So Aaron Sanchez was absolutely terrific again. 8 innings of 3 hit ball. Other than the Kendys Morales home run, he was never in trouble. He only had 3 strikeouts and he had more hard hit balls to the outfield than normal. And Kevin Pillar made a couple of very nice catches, to help him out, but Sanchez kept the Royals off balance all night. GameDay had him at 9 ground outs and 5 fly outs. Aaron also made a very nice catch on a hard line drive right back at him.
We are going to want his parents watching every game.
Brett Cecil gave up a 2-out home run in the 9th, that just barely scraped over the wall, but with a 5-run lead, that was ok.
On offense, we scored a run in the first on 2 walks and 2 ground outs. And then nothing, until the seventh inning.
In the 7th we finally got to Edinson Volquez. We loaded the bases on a Russell Martin walk, a Troy Tulowitzki single and Pillar taking a pitch off the elbow. I was worried he was hurt.
Volquez was out, after 99 pitches, and Luke Hochevar came in. Hochevar:
- Walked Devon Travis to bring in the go ahead run.
- Gave up a single to Darwin Barney, scoring 2.
- Watched Ezequiel Carrera bunt Travis and Barney to third and second. Carrera came close to beating it out.
- And gave up a Josh Donaldson single to make it 6-1.
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