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Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Davis replaced Herrera with two on in the seventh inning and walked Jose Abreu to load the bases for Conor Gillaspie, who cleared them with a triple to right...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

It's time to turn to Herrera for Royals' eighth-inning job

Kelvin Herrera, the Royals' nation turns its lonely eyes toward you. The Royals clearly are auditioning for a bridge to closer Greg Holland, and considering how difficult it is for the Royals' offense to score these days, that job is now critical to the team's psyche -- they simply can't afford to blow the rare leads they get. Sunday's loss was a crusher -- a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals struggling to find Setup Man

by John Viril— Coming into the 2013 season, many analysts saw the Kansas City Royals bullpen as the strength of the team.  From top to bottom, the Royals were loaded with young, power arms. The back end was seen as particularly strong, with left-Tim Collins, Aaron Crow, setup man Kelvin Herrera, and closer Greg Holland. As a group, rated them as the 5th best bullpen...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelvin Herrera’s AAA starts no sign of changing role

by John Viril— Kansas City Royals fans who regularly scan AAA Omaha’s box scores might have noticed that reliever Kelvin Herrera has been making starts for the Stormchasers since getting sent down on June 25. However, the switch is not an attempt to transition Herrera into a starting pitcher. Instead, Royals officials indicated that they wanted to give Herrera a chance to work...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals' Kelvin Herrera again is in command

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The most perplexing pitcher on the Royals' staff the first two months of the season was right-handed reliever Kelvin Herrera. Blessed with a 100-mph fastball and a devastating changeup, Herrera, 23, has tantalized Royals fans with such electric stuff that he often appears unhittable. And for the most part, he was in 2012, sporting a 2.35 ERA in 76 appearances...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelvin Herrera’s up and down season

Everything was trending up for Kelvin Herrera. It was April 16 and the flame-throwing right-hander already owned a win, two saves and two holds. He had struck out at least two batters in four of his first six appearances of the 2013 season and had yet to give up a run. And all this was coming off the 2012 season in which he was one of baseball’s best setup men. Last season, Herrera...
Via i70baseball
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Recall Louis Coleman, Option Kelvin Herrera

The Kansas City Royals swapped out right-handed relievers on Thursday, recalling Louis Coleman from their Triple-A Omaha minor league affiliate while optioning Kelvin Herrera to the same minor league outfit. Coleman replaces Herrera on the active roster and has done very well in the minors this year, putting together a low 1.03 earned run average. He should be a solid component to...
Via FF Locker Room
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals send RHP Herrera to minors

The Kansas City Royals have sent struggling reliever Kelvin Herrera to the minors. The right-hander allowed eight home runs in 20 1-3 innings. The Royals optioned him to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday. Herrera was 2-4 with a 4.87 ERA in 19 relief appearances. He went 4-3 with a 2.35 ERA in 76 relief appearances last year, giving up just four home runs in 84 1-3 innings as a rookie...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelvin Herrera: Baseball Rainmaker

A year ago, one of baseball’s best individual player stories was Kris Medlen, of the Braves. Previously something of a forgotten man, Medlen threw 138 innings as a reliever and then as a starter, allowing just 26 runs and six dingers. The year before, Pirates sinkerballer Charlie Morton made a name for himself by starting 29 times and allowing just six dingers. The year before...
Via Fangraphs
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelvin Herrera is Really Good

The title essentially speaks for itself.  The Royals bullpen features many very good pitchers, one of which is Kelvin Herrera.  Dave Cameron highlighted a recent performance from the Royals bullpen over at FanGraphs, a game in which Herrera faced four batters and struck out all four.  Cameron also took to Twitter that day stating that Herrera may be the most underrated reliever...
Via Fantasy Baseball 365
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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