Judging the Royals

September 11, 2013 4:07 PM

Royals come out swinging against Scott Kazmir, Indians

The Royals appeared to ambush Cleveland starting pitcher Scott Kazmir on Wednesday. Hitters ambush pitchers by swinging early in the count when they expect to get a fastball for a strike. Alex Gordon started things by swinging at the first pitch of the game — a 90 mph fastball — and homered. The second hitter, Emilio Bonifacio, swung at the first pitch he saw — a 92 mph fastball — fouled it off and eventually tripled. Eric Hosmer also swung at the first pitch he saw — a 94 mph fastball — and hit an RBI single.

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