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Danny Duffy writes inspirational message to Royals fans on social media

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy. jsleezer@kcstar.com

It’s been a dreadful stretch for the Royals.

Manager Ned Yost summed it up best Tuesday when he said after the Royals’ 10-5 loss to the White Sox: “You go through phases like this, you feel like you haven’t won in a month. It’s been five days. It just feels like a month.”

That is how it’s felt, right? Every game seems like a slog in the mud, and Tuesday’s loss was disappointing, in part because pitcher Danny Duffy uncharacteristically struggled.

The Royals are the only team in the AL Central with a losing record (7-13), and while it’s only April, it has seemed to some fans like the season is already lost.

But following Tuesday’s game, Duffy took to Twitter and offered up a hopeful message: “We will pull together and come out of this. Reason for concern, but i dare somebody to count us out.”

On Wednesday morning, Duffy was in a good mood as he posted this on Instagram: “Chitown sunrise! Great opportunity for the boys! Lets get it!”

 

Chitown sunrise! Great opportunity for the boys! Lets get it!

A post shared by Danny Duffy (@duff805) on

A controversial balk call against Royals' pitcher Danny Duff infuriated Duffy and irked the men inside the Royals dugout. It moved the runners up 90 feet, and served as the first tug of the thread in a pitcher’s unraveling.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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