grammysboy wrote:I watched the inning he pitched. He got the first two batters out with ease, then walked a batter and the whole Royals' dugout seemed to rush to the mound. Affeldt was not happy about comming out at all. The pitching coach basically made him. I don't know if he made a noise or what, but they all came running. If you think the Royals are going to have any save opps this year, it's probably time to shift to McDougal.
I saw it as well, and it did look as though he was pretty unhappy, although I suspect that's over yet another injury. And if he did indeed tweak a groin, it's one of those injuries that never seems to go away. Bad news for his owners, obviously, if that's the case.
As for MacDougal, he's a horror show and if he is forced to close, he'll not last in the role. Just my opinion, but I'd avoid their entire bullpen if Affleldt is down, as I see more a rerun of last year when no one had a clue as to who Pena would tab with the game on the line.