It’s a Sale on K’s tonight
The cold weather of The Cell welcomes the Kansas City Royals for a 4 game series.
Pitching Staff: Chris Sale, Zach Duke, David Robertson, Zach Putnam, Dan Jennings, Jake Petricka
Lineup: (Spanky)Eaton, Cabrera, Abreu(Cannon),La Roche(The Beard), Garcia, Gillaspie, Ramirez, Flowers, Johnson, Beckham, Bonifacio
Weather: Cold but blue sky
Uniform: Black jerseys with white pinstripe pants
*Top of the first – KC rattled Sale and put a 2 spot on the board, KC – 2 and Sox – 0
*Bottom of the 3rd – Hell of a run by Johnson, KC missed tagging the bag and he was safe. Spanky walked moving Johnson to second. Can o corn to close the inning.
*Bottom of the 4th – Cannon hit by a pitch, The Beard with a single, Avi with a single, they get the force at second. Gillaspie safe at first, Cannon got in a pickle but managed to keep it going long enough to get Avi to 3rd, Missile with a single to right gets Avi home for a 2 – 1 KC lead.
*Bottom of the 5th – Melky on 2nd with a double, Cannon doubles and this game is tied at 2 apiece.
*Bottom of the 7th – Bench clearing brawl. Zach Duke in the office getting the keys from Sale. Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija along with 3 KC players ejected from the game.
*Bottom of the 8th – Melky on with a walk, Cannon with a single moving Melky to 2nd. The Beard is safe at first, getting the force at second.
*Top of the 9th – David Robertson in the office.
*Bottom of the 9th – with the Sox not able to score we are on the way to the 10th inning
*Top of the 10th – Zach Putnam received the mound keys from Robertson
*Bottom of 10th – Spanky on 2nd thanks to a wide throw. Cannon gifted a free pass to first base. The Beard was able to move the boys to 2nd and 3rd.
*Top of 11th – Dan Jennings takes over from Putnam. KC runner at second with a double. KC batter given a free pass to first. (Jake Petricka working in the pen)
*Bottom of the 11th – Gordon Beckham on with a free pass to 1st, who was thrown out trying to steal second.
*Top of 12th – Jake Petricka now in the office.
*Bottom of 12th – Bonifacio to pitch hit.
*Top of 13th – speedster for KC crosses home for a 3 to 2 lead.
*Bottom of 13th – Avi with a single, but was left stranded.
Final score – KC – 3 and Sox – 2
It was one hell of a game. Go to bed and get warm. I wont be with you for tomorrow’s game as it is ANZAC Day here in Australia. The Aussie’s version of Memorial Day.
In the office for game 2 in the series is John Danks