The Roy Boy’s still have a chance to salvage this home series if they can pull off back-to-back wins against the Red Sox. The Sox were struggling before they made the trip to Kauffman but for some reason “The K” is still a great place for struggling teams to get things right again.
Our best pitcher, by far, in the rotation will be going tonight (Duffy) followed by Chen tomorrow. To finish with a winning record on this homestand we’re going to have to come out and give both these guys some run support and hope they can pitch deep into games.
Speaking of pitching…….the royals recalled Vin Mazzaro and optioned Hottovy back to Omaha. The move was prompted after both long men (Adcock and Mendoza) had to pitch in the last two games thanks to the stellar starts from Hochevar and Sanchez.
I would guess Mazzaro will work exclusively from the pen but after the comments from Sanchez last night maybe he should be the one working from the pen. Sanchez honestly thought he pitched a good game last night. HA! What a joke. The guy got rocked and he thought he pitched well and the hitters got “lucky” when bombing homeruns onto the Pepsi Party Porch. It’s pretty clear Sanchez is in a world of his own and he doesn’t look like he wants to be in Kansas City. Radio rumors were swirling today that San Francisco was going to flat out release Sanchez until they bamboozled the Royals into trading them Melky Cabrera for the “effectively wild” starter.
That stupid trade is another reflection of upper management doing a poor job in finding players. We have only developed ONE “homegrown” pitcher since Moore took the reigns 6 years ago. That pitcher will be going tonight. The others (Montgomery, Dwyer, Odorizzi, Lamb, etc) haven’t yet made the big leagues. Hopefully when they do, they aren’t anything close to what Hochevar has shown while “developing” within our organization.
The real question is this; when are the Royals going to make some changes in the rotation? Two “locks” for the starting rotation are on pace for a historically bad campaign yet the manager is sticking with them. Chen and Paulino are serviceable and Duffy is the best thing we have going. Something else needs to happen with the other two spots. Is bringing guys up from the minors (i.e. Montgomery or Odorizzi) and letting them take their lumps with the big boys the answer? You can comment below.
To close this out, Boston isn’t a very good team right now and the Royals need to capitalize during these next two games. The fans are still supporting this team, even though they have the third worst record in MLB. If the Royals brass wants to keep fans interested then it’s time to start winning some more games. These next two are games that should be won.