Thursday, August 21, 2008

Royals stomped; Maier has facial fractures

Mitch Maier's gruesome encounter with a baseball to the face while attempting to bunt yesterday has landed him with multiple facial fractures and some serious time on the disabled list. Maier was hit in the right eye and was severely bleeding from the face, however he can see from the eye and should not have any long-term ramifications from the accident.

In other news, the Royals got killed again today 10-4.

Grady Sizemore racked up 7 RBI.

I'm beside myself. I'm leaving it up to you guys to come up with material to describe this one.

I can't speak (let alone type) right now.


Mark LaFlamme said...

I love the Royals with the blue hot intensity of a super nova, but man. They make it hard. August has turned into a train wreck. Some general gripes follow:
Why the hell did Hillman not pinch hit for Tony Pena with runners on in the seventh? God forbid we put Olivo out there and give him the chance to tie the game.
And why was Joel Peralta, who gives away more homeruns than the Royals give away bobblehead dolls, brought out to face the middle of the Indians order?
I like Hillman and I sort of hope he's back next year. But God help us if it doesn't look lately like he's scheming to invent new ways to pull the rug out in late innings.
Guillen should sit down for the rest of the year. He can no longer hit the ball in the air and he runs like the Pulp Fiction gimp in the outfield.

Tug said...

I couldn't have said it better. Guillen has been a lump in the order - minus two months - this season. The Royals still need to add a big bat and hopefully drop Guillen in the order (or trade him this offseason, but here's to dreamers). Peralta has surely hit the wall and is in danger of becoming a AAA regular. Hillman's decision making has been highly questionable at times this year (especially of late), but I think that was to be expected of a first time manager in the Major Leagues.
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and one more year to improve his decision making. If he doesn't improve I'm gonna hop off his bandwagon.

Mark LaFlamme said...

I guess now there's the hope that the boys will see the futility of their position, relax and just start having fun. That alone might snap them out of this horrid stretch. I swear, as I've sworn all season, these guys need psychological help as much as they need anything.

Tug said...

It's no wonder they've hired this big psychologist fellow to help them out. I've said all along I think Jose needs a guy like Greinke visited. Like you said, this whole team needs it.