August 4, 2012

Rue the Davies

Five years ago today, August 4, 2007, was one of the worst days in Kansas City sports history.  Why?  That was the day Hiram Kyle Davies made his first start as a Royal. 

Kyle Davies is no Helen Slater.

Atlanta traded him to KC for Octavio Dotel a few days prior. On August 4, Davies made his Royals debut in Yankee Stadium and it was a disaster.  He gave up four runs in the first inning, three of them off a home run from a steroid-enhanced Alex Rodriguez.  A-Rod hit the first pitch he saw over the left field wall, his 500th career homer.  

  Rodriguez celebrated the home run milestone with a
moob-massage from Late Show stagehand Biff Henderson.

Davies only made it through three innings and gave up five earned runs. He didn't take the loss, however, as the Royals offense jumped on Phil Hughes.  Behind David DeJesus, Mark Teahen, Billy Butler, and Ross Gload, KC got it tied 6-6 in the top of the fifth. Of course, John Bale gave up another run in the bottom half of the inning.  The game just got uglier and uglier after that. The teams combined to use 13 pitchers, with Zack Greinke having the worst day on the mound of anyone, facing only five hitters and giving up five runs without recording a single out.  New York won the game 16-8. 

Of course, Davies would plague the Royals rotation for the next four years with similar outings until he finally was released in August of last year.  To make things worse, just before his release, he was arrested in Florida for Disorderly Intoxication.  It was quite the storybook ending. 

Anyway, on anniversaries such as this, we like to check out what Poor Pichardo's Almanack has to say.
Let's go to the book:

Happy anniversary, Hiram!

Go Royals! You're the Best!

1 comment:

  1. He's no longer with Toronto, though for some reason, Jesse Chavez is. I'm guessing Hiram is back working construction for his dad, waking his ass up at six AM every day to do the drywall up there at the new McDonalds.


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