In a vast improvement over his last outing, Baek took a no-no into the 6th before surrendering a single up the middle. He was yanked after giving up two bloopers and a double--the only really solid hit of the day--but Morrow, blistering again, made quick work of the remaining Royals to end the threat.
Right now, Morrow's throwing like Putz when Putz is in the zone. Untouchable fastballs followed by more untouchable fastballs. We're not even paying him $8 million. Yet.
Baek has to start surviving the third time through the order. So far he's lights-out through five or six, but gets hammered late. (It's been a pattern since last year.)
Oh, and let's hope Richie Sexson's RBI single was one of those "off the back, monkey" moments.
We'll wait to hear the TRP's flipperdoodle report.