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Ventura set for rematch against Rodon, White Sox

Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will take his shot at redemption when he squares off in a rematch against White Sox lefty Carlos Rodon on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
2 days ago

Ventura steps up, but Royals fall short, 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) The Kansas City Royals fell just short of a sweep, despite an improved effort from Yordano Ventura. Ventura provided some much-needed relief for the overworked bullpen with six mostly solid innings in the Royals' 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Ventura (4-3) gave up three runs and six hits, only the second quality start in his last five appearances....
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

First win in Chicago eludes Ventura as Royals lose 3-2

CHICAGO -- Todd Frazier tied for the AL lead with his 13th home run, Melky Cabrera drove in two runs and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday to avoid getting swept for the first time this season.Carlos Rodon (2-4) allowed two runs and pitched into the seventh inning for his first victory since April 13. David Robertson got three outs for his 11th save in...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest Concern About Yordano Ventura

We have a number of great ERA estimators on this site. FIP, xFIP, SIERA: choose your favorite, because they all have a place in attempting to better describe outcomes closer to a pitcher’s true talent over a given timeframe. Maybe you’re lazy, or maybe you’re different, but it can also be nice to have a dead simple one — which is where K-BB% comes in. If a pitcher is striking...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Porcello, Ventura Highlight Barren Monday

We head back into the dumps a little bit with this short slate on a baseball Monday. We had to dig deep, but here are the pitchers we think you’ll want to watch today. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Rick Porcello (BOS) versus Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura Porcello has quietly been very good since allowing four earned runs in his season debut, allowing three or fewer earned...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals look to Ventura for a much-needed quality start

All of a sudden, the New York Yankees have remembered how to hit.The Yankees appear to have put their deep early-season struggles at the plate behind them, and they'll face a scuffling Kansas City Royals starter when they go for a third straight win Wednesday night.New York (13-18) has scored six or more runs five times in the last nine games after reaching that mark four times in...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura puts shaky first behind him in Royals' 6-1 win over O's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura settled down after a shaky first inning, Eric Hosmer homered to continue his hot streak and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday.Alex Gordon also went deep before the Royals strung together a series of hits in a four-run seventh that broke the game open. Hosmer finished 2 of 4 to push his AL-leading on-base streak to...
Via Associated Press
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ventura is getting comfortable with his offspeed pitches

Known for his volatile mound presence and blistering fastball, Yordano Ventura says there's something much different about him this year.Ventura is finally showing some confidence in his offspeed pitches, something the right-hander looks to continue Tuesday night when the Kansas City Royals open a six-game homestand with their first look at the AL Central rival Detroit Tigers.Ventura...
Via Fox Sports
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Ventura Shows Solid Effort in Season Debut, Looks to Improve From Subpar 2015

Yordano Ventura made his first start tonight, as the Royals came from behind to grab a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Ventura struggled mightily in his first two innings, walking two batters and allowing two hits. He would eventually settle down, only to run out of gas in the 6th inning, where he walked his first two batters. Ventura battled with his pitch count and command...
Via Royals Blue
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Ventura, Royals need to simmer down before someone gets hurt

By Ian Casselberry Can we now safely say that throwing at batters and instigating fights with opponents appears to be a pattern with Yordano Ventura? For the third consecutive start, the Royals pitcher taunted an opposing batter which resulted in both dugouts emptying onto the field. On Thursday night against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, a brawl broke out. Tensions were...
Via The Outside Corner
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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