Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Farnsworth blows it in 8th, Royals lose 4-2

Well, that didn't take long. For those of you questioning the Royals signing of mad-man Kyle Farnsworth, you got just the ammunition you needed to back up those arguments as Farnsy gave up a three-run jack to Jim Thome with two outs in the 8th to give the White Sox their first lead of the game and a 4-2 victory.

Farnsworth, who loves his 98 MPH fastball a little too much, threw nothing but heaters to Thome until he deposited a 2-1 pitch well over the wall in left center.

That effed up a previously solid game by the Royals all the way around. The only real blemish for the team was the fact that they stranded 11 runners on base. Gil Meche started and was fantastic through 7 innings of work. He blew away Alexei Ramirez on his last pitch of the game to leave some wondering if he would return for the 8th. I wish he would have.

Alex Gordon rammed his first homer of the year to dead center in the second inning off of Mark Buehrle. Bobby Jenks got the save for the Sox in the 9th.

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