Judging the Royals

August 2, 2014 1:59 AM

KC's Jeremy Guthrie out-pitches Oakland's Sonny Gray, but not by much

The series opener between the Royals and the Athletics turned out to be a classic pitching duel between Jeremy Guthrie and Sonny Gray. Both pitchers were sharp from the start; each threw four scoreless innings to open the game. Both Gray and Guthrie did a good job of stifling their opponent’s offense by being aggressive, staying ahead in the count and forcing hitters into tough counts. It was a tightly contested, exciting game that was clearly going to be a low-scoring duel, decided by a small margin of error.

Judging the Royals

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

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Royals outlast Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings 0:57

Royals outlast Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings

Royals' Eric Hosmer on Michael Wacha's stuff, Lorenzo Cain's injury 2:28

Royals' Eric Hosmer on Michael Wacha's stuff, Lorenzo Cain's injury

After Lorenzo Cain goes down with hamstring injury, Brett Eibner returns to Royals 1:11

After Lorenzo Cain goes down with hamstring injury, Brett Eibner returns to Royals

Behind the scenes at the Royals' Hot Dog Derby 2:32

Behind the scenes at the Royals' Hot Dog Derby

Kendrys Morales collects four hits in Royals' win 1:25

Kendrys Morales collects four hits in Royals' win

Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera remembers his All-Star Futures Game in 2011 1:58

Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera remembers his All-Star Futures Game in 2011

Royals' Omar Infante designated for assignment 4:08

Royals' Omar Infante designated for assignment

Ian Kennedy discusses gem against Astros 1:34

Ian Kennedy discusses gem against Astros

Danny Duffy pitches Royals to win over Cardinals 1:19

Danny Duffy pitches Royals to win over Cardinals

Royals pitcher Chien-Ming Wang throws three scoreless innings in 5-2 win over Athletics 2:34

Royals pitcher Chien-Ming Wang throws three scoreless innings in 5-2 win over Athletics

Share Video

Sports Videos