ABOUT LAST NIGHT…
Kansas City may have saved their season last night with a come-from-behind win against the terrible Houston Astros last night. After trailing for most of the night, the Royals were able to get the singles parade working and cashed in on some poor defense by Houston to score seven runs in the final three innings to win 7-3. Wade Davis went five innings and allowed eight hits and four walks, but did strike out six and allowed only three runs to score (a three-run homer by Jimmy Paredes). Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with a walk and run scored. Elliot Johnson, who started a shortstop for the resting Alcides Escobar, Billy Butler, and Eric Hosmer all had two hits apiece.
But the win does not mean all of the Royals issues are fixed. Kansas City had 13 hits but none of them were for extra-bases. Two runners were gunned down either stealing or trying to stretch a single in to a double, another two errors were committed on the field by Hosmer and Alcides Escobar (who entered late in the game to replace Chris Getz), and the offense was doing nothing against starter Bud Norris until he was pulled due to an injury. Kansas City likely loses this game had they been playing anybody other than Houston.
The victory pushes Kansas City back to .500 (21-21) and keeps them at four games behind Cleveland for first place.
Round two of OTA’s started for the Chiefs yesterday and probably the most interesting thing to report is Tyler Bray is listed as the fourth quarterback behind Ricky Stanzi. This could be out of respect to the veteran Stanzi who really hasn’t done anything to lose his job yet. But all indications are Bray’s tools have been showing better than Stanzi’s in the OTA’s and the expectation is that the third quarterback spot is Bray’s to lose.
IN OTHER NEWS…
– Former Baylor guard Deuce Bello is transferring to Missouri. (Post-Dispatch)
– John Dorsey is pleased with how things are going so far. (KC Star)
– Is the defensive line still needs a lot of work. (Arrowhead Addict)
– Yesterday’s Royals minor league recap. (Kings of Kauffman)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
– Xbox One was announced yesterday. Here’s how it compares to PS4.
– Sony’s stock went up after the Xbox One reveal. Microsoft went down slightly.
– Jennifer Lawrence is feeling a bit blue. X-Men.
– Sergio Garcia made a Tiger Woods “fried chicken” joke. Manages to make Woods a sympathetic figure.
– ESPN is building a $125 million SportsCenter set. Related (?), ESPN is laying off 400 people.
TWEET OF THE WEEK…
Thunder superstar Kevin Durant donated $1 million to help with tornado recovery effort.
— Red Cross Oklahoma (@redcrossokc) May 21, 2013
ONE MORE THING…
Everyone loves world records, right?