|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 Cleveland|| 13.0||1||0|| 1.38||0||2||13|
|vs LHB|| 117.0||0||0|| 3.00||0||28||93|
|vs RHB|| 104.0||0||0|| 3.38||0||14||83|
|Last 10 Games|
|James Shields surrenders three runs in loss vs. Tigers |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/20/14) Royals pitcher James Shields took a loss Saturday, allowing three earned runs on six hits and one walk in 6 2/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Tigers.
Shields (14-8) entered the seventh inning with the team's locked up 1-1 in the cruicial AL Central battle, but the Tigers recorded three singles and a walk in the inning to bring home two runs and chase the starter from the game. Shields owns a 3.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 176:42 K:BB ratio in 221 innings. He'll make his last start of the regular season Thursday hoping his team is still alive in the race for the division crown.
|Royals move Jeremy Guthrie back in rotation; Jason Vargas, James Shields up |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/16/14) The Royals have shuffled their rotation for an upcoming series against the Tigers, as The Kansas City Star reports Jeremy Guthrie has been moved back from Friday to Sunday. That means Jason Vargas will pitch Friday to open the series, followed by James Shields Saturday.
|James Shields allows three runs over seven innings in a no-decision |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/16/14) Royals pitcher James Shields posted a quality start in a no-decision Monday night against the White Sox. He allowed three runs on 10 hits and no walks while striking out six over seven innings of a 4-3 victory.
Over his last four starts covering 29 1/3 innings, Shields has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 3.15 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 32 starts (214 1/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at home against Detroit.
|James Shields tosses excellent start Wednesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/10/14) Royals pitcher James Shields tossed a scoreless start Wednesday against the Tigers.
Shields allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out eight and walked one during the outing. Despite the strong showing, Shields did not flirt with a no-hitter. He gave up a single against the first batter he faced, but managed to erase the base runner with a pickoff. He waited until the seventh inning to give up his next hit. Shields put two men on base during the inning, but managed to get out of it without giving up a run.
With the win, Shields improved to 14-7. He’ll take on the White Sox in his next start.
|James Shields tosses a scoreless start Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/5/14) Royals pitcher James Shields tossed a scoreless start Friday against the Yankees.
Shields allowed three hits over 8 1/3 scoreless innings. He struck out six and did not issue any walks during the outing. Shields didn't give up his first hit until the bottom of the fourth inning. After putting another man on with a hit by pitch, Shields escaped the inning unscathed. Shields was pulled in the nith inning after giving up a single to Derek Jeter. He threw 97 pitches during the outing.
With the win, Shields improved to 13-7. He'll take on the Tigers in his next start.
|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|
|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||Jose Quintana|
|9/26/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Noesi|
|9/27/14||@ CHW||7:10 pm||John Danks|
|9/28/14||@ CHW||2:10 pm||Chris Bassitt|
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