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2. Chris Young

For a time, it seemed as though Chris Young was the answer for a struggling Kansas City Royals starting rotation. He made his presence felt from the beginning, pitching five no-hit innings in his first start for the Royals as Young served notice to the rest of the American League.

Unfortunately, Young has struggled of late, and last week was certainly not an exception. In his outing against the Indians, Young allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks, striking out four. It was certainly not the type of performance that we had come to expect from Young during his time with the Royals.

This is the second straight rough outing from Young, who has seen his ERA jump from 0.78 to 2.56 in the past two weeks. Over that span, Young has allowed ten runs in eleven innings, giving up fifteen hits and four walks. Opponents have hit Young at a .319/.373/.617 clip over those past two outings, as he just has not managed to recapture that magic from earlier in the year.

Every starting pitcher goes through a rough patch during the season, and Chris Young is no exception. Unfortunately, his struggles have come as the Kansas City Royals rotation as a whole has had a bit of a rough patch.

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