Ned Yost media session: April 14, 2013
KC’s first homestand wraps up today at 1:10 vs. Toronto. Manager Ned Yost met with the media this morning and was asked about giving Mike Moustakas a day off. Moose has had a slow start, though Yost has no worries. He talked about Moose being a phenomenal competitor and someone who lives to win baseball games. Expect to see Mike back in the lineup in Atlanta.
It is a WINDY day at The K. Yost was asked about whether home runs could be a factor. He said that today’s starter, Ervin Santana, just needs to keep the ball down, use his slider and fastball, and keep the ball on the ground.
The Royals embark on an eight-game road trip tomorrow, with the first game on Tuesday in Atlanta. This year, teams are playing Interleague contests throughout the season. Yost acknowledged that the N.L. style of baseball is different. He was asked if the early Interleague games and frequent switching back and forth from A.L. stadiums to N.L. stadiums is an issue. He said it is not – every team will have to play their Interleague games at some point. Yost noted that KC will face A.L. teams for several weeks as the next Interleague matchup is in late May.