“It was the first time. The next time will be better, for sure.”
-- Royals lefty Danny Duffy, who could have been speaking for several pitchers.
This is the idea to take away from spring training with so many young players in camp. The lefties Danny Duffy, Chris Dwyer, Everett Teaford and Blaine Hardy took a bit of beating today which is going to happen during the spring. Fortunately the lefty bats of Moustakas and Hosmer did their own damage. Take all these results with a grain of salt and pay attention more to the pitchf/x than the results.
Danny Duffy was throwing 92-94 according to pitchf/x
Mike Moustakas hit a HR off a lefty and drew a walk
No defensive errors in two games
Mike Montgomery throws tomorrow along with Aaron Crow and Luke Hochevar. If there is a young pitcher that could force his way into the rotation by midseason it will likely be either Crow or Montgomery.