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Kansas City Isn't So Blue
Written by Kiowa Bryan

 

Who would of thought that the best pitcher in baseball would be starting for the Kansas City Royals? That alone is the only reason they are tied for second place in the American League Central. With an ERA of 0.00 and a record of 4-0, Zack Grenkie goes for his 5th start tonight against Brian Tallet and the unstoppable Toronto Blue Jays..........

 

 

Who would of thought that the best pitcher in baseball would be starting for the Kansas City Royals? That alone is the only reason they are tied for second place in the American League Central. With an ERA of 0.00 and a record of 4-0, Zack Grenkie goes for his 5th start tonight against Brian Tallet and the unstoppable Toronto Blue Jays.

 

Since his major league debut with the A’s on May 22nd, 2004, Zack’s had a very respectable career including 508 strikeouts and an overall ERA of 4.28. When asked about his recent success he replies “mainly just mixing pitches up and throwing strikes”. He makes it sound easy enough, but his variety of speed and pitches would keep anyone on their toes. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a very successful past with the Blue Jays – particularly Lyle Overbay, so keep your fingers crossed.

 

There’s also the added pressure being on Sports Illustrated Weekly, which hits newsstands later this week. The last Royals player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated was David Cone in 1995 – which obviously didn’t jinx him as he went on to pitch one of only 17 perfect games in history – even if it was 4 years later. Grenkie is probably the least excited of anyone about all the recent attention. The cover shot on SI will be an action shot, as he declined the request to sit for a portrait. “I just want to play and not deal with all the other stuff”. Well kid, that might be the right mentality – we’ll let you know later tonight……