One thing that definitely has hurt the Royals this year is the perormance of their 1-2 starters, Brian Anderson and Darrell May.
Anderson is 1-5 with a 6.79 ERA and May is 1-6, 5.76. The Royals are 2-17 in their starts. Both pitchers have been terribly disappointing this season. Last night, May gave up 5 runs in the second inning, after his team gave him a 2 run lead.
Anderson, especially, has again and again killed the Royals by giving up big innings early in the games. May has been guilty of this as well, as shown:
Those are the two best pitchers on the staff??? Something is very wrong here. Both these guys need a kick in the butt. Hopefully, bringing Zack Greinke up will put some pressure on these two. I say send them to the bullpen until they can prove that they can give the team 5 innings without blowing it.