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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Danny Duffy flirts with perfection as Royals shut out Orioles 1-0

The Duff-Man says, “OH YEA!”

He was some kind of special tonight,” Yost said after Duffy strung together a perfect-game bid that lasted 20 batters, long enough to remind the 24,064 in attendance of his tantalizing talent.

His chance at a franchise-first had ended the inning before. But his achievement was still worth celebrating. Duffy handed the baseball to his manager after giving up an eighth-inning single, just his second hit allowed. He slapped a hand across the chests of the five teammates surrounding him. Then a wave of adulation washed over him from the stands at Kauffman Stadium and from inside his own dugout.

Duffy, 2-3, 1.42 ERA, pitched into the eighth inning for the first time in his professional career on Saturday. He finished seven batters shy of the fifth no-hitter in franchise history. Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones wrecked Duffy’s night by grounding a single up the middle with two outs in the seventh. Duffy walked none, and in the process, appeared to cement his place in the team’s starting rotation.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 18, 2014 at 11:37 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: danny duffy, no-hitters, orioles, perfect games, royals

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   1. Zach Posted: May 19, 2014 at 12:04 AM (#4709328)
Duffy looked really good last night. Last year he had too many nights where he'd get the crazy eyes, start overthrowing everything, and basically get in his own way. Hopefully, he's figured out that his stuff is good enough without trying for 110%.
   2. Zach Posted: May 19, 2014 at 12:06 AM (#4709329)
The other story of the game was Alex Gordon's ridiculous catch to keep the perfecto bid alive.

When Gordon gets hot, he is really, really good.

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