Ned Yost media session: July 22, 2013
Coming off the weekend series where the Royals saw one of the best hitters in baseball, Miguel Cabrera, they get to see another lethal bat in this series with the Orioles. That bat belongs to Chris Davis, the league leader in home runs. Ned Yost was asked at his daily press conference about Davis. “He is definitely a dangerous hitter. I think you can target two or three players in their lineup going into a game and he is one of them.” Yost went on to say, “He is one of those guys if you make a mistake, he can hit it out of the ballpark. You have to be aware of those kind of guys at certain parts of the game. You want to be careful with him for sure.”
During Yost’s media session, it was brought to his attention that his team has only committed three errors this month. He was asked how important the steady defense has been. “It is extremely important to play good defense. Pitching and defense helps you win games but you have to combine that with some offense. We feel like defense is a real strength of our team and we are really proud of it,” said the skipper.