The Royals offense has come alive, but that pitching still needs an overhaul.
Thanks for the analysis David. Very positive today! I cancelled the MLB tv this year as it just wasn’t worth it and I was watching other games. So, depending on your analysis, RR, and highlights now. It just feels like they aren’t moving off from Eldred till the end of the year. Which makes the rest of this year irrelevant to me. I’d like to see Keller pitch better though before the trade deadline. At least have the option to move him. He’s kinda getting in that no mans land where you don’t have a good feel about what should be done. Trade him now when his numbers are creeping up….keep him and see if he improves and possibly move him in the offseason….hard to see resigning him now…but maybe you can lower the price a bit. You’ve talked about it many times….but he’s a tough one.
The pitch prior to Heasley's excellent outing ending change-up was a 95 mph fastball. In both of his last two outings, he has gone around 100 pitches, and his last fastball in both was at his maximum velocity. Good sign to me that he can maintain max velo late in games. He has a nice 4 pitch mix, which seems rare for the Royals. Fastball command has been the issue and he seems to have worked through that the last three starts. He has a much better fastball than I realized. Let's keep Cal Eldred away from him.
In other news, looks like Brentz's season may be in jeopardy as he was transferred to the 60 day IL.
I'm still pissed at Matheny and Eldred for not taking Lynch out of Saturday's game when he seemed to be struggling through inning 5. To me, those two lost the game. Does the coaching staff want to win games or are we shooting for a top three draft pick? I love baseball, but am getting tired of this type of coaching and playing. Great Inside the Crown as always. Thank you.
My thoughts after yesterday were that now they have gotten the abnormality of a 3 game winning streak behind them, they can get back to doing what they do best. Losing. However, this road trip has some promise. Things could be rough in San Francisco, but they are an even match for Oakland . They could be 3-3 after those two series. The Angels have been playing like the Royals and A's for the past two weeks, so if it continues another week, the Royals could even grab a game or two there. They could possibly have a 5-4 road trip, which would be amazing. I don't know where that level of pitching is going to come from, but it's possible. Sure better than going on a road trip to Houston, New York and Toronto would be.