Now that felt like late-season, near-playoff baseball, eh?
Kyle Hendricks was dazzling for six innings, yielding nothing to the Royals and striking out nine in the process. He was pulled thereafter, which, as we’ve seen, is pretty much the sweet spot for him. He can start a playoff game for my team. For now, the leash just needs to be short.
The bullpen – and I’d argue it hasn’t even been “quietly” – has been damn good once again for a long time, and they certainly were tonight. They held the Royals down for five innings, allowing this …