1) Cheslor Cuthbert Didn’t Miss This Party
Saturday night, Cheslor Cuthbert was the only starter not to get a hit as the rest of Kansas City Royals teammates battered Tigers pitching for 20 hits and 16 runs (both season highs). Cuthbert was also 0-4 coming into his 13th inning at bat, which means he had made outs nine times in a row.
Cuthbert arrived late on Sunday, but his single with the bases loaded gave the KC Royals a walkoff win.
Talking about picking your spot. Cheslor Cuthbert certainly got bang for the buck with his one hit in the last two days.
Cuthbert is a key man in the KC Royals season. They really need him to be a solid major-league regular at third base in place of Mike Moustakas. Cuthbert is clearly getting it done in the field. If anything, the 23-year-old Cuthbert is an upgrade over Moustakas with the glove, and Moose is no slouch at third base.
Cuthbert’s Dad is a lobster fisherman in Nicaragua. Since Father’s Day falls during lobster season in South America, his Dad is always working—including Sunday, even though his son is now a rather well-heeled major league player (true even for a guy making the $500k league minimum). Here’s to hoping Cheslor’s Dad likes the Father’s Day gift his son gave him on Sunday after he finishes his day’s work and, perhaps, logs onto the internet.
I know Kansas City Royals fans think it was the perfect gift.