Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Top prospects lead the way

Last night Royals fans saw something they hope to see a lot of as four of the players that are considered to be instrumental to the franchise's revival led them to a victory over the A's.

Mike Moustakas - who is having his way with big league pitching- had 2 hits, a walk, and 2 runs. Not only is he the first player in team history to have a walk and a hit in each of his first 4 career games, since 1919, he is one of only seven players to begin a career with that long of a streak. 

Rk Strk Start End Games H BB BA OBP SLG OPS Tm
1 George Shuba 1948-07-02 1948-07-06 6 10 7 .455 .586 .636 1.223 BRO
2 Glenn Gulliver 1982-07-17 1982-07-21 5 5 7 .385 .600 .462 1.062 BAL
3 Mike Moustakas 2011-06-10 2011-06-14 4 5 4 .385 .529 .615 1.145 KCR
4 Tony Taylor 1958-04-15 1958-04-19 4 4 4 .267 .421 .333 .754 CHC
5 Don Blasingame 1955-09-20 1955-09-24 4 5 6 .417 .611 .500 1.111 STL
6 Ted Beard 1948-09-05 1948-09-06 4 4 4 .333 .529 .667 1.196 PIT
7 Wayne Ambler 1937-06-04 1937-06-06 4 6 4 .500 .625 .667 1.292 PHA
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Eric Hosmer had 2 hits and a walk, he also scored and drove in a run.

Alcides Escobar continued his hot hitting with 3 hits, a run, 2 RBI's, and a stolen base. He now has four straight multi-hit games, that ties Butler and Gordon for the longest streak by a Royal this season.

Danny Duffy gave up 2 runs in 6 innings and was rewarded with his first career win. He walked 4 and struck out only 2, so there was some bad with the good. I hope he can get his command issues resolved after his expected demotion because a  6.2 BB/9 won't cut it at the big league level, or any level for that matter.

2 comments:

Nathan said...

That game was something else. I really like Danny Duffy but with Davies and Chen coming back I am sure he will be the guy sent down.

I would like to see Davies in the bullpen as a possible piggyback starter of Duffy, but thats not going to happen.

Escobar is starting to make me feel better about him out there, we just need to improve the 2nd base position!

Jeff Parker said...

Agreed and I think Johnny Giavotella is ready but I don't think we'll see him until after the break. Also I have no problem with Duffy being sent down to make room for Chen or Davies (sigh!), he obviously has things to work on.