Sunday, August 12, 2007

What a catch!

Yahoo play-by-play:
Top 9th: Toronto
- V. Wells flied out to deep right
- F. Thomas flied out to deep left center
- T. Glaus doubled to deep center
- A. Hill flied out to deep left burgled by the nonpareil Joey Gathright

Dick Whipple/AP

The man who can leap over cars did one better last night: leaped against the wall to rob Aaron Hill of a two-run home run for the game's final out in a 4-1 win. The look on Joakim Soria's face was excellent.

Leo Nunez's ERA is now 1.80. After his spot start for Scott Elarton in Boston, the former Pirates starter-converted-reliever-converted-back-to-starter has strung together some eye-opening performances. Six innings and no runs against Texas, then only two runs in four innings against the Yankees, now a six-inning, one-run outing against the Blue Jays. The Royals are obviously protecting him, keeping his pitch count low and keeping him out of the 7th, and it'll be interesting to see what happens once they unleash the true fury that is Leo Nunez. But I think we've found this season's fifth starter.

On a related note: Scott Elarton has a supporter.

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