Farnsworth's Bulldog and Meche's Shutout

I can understrand the frustration voiced by Arizona fans, but here in Kansas City we know complete embarrassment when it comes to our MLB team.  Getting shutout by Sidney Ponson or Horacio Ramirez would have been embarrassing.  Getting shutout by Meche is not close to the level of embarrassment we’re conditioned to here in KC.  Mike Jacobs gets 2 freebie doubles because of poor fielding?  That’s nothing, how bout Kerry Robinson jumping at the wall to rob a home run only to have it drop 10 feet in front of him.  How bout your first basemen getting drilled in the back by a throw from the outfield.  The list, sadly, goes on and on and on for Royals fans.

Yesterday in my series preview I wrote, “We know Meche won’t throw a complete game.”  Not even 4 hours after posting my thoughts and analysis I was proven wrong.  I failed to consider that Trey Hillman would let Meche surpass 130 pitches en route to getting his first complete game since 2004.  Thanks to Trey I am really interested to see how Meche fares in his next start, it’s not like he has been dealing with some back discomfort since spring training or anything. 

Last night facing LHP-Doug Davis, Mike Jacobs looked absolutely foolish his 1st two at bats.  He hit a fly ball in his 3rd AB that should have been a routine out, but Justin Upton helped him to a double.  The end result against LHP was 1-3 but it should have been 0-3.  Counting last night Mike Jacobs is now hitting .250/.336/.524 against RHP and .208/.278/.306 against LHP on the season.  For his career he is hitting .267/.330/.522 against RHP and .230/.276/.394 against LHP.  Memo to Trey Hillman, against a LH starter, how bout we give Jacobs some rest?  I recognize Trey doesn’t have a lot of options on the roster, but against LHP Jacobs is basically a singles hitter who swings like a pitcher at the plate.  Maybe play someone who might put the ball in plan and could use some AB.

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