In this episode Danny and Craig look back on the 2004 Royals and the amazing doubleheader they played on 9/9/04. Craig explains the finer points of WAR, and we look at the Royals top prospects.
With his team in need of a victory and an anxious crowd waiting, Joe Nathan took the mound and struck out the last three hitters of the game.
Any win would have meant a lot to the Detroit Tigers, but Nathan’s performance made this one a little more encouraging.
“It was still a matter of just coming to work and trying to get better, trying to figure out what’s going on,” Nathan said. “We’ve been grinding.”
Nathan breezed through the ninth inning, and the Tigers ended Kansas City’s 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Royals on Thursday. J.D. Martinez hit a tiebreaking homer in the fourth for the Tigers, who avoided a four-game sweep and pulled within a half-game of the AL Central-leading Royals.