to the Central title. And really you have to assume that they can only get better. The Sidney Ponson experience should mercifully be over soon and Luke Hochevar, who is dominating AAA (5-0 1.13), will replace him. Hopefully Ponson's next start will be his last (if his last start wasn't his last).
~This post was originally much longer but due to circumstances beyond my control and through no fault of my own it got deleted.~