Yordano Ventura leaves with elbow discomfort, will get an MRI

Another one bites the dust? It's not looking good for Yordano Ventura

5/27/14 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

May 5, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura (30) reacts after allowing a triple to San Diego Padres left fielder Seth Smith (back) during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsYordano Ventura got rocked in last night's start against the Astros, in which his fastball dipped down to only 91 MPH by the end of his outing.

Ventura normally maintains around 96-97 MPH on his fastball, so this was a disturbing and scary revelation, particularly when combined with his experiencing elbow pain as he departed.

He'll be sent for an MRI, where hopefully they'll find that it's just a small, temporary issue, but there's a chance that yet another elite young pitcher might have to go under the knife.

It may be crippling news for the Royals, who are depending on their young ace heavily this season.

Before last night's start, Ventura was 2-4, but boasted a 2.80 ERA and hitters were batting only .221 against him. He had a 56/16 K/BB ratio, and had a 1.13 WHIP.

He has the makings of a true ace and potentially a Cy Young contender at some point. Hopefully he's not out for an extended period of time.
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5/28/14   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

pigskinfan wrote:
maybe before you jump to all these conclusions, you should have all the facts first.  mri says no damage.  no surgery needed.  just rest.  ventura will be scratched from his next scheduled start, and that is all there is going on for now.

This was written before the MRI, as you can clearly see from what was written. Also notice that the writing reflected the fact that not all details were available yet.

Exactly what conclusions did I jump to?

5/28/14   |   pigskinfan   |   41 respect

maybe before you jump to all these conclusions, you should have all the facts first.  mri says no damage.  no surgery needed.  just rest.  ventura will be scratched from his next scheduled start, and that is all there is going on for now.