Judging the Royals

Lee Judge breaks down the Royals, game by game.

How Yordano Ventura’s avoiding 3-ball counts helped the Royals win

about 10 hours ago
Ask the people that know and they’ll tell you that if a pitcher wants to go deep in a game, he shouldn’t just avoid walks; he should also avoid 3-ball counts. Thursday night Yordano Ventura faced 31 batters and only four of them reached a three ball count. That’s one of the reasons Ventura was able to go seven innings on 103 pitches.

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