|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||160.00||10.00||10.00||0.00||3.83||1.29||100.00||50.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 4.1||0||0|| 6.23||0||1||3|
|vs RHB|| 10.2||0||0|| 6.75||0||5||13|
|04/22/2014||James Shields, SP KC|
Koji Uehara, RP BOS
|Bruce Chen, SP KC|
Alex Cobb, SP TB
Joakim Soria, RP TEX
|04/21/2014||Clay Buchholz, SP BOS|
Alcides Escobar, SS KC
|Bruce Chen, SP KC|
Alexei Ramirez, SS CHW
|04/21/2014||Bruce Chen, SP KC|
Dan Straily, SP OAK
Adam Dunn, DH CHW
|Clay Buchholz, SP BOS|
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
Grant Balfour, RP TB
|Last 10 Games|
|Bruce Chen gets help for first win |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/19/14) Royals starting pitcher Bruce Chen was able to make his start, as expected, Saturday against the Twins, after being scratched from his previously scheduled outing with glute tightness.
Chen made it through five innings and did not seem to be troubled much by the injury. He struggled even when healthy, however, allowing four runs on eight hits and four walks. He struck out six, which helped limited the damage despite allowing so many baserunners.
Chen got enough help offensively to earn the 5-4 win, thanks to a five-run fourth inning. He is now 1-1 with a 6.60 ERA heading into his next start, scheduled for Thursday in Cleveland.
|Bruce Chen in the lineup Saturday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/19/14) Royals pitcher Bruce Chen will make his scheduled start Saturday.
Chen was considered questionable entering the game due to a glute injury. The club shuffled their rotation around to make sure Chen would be able to pitch this week. He received a few extra days in order to be ready for the start.
|Bruce Chen nursing glute injury |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/14) Royals pitcher Bruce Chen is dealing with a tight left glute muscle, the Kansas City Star reports.
The Royals shuffled the rotation around Wednesday in order to give Chen a few more days to recover, but despite being pushed from Thursday to Saturday, Chen isn't a lock to make his next start. He has been dealing with the tweaked glute for about a week but insisted he would have been able to pitch Thursday.
"The tightness was there," he said about his last start. "So the preparation in between starts wasn’t what we wanted it to be. So that’s why we decided to do a couple extra days."
|Royals change around rotation in coming days |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/14) Royals ace James Shields, who was pounded in his last outing, will move up to start Thursday against Houston, per the Kansas City Star. Bruce Chen, who was originally slated to pitch that game, will start instead Saturday at Minnesota.
|Bruce Chen gets clobbered by Twins |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Royals pitcher Bruce Chen took a step back on Friday, failing to make it past the fourth frame and suffering his first loss of the season against the Twins. Making his second start, the left-hander was charged with six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over 3 2/3 innings pitched.
Chen has allowed seven runs over 10 innings pitched. He will look to get back on track Thursday in Houston.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/24/14||@ CLE||12:05 pm||Corey Kluber|
|4/25/14||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|4/26/14||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|4/27/14||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|4/29/14||TOR||8:10 pm||Dustin McGowan|
|4/30/14||TOR||8:10 pm||Drew Hutchison|
|5/1/14||TOR||8:10 pm||Mark Buehrle|
= probable start