Thu, 11 Apr 2013|
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Hey guys -- -- once again coming you from Kauffman Stadium where the royals just about an hour bill completed a three game sweep. The Minnesota Twins improved to six and three now on the young season sitting alone in first place -- an off day. Coming up tomorrow and went -- well they -- made right here at -- statement welcoming in the Toronto Blue Jays Luis Mendoza going up against a half. Jake Shields up against RA Dickey Ervin Santana and Brandon Morrow now. I've always going to a series won two of three. Now with his Minnesota series I said they should sweep of they have arms. That should be good enough to go up there and pick up the -- ultimately do it but the best way to handle a regular seize a 162. Games although the old average. It's a marathon not a sprint. The best way to handle my advice is to look at it series by series. I want us to -- wells have done that two out of the first three series in drop but two of three in Chicago 52 of three in Philadelphia. And you end up sweeping Minnesota. Out of Kansas City now looking at that throttle series. Mendoza JA happ. -- pushed me when it would have threatens pretty good pitcher shields and -- I always look maybe it's my lack of respect it before the knuckleballer what Arctic expert at the table but I'll take shields that one. Santana had oral I think -- has the edge and a third -- so I'm going to and wanting to of three. Not expecting this week but expecting a very difficult series coming up. Went to Toronto Blue Jays quickly recap the three game sweep of the Minnesota Twins quite simple. Pitching. Pitching and oh is that we have pitch it out will be it would appear the -- of media the victory three nothing. I'll -- Davis. Battle I guess it's okay. At the bases loaded in the first with two out and the bases loaded in the eighties acted with nobody out. But isn't is able to make it this way oddities are exceptional power in the first and in the second. But really the story as far as on the hill from this third game. Is Bruce -- just like he was the story the last time. Wade Davis got the start Bruce -- story again today when it gave -- ultimately gives you final innings does well Iran gives up only four hits walked three. Strikes -- expert check -- and just shut them down in the sixth seventh and BA. But to meet the key. Inning was that seventh inning leadoff wrong. A leadoff well tonight an adult. But Eric hicks the number one the leadoff hitter for the Minnesota Twins he hits. Routine fly ball to center field in the red -- came at the raindrops coming down markers. Again it. Don't you took -- I often -- a -- rate dropped him in the I got -- but either way the ball pops out of -- glove. And you got a leadoff guy on second with nobody out your Obama Josh with him Justin Morneau coming to the plate. What does Bruce -- do. Strike strike to Joseph allow markets to fly out to left field on the second pitch to Josh Willingham. Fly out to center field -- the third pitch to Justin Morneau flies out to left field not to meet once that happened I thought the game was over ultimately. Well that need to ultimately win but I thought that game was final there. Overall Bruce channel three innings gives up two hits strikes out -- -- doesn't allow run county career comes in and closed the door. In denying that offensively a home run for Billy Butler in the first hole run from Jeffrey who -- in the seventh in RBIs singled. With. One out from LC disaster are also coming in this that they're here to -- -- the victory game two. That turned out to be get other royals victory obviously they swept them settled for a story this won't give it up to Jeremy country. He was solid wins not six and two thirds innings only allows for -- now. You'd hear only allows for run well at the quality start was six innings three runs or less the thing that I hopeful that he was starting to learn about this -- -- -- -- Six give me six innings. And maybe that doesn't sound that difficult but in his sales sector I think there's two teams. Two teams Detroit Kansas City. Where all five -- you -- -- -- probably. Wait Davis he's proven to be before the five guys in the royals' rotation and I feel confident change in six innings for rounds three runs or less on a consistent basis. And it that's the case. You can turn it durable that you shouldn't really fear anybody in the American League. Talking about. That the team that was gonna run away with the division it's still -- you know trying to take anything away from Detroit. But even with the Verlander Sanchez Fister sugars there's a lot of and so forth. -- to a early if possible. Or poll that your starter can give this -- And it can just limit the damage four runs or less you know why even if you don't run out. Fort -- headed this -- pity Detroit it's not looking good right. OK it's not look great putts Detroit got -- to turn purple that you know if if this -- is it. If they get up to 100 pitches again that goes back to Apple's mature at bats seeing some pitches working the pitch count up. Trying to run for electorate those guys out after six innings because when they go to -- open it would act opens. But as well be me now that's too much does what you running out -- I can't imagine here. A phenomenal -- right. But you know is coming out of the gate for the -- Aaron Crow. And -- her rare and then Greg how you have three closes on this ball -- to try to net. The net and it's not one of those quarterback. NFL -- were off you have two quarterbacks you don't have one no. The royals just literally half three close a closer with the seventh uncles -- from the eight articles put an -- Lefthanded specialist at ten -- Six and three atop the division winners of six of the last evident. Albeit. Minnesota activity is a bad team Minnesota more than likely is gonna finish dead last in this division but. They're on the schedule all you could do was speed on the royals did it plenty of reason to rejoice tonight in -- Thursday. And I'll talk with you coming up on Friday at 6 o'clock in the country are on -- show. Right here on 610 sports dot com and also on 610 Sports Radio.