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Royals fans vent about Joakim Soria, who heard boos at Kauffman Stadium

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Joakim Soria.
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Joakim Soria.

The numbers are ugly.

A 7.71 ERA. A 2.14 WHIP. Opponents are hitting .333. In addition, Royals relief pitcher Joakim Soria has allowed a run in four of the eight games he’s pitched this season.

Another key number: 8 percent. That’s how much of the season has elapsed.

Too early for fans to freak out? Nope. There were some boos at Kauffman Stadium for Soria on Tuesday, when he left with the bases loaded and one out and ended up allowing a run as Kelvin Herrera worked out of a jam.

There were even more unhappy fans on social media.

However, there were a lot of Royals fans who were unhappy that boos were directed at Soria:

Joakim Soria got into more trouble on Tuesday during the Royals' 8-6 victory over Detroit at Kauffman Stadium.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff