Royals Rumblings - News for April 6, 2016
Sam Mellinger comments on the duality that is Joakim Soria, and encourages everyone not to panic yet:
Every year around this time, the baseball world fills with overreaction. After the Royals’ opener on Sunday, at least in some circles, Soria was the unwitting example. There was worry about whether he’d lost it, what his struggles would do to the bullpen. Sometimes, when all we have is a microscopic sliver, it’s easy to forget how big the whole picture is.
It’s easy to forget the value of a deep breath.
The Royals lost on Tuesday, which means the dream of a perfect season is now dead, and beyond that, what exactly can we know at this point?
"You get a good two weeks under your belt, and then you can start looking at numbers and maybe they start to show a bit of a trend," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "But right now, it’s hard to do."
Pete Grathoff writes about Lorenzo Cain's adventures with the elements:
It was an adventurous afternoon for Cain, who battled both the bright sun and a relentless wind.
New York’s Curtis Granderson opened the game with a lazy fly to right-center field that Cain initially tracked. But at the last second, Cain lost the ball. Fortunately, right fielder Reymond Fuentes was in the area and caught it.
"It was tough," Cain said. "The sun was right on me pretty much the entire game. It was tough, but I had Fuentes make a play for me. I completely lost the ball. I thought I had it. I actually called for it, but it went over my head, he made a play and I’m glad he was there."
The Utley Rule cost the Braves.
The Wisconsin primaries happened.
A report states that the Russians have been bombing civilian targets in Syria, despite claims that they were assisting the U.S. against ISIS.
Some people love Star Wars more than you do.
Some people love black holes more than you do.
Royalcoffee loves coffee more than you do, and not just because it reduces the risk of colorectal cancer.
Since this is likely to be the only time I am in charge of the Rumblings, today's theme song is Salvador Perez's one true name, Night Train to Mundo Fine: