Royals Report: 5 Things About Tampa Bay Sweep

Jun 1, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Wade Davis (17) celebrates with catcher Drew Butera (9) after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 1, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Wade Davis (17) celebrates with catcher Drew Butera (9) after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 1, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Danny Duffy (41) delivers a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 1, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Danny Duffy (41) delivers a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports /

5) Danny Duffy Economical Through Six Innings

Danny Duffy‘s problem has always been command. He’s walked too many hitters and allowed hitters to get into deep counts. Duffy has apparently solved this problem after his stint as a reliever.

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Duffy was not overpowering Wednesday night. But, he was good enough. He lasted 6.0 innings, allowing 7 hits, 0 walks, and 2 earned runs along with one unearned run while striking out 6. The best news of all is that he only used 75 pitches.

That’ll play. In fact, that wall take Duffy deep into a lot of games.

Oh yeah, and Duffy has retained the 97 mph gas that he developed as a reliever.

Duffy appears to have earn himself a permanent place in the rotation with his new maturity as a pitcher. At 27-year-old , he’s ready to enjoy some prime seasons.

And, yes, Duffy left with a 5-3 lead after six innings and earned the win.

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