The Hiram Fire-him Countdown is on.
#34 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals
Sep 09, 1983
|2011 - Kyle Davies||1-4||7||7||0||0||0||0||35.2||50||30||29||6||13||26||7.32||1.77|
#36 / Pitcher / New York Yankees
Oct 06, 1976
|2011 - Freddy Garcia||1-2||5||4||0||0||0||0||25.0||22||8||8||3||11||23||2.88||1.32|
The Yanks have somehow managed to get some value out of 34 year old
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Freddy Garcia, but that will surely come to an end as Garcia is one of the few pitchers that the Royals absolutely OWN. In a not insignificant sample size (27 starts), Garcia is 9-13 with a 5.89 ERA in his career against the Boys in Blue. Garcia is the performance-enhancing drug Royals hitters need, as they are hitting .316/.355/.533 with 25 home runs in those 27 games.
Pitchers Opposing the Royals, Most Starts Yielding Five ER or More
1. Jim Abbott - 11 times
2. Kenny Rogers - 10 times
3. Freddy Garcia - 9 times*
*-tied with Brad Radke, Dave Stewart, Jim Clancy and Frank Tanana
Guess what? All of those top three guys pitched for the Yankees! ITS AN OMEN!