Pedro speaks: on RDLR, Clay, 1999 ASG, and other things

EricFeczko

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Thanks for the post. I'm working on a 20 page manuscript for a journal submission and helping someone revise a grant, so I'm pulling an all-nighter. This interview made my night.
 

brandonchristensen

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I like the Kansas City anecdote. 
 
Interesting that the effects of the WS start may still be lingering for Clay (according to Pedro).
 
So glad he's back with the franchise.
 

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The game versus Kansas City - August 24, 2000:
 
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/KCA/KCA200008240.shtml
 
8 IP, 6 ER, 112 pitches, and his ERA ballooned to 1.77 ;)
I was at that game. I was living in KC and a Royals season ticket holder at the time. I remember it for the 'Pedro at his peak' expectations going into the game and then seeing him struggle yet hang in there. It's really interesting he remembers it as a point of pride.
 

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Grunherz54 said:
The game versus Kansas City - August 24, 2000:
 
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/KCA/KCA200008240.shtml
 
8 IP, 6 ER, 112 pitches, and his ERA ballooned to 1.77 ;)
 
Pedro rebounded in the next start vs TB with a shutout, striking out 13, giving up 1 hit.  Gerald Williams HBP to lead off the game then didn't give up his first hit until John Flaherty's single to begin the 9th.  The shutout only brought his ERA down to 1.68.  Scary good.