Ned Yost media session: May 24, 2013

The skipper, Ned Yost, met with reporters in the dugout on a beautiful afternoon at Kauffman Stadium before tonight’s tussle with the Angels.  Nine of the Royals last thirteen losses have been by one run.  Yost was asked what that says about this ball club.

“There is no substitute for winning. You have to win. It’s no consolation for anyone to say ‘we are competing’ but we are competing. We’re in every single game. When the offense starts clicking we are going to be winning those games by one or two runs instead of losing them by one or two runs,” said the manager.

Louis Coleman was called up yesterday and replaced Kelvin Hererra in the Royals bullpen.  Ned was asked what he brings to the team and why he trusts him so much. “He is a guy we know has been really successful for us. He has been very serviceable. The worst thing as a manager is bringing a guy in and not knowing what you are going to get. With Louis I know what we are going to get. We know he is going to throw strikes. That is why he is so valuable to us.”

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