Lineups: Manager Bell's Final Game

D20_9835 By now you know that it’s not just the final game of the season this afternoon, it’s the final game for Buddy Bell as the Royals Manager. The self-proclaimed “old-baseball” manager leaves his post with the club after more than two seasons. The Star’s Sam Mellinger did a long profile on Buddy in today’s paper – check it out if you haven’t already. Although Buddy will remain with the organization, it goes without saying that all of us with the Royals will miss him…D20_9841

We’ll post a wrap up of the final weekend after today’s game.

Looking for win No.70, the Royals turn to what they hope is a piece of the future when 2006 first-round draft pick Luke Hochevar (0-0, 0.93 ERA) takes the mound for his first start in the Majors. The division-leading Indians call on lefty Aaron Laffey (3-2, 4.87 ERA).

For the final time this season, here are your lineups…

For the Royals:
Gathright – CF
German – 2B
Butler – DH
Sweeney – 1B
Brown – RF
Gordon – 3B
Huber – LF
Phillips – C
Pena – SS
Hochevar – RHP

For the Indians:
Sizemore – CF
Cabrera – SS
Hafner – DH
Garko – 1B
Gutierrez – RF
Blake – 3B
Gomez – 2B
Michaels – LF
Shoppach – C
Laffey – LHP

1 Comment

So long Buddy, Mike, RSTN and scoreboards alike. Today was a day that won’t be forgotten by Royals fans anytime soon.

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