1). Joakim Soria Is In The Right Role
Last night Joakim Soria came into the game when the KC Royals scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a four-run lead, which ended the save situation.
Wade Davis, who had been warming in the pen, sat down in favor of Soria who came into the game in the ninth. In a good sign for the team, Soria racked up three strikeouts on his way to a solid ninth inning to close out a 5-1 win.
Right now, the Kansas City Royals can’t afford to expect Soria to hold the lead in close games, especially when he’s having problems with balks.
Yeah, Soria did give up a rather harmless single. But he still looked much more comfortable on the mound than he has in long time. The best news of all is that Soria did not give up a balk while pitching with a runner at first base.
The Kansas City Royals are going to need him if they expect to contend this season. Let’s just hope they can get him right sooner rather than later.
The KC Royals will send Dillon Gee (0-0, 2.61 ERA) to the mound against Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 5.06 ERA) for the Atlanta Braves 7:15 CST at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO Saturday, May14