POSTSEASON DOMINANCE – 2014 PLAYOFFS
Ventura made four total starts in the postseason in 2014 and three of them were fantastic.
After getting thrown to the wolves in the Wild Card Game and allowing a three-run bomb to Brandon Moss, Yordano Ventura didn’t let that bring him down. His teammates bailed him out of that one, and he was able to prove himself in his first career postseason start.
In Game 2 of the ALDS against the Los Angeles Angels, Ventura threw seven innings of one-run baseball off of five hits. He struck out five batters and showed that he could be a reliable guy for the Royals in the playoffs.
On the biggest stage and in the brightest lights, Yordano Ventura gave it all for his fallen friend and for his team.
His next good start was in Game 2 of the World Series where he pitched 5.1 innings of two-run ball. The Royals went on to win that game and tie the series up at one game a piece.
Ventura’s final 2014 postseason start was arguably the best of his career and something that all of Royals nation will remember him for.
In Game 6 of the World Series, Ventura got the ball with his team needing to win in order to force a Game 7. A few days before, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras had died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic.
Ventura was close with Taveras and scribbled his initials and jersey number on his hat for the biggest start of his life. Ace absolutely dominated the San Francisco Giants that night.
He shut out the Giants in seven innings and only allowed three hits to them all night. On the biggest stage and in the brightest lights, Yordano Ventura gave it all for his fallen friend and for his team. He kept them in the running for another chance at a World Series title.