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Yordano Ventura is back, but did he ever really go anywhere?

Saddled with the impossibly high expectations created by last fall’s postseason performance, Yordano Ventura was set up for failure in 2015. The Kansas City Royals let James Shields walk, christened the 24-year-old Ventura the ace of their staff, and handed him the ball on Opening Day. With the ink still drying on his five-year, $23 million extension, Ventura delivered six innings...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals take series as Ventura dazzles

There are many buzzwords bouncing around the Royals clubhouse on August 27, 2015. Magic Number. Home Field. Hitting streaks, etc. etc. But today there is just one word you should pay attention to: Ace. Yordano Ventura’s recent resurgence continued today with another dominant performance and arguably his best start of the season. The 24-year old tallied a career-high 11 strikeouts...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura overpowers Orioles as Royals take series with 5-3 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura struck out a career-high 11 in just six innings, Paulo Orlando homered and the Kansas City Royals hung on to beat the struggling Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Thursday. Ventura (9-7) allowed two hits and four walks to improve to 5-0 in his last seven starts. The Royals' usually solid bullpen nearly gave it away, though. Kelvin Herrera served up a homer...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura threatened Jose Bautista on Twitter

The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays treated fans to an eventful Sunday afternoon, as pitchers from either side threw at hitters like they were a bunch of college bros playing Wiffle ball in the quad. And get this -- Yordano Ventura wasn't even on the mound. Ventura, who seems to be at the center of every controversy involving the Royals, did not pitch in the game. But...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Option Yordano Ventura to AAA Omaha

After Yordano Ventura had a lackluster outing against the Pirates, giving up 5 runs in 4 innings it was immediately speculated that his time in the rotation may be in danger. In order to make room for Jason Vargas, coming off of the disabled list, the Royals have optioned Yordano Ventura to AAA Omaha. A move to the minors will ensure that Ventura is still able to work on...
Via Royals Blue
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Have Decision to Make with Ventura

Well now what? I wrote yesterday about keeping Jeremy Guthrie in the rotation, and if there was to be an odd man out, it should most likely be Yordano Ventura. The question then becomes, "but what do you do with him?" Ventura does still have options left, so it is POSSIBLE for the Royals to option him to the minors. Considering how unwilling they were to send down one of...
Via Royals Blue
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ventura, Royals need to simmer down before someone gets hurt

Can we now safely say that throwing at batters and instigating fights with opponents appears to be a pattern with Yordano Ventura? For the third consecutive start, the Royals pitcher taunted an opposing batter which resulted in both dugouts emptying onto the field. On Thursday night against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, a brawl broke out. Tensions were already high...
Via The Outside Corner
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals involved in another bench-clearing incident

The Kansas City Royals were once again involved in a benches clearing incident on Thursday night, and Yordano Ventura was again at the center of the chaos with the Chicago White Sox. In the bottom the seventh inning, Ventura forced Adam Eaton to hit a comebacker to the mound for the third out. As he was going to toss the ball to Eric Hosmer at first base, Ventura very blatantly...
Via The Outside Corner
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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