Found June 27, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
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by John Viril— Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost spent most of Wednesday attacking sabermetric wisdom. First he insisted to Fox Sports reporter Jeffrey Flanagan that SS Alcides Escobar was the ideal no. 2 hitter and batted him in that position for the 2nd straight night. Yost’s likes Escobar in the the no. 2 spot because he wants to bunt more from that position. Yost said that he passed on bunting situations with Eric Hosmer hitting second that he would order with Escobar at no. 2.—including a first inning situation the other night. Great. Yost wants to bunt more in the first inning. Then came the actual game against Atlanta. Clinging to a 3-1 lead in the top of the 7th inning, Yost brought Luke Hochevar in to relieve Bruce Chen with the bases loaded and two outs. You know, the Luke Hochevar THAT IS THE WORST PITCHER IN BASEBALL AT PREVENTING BASE RUNNERS FROM SCORING. That little fun fact isn’t from a few months of performance, or from a single season. That statistic com...
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