Josh Vitters is getting dangerously close to be interesting again as he hit another HR last night. Vitters is about as locked in as you can get right now with a .405/.476/.757 line in his last 10 games. The HR came off Royals starter Jonathon Sanchez who is on rehab assignment.
Junior Lake went 2-4 and committed his 9th error of the year. How anyone can have that many errors in a month is beyond me. Nick Struck got 9 batters to strikeout din 6 IP and Kevin Rhoderick lowered his ERA to .83. Rhoderick should be the closer in the bigs and I'm not even kidding.
Rob Whitenack had a rough return to game action. His control wasn't there and 10 hits including a HR in 4.1 IP. He walked one and didn't strike anyone out. This was a bit surprising considering he had been very sharp in AZ but he is still less than a year removed from TJ so results aren't as important as getting his arm back up to strength.
PJ Francescon had his first poor start in high A giving up 5 ER in 6 IP. He struck out 5 and walked three. Szrzr was 1-3 with an RBI and Alcantara was 2-2 with a walk.
It was a long game in Peoria last night ending in the 14th. After Larry Suarez blew the save the bullpen rallied for 7 scoreless innings. Javier Baez was 0-5 with a BB, SB and 3 strikeouts. Anthony Giansanti was 2-6 and continues to play all over the field.