The radar gun loves Danny Duffy. It loves him the way the camera loves Kate Upton. He throws a ball that cracks when it hits the catchers mitt, the sound of leather struck by lightning.
According to FanGraphs.com, among starters whove logged at least 20 innings, the fastball velocity of the Royals left-hander is tops in the American League (95.3 miles per hour, on average), and second in all of baseball to only Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals (95.7).
I mean, thats cool and all, Duffy says of his radar love. Then he shrugs. But that doesnt win you ballgames.
Control does. Location does. What good is bringing a howitzer to the party if you cant hit the broad side of a barn?
(New pitching coach) Dave (Eiland) has done a really good job of just putting it into words that I understand really well, says the California native, whos slated to make his fifth start of the season tonight against the Boston Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium.
Its just really simple, you know? You...