Judging the Royals

August 19, 2014 12:03 AM

Royals 6, Twins 4: How a walk broke the game open

With one down in the fifth inning, Twins pitcher Trevor May walked Alcides Escobar, and that was the turning point in the game. With a runner on first base May started pitching with a "slide step" delivery. Pitchers try to get the ball to home plate more quickly by barely lifting their front foot and sliding that foot toward the plate, but some pitchers have trouble throwing strikes while slide stepping. Fortunately for the Royals, Trevor May appeared to be one of those pitchers.

Judging the Royals

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