Found July 19, 2012 on i70baseball:
Starting pitching, good or bad, affects every part of a baseball game. Look no further than the two disastrous outings by starters Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo last Monday and Tuesday night. In two games with the Seattle Mariners, Sanchez and Verdugo gave up a combined 13 runs over three innings. Neither pitcher got out of the second inning and the Royals lost both games, 9-4 and 9-6. The Royals had enough of Sanchez, designating him for assignment Tuesday after a 1-6 record and 7.76 ERA. As for Verdugo, he’s on I-29 back to AAA Omaha. So now the Royals starting rotation consists of Bruce Chen, Luke Hochevar, Luis Mendoza, Everett Teaford and Will Smith. This is why the Royals as of Wednesday were 38-51, 11.5 games back of the Chicago White Sox and the starting rotation had only four quality starts in their last 17 games. And the Royals top three pitchers, Chen, Hochevar and Mendoza, haven’t pitched well lately. In their last three starts, the trio has given up a combined 34 e...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Royals had no choice but to release Sanchez

Left-hander Jonathan Sanchez's nightmarish tenure with the Royals finally ended Tuesday, not long after a cascade of boos rained down on him in his last start Monday, boos that rivaled in intensity those delivered at Kauffman Stadium toward Robinson Cano at the Home Run Derby. The Royals designated Sanchez for assignment, less than 24 hours after he was rocked for seven runs...

What Went Wrong With Jonathan Sanchez

On Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals designated left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. The Royals, of course, acquired Sanchez and right-handed pitcher Ryan Verdugo from the San Francisco Giants over the winter, in exchange for Melky Cabrera. At the time, the trade came in for criticism and praise on both sides, which suggested it was a fair deal. Obviously...

Royals option LHP Verdugo to AAA Omaha

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals optioned left-hander Ryan Verdugo to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday after he was hit hard in his big league debut. Verdugo gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks in 1 2-3 innings of a 9-6 loss Tuesday to Seattle. The Royals recalled Cuban left-hander Francisley Bueno, who was 1-4 with a 2.88 ERA in 31 relief appearances with Omaha...

Rockies acquire LHP Sanchez from Royals

Left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was traded to the Colorado Rockies for pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. The Rockies save more than $1 million in the exchange of struggling veteran starters. Guthrie had been in the bullpen before recently returning to the Rockies' rotation. He was 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA with Colorado and began the season with losses in nine straight decisions. ...

Royals designate pitcher Sanchez for assignment

Jonathan Sanchez, the primary player involved in the trade that sent Melky Cabrera to the Giants, has done little for the Kansas City Royals, so the Royals essentially replaced him on the roster with the minor-league player acquired in the Cabrera trade -- Ryan Verdugo. Verdugo was scheduled to make his major-league debut Tuesday. Sanchez has been designated for assignment after...

Royals ready to admit Sanchez deal was a flop

The trade -- outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and minor league lefty Ryan Verdugo -- seemingly made sense for the Kansas City Royals when it was announced last Nov. 7. Sure, Cabrera was coming off a career year in which he batted .305 with 44 doubles and 201 hits. However, the Royals needed starting pitching, and Sanchez had...

Jonathan Sanchez-Jeremy Guthrie Swap Awesomely Terrible, Could Someday Spark Plenty of Laughter

Somewhere, someday, somehow, we could all sit back and have a good laugh about this one. In a deal that can only be described as heinous as this juncture of the baseball season, the Rockies and Royals have swapped a pair of struggling starters, with Jeremy Guthrie headed to Kansas City and Jonathan Sanchez gearing up for the Mile High City. On the surface, this deal is gross. Sanchez...

Royals acquire Guthrie for Sanchez

KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals today acquired right-handed starter Jeremy Guthrie from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for left-handed starter Jonathan Sanchez. Guthrie, 33, is 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA in 19 games, including 15 starts, for Colorado in 2012. He has pitched well away from Coors Field, posting a 3.67 ERA in 10 games (8 starts) on the road. The six-foot-one, 205...

Royals DFA Jonathan Sanchez

Well then, I bet no one would have imagined in April that this would happen. The Kansas City Royals have designated starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. The Royals have also recalled Ryan Verdugo and Vin Mazzaro, and will start Verdugo tonight in Kansas City against the Mariners. Kansas City traded for Sanchez this offseason, dealing Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco...

Jonathan Sanchez is the next Oliver Perez

Jonathan Sanchez is the next Oliver Perez

MLB: Royals trade Sanchez to Rockies for Guthrie

Left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Colorado Rockies for pitcher Jeremy Guthrie. The Rockies save more than $1 million in the exchange of struggling veteran starters. Guthrie had been in the bullpen before recently returning to the Rockies' rotation. He was 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA with Colorado and began the season with losses in...

Rockies, Royals swap pitchers

The Colorado Rockies acquired left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-hander Jeremy Guthrie on Friday.

Rockies, Royals swap Guthrie, Sanchez

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that the Royals and Rockies have swapped troublesome starting pitchers, with Jonathan Sanchez heading to Colorado and Jeremy Guthrie heading to Kansas City. Upon hearing about this deal, my first thought was "holy crap, Jonathan Sanchez in Coors Field!" Sanchez is familiar with Coors thanks to his time with the Giants, and actually...

Acquisition of Guthrie good for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals took a shot Friday at softening the blow from the disastrous Jonathan Sanchez off-season trade. The Royals acquired Colorado right-hander Jeremy Guthrie in exchange for Sanchez, who had been designated for assignment on Tuesday. Essentially, that now makes the off-season trade of Melky Cabrera to the Giants for Guthrie and prospect Ryan Verdugo. And...

SF Giants Rumors: Zito Dominates, Posey’s Big Night, Sanchez Injury, EX-Giant DFA

Everyone expected the San Francisco Giants to run into a brick wall when they faced the smoking hot Braves. Instead Barry Zito tossed 7 innings of 3 hit ball and not allowing a single run. In 5 career starts at Turner Field, Zito is 4-0 with a 1.63 ERA.   Buster Posey had a BIG night! Posey collected 3 hits and 5 RBI. One of his hits was a bases loaded double that cleared the bases...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.