It seems that the Royals pitching staff, against a good and a horrible hitting team, has done decent. Here is a comparison of the stats so far in 2012 compared to 2011:
I actually expected the the walk rate to be improved this year, but it is similar to 2011. Home runs and strikeouts are much improved so far. It is way too early to jump to any conclusion with the data, but it is what it is. That is all. Carry on.