by John Viril---
A day after the Kansas City Royals made the defensive play of the year to preserve a 1-0 victory, manager Ned Yost managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with yet another bonehead decision. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the against the Detroit Tigers, Yost sent starter Jeremy Guthrie out to the mound. Guthrie had given up 12 hits. He'd had to pull Houdini-like escape acts to surrender no more than two runs on the day up to that point. By some miracle, the Royals had just tied the game against dominating Detroit starter Max Scherzer. For some unknown reason, Yost decided to tempt fate by continuing with Guthrie---despite his 102 pitches at the start of the inning.
Yost quickly got burned.
After striking out Omar Infante to start the bottom of the 8th, Guthrie hung a slider to Alex Aliva---who parked it over the fence for a 1-run Detroit lead. The Royals were unable to score in the 9th, which allowed the Tigers to hang on for a 3-2 win.
Old School Stupi...