Royals Rumblings - News for April 18, 2016
Chris Young says his mechanics are off.
"It's not necessarily command," Young said. "It's more of the life. The last few times, I felt my arm slot being a little bit high and I made the adjustment in the third inning today. I felt like it changed a little bit. The results got better, my slider got sharper and had more depth to it.
"We all struggle at times. It's not fun. This team finds a way to pick each other up and at some point it will be my turn to pick other guys up the way they've picked me up with winning while I've been struggling."
Lee Judge points out Young has been facing other team's aces.
Before long, the matchups will get out of order and Young won’t always be facing a top-of-the rotation opponent. Young has admitted to having mechanical issues, and if he gets those straightened out, that will help as well. But one of the reasons you ask a veteran like Young to take on a tough task is his mental toughness. Young is unlikely to freak out over a poor start. He’s been around long enough to know the season has ups and downs and he needs to ride this out.
Royals fans should try to emulate that mental toughness.
Leigh Oleszcak of KC Kingdom thinks Terrance Gore should remain on the roster even after Jarrod Dyson returns.
It’s been said that once Dyson returns that Gore will be the easy option to send down, but why? He brings something to the team that won’t be there once he leaves. Sure, Dyson is fast, but he’ll be in right field most of the time. Why keep both Paulo Orlando and Reymond Fuentes once Dyson returns? If the Royals are going to platoon Dyson and someone else in right field, why keep three right fielders on the roster? Wouldn’t it make more sense for either Fuentes or Orlando to be sent to the minors and keep Gore, who brings something that the team could use every day?
Reymond Fuentes is enjoying his time in the big leagues.
"He can definitely help us up here," Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain said. "He’s fast, plays hard, can hit, take the extra base. It’s been good having him up."
Fuentes said playing alongside the likes of Cain and Alex Gordon has made his transition back to the big leagues easier, especially playing in such a spacious outfield at Kauffman Stadium.
"It’s a lot of fun playing with those guys," Fuentes said. "It makes it easier for me a little bit. They’re great outfielders, they can get to any ball, but having them around in the outfield is also a lot of fun."
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