YORDANO VENTURA NEWS

Is Danny Duffy the odd man out of the Royals rotation

Ned Yost is not about to name his final two starters for the 2016 season. While Yordano Ventura, Edinson Volquez and Ian Kennedy will start the season as the top three pitchers for the Royals the remaining two spots are up for grabs. Kris Medlen, Chris Young and Danny Duffy will all go to spring training trying to win those two spots but one of these pitchers will begin the season...
Via Tireball.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres will only trade Tyson Ross for “a monster package”

San Diego Padres starter Tyson Ross was a popular name at the trade deadline, but San Diego didn’t seem too inclined to move him. With the offseason now upon us and the hot stove getting cranked up, could the Padres once again consider moving their ace? According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, it doesn’t look like it. While the Padres continue to draw trade interest in...
Via The Outside Corner
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals are the last team standing, and deserve congratulations as the undisputed best team in baseball for the 2015 season. While they should have been the favorite from day one after finishing just one game short of the title last season, they had to fight their way to respect. They never fell below second place in the AL Central all year and finished the year in...
Via The Outside Corner
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' Ventura confused by Game 3 struggles, velocity drop

Staked to an early 1-0 lead in Game 3 of the World Series, Kansas City Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura couldn't get it done on Friday night. He was eventually pulled from the game in the fourth inning by manager Ned Yost, who said later that Ventura "just wasn't sharp" in his start against the New York Mets. One of the reasons for Ventura's struggles might have been his diminished...
Via Fox Sports
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Not so fast: Granderson feasts on Ventura's slow cheese

Already down 2-0 in the World Series, the Mets entered the bottom of the third inning of Friday's night game trailing 3-2, as the Kansas City offense had characteristically singled themselves to an early lead. Noah Syndergaard led off the inning with a sharp single to right field, and with the top of the Mets order coming to the plate, this appeared to be a crucial spot early on...
Via Fox Sports
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

David Wright hits two-run homer to give Mets early lead (video)

When the New York Mets are looking for a clutch hit, they look to their captain, and David Wright often comes through for them. Trailing 1-0 early in the pivotal Game 3 of the World Series, the Mets were seeking a big hit, and Wright provided it. Wright saw a fastball from Yordano Ventura that was up in the zone, and he didn’t miss it. David Wright sees you, New York. https:/...
Via The Sports Daily
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Wright, Mets crush Royals as Syndergaard stays strong

It’s almost as though every angle and storyline has been covered already. There are 377 assigned seats in the Citi Field press box (including auxiliary seating), and plenty more media members offering perspectives from afar. The World Series doesn’t lack ink, electronic or otherwise. But this is baseball. There’s always something more to write, because you never know what...
Via Fangraphs
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Pitchers Duel: Oct. 30

Well here we are; it’s Game 3 in Queens and the Mets need a win in the worst way. Not only to get off the skid, so to speak, but to try and prolong this series and get back to Kansas City. Toppling the Royals has proven to be a tall task through two games, but the Mets have to feel pretty good about their chances with Thor on the mound: Yordano Ventura (KCR) vs. Noah Syndergaard...
Via The Sports Post
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Syndergaard-Ventura one of best young matchups ever

One year ago, at just 23 years old, Yordano Ventura became one of the youngest pitchers to start a World Series game in the last 30 years. The presence of a young starter in the World Series is not a completely rare phenomenon, naturally. Ventura, for his part, was the 64th pitcher in Series history to make a start before turning 24 years old, per Baseball Reference Play Index. Noah...
Via Fangraphs
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

World Series 2015: Kansas City Royals first team to feature three pitchers born outside the USA

The Kansas City Royals have a winning formula heading into Game 3 of the World Series in 2015. One of the factors in this equation is the talent at starting pitcher, and much of that talent was born outside the United States. Three of the starters for Kansas City were born outside the USA, and Richard Justice of MLB.com notes this is the first time in history that this has happened...
Via Sportsnaut
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto dominates as Royals take Game 2

Could the 2015 World Series have begun with two more different games? Tuesday’s series opener could have gone either way, with the Mets and Royals trading leads, dramatic home runs and defensive miscues in a 14-inning battle. Game 2 was a completely different story with a starting pitcher dominating and a lineup relentlessly putting the ball in play. Johnny Cueto looked every...
Via The Outside Corner
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Roundtable: What Will Be the Key to Beating the Kansas City Royals?

Here is the first of a new round of MMO Roundtable questions as we get set for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night. What will be the key to beating the Kansas City Royals? Brian Greenzang – The key to beating this Kansas City team will ultimately be just playing better fundamental baseball. This Royals team has only committed one error this entire postseason. They are...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' World Series rotation: Volquez, Cueto, Ventura, Young

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Edinson Volquez will start the World Series opener for Kansas City, followed by Johnny Cueto in Game 2.Yordano Ventura will start Game 3 at Citi Field on Friday, followed by Chris Young in Game 4.New York's rotation opens with Matt Harvey, and Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz follow.Volquez was 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA during the regular season and...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 World Series: Mets, Royals square off in clash of styles

No matter what happens in the next seven games, we’ll be motivated to learn a grander lesson from it. Not many picked this World Series matchup anyway, so we’ll search ourselves for a takeaway. Why did we look the wrong way? The problem with going too far down this rabbit hole, other than not finding very much, is that these teams couldn’t be any more different. Name a facet...
Via Fangraphs
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Nastiest Pitches of the World Series, Almost Objectively

In any given nine-inning baseball game, there are upward of 250 pitches thrown. More than half of those pitches, more often than not, are going to be thrown somewhere in the range of 90-97 mph. They’re all going to move somewhere between two and 12 inches, and most of them will travel through the same three-square-foot box. It’s easy for these things to begin blending together...
Via Fangraphs
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals advance to World Series after wild 4-3 win over Blue Jays

The Kansas City Royals are going back to the World Series, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in Game 6 of the ALCS and winning the series 4-2. The Royals got off to a hot start against David Price. Ben Zobrist started the scoring with a solo homer in the first inning, and in the second, Mike Moustakas followed up with one of his own that controversially was upheld following a replay...
Via The Outside Corner
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Mets in World Series, Royals try to join them

The latest on the AL Championship Series. The Blue Jays won Game 5 to force the series back to Kansas City, where the Royals still lead 3-2. The Mets await the winner in the World Series after sweeping the Cubs. Game 6 of the ALCS is scheduled to start of 8:07 p.m. Here's a look at what's happening (all times EDT): --- 3:40 p.m. The Royals are sending Yordano Ventura to the mound...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Oct. 23

The Mets have already punched their ticket to the World Series, and now await the winner of Blue Jays-Royals. For the Jays to complete the unlikely comeback, they’ll need to win a pair at Kauffman Stadium. Given the Royals’ domination at the K, that’ll be no small task: David Price (TOR) vs. Yordano Ventura (KCR) 8:07 p.m. ET For the Jays to force a Game 7 they’ll obviously...
Via The Sports Post
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Oct. 17

​ This is as busy as it’ll get for the rest of the season, as both Championship Series’ are playing on the same day for the first time. They’ll do so again on Tuesday: David Price (TOR) vs. Yordano Ventura (KCR) 4:07 p.m. ET, ​FS1 The Price usage by manager John Gibbons this postseason has been puzzling, and that continues as he starts Game 2 with the Jays down 1-0....
Via The Sports Post
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Volquez, Royals overwhelm Blue Jays 5-0, take 1-0 ALCS lead

The Kansas City Royals drew first blood in their ALCS matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays, wearing down the Jays and earning a 5-0 win. The Royals now have a 1-0 lead in the series. The two teams felt each other out in the early going. The Jays couldn’t make anything of a two-out walk in the first, while the Royals squandered a leadoff double by Alcides Escobar in the bottom half...
Via The Outside Corner
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Price-Ventura in KC, Cubs-Mets start NLCS

A look at what's happening around the major leagues Saturday: --- ON TAP Both Championship Series are in action, with the AL's Blue Jays and Royals playing Game 2 in Kansas City at 4:07 p.m. EDT and the NL's Cubs and Mets beginning their series in New York at 8:07 p.m. EDT. ROYAL HEAT Hard-throwing Yordano Ventura pitches for Kansas City, meaning some Toronto hitters might be reaching...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Correa Did It Again

Early in Monday’s game between the Royals and Astros, Yordano Ventura tried to come inside against Carlos Correa, and he hit him. A little less early in the same game, Ventura again tried to come inside against Correa, and this time Correa did the hitting: This calls for the usual screenshots to highlight the event’s subtle absurdity. The moment of contact, paused: Clearly...
Via Fangraphs
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

McCullers-Ventura Hardest-Throwing Possible LDS Matchup

The first inning has just ended between Kansas City and Houston at the latter’s home field (box). Starters Yordano Ventura and Lance McCullers have already touched 97 and 96 mph, respectively, with their fastballs according to MLB.com’s Gameday data. Nor would it be particularly surprising for either starter to continue sitting at those velocities: among all the possible starting...
Via Fangraphs
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Oct. 12

Today is our final four-game slate of the postseason, with the American League teams playing possibly pivotal Game 4s while the National League series’ are tangling in the all-important Game 3s: Yordano Ventura (KCR) vs. Lance McCullers (HOU) 1:07 p.m. ET, ​FS1 With the team’s season hanging in the balance, Game 1 starter Ventura is back on three days rest to try get the...
Via The Sports Post
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals hand the ball to Ventura for do-or-die Game 4 in Houston

The Kansas City Royals are going to have to win at Minute Maid Park for the first time this year if they are going to keep their season alive. The Houston Astros pitcher they face next had nearly as good a home ERA as the last one they saw. The Astros will give Lance McCullers his postseason debut in Game 4 of this AL division series Monday when he opposes Yordano Ventura, who will...
Via AP on Fox
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss
Royals 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!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker