♦ Max Scherzer unsure if he will pitch again this season due to deltoid strain (Bless You Boys)
Due to what is being called a deltoid strain, Max Scherzer has been scratched from his next scheduled start, Friday night in Minnesota. Rookie Drew Smyly will step into Scherzer's spot in the rotation.♦ Royals Bullpen of the Future Has Arrived (Royals Review)
Scherzer's status for the rest of the season is now in question. There is no structural damage to the shoulder, but Scherzer will likely not throw again until deemed healthy.
"It’s just tough to say. I want to be able to, but at the same time, when you have a recurring injury like this, you can’t go back on the mound until you’re 100 percent."
Crow and Herrera's peripheral numbers are similar as well, with Herrera's numbers being slightly better in both categories. . . Crow has improved this season compared to last, despite a lower ERA and an All-Star appearance in 2011. Crow's walk numbers last season were similar to Collins and Holland's this season without the absurdly high strikeout numbers to offset the walks. His HR/FB percentage has halved from last season, something all Royals fans should hope will continue.