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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland|| 4.0||0||0|| 2.25||1||0||4|
|vs LHB|| 21.0||0||0|| 4.29||0||6||19|
|vs RHB|| 20.2||0||0|| 3.48||0||1||21|
|Last 10 Games|
Royals DFA Joe Blanton
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/28/15) The Royals designated pitcher Joe Blanton for assignment Tuesday, the team announced.
Blanton was moved to make room for Johnny Cueto on the active roster. Blanton produced a 3.89 ERA over 41 2/3 innings.
Joe Blanton records first career save for Royals
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/19/15) It took 11 seasons and 277 games, but Royals reliever Joe Blanton recorded his first career save, Sunday against the White Sox.
Blanton pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two, to protect a three run lead.
Royals P Joe Blanton given spot start Saturday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(7/7/15) Veteran Royals right-hander Joe Blanton is set for a spot start Saturday against Toronto despite his recent move to the bullpen, per MLB.com.
The start was necessitated by shifts in the rotation off the Tuesday doubleheader and the return of Yordano Ventura on Thursday.
Blanton was pounded in his last two appearances, but still owns a respectable ERA of 3.74.
Royals pitcher Joe Blanton heading back to bullpen
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/6/15) Royals pitcher Joe Blanton will be shifted to the bullpen with Yordano Ventura set to come off the disabled list Thursday, according to The Kansas City Star.
Since joining the rotation June 17, Blanton went 2-2 with a 5.30 ERA in four starts. He struck out 17 and issued four walks in 18 2/3 innings.
Royals' Joe Blanton loses second straight start on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/4/15) Royals right-hander Joe Blanton gave up four runs on nine hits over five innings in the 5-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday. Blanton struck out four and did not walk a batter, but he picked up his second consecutive loss.
Blanton (2-2, 3.74 ERA) got off to a bad start on Saturday, as he gave up a two-run home run to Joe Mauer in the first inning. He would give up another run later in the inning, before allowing an RBI triple to Trevor Plouffe in the fifth inning.
After allowing two earned runs over 11 innings in his first two starts of the season, Blanton has now allowed eight runs in 7 2/3 innings.
"It was good to get him into the fifth inning, especially after the first," Royals manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com. "Mechanically, he was drifting, which means that his body was going forward, not allowing his arm to catch up. It results in a flat fastball and not as much bite on the sinker. He finally, about the middle of the second, stayed back more. He was pretty good from that point on. But the big, three-run first inning was a little bit of a hole to climb out of."
It remains to be seen if he will get another start, as the Royals are expecting to have Yordano Ventura back from the disabled list next week sometime.
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