Bill James gets me.
Check out today’s tweet at the bottom of this. Tyler Glasnow is complaining that MLB is making him stop cheating and that it caused him to get injured. And the media is supporting him! It’s unbelievable but yet very believable.
Detroit Tigers 6, Kansas City Royals 5
No local games – Go have fun!
SINGER LEAVES GAME EARLY
Brady Singer left Wednesday’s game after just three innings and 51 pitchers. The Royals are saying the removal was precautionary due to right posterior shoulder tightness.
Here is the part that makes this unbelievable. After the game Wednesday, Mike Matheny said that they knew about the shoulder issue before the game! Instead of resting him, the club decided to pitch Singer anyway but had him on a pitch count. Did you hear that?! They knew about a physical problem with one of their top young pitchers and decided to pitch him anyway!
Who believes that? I don’t. The Royals are either lying or dumb. I don’t think they are dumb. But I don’t understand the reason for the lie. So clearly, I’m missing something. It just makes no sense. Why would you risk throwing any pitcher, let alone a pitcher you think will help lead you to your next championship, if there is any chance of an injury?
ROYALS FINALLY SCORED, BUT… GREG HOLLAND
Five runs on ten hits. The Royals scored five runs! Incredible!
The problem was the bullpen, and most of that was Greg Holland. With a 3-1 lead entering the seventh inning, Mike Matheny thought putting Holland into the game was a good idea. The Royals entered the game having lost 11 of their last 12 games, and Mike Matheny thought putting Greg Holland into the game with a 3-1 lead was a good idea. Bad idea.
On a positive note, Adalberto Mondesi was actually in the starting lineup. Matheny decided to put Mondesi in the lineup instead of having him stand on deck to pinch-hit as the last out of the game was made. That’s what happened on Tuesday. And Mondesi returned in style with a home run in his first at-bat. He’s back. Hopefully, he gets hot, and the Royals can trade him. They won’t, but I can dream.
Whit Merrifield, Carlos Santana, Salvador Perez, and Hanser Alberto each had two hits. The Royals haven’t seen an offensive explosion like this in a while. They still lost.
Record: 30-37 (.448)
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