Found April 11, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
The Tuesday Takeaway Pop quiz: Name the five current members of the Royals starting rotation. Those five pitchers have combined to throw 29 innings in the team’s first turn through the rotation and have allowed just five runs on 18 hits, 13 walks, 22 strikeouts, and no home runs. That adds up to a stellar 3.03 FIP—and it’s the main reason why manager Ned Yost’s team is off to a 3-2 start, considering that his offense has only produced 16 runs to date. Time’s up. The five pitchers are Bruce Chen, Luke Hochevar, Jonathan Sanchez, Luis Mendoza, and Danny Duffy. On Tuesday night, the 23-year-old Duffy fired six innings of shutout ball in the Royals’ rain-shortened, 3-0 win over the Athletics. Though he issued four walks, Duffy also held Oakland to just one hit—a Cliff Pennington double—and struck out eight batters, his second-highest total in 21 career appearances. Duffy made his big-league debut on May 18 of last season and stayed with the Royals through early September, but...
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