Royals-White Sox postponed, suspensions come down

More rain presented problems in Chicago, as the KC Royals and White Sox game was postponed. The makeup date for this afternoon’s game will be announced at a later date.

On Sunday, the Royals and White Sox will finish their suspended game from Friday night, with the score tied at 2-2 headed into the ninth. They then will play the nine inning scheduled game.

Now to the suspensions…

Royals bagSix players were suspended and fined, two from the White Sox and four from the Royals. All four Royals will appeal, as will the White Sox.

The harshest suspension came to starter Yordano Ventura, who received a seven-game suspension. That equates to missing just one start.

Fellow starter Edinson Volquez received a five-game suspension, which would equate to missing one start. Lorenzo Cain was suspended two games. After the brawl on Thursday, neither believed that they should be suspended.

I did not notice reliever Kelvin Herrera in the brawl, but he was suspended for two games. He already is appealing his five-game suspension from last weekend. I am a little surprised that Jarrod Dyson was not suspended. He was definitely throwing punches in the melee.

For the White Sox, starters Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija both received five-game suspensions. Catcher Tyler Flowers was also fined.


About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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