Brian Bannister showed up on a lot of overrated fantasy player lists this past year but I have a feeling that everyone other then Edgar Renteria thinks the Royals starter might have a solid season. The Tigers were held to just three singles in this one and all three were by Renteria. They drew a walk and of their four baserunners, two were eliminated by double plays and in only one instance did a Tiger (Renteria) reach second base. This is about as bad as it gets for offensive performances.
Kenny Rogers was good enough but like Justin Verlander on Monday, he had a bad late inning. He gave up two runs in the sixth and Zach Miner gave up two in the eight to make it the 4-0 final.
Jeremy Bonderman gets the nod tomorrow against Zach Greinke. This will be the game the Tigers bats get hot for the simple reason that Greinke is on my fantasy team. It’s funny how you have a lot of doom and gloom on the radio already. Not like every team, even the good ones, have two game losing streaks. And I think the Royals are better then people are giving them credit for.