The Royals had 31 hits in the series — 28 were singles.
McClure is looking at statistics that show the Royals staff ranked last in the American League and, despite a proclaimed emphasis on throwing strikes, was tied for the second-most walks (580).
Bannister is on an island here and knows it. Most people within the game remain far more traditional in their evaluation tools.
"Wins and losses," pitching coach Bob McClure said. "It doesn’t tell you everything, but it all comes back to wins and losses."
Shortstop Tony Peña was assigned outright to Class AAA Omaha after clearing waivers. He has until Monday to decide whether to accept the assignment or become a free agent.
A look at the most-used lineup in 2007 showed that, actually, a LOT had to be done.
1. David DeJesus, cf
2. Mark Grudzielanek, 2b
3. Mark Teahen, rf
4. Billy Butler, dh (Mike Sweeney when healthy)
5. Ross Gload, 1b
6. Alex Gordon, 3b
7. Emil Brown, lf
8. John Buck, c
9. Tony Pena, ss
You can already see it helping. He was able to foul off some pitches (Tuesday) that he would normally swing through.
Trey Hillman on Jacobs adjusting his swing.
Royals Manager Trey Hillman suspended by MLB for Todays game. Bench Coach Gibbons will manage royals @12pm on 610sports