Found October 01, 2012 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril— What in the heck was manager Ned Yost doing yesterday? The Royals continued their stumble-to-the finish Sunday, getting bombed 15-3 by the Cleveland Indians. This loss makes the Royals 1-7 over their last 8 games. But, more importantly, Yost left Luke Hochevar out to dry in the 5th inning yesterday, allowing the maligned right-hander to give up 8 runs in a single inning (9 over 4.2 IP). Obviously, Ned wasn’t even trying to win the game. How many times do we have to see Luke get clobbered in an inning to know that he is the worst pitcher in baseball at preventing baserunners from scoring. Yost clearly doesn’t agree with my assessment of how Luke should be handled. Yost told the Kansas City Star after Sunday’s game “that when he figures it out, we’re going to be in great shape. I thought this would be the year that he’d put it together. Next year.” Yost apparently subscribes to an old-school tough-guy approach. Since the season is lost, he’s going to leave Luke out to d...
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