Right-hander A.J. Puckett, who was drafted out of Pepperdine, is 1-2 with a 3.09 ERA in nine starts with the Legends. Class AA Northwest Arkansas, rookie-level Burlington and Arizona are in the mix for playoff berths.
With three clean innings on Tuesday night, the Royals’ bullpen set a franchise record with 32 straight scoreless innings. The previous record, according to Elias, was 29 2/3 innings, recorded in 1969, the club’s first year of existence.
The Royals are 64-60. They have won eight straight, 13 of 15 and now sit just four games out of the second American League Wild Card spot with 38 games to play. They open a three-game series here at Marlins Park on Tuesday night.
Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer has the seventh-best average exit velocity in the majors, yet he’s ranked 13th out of 26 first baseman when it comes to overall offensive production according to the all-encompassing statistic Weighted Runs Created Plus. So what gives?