Corey Kluber has been incredible lately


Corey Kluber’s season started out a bit rocky, with the reigning Cy Young Award winner ending April with a couple of godawful starts and his ERA at 4.24. After his first two May starts it was at 5.04.

He has certainly found his groove lately, however. His last four starts:

May 13: 8 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 18K
May 18: 9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 12K
May 23: 8 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 7K
May 28: 7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 13K

In all, Kluber is 3-0 with 50 strikeouts and two walks in his last 32 innings. Pretty dang impressive.

Here he is from last night, making the Mariners look pretty bad:

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Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

Jorge Soler
Associated Press

The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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