The post title could just as easily be Jim Thome does what Jim Thome does. A lot of digital ink will be spilled on the fact that manager Trey Hillman left Kyle Farnsworth -- he of the 2.2 HR/9 ratio last year -- in to face the guy who has more long balls against the Royals than any other player.
Watching the game, I can't really argue with the decision. Farnsworth made Carlos Quentin look silly in the at bat prior and let's not kid ourselves, Thome could just as easily hit that jack off of any relief pitcher and nobody would be surprised.
Now, signing Farnsworth in the first place? That question can't be answered because of one bad pitch to a future hall of famer. But, I've got my doubts.