"My adjustment is just to go to whatever feels normal and make it feel right," he said. "I'm walking more batters than ever before, I'm giving up more hits than ever before. I'm throwing strikes, but I'm also not throwing strikes.
"That's the tough part about pitching. If you have a bad outing, you have to wait five or six days to get out there again."
With those days now passed, the Royals just need Greinke to turn in a vintage performance -- and that term is used very loosely, as the righty has been old enough to have a celebratory beer for all of eight months.
That would be sweep, indeed.
RHP Derek Lowe
5-6, 3.62 ERA in 2005
1-1, 5.06 ERA in 2004 vs. KC
KC: RHP Zack Greinke
Player to watch
1-7, 6.01 ERA in 2005
Has never faced LAD
Emil Brown continued his hot streak Wednesday night by rapping two hits and driving in two runs. His batting average, which stood at .161 on April 29, is now a solid .286. He is batting .395 (17-for-43) in June with two homers and 12 RBIs in 11 games.
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"I wanted to send a message and I did." -- Jose Lima on his win over the Dodgers, who didn't sign him following the 2004 season
Official game notes
LAD: KFWB; KWKW (Español)
The Royals have won four straight games for the second time this season, the last such streak coming May 31-June 3. Both streaks have come with Buddy Bell at the helm. ... Bell's 10-4 record is the second-best start for any Royals manager since the team's inception in 1969. Whitey Herzog started 11-3 in 1975. ... Mike MacDougal notched his eighth save in 10 chances on Wednesday. He is a perfect 6-for-6 since Bell reinstalled him as the Royals' closer on May 31. MacDougal has struck out at least one batter in 16 of his last 17 appearances. He has struck out 34 batters this season in 32 innings. ... Brown has at least one RBI in each of his last five games.
Friday: vs. Houston, 7:10 p.m. CT
Saturday: vs. Houston, 6:10 p.m. CT
Sunday: vs. Houston, 1:10 p.m. CT