4). Steady Eddie Gave The Royals Just What They Needed
Edinson Volquez went six innings without allowing a run. Nothing can get a team back on track like strong starting pitching, and its hard to lose when your starter doesn’t give up any runs. Though Eddie yielded one run in the seventh, his performance was just what the doctor ordered for the wallowing Kansas City Royals.
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For two weeks now, the KC Royals have been looking for the win that will break them out of their funk. Now that their string of 13 road games in 16 is over, now Kansas City Royals fans hope it is the current home stand that can get the job done.
Playing the Yankees, who were 11-18 coming into the four game series in New York, didn’t get the job done.
Volquez has given general manager Dayton Moore everything he could have asked for after signing a two-year, $22 million deal just before the 2015 season. Volquez went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA in 2015 while soaking up 200.1 innings, and is 4-3 with a 3.51 ERA in 48.1 innings in 2016.
That’s almost the definition of steady.
Volquez may not be an ace, but he’s consistent. The Royals REALLY need some stability from the rotation just about now with Chris Young and Kris Medlen both going to the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday.
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