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Manager Ned Yost says that if they needed another long man for Wednesday, he'd probably go with Jason Vargas and adjust accordingly.

Yost doesn't want to fall behind 0-2 in the Series, so he'll pull out as many stops as he can to ensure that. Should Yordano Ventura struggle, Vargas will be used in middle relief and the chances of Danny Duffy starting Game 4 would likely increase.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Oct, 03:51 PMSource

Alcides Escobar SS, Norichika Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B, (Yordano Ventura P)

22 Oct, 03:06 PM

Salvador Perez went 1-3 with a home run in the Royals' 7-1 loss to the Giants during Game 1 of the World Series.

Perez provided the Royals with their lone run during Game 1, but other than that, the Royals' offense was utterly stagnant. Even after Tuesday's performance, Perez has been down right brutal in the playoffs, batting just .135 with nine strikeouts over 37 at-bats. Hopefully the home run that he hit off of Madison Bumgarner is the spark he needs, but given his recent performance, I wouldn't count on it.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 11:55 PM

Danny Duffy allowed two runs on 1 hit while striking out three and walking three in the Royals' 7-1 loss to the Giants during Game 1 of the World Series.

Duffy wasn't overly sharp on Tuesday night but was able to limit the damage after James Shields imploded for five runs over three innings. The young lefty is unlikely to make a start in the World Series, but obviously that could change with an injury or illness.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 11:51 PM

James Shields allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out one and walking one over three innings in the Royals' 7-1 loss to the Giants during Game 1 of the World Series.

It's safe to say that Big Game James did not show up on Tuesday night. Shields was pounded early on and was chased from the game after the third inning. During the ALCS, Shields was battling kidney stones, so it is possible that he could have been dealing with the effects of that painful issue. Nevertheless, Shields will be back on the mound for Game 5 if it reaches that point.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 11:49 PM

Kyle Zimmer will have an MRI in the next couple days. He felt a dullness in his shoulder a week or so ago and has been shut down for now.

Shoulder issues have hampered Zimmer this entire year--he only pitch five innings in the minor leagues this year. At this point, the Royals are going to have to get to the bottom of what is ailing Zimmer and that means he will be shut down until that happens. There is no doubt that Zimmer has a ton of upside, but this shoulder issue is something that has to be diagnosed--and fixed--before he is able to live up to the hype.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 10:54 PMSource

Alcides Escobar SS, Norichika Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B, (James Shields P)

21 Oct, 02:43 PM

Jayson Nix replaced Christian Colon on the World Series roster.

This probably comes down to experience. Nix has been through the rigors of a playoff run and is likely to provide a bit more punch off the bench. Colon is still very much someone to watch for the middle infield next season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Oct, 11:53 AMSource

Danny Duffy will remain in the bullpen for the World Series.

It looks like the Royals are keeping an eye on Duffy's arm and being cautious with him this post season after he experienced shoulder inflammation, keeping him out for more than a week, in September. If he does throw a pitch this postseason, (he has yet to do so), it will likely be in long relief. It would make sense for Kansas City to take a shot with Duffy if needed during the World Series, as he was outstanding in the regular season, with a 2.53 ERA, but the Royals aren't sure what to expect from the previously injured 25 year old.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

18 Oct, 06:21 PMSource

Yordano Ventura will start Game 2 of the World Series.

With the sweep of the Orioles, Ventura has had extra rest for the shoulder that acted up in Game 2 of the ALCS. His bullpen sessions have shown nothing that would keep him from rejoining the rotation.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

18 Oct, 03:02 PMSource

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