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