|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 Cleveland|| 15.1||2||0|| 1.17||0||2||7|
|vs LHB|| 63.1||0||0|| 2.84||0||19||49|
|vs RHB|| 44.1||0||0|| 4.67||0||16||39|
|07/24/2014||Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Andrew Miller, RP BOS
|David Robertson, RP NYY|
Jered Weaver, SP LAA
Alexei Ramirez, SS CHW
Chris Johnson, 3B ATL
|07/24/2014||Brett Gardner, LF NYY|
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Jacob deGrom, SP NYM
|Matt Harvey, SP NYM|
|07/24/2014||Gregory Polanco, RF PIT|
Matt Garza, SP MIL
Phil Hughes, SP MIN
|Yordano Ventura, SP KC|
Max Scherzer, SP DET
|Last 10 Games|
|Yordano Ventura mashed in loss to Red Sox |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) Royals flamethrower Yordano Ventura had not pitched this season without registering at least one strikeout - until Sunday.
Ventura didn't miss too many Boston bats at Fenway Park. The result was continuing struggles, the lowering of his record to 7-8 and the raising of his ERA to 3.59. Ventura gave up six earned runs on nine hits in just 4 1/3 innings. The big blow was a two-run homer by David Ross in the fourth.
The rookie, who has surrendered 10 earned runs in his last 9 1/3 innings, is set to start again Friday against Cleveland.
|Royals unveil rotation plans |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/13/14) The Royals will open the second half with James Shields starting Friday at Boston, reports the Kansas City Star. Lefty Danny Duffy will pitch Saturday, with Yordano Ventura starting next Sunday.
Jeremy Guthrie and Bruce Chen will fill the fourth and fifth spots of the rotation. Chen is filling in for Jason Vargas, who's recovering from an appendectomy.
|Yordano Ventura earns win in first career relief stint |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/13/14) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday and was credited with the win in a 5-2 victory over the Tigers. Ventura (7-7) struck out three and allowed one hit, lowering his ERA to 3.22, in his first career relief appearance.
Ventura is scheduled to start Sunday, July 20 at Boston.
|Yordano Ventura lasts five innings Wednesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/9/14) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura lasted five innings Wednesday against the Rays.
Ventura ran into big issues with his control, and it wound up hurting him in a big way. In the fourth inning, Ventura gave up a single and two walks to load the bases. With two outs, he allowed a grand slam to Kevin Kiermaier. He lasted just one more inning before being pulled. Ventura tossed 104 pitches during the start.
Ventura gave up four earned runs on five hits over five innings. He walked four and struck out five during the appearance. The Royals managed to come back and win the game, saddling Ventura with a no-decision. It’s unclear where he’ll slot into the team’s rotation following the All-Star break.
|Yordano Ventura nearly goes the distance in win over Indians |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/4/14) Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura bounced back with another dominant effort Friday against Cleveland, scattering six hits and one run over 8 1/3 innings to improve to 6-7 on the year.
Ventura also struck out four and walked two in 113 pitches, 66 for strikes. Over his last six starts covering 39 1/3 innings, Ventura has allowed 11 earned runs.
Following the 7-1 road win, Ventura will look to keep rolling away from home Wednesday against Tampa Bay.
|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|
|7/25/14||CLE||8:10 pm||Josh Tomlin|
|7/26/14||CLE||7:10 pm||Zach McAllister|
|7/27/14||CLE||2:10 pm||Danny Salazar|
|7/29/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
|7/30/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Kevin Correia|
|7/31/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|8/1/14||@ OAK||9:35 pm||Sonny Gray|
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