Royals Dropped By Giants 2-1

Both Luke Hochevar and Tim Lincecum had decent outings. Luke threw 3 innings, K’d 2 and BB’d 0. But he gave up 4 hits, 2 earned runs, one of which was a HR from Connor Gillapsie, and hit a batter. Timmy gave up just one hit, which was a 4th inning single off his foot to Jarrod Dyson. The 1 run Lincecum squandered was unearned.

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Starters: Hochevar & Odorizzi

Hoch took the loss in his brief outing, moving his ST record to 1-1.

 Jake Odorizzi took the mound in the 4th inning, striking out 2 and walking 2. This was a good outing by Izzy, who really needed one. He’s been roughed up a bit this Spring.

Bullpeners: Coleman, Mijares, Holland

Sweet Lou, McHardees, and Dutch combined for 4 scoreless, 3 hits, 4 K’s, and 1 BB. The Giants’ offense is still one of the league’s worst, so seeing the bullpen shut them down was no surprise. But 4 scoreless innings from the ‘pen isn’t something to roll your eyes at.

Hitters

The 5th inning was a scary one for the Royals, as both Hosmer and Moustakas were pulled from the game due to injuries.

In the top of the 5th, Hoz dove toward the line and made a play on Nate Schierholtz’s groundball for the out, but remained on the ground for a few moments after the play was over, apparently jamming his right shoulder.

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In the bottom of the frame, Moose came to bat against Santiago Casilla and took a fastball off his knee that proceeded to skip its way into the stands.

Hosmer has already been cleared to play today against Cincinnati, while Moustakas has been listed as day-to-day with a contusion on his right knee.

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The lineup as a whole was able to collect only 5 hits (Dyson, Maier, Butler, Myers, Giavotella). Hosmer and Dyson both added a SB to their Spring stats. The Royals’ sole run scored on a SAC by Escobar.

Here’s the box from ESPN

SAN FRANCISCO (2) AT KANSAS CITY (1)

 SAN FRANCISCO    AB  R  H BI  KANSAS CITY      AB  R  H BI
 G Blanco cf       3  0  3  1  J Dyson cf        2  1  1  0
 -T Graham cf      0  0  0  0  -M Maier cf       2  0  1  0
 F Sanchez dh      3  0  0  0  A Escobar ss      2  0  0  1
 N Schierholtz rf  3  0  1  0  -Y Betancourt ss  2  0  0  0
 -R Kieschnick rf  1  0  0  0  E Hosmer 1b       1  0  0  0
 B Pill 1b         4  0  2  0  -B Butler 1b      2  0  1  0
 C Gillaspie 3b    4  1  1  1   -G Golson pr     0  0  0  0
 J Arias 2b        3  0  0  0  A Gordon lf       2  0  0  0
 E Adrianza ss     1  0  0  0  -D Lough lf       2  0  0  0
 -B Crawford ss    2  0  0  0  M Moustakas 3b    1  0  0  0
  -J Panik ss-2b   1  0  0  0  -I Falu pr-3b     2  0  0  0
 E Whiteside c     3  0  0  0  J Francoeur rf    2  0  0  0
 -H Sanchez c      1  0  0  0  -W Myers rf       2  0  1  0
 E Burriss lf      2  1  0  0  S Perez dh        3  0  0  0
 -J Christian lf   1  0  0  0  B Pena c          1  0  0  0
                               -C Clark c        1  0  0  0
                               C Getz 2b         1  0  0  0
                               -J Giavotella 2b  2  0  1  0
 TOTALS           32  2  7  2  TOTALS           30  1  5  1
                           123 456 789     F
 SAN FRANCISCO             011 000 000 --  2
 KANSAS CITY               000 100 000 --  1

 E--T Graham, E Whiteside.
 DP--SAN FRANCISCO 1, KANSAS CITY 1.
 LOB--SAN FRANCISCO 7, KANSAS CITY 5.
 2B--B Pill, J Giavotella.
 HR--C Gillaspie 1 (1) (off L Hochevar).
 SB--G Blanco 1 (6), E Burriss 1 (2), E Hosmer 1 (2), J Dyson 1 (1).

                                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
  SAN FRANCISCO
 T Lincecum (W,1-0)                 4   1   1   0   2   4   0
 S Casilla                          1   0   0   0   0   0   0
 A Kown                             2   2   0   0   0   1   0
 J Machi                            1   1   0   0   0   1   0
 W Rodriguez (S,1)                  1   1   0   0   0   1   0

  KANSAS CITY
 L Hochevar (L,1-1)                 3   4   2   2   0   2   1
 J Odorizzi                         2   0   0   0   2   2   0
 L Coleman                          1   1   0   0   1   0   0
 J Mijares                      1 2-3   2   0   0   0   1   0
 G Holland                      1 1-3   0   0   0   0   3   0

 WP--L Hochevar. HBP--E Burriss by L Hochevar, M
 Moustakas by S Casilla.
 SO--SF: F Sanchez, E Whiteside, B Pill, J Panik, C Gillaspie, E Adrianza, H Sanchez, J Arias. KC: A Gordon, C Clark, J Giavotella, D Lough, S Perez, M Moustakas.
 BB--SF: F Sanchez, B Crawford, G Blanco. KC: B Pena.
 T--2:33. A--6,243.

The Royals Spring record fell to 5-5. They’ll face off against the Reds today in Surprise at 3:05 CT, pitting Sanchez vs. Mike Leake.

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