Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Royals Win

Sorry for not posting much of late, been very busy. The Royals put together a nice win tonight. Mark Teahen has had an outstanding season, exceeding all expectations. Tonight, he went 4 for 4 with a HR (16), a pair of doubles, and 2 RBIs. Teahen does everything well. He's hitting for power, getting on-base, stealing bases, and playing solid defense. He's a complete player, pretty similar to what most people think Alex Gordon will become, with maybe slightly less offensive ability. Nonetheless, his improved power and plate discipline have made him into an excellent hitter. It's still uncertain whether Teahen or Gordon will change positions. But, the Royals have a great problem to have with two very good third basemen.

Odalis Perez pitched well for the Royals, allowing just 2 runs in 7 innings, striking out 4 and walking just 1. He's pitched better for the Royals, with a 4.66 ERA after 5 starts for the Royals. The trade for Perez and two young minor leaguers for Dessens is looking like a very good one for the Royals.

In other news, Chris Nicoll was promoted to High Desert. Nicoll has very good numbers at Burlington, with a 2.82 ERA and 140 strikeouts to 40 walks. The Royals have been pretty conservative with their pitchers this season. Brent Fisher is still in the Arizona Rookie League, which he's dominating for the second season in a row. I'm not sure what's wrong with a 2.28 ERA, 80 strikeouts to 16 walks, and just 2 HRs allowed in 59 innings. Looking at the stats, it'd seem there's nothing left for him to prove. However, they must have something in mind for him to work on.

I will be at the Omaha Royals game on Friday, so I will provide some insight on the Omaha team this weekend as well as pictures from the game. If there's anyone you want me to focus on, let me know.


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