Is Terrance Gore baseball’s fastest man?


Andy McCullough of the KC Star has a feature on Royals’ pinch-running sensation Terrance Gore. No, not Jarrod Dyson, though even Royals fans often confuse the two, McCullough reports. Dyson is super fast but Gore is even faster. Indeed, McCullough’s paragraph ledes assert that Gore is the fastest man in baseball:

The fastest man in baseball drives with caution . . . The fastest man in baseball looks like a teenager . . . The fastest man in baseball was a scrawny teenage boy . . . The fastest man in baseball still toils in obscurity . . .

It’s a good feature on a guy who probably never would’ve seen the light of a major league roster a few short years ago, when stealing bases was not a priority for most teams. Heck, even today he might not have seen the light of day of a roster anywhere else but in Kansas City. The Royals are running wild this postseason, and Gore is a big part of it.

Still, part of me wonders how a foot race would go between Gore and Billy Hamilton. Let’s say we drop the Home Run Derby next summer and have a race? The All-Star Game is gonna be in Cincinnati, so it’d be a great spectacle featuring a local player . . .

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.