May 7th, 2009

Greinke adds another honor with Clutch Performer award

Thank you Royals fans! Your votes helped Zack Greinke become the “MLB Clutch Performer of the Month Presented by Pepsi” winner for April.

7-29 Greinke.jpgGreinke’s 5-0 record during April included wins against the Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers, all American League Central rivals.  Zack threw back-to-back, 10-strikeout complete games on April 18th and April 24th.  With another victory on May 4th against the White Sox, Greinke is now the third pitcher in Royals history to win his first six decisions, joining Bret Saberhagen in 1987 and Jose Lima in 2003.

At the conclusion of the season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on the “Major League Baseball Clutch Performer of the Year Presented by Pepsi” award winner at MLB.com and the award will be presented during the Major League Baseball postseason. Last season, CC Sabathia was named the season-end recipient.

Trey Hillman Media Session

Hillman on Manny

Even with the superb play of our hometown Royals, several of the questions during the interview were geared towards the Manny Ramirez story.  Our manager made a few comments on the matter.  “It’s going to hurt their organization for sure, and it doesn’t help our game”, Hillman said.  He went on to say he was going to reserve judgment seeing as he didn’t know the entire story.  “I am not an accusational person, I don’t judge people”.  He said he was waiting to get all the facts, “their have been too many times where innocent players have paid a price, I will be waiting to get all the facts on this one”.

Sergeant at Arms

Manager Trey Hillman said in the interview that we have a fantastic man on the job keeping our players educated and knowledgeable about what they can and can’t take.  Ty Hill (Kansas City’s Strength and Conditioning Coordinator) does a terrific job with our program that educates our players on the supplements that are cleared by MLB, says Hillman.  He runs a repetitive program geared towards making sure there is no ambiguity with regards to unknowingly taking a banned substance. 

School Day Lineup

It’s Fox 4 School Day at The K…thousands of kids learned about weather from the Fox 4 team this morning…we had some weather of our own with morning showers.  It has cleared and a beautiful afternoon of baseball is shaping up!  Here’s your KC lineup:

Crisp – CF

DeJesus – LF

Teahen – 3B

Guillen – RF

Butler – 1B

Jacobs – DH

Bloomquist – 2B

Olivo – C

Aviles – SS

Bannister – RHP

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