Parra strikes out Royals

16 03 2008

The lowly Kansas City Royals were no match for the 1st place Milwaukee Brewers today at Maryvale Ballpark. The game was scheduled to go 10 innings, but both managers cut the game short at 9. The Brewers thus took home the victory, 8-3.

Records: Brewers (12-6); Royals (9-8)

Batting

Corey Hart somewhat broke out of his slump (that word is for you, Nate) today. He went 1-3 with a three-run home run and a sacrifice fly. Corey did strike out twice, however.

J.J. Hardy had a big day, going 3-5 with two runs scored and four RBI. He had a three-run shot off of Hideo Nomo in the 8th inning. It is nice to see J.J. have a nice day at the plate. He’d been quietly having a nice spring, now hitting .325.  Craig Counsell continued his hot hitting, going 3-4.  I’ve been really impressed with Counsell so far this March.

Pitching

Manny Parra worked another fantastic five innings.  He gave up one unearned run, three hits, and a walk, while striking out seven Royals.  His ERA is down to a measly 0.64.  I know I’ve said it a lot, but I don’t know how Ned can keep this young man out of the starting rotation.  He’s done nothing but dominate every time he has stepped on the mound.

Dave Bush pitched quite well too.  He gave up three hits and two runs in four innings of work.  Both Brewers pitchers had their strike out pitches working, as Dave struck out five Royals.  It was a solid outing for Dave.  Nothing spectacular, but nothing bad either.

On Tap

The Brewers and Ben Sheets will take on the Seattle Mariners again today, starting at 3:05pm CT.  It will be a rematch with the flamethrowing Felix Hernandez.  Last time Felix pitched, he held the Brewers to two runs on two hits.  The Crew will look to improve upon that today.

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17 03 2008
Max

“The lowly Kansas City Royals” is that as creative as you can get?

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