Lima’s emergence with the Royals has gone beyond being a fluke. At 7-0 with a 1.05 WHIP, its hard to discount what Lima has done since his days with the Newark Bears. Aaron on his weblog wrote a nice detailed piece on Lima’s reemergence, so I’m going to defer to him on that. I will say that Lima is a guy who is loved and hated.
I know Kirk Gibson had very few nice things to say about him when he played with him the first time around, but there’s also something to be said about having a playful presence in the clubhouse as well. One story that was nice was when with the Newark Bears, he pretty much spend his entire $3,000 monthly salary on his teammates.
But this was another game where the Tigers couldn’t get their bats going. Only 5 hits, and it took a two out solo shot by Kevin Witt just to get them on the board.
The Tigers have made some personnel moves. Shane Loux was brought up in place of Fernando Rodney. And Erik Eckenstahler was brought up in place of Taylor’s own Steve Avery.