Royals Report: 5 Things About Salvy Slam Over Cleveland

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Jun 14, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (13) and Fox announcer Joel Goldberg are doused by catcher Drew Butera (9) after the win over the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (13) and Fox announcer Joel Goldberg are doused by catcher Drew Butera (9) after the win over the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 14, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Chris Young (32) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Chris Young (32) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

5) Chris Young Was OK On Tuesday

Chris Young is working his arm back into starting shape, and was operating with an approximate 85 pitch limit on Tuesday night. Young lasted 4.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts while throwing 87 pitches. Young gave up one solo home run.

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Young was far from dominating, as he worked with numerous runners on base. Fortunately, Carlos Santana’s third inning home run came with no one on base. Young never did give up the big hit with runners on base, leaving with men on first and second with one out in the fifth.

Despite all of the base-runners, Young’s outing was a big improvement over the four bombs he gave up against these same Indians on June 5 in Cleveland.

I’m not so sure that Chris Young should remain in the KC Royals rotation, but at least he’s improving. His 6.15 ERA and 2-6 record are hardly impressive, but at least his ERA is coming down from the stratosphere.

With Mike Minor getting ready to join the team in his rehab assignment in Omaha, Young might not be long for the rotation anyway.

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