With a 3 - 2 lead in the bottom of the sixth, James Shields failed to retire either of the first two runners he faced. Ned Yost elected to insert Yordano Ventura, who pitched on Sunday and has pitched in relief once. Ever. With two on. And Brandon Moss coming to the plate. Who had homered once already. After missing the strike zone by a lot on his first two offerings, Ventura grooved one to Moss. Moss hanged nightmarish dong to straightaway center. Ventura stayed in for a bit before handing the ball over to Herrera, who let two more runs cross the plate in part because Escobar couldn't get the ball out of his glove on a great diving play that simply stopped the ball on the infield dirt.
There will be no erections in Kansas City for months.
This feels terrible.