These are not exactly carefree times for Howie Kendrick(notes) loyalists. As many of you know, the 25-year-old infielder is off to a slow start (.235/.285/.374). If you're a true Kendrick zealot, of course, you're not worried. His BABIP is unusually low by his standards, and, well ... the guy hit .360/.401/.571 in 1669 minor league plate appearances. We know he can play. Kendrick shall smite thee, nonbeliever. Woe unto you.
Just before [Meche's] start against the Orioles, the Royals announced they had won their appeal of a scoring decision in last Friday night's 4-1 loss to the Angels in Anaheim.
Royals right fielder Jose Guillen(notes) was given an error and the Angels' Howard Kendrick lost a home run when official scorer Mel Franks' decision was reversed unanimously by a five-member panel appointed by Major League Baseball.
Lousy five-member panel. Lousy [expletive] Royals. Here's video of Guillen overrunning the ball. We're not trying to suggest that anyone was covered in glory on that play. (Except Mel Franks. That man is a hero). We'd just like the homer and the two RBIs back.
Feel free to share your worst stat correction experience in comments. Don't disrespect Kendrick, though. He is not to be doubted.