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Kansas City Royals: Five Players to Watch Vs Houston Astros

Apr 3, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A Kansas City Royals player wears a patch in memory of late Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura during the game with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins win 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A Kansas City Royals player wears a patch in memory of late Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura during the game with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins win 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Matt Strahm (64) – Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Matt Strahm (64) – Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /

MATT STRAHM

Speaking of bad bullpen arms, Matt Strahm is the head chairman of that campaign. Strahm, with his 81.00 ERA in just two appearances, has proven fans wrong so far this season.

We all went into the 2017 season thinking that Strahm was an automatic lock to be the seventh inning guy and that he’d be great and wonderful and it’d be H-D-H Part Deux, only S-S-H (Strahm-Soria-Herrera). Yeah, after two games, that might not be happening.

Strahm has had two tough innings so far, but let’s not give up on the kid. He’s still young and this is the first time he’s really been asked to take a more commanding role. Last season he was getting it a little easier due to his recent surgery.

There won’t be many more excuses being made for Matt Strahm if he continues to get lit up in this series against Houston. Strahm has to pitch the way he pitched in 2016 or else he might not be staying in the major leagues for long.