Judging the Royals

May 11, 2013 1:08 AM

The Yankees score five in the sixth; one of the hardest innings in baseball

The game got away in the sixth inning, one of the hardest innings in baseball. It’s not the first time I’ve pointed that out to readers, but ever since former Royals catcher Jason Kendall pointed it out to me, I see it all the time: the starting pitcher is running out of gas in the sixth or seventh (another hard inning) and hasn’t gone far enough to hand the ball to the most dominant relievers at the backend of the pen—the set-up man and closer.

Judging the Royals

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

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