My guess is that Hillman is banking on Soria making an appearance today due to Greinke pitching and he didn't want him to run up a high a pitch count and be unavailable. I'm sure he would have let him pitch the 9th, at least I hope so because Soria hasn't pitched in consecutive games since July 27th and 28th. So it's really hard to say what Hillman would have done but I wish he would've went for the win.
Josh Anderson has no business being on this roster (along with about a dozen other guys but that's a post for a different day). He was bad with Detroit (.242/.282./315) and has been even worse for KC (.242/.277/.242). Last nights failed sacrifice bunt was just another reason why he has been a waste of space. If your only asset is speed and you can't lay down a bunt when called upon then you have no business playing at all. Calling for the bunt is another story - a guy on second with no outs is never the time to sacrifice an out. I hate that. The guy has zero power so he probably would've hit a slow roller anyway, it just didn't make sense. The .315/.364/.419 he put up in '07 & '08 seems like a long time ago. His future probably is in the NL (after he soaks up about 1000 PA's with the Royals of course) where it should be.
I know next to nothing about the return KC got for Daniel Gutierrez but Royalscentricity has provided a nice analysis of the trade by Scott Lucas of the The Newberg Report. (Pina doesn't excite me much but if Smith is a DDJ clone then wouldn't that make him better than every other Royals outfielder?)