Yordano Ventura

#30 SP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Royals' Yordano Ventura: Will start Game 3 of World Series

      Ventura will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Mets on Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Ventura was given the start in the ALCS-clinching Game 6, going 5.1 innings while allowing just one run. The 24-year-old went through some rough patches in the regular season, but he's been able to hold opponents to three or fewer runs in all four postseason starts, so he'll look to keep it going as the series shifts back to New York.

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      Royals flamethrower Yordano Ventura to start Game 6 of ALCS

      Hard-throwing Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will start Game 6 of the American League Championships Series. Ventura wasn't automatic in Game 2, giving up three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six through 5 1/3 innings. With a Game 7 looming should the Royals lose, he will look to find more consistency on the mound Friday.

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      Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura will start Game 2 of ALCS

      Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will start Game 2 of the ALCS, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. The last time we saw Ventura, he was serving up multiple home runs to the Astros in Game 4 of the ALDS. That trend could continue with the mighty power-hitting Blue Jays set to duel the Royals for an opportunity to go to the World Series. We will find out in the coming days who the 24-year-old will matchup against in Game 2 as Toronto has yet to announce their starters for the opening games of the series.

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      Royals' Yordano Ventura confirmed as Game 4 starter

      Royals manager Ned Yost confirmed Saturday that right-hander Yordano Ventura will start Game 4 of the ALDS Monday against the Astros, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. The Royals guaranteed a Game 4 by winning Friday night, and Yost reaffirmed Saturday that it will be Ventura taking the ball in that game as expected. He will be pitching on short rest, but he threw just 42 pitches in his rain-shortened outing in Game 1, so he should be able to handle a full workload Monday.

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      Royals will open ALDS with Yordano Ventura on the hill

      Royals starting Yordano Ventura will start Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. The Royals will wait to find out who they will play against in the ALDS, with the Astros and Yankees set to face off in a wild-card matchup Tuesday. Johnny Cueto will start Game 2, with Edinson Volquez likely to take the mound in Game 3.

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      Royals SP Yordano Ventura tosses seven shutout innings Monday

      Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura took a no-decision despite tossing seven shutout innings Monday against the Cubs. He allowed just two hits and a walk and struck out six. Ventura was vicious, as he induced nine swinging strikes and 10 ground balls in just 94 pitches. It was the first time he has given up fewer than three runs in four starts. His ERA is down to 4.26 as he now has thrown consecutive quality starts after failing to do so in his previous three.

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      Royals SP Yordano Ventura strikes out four against Mariners

      Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura gave up three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four in six innings Wednesday against the Mariners. After failing to finish six in each of his last three outings, it was good to see Ventura put a cap on this one even though he didn't earn a decision. His white-hot five-start stretch that occupied most of August has given way to what's now a four-start streak of lesser outings, but Ventura should make two more starts down the stretch as he tries to pull his ERA back down toward the 4.00 mark.

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      Royals SP Yordano Ventura notches 12th win on Thursday

      Royals starter Yordano Ventura (12-8) picked up a win while pitching around trouble on Thursday, as he allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks across five innings in a victory over the Indians. After a brilliant five-start stretch at the end of August, Ventura is struggling yet again. In his last four starts, Ventura has allowed 10 runs while conceding eight hits in every outing. The strikeouts have been down as well, as he has just nine in his last two starts. It's tough to put a finger on why Ventura has been so inconsistent, but the fact that his fastball is his worst pitch based on runs above average is a major contradiction from his prior seasons and what most people believe. Ventura has a favorable matchup in his next start when he hosts the Mariners on Wednesday.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Royals SP Yordano Ventura survives poor outing to win

      One can rarely predict if the good Yordano Ventura or bad Yordano Ventura is going to show up on any given start. The inconsistent Royals flamethrower has been a Jekyll-and-Hyde pitcher all year. The bad Yordano was on the mound Saturday afternoon in Baltimore, but he wasn't bad enough to lose when his team scored 14 runs. He fell behind 4-1 before transforming into the good Yordano for a short time. He finished having allowed four runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings with three walks and five strikeouts. Ventura yielded a three-run homer to Adam Jones in the third inning, but managed to work his way out of jams before relief came. A strong five-outing stretch in August and early September for Ventura has been followed by two poor performances. He has given up eight runs on 16 hits in his last 11 innings.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Royals SP Yordano Ventura remains on roll by stifling Tigers

      The new-and-improved Yordano Ventura continued to pitch like an ace Wednesday for the Royals. Ventura hurled seven innings against visiting Detroit and yielded only one run on five hits. Most indicative of his dominance was his one walk and 11 strikeouts. The lone run scored on a groundout in the sixth. The right-hander turned on the switch in early August and it has remained on. He has given up only four runs on 20 hits in his last 32 innings with a whopping 43 strikeouts. His 4.24 ERA is at its lowest point since April 12.

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