Thursday, March 1, 2007

Angels/Royals 1st Spring Games

at Tempe, Ariz.
Thursday, March 1
Royals at the plate: Shortstop Angel Berroa worked the count full and slammed a two-out, RBI single to center. Catcher Paul Phillips also had an RBI single.

Angels at the plate: Left fielder Tommy Murphy had a pair of RBI singles, and Nick Gorneault, also bidding for an outfield spot, slapped a two-out RBI single. Erick Aybar tripled to the gap and scored on Robb Quinlan's RBI single.

Royals on the mound: Starter Brian Bannister was efficient and in command, surrendering just one single in two innings, striking out one. Rule 5 acquisition Joakim Soria was impressive in his debut, working two hitless innings, striking out one.

Angels on the mound: Starter Ervin Santana delivered two scoreless innings, walking two and striking out two and giving up no hits. Chris Bootcheck was touched for five hits and a walk in two innings, giving up one run.

Cactus League records: Royals 0-1; Angels 1-0.

Up next: The Royals face the Rangers on Friday at Surprise Stadium. Right-hander Gil Meche makes his first start of the spring. The Angels play the Cubs in Mesa, and left-hander Joe Saunders is scheduled to make no more than 30 pitches."

Looks like Brian Bannister has some pretty good stuff for the Royals and Soria will provide good bullpen help. It's still very early to make assumptions but it's good news for both the Royals and Halos that they played pretty good.


Anonymous said...

"The Angels play the Cubs in Mesa, and left-hander Joe Saunders is scheduled to make no more than 30 pitches."

Prepare for the angels to be 1-1 after that game. Especially goin against Big Z.

Josh Jones said...

We'll I'm sure Big Z won't pitch the entire game, so even if he's dominating the Angels will still dominate!!

Keith said...

Yea LOL. The fact that Zambrano is pitching is pretty irrelevant. He'll pitch 2 innings, maybe 3 max.

It was a good game. The players that mattered played well.

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