Kansas City Royals pitchers have not had a clean track record for health these past few days and reliever Amir Garrett was the latest to fall victim -
Kansas City Royals pitchers have not had a clean track record for health these past few days and reliever Amir Garrett was the latest to fall victim – as the reliever vomited on the mound Monday.
The reliever was on the mound in the top of the seventh inning as his team held onto a 12-4 lead over the Chicago White Sox when he crouched down behind the mound.
After training staff came out, broadcasters speculated that he might be in pain or that he pulled a muscle or tendon in his arm.
But after he was seen being walked off, cameras caught him vomiting right next to the mound. He was taken out of the game and walked off with team health officials. After the game, Garrett tweeted out that he was ‘all good’.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Amir Garrett lost his lunch on the mound on Monday
The reliever was pulled from the game against the White Sox – which the Royals won
Jose Cuas, a pitcher recalled from the minor leagues to replace Yarbrough, got the victory as MJ Melendez homered and drove in four runs for Kansas City. The Royals came from behind to beat the visiting Chicago White Sox 12-5 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series.
The Royals were buoyed by an eight-run sixth, breaking a 4-4 tie by sending 12 batters to the plate. Kansas City loaded the bases with no outs, chasing White Sox starter Dylan Cease (2-2) from the game.
Michael Massey greeted reliever Aaron Bummer with an RBI single to left, and Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with a two-run double to make it 7-4.
Massey and Bradley scored on Melendez’s single as Kansas City broke the game open. Nick Pratto added a bases-clearing double to cap the Royals’ biggest inning of the year.
Cease went five-plus innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out six. He is winless since beating the Minnesota Twins on April 10, posting an 8.25 ERA in five starts since then.
Andrew Vaughn delivered a two-run double in the third and Gavin Sheets hit a solo homer in the sixth to forge a 4-4 tie, one out before Zack Greinke was knocked from the game.
Garrett later tweeted out that he was ‘all good’ and it’s unclear if he needs a timetable to return
Greinke allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk, striking out two.
The Royals got an early run as leadoff hitter Bobby Witt Jr. singled, stole second and later scored on Salvador Perez’s sacrifice fly.
Melendez’s fourth homer of the season, a two-run blast, tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth.
Bradley doubled leading off the fifth and scored on Vinnie Pasquantino’s one-out double. Bradley collected three hits on the night, while four other Royals contributed two to the 14-hit attack.