♦ 'Unique' Crow off to another strong start for Royals (Topeka Capital Journal)
Despite a few rough spots in May that have led to his only two runs allowed in 2013, Crow has been a momentum killer when he comes in for manager Ned Yost.♦ Is Aaron Crow a bust? (Crown Crazed)
“Coming out of the bullpen, just throwing strike one and going from there,” Crow said of his approach. “And I’ve done a better job consistently this year.”
Crow has pitched only 10⅔ innings — the third least on the team ahead of only reliever JC Gutierrez and Will Smith, who made one spot start — but the Washburn Rural graduate has had appearances in 13 games, third most on the team behind Kelvin Herrera (17) and Greg Holland (15)...
...Crow doesn’t look to be a starting pitcher but he does have a chance to become an effective/dominant closer for the Royals. I think we need to give him until the end of the 2014 season to make a determination. If he is not the closer by then (or is not traded for some significant addition to the Royals roster to aid them in the race for the postseason), then he is a bust.♦ Tepesch gets lesson from Cabrerra (ESPN)
Conclusion: Crow is not a bust yet, but if he is still a setup man for the Royals in November 2014 then he is a bust for sure.
Nick Tepesch received baptism by Miguel Cabrera on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.♦ Senne having injury-plahued season (Rochester Post Bulletin)
It will provide a nice learning experience from the rookie right-hander's eighth start. Triple Crown winners are especially tough to get out.
Tepesch faced Cabrera three times in Friday's 2-1 loss to Detroit and lost to the Tigers third baseman every time. Tepesch allowed Cabrera two singles and a fifth-inning RBI double that gave the Tigers their first run...
...Senne is currently on the disabled list. He has played in only eight of the team's 39 games and is batting just .080 (2-for-25). He has been sidelined since April 15.♦ Brock Bond (SF Giants organization) was placed on the disabled list on April 4th by the AAA Fresno Grizzlies. HE was reinstated from the disabled list on May 18th and assigned him to the High-A San Jose Giants.
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