Judging the Royals

April 16, 2013 9:58 PM

Three things matter: location, location, location

The game got away in the bottom of the eighth. Jeremy Guthrie continued the string of excellent starts—seven innings, two earned runs — but had thrown 91 pitches and was about to face the Atlanta Braves lineup for the fourth time. Ned Yost gave the ball to Kelvin Herrera—Kelvin hadn’t given up a run in his previous six appearances this season — but even a 98 mph fastball left in a bad location will leave the yard.

Judging the Royals

Lee Judge shares insights from KC's major-leaguers.

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