|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||225.00||14.00||11.00||0.00||3.48||1.25||198.00||65.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 5.0||0||0|| 1.80||0||3||5|
|vs RHB|| 14.0||0||0|| 2.57||0||1||9|
|04/17/2014||Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD||James Shields, SP KC|
|04/17/2014||James Shields, SP KC|
Matt Wieters, C BAL
Brandon Belt, 1B SF
|Yasmani Grandal, C SD|
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B WAS
Domonic Brown, LF PHI
Josh Beckett, SP LAD
|04/17/2014||Shane Victorino, RF BOS|
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS CLE
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|James Shields, SP KC|
Matt Lindstrom, RP CHW
|Last 10 Games|
|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.
|James Shields battles second-inning errors Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Royals pitcher James Shields surrendered seven runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 7-1 loss to the Twins Saturday.
Shields (0-2) gave up six unearned runs during a second inning that saw the Royals commit two errors, one by Shields and the other by third basmean Mike Moustakas. Twins first baseman Joe Mauer connected for a three-run home run after the second error. Shields owns a 2.37 ERA and 14:4 K:BB ratio through 19 innings. He's scheduled to face the Twins again Friday at home.
|James Shields posts quality start in losing effort |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/6/14) Royals starting pitcher James Shields was on the wrong end of a pitcher's duel on Sunday against Chris Sale and the White Sox, suffering his first loss of the season in a 5-1 defeat to Chicago.
Shields (0-1) surrendered a run-scoring infield single to Alexei Ramirez in the seventh inning for his only blemish. He allowed one run on five hits and no walks while striking out six over seven innings of work. He tossed 102 pitches, 65 of which were called strikes.
Shields has posted back-to-back quality starts to start the season. He has allowed four runs over 13 1/3 innings pitched. He'll make his next start on Saturday in Minnesota.
|James Shields settles for no-decision opening day |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/31/14) Royals starting pitcher James Shields was able to outduel Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander for much of the afternoon in Monday's season opener, but Detroit rallied late, costing Shields a chance at opening the season with a win.
Shields gave up just one run through six innings on a leadoff home run from Victor Martinez in the second inning.
The veteran right-hander carried a 3-1 lead into the seventh inning, but was pulled with one out after after allowing an Austin Jackson triple and walk to Alex Avila. Reliever Aaron Crow allowed both inherited runners to score and Detroit tied the game at 3.
Shields was charged with three runs on five hits and one walk in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out three. His next scheduled start is for Sunday against the White Sox.
|James Shields surrenders seven runs vs. Padres |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/26/14) Royals pitcher James Shields gave up seven earned runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings while striking out two in his team's 9-5 loss to the Padres Wednesday.
It was an ugly cap to the spring, as Shields watched his ERA climb from 2.61 to 4.74 with the seven-run dud. His command numbers have been excellent, however, as he entered the start with 24 strikeouts and no walks in 20 2/3 innings. Shields' next start will come in the Royals' regular-season opener.
|The Royals paid a pretty hefty price for pitching help heading into 2013, sending prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi to the Rays in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis. While Davis ended up being a huge disappointment, Shields pretty much hit on expectations. The right-hander won 10-plus games for a seventh straight season, while also surpassing 30 starts and 200 innings for a seventh straight year. Shields posted a 3.15 ERA and 1.23 WHIP, while finishing 11th in the AL Cy Young voting. Wins were tough to come by through most of the first four months, as Shields had a 4-7 record after 21 starts, but he finished the season on a high note, going 9-2 with a 3.00 ERA in his last 13 starts. Shields did see his strikeout rate decline from 8.8 K/9 to 7.7 K/9 last season, but he failed to reach double digits in Fantasy points in just two of 26 scoring periods, so he came through for Fantasy owners. Shields is a reliable top-25 Fantasy starting pitcher and early-to-mid-round pick.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/17/14||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Scott Feldman|
|4/18/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Ricky Nolasco|
|4/19/14||MIN||2:10 pm||Kevin Correia|
|4/20/14||MIN||2:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
|4/21/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Zach McAllister|
|4/22/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Danny Salazar|
|4/23/14||@ CLE||7:05 pm||Justin Masterson|
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