Judging the Royals

August 15, 2013 10:50 PM

Two Royals make poor decisions in the ninth

When Salvador Perez walked to the plate in the ninth inning, closer Joaquin Benoit was on the mound and the score was Detroit 4, Kansas City 1. Talk to ballplayers who have been around a while and they’ll tell you if you can’t tie the game in the ninth inning, you need to take a strike. No matter how far you hit a ball, they will not let you run around the bases three times. This is one of those times when a walk truly is as good as a hit.

Judging the Royals

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