|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 Chi. White Sox|| 6.0||0||1|| 6.00||0||0||3|
|vs LHB|| 97.0||0||0|| 2.88||0||36||78|
|vs RHB|| 68.0||0||0|| 3.84||0||26||62|
|09/14/2014||Sean Doolittle, RP OAK||Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
|09/07/2014||Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
Craig Gentry, CF OAK
Drew Smyly, SP TB
|Eric O'Flaherty, RP OAK|
Casey Janssen, RP TOR
Glen Perkins, RP MIN
|09/06/2014||Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
Stephen Vogt, 1B OAK
|Salvador Perez, C KC|
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|Last 10 Games|
|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.
|Yordano Ventura strikes out seven in win vs. Rangers |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/1/14) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura picked up a win Monday, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 4-3 victory over the Rangers.
Ventura (11-9) was scratched from his previous scheduled start with a back issue but pitched to form Monday, striking out plenty of batters while also issuing plenty of walks. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 132:57 K:BB ratio in 152 innings. Ventura is scheduled to face the Yankees Sunday.
|Yordano Ventura scratched with back tightness |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/26/14) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has been scratched from Wednesday's game due to back tightness.
Ventura was supposed to take on the Twins. He'll be replaced by Liam Hendriks tomorrow. Ventura has performed well during his rookie season, posting a 3.40 ERA over 145 2/3 innings.
|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|
|9/19/14||DET||8:10 pm||Kyle Lobstein|
|9/20/14||DET||1:05 pm||Justin Verlander|
|9/21/14||DET||2:10 pm||Max Scherzer|
|9/22/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Carlos Carrasco|
|9/23/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Danny Salazar|
|9/24/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|9/25/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Noesi|
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