|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||10.00||12.00||0.00||3.95||1.33||162.00||72.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels|| 4.0||0||1|| 4.50||0||0||3|
|vs LHB|| 107.1||0||0|| 2.68||0||39||87|
|vs RHB|| 75.2||0||0|| 3.93||0||30||72|
|10/02/2014||James Shields, SP KC|
Adam Eaton, CF CHW
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Justin Morneau, 1B COL
Brandon Morrow, SP TOR
|Hanley Ramirez, SS LAD|
Jose Abreu, 1B CHW
|10/01/2014||Elvis Andrus, SS TEX|
Drew Smyly, SP TB
|Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
|09/27/2014||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR||Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
Stephen Drew, 2B NYY
|Last 10 Games|
|Yordano Ventura draws Game 2 nod |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(10/1/14) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura will start Game 2 of the American League Division Series Friday against the Angels, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ventura gave up four earned runs in four innings in his final start of the season Sunday. He was then used in relief during Tuesday's wild-card win, surrendering two earned runs while recording just one out. Ventura finished his rookie season with a 14-10 record, 3.20 ERA and 159:69 K:BB ratio in 183 innings.
|Yordano Ventura spins seven scoreless innings in win Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/23/14) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura earned a win Tuesday, giving up just four hits and four hits in seven scoreless innings while striking out six in his team's 7-0 victory over the Indians.
Ventura (14-10) has been cruising despite issuing plenty of walks, and he now has 11 straight quality starts heading into the end of the season. He owns a 3.07 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 153:68 K:BB ratio in 179 innings. Ventura is scheduled to take on the White Sox in the season finale Sunday.
|Yordano Ventura turns in solid start |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/17/14) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura turned in a strong start Wednesday against the White Sox.
Ventura gave up one run on three hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked two during the outing. Ventura allowed his first run in the third inning. After loading the bases with no outs, Ventura gave up a sac fly, plating a run. The run didn’t seems to bother him much, as Ventura went on to toss four additional scoreless innings before leaving the game. Ventura threw 100 pitches.
With the win, Ventura improved to 13-10. He’ll take on the Indians in his next start.
|Yordano Ventura can't solve the Red Sox Friday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/13/14) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was pegged with the loss Friday night at home against the Red Sox, dropping to 12-10 on the year. The right-hander allowed four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings of a 4-2 victory.
Over his last three starts covering 19 1/3 innings, Ventura has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 3.27 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 165 innings of work. He will make his next start Wednesday at home against the White Sox.
|Yordano Ventura still wild, still winning |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/7/14) For the fifth straight game, Yordano Ventura walked at least three batters, but for the third time in a row, he walked away with a victory. Ventura issued four free passes on Sunday, but he held the Yankees scoreless over six innings in a 2-0 victory for the Royals.
Though he notched only two strikeouts, Ventura allowed just three singles and no other hits. The win lifted his record to 12-9, while his ERA sank to 3.25. Ventura's next outing will likely come on Friday against the Red Sox.
|Part of the Royals organization since signing as a 17-year-old in 2008, Yordano Ventura has always been the little guy with the big arm, shocking evaluators with his triple-digit fastball despite his 5-foot-11 frame. But the strides he's made in recent years have helped him become a legitimate part of the Royals future instead of just a sideshow. In fact, he made three starts for the big club in September, and though he didn't last six innings in any of them, he held his own. He's made an even bigger impression this spring, giving him the inside track on a rotation spot. As a smallish pitcher with a propensity for high pitch counts, Ventura's ability to pitch deep into games has been called into question and may ultimately come back to bite him in the starting role. Given the strides he's made so far, though, it seems like something he can overcome. He has already learned to take a little something off his fastball (while still throwing it in the high 90s) to locate it better and has developed a plus secondary arsenal to complement it. Now that he appears to have a starting job locked up, he's a legitimate sleeper in all formats.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|10/2/14||@ LAA||9:07 pm||Jered Weaver|
|10/3/14||@ LAA||9:37 pm|| |
|10/5/14||LAA||7:37 pm|| |
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