Royals Drop Series at Baltimore

The Royals’ pitching coach has offered suggestions for Johnny Cueto’s delivery and fed him self-help mantras for his mind.


The start of the Baltimore Orioles game has been delayed by rain.

The four-game losing streak is the longest of Cueto’s career and his most recent performance was his shortest in over two years. David Price and Zack Greinke (if he opts out) highlight those hitting the market, along with Jordan Zimmermann, Scott Kazmir, Mike Leake, Jeff Samardzija, John Lackey, Yovani Gallardo, Marco Estrada, Mark Buehrle and possibly Clay Buchholz and R.A. Dickey (if their team options aren’t picked up). Fine, fine, the good people of Kansas City could say.

“Our goal from day one here in Kansas City was to create an organization we’d want our own sons and family to be a part of”, Moore said.

Ranking seventh in runs, Baltimore has earned 604 this season.

CF Adam Jones hit a three-run homer and doubled in a run in Baltimore’s 8-2 win over Kansas City.

This troublesome bit of evidence for the Royals adds another data point to a discouraging graph. 26 in Kansas Metropolis, chasing him from the sport after he allowed six runs on eight hits in 5 innings. There’s nothing drastically different about Cueto’s pitch location and movement with those offerings since the trade, but hitters aren’t chasing his cutter as much (30% in Cincy, 24% in K.C.).

On the mound, Cueto appeared stunned. But in the middle of the at-bat, Coleman had to come out with an apparent arm injury from his last pitch.

And with Kansas City still boasting the best record in the AL, that is indeed the case.

Manager Ned Yost said Monday that he currently has no plans to shake up a potential postseason rotation, but “may, if this continues”.

The Royals have lost their last three series, going 2-7 in the nine game stretch. “She always said the team comes first”. That’s what we know about him.

Cueto still has time to straighten himself out before the playoffs begin, so Yost doesn’t have to make that decision just yet.

“I made a lot of adjustments”, Schoop said.

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San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner was on track for a perfect game until he allowed a hit with two outs in the eighth inning and had to be satisfied with guiding the Giants to a 8-0 win against San Diego. “Cal kinda changed shortstops and let them be bigger”.

That’s what Sunday looked like. He struck out in the second inning and popped out in the fifth.

Between those two home runs, Chris Davis got plunked with a pitch.

Is it the pressure of trying to be the ace on a staff that, with October drawing closer, could use one?


In the clubhouse and in the baseball operations department of the Royals, alarm bells must ring about Cueto.

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