Royals Report: 5 Things About Mini-Sweep In St. Louis
4) Chris Young Wobbles Through Four Innings
Struggling KC Royals starter Chris Young gave up only one hit and one run on (what else?) a solo home run. That line sounds like he was pretty good. Not so.
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Chris Young was LUCKY to give up a mere one run, even though he allowed only one hit and struck out 5.
The key stat that I haven’t mentioned is that Young gave up 6 walks—in four innings. Young walked three batters in the first inning alone, and gave up a number of hard hit fly balls that barely stayed in the yard. Fortunately for the Kansas City Royals, none of those warning track shots fell for a hit.
Oh, and that one hit? Brandon Moss mashed a Chris Young gopher ball 477 feet into the upper deck in right field. It was the longest home run in new Busch Stadium history.
No matter how fortunate Chris Young might have been, he still left the game after four innings leading 2-1. Though it took him 91 pitches and he didn’t last long enough to earn a decision, you have to admit he did his job on Thursday night.
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