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Date Player
8/23/2017 Jon Gray, Col, P
Jon Gray fell to 5-3, allowing three runs - two earned - on six hits and one walk in 6.2 innings, as the Colorado Rockies lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Tuesday. Gray struck out six, ending the game with a 4.54 ERA and 1.44 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Gray is a promising young pitcher, but he oddly seems more comfortable at Coors Field as he dropped to 4-12 in 27 career road starts.
8/23/2017 Scott Alexander, KC, P
Scott Alexander recorded his first save, allowing no runs on no hits in 0.1 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday. Alexander did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.42 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Alexander replaced Kelvin Herrera, inheriting a 2-0 count, and was credited with his first major league save when Pat Valaika grounded into a fielder's choice. Alexander, a rookie left-hander, has 21 saves in the minors, 14 of them in 2015 with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Keep an eye on this situation.
8/23/2017 Pat Neshek, Col, P
Pat Neshek did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Tuesday. Neshek did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.47 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the season.
8/23/2017 Mike Minor, KC, P
Mike Minor did not allow a hit or walk in 1.2 scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday. Minor struck out three, ending the game with a 2.77 ERA and 1.01 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Minor replaced Duffy and retired all five batters he faced, striking out three. Peter Moylan got LeMahieu on a grounder to Whit Merrifield to end the eighth.
8/23/2017 Mike Dunn, Col, P
Mike Dunn did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Tuesday. Dunn did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.46 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
8/23/2017 Kelvin Herrera, KC, P
Kelvin Herrera allowed one hit and two walks without giving up a run in 0.2 innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday. Herrera did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.97 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Herrera gave up a triple to Jonathan Lucroy with two outs and walked Carlos Gonzalez and Gerardo Parra. Herrera left with right forearm tightness and a 2-0 count on Pat Valaika. Royals manager Ned Yost said they don't know the extent of Herrera's injury until he is checked out further.
8/23/2017 Peter Moylan, KC, P
Peter Moylan did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday. Moylan did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
8/23/2017 Danny Duffy, KC, P
Danny Duffy improved to 8-8, allowing two runs on one hit and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday. Duffy struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.78 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Duffy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and retired the first two batters before walking DJ LeMahieu and allowing a homer to Nolan Arenado. Duffy, who was 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA in his first three starts in August, was removed after 88 pitches.
8/23/2017 Raimel Tapia, Col, LF
Raimel Tapia went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Colorado Rockies fell to the Kansas City Royals 3-2. He ended the game with a .280 batting average.

Analysis: The Rockies recalled Tapia from Triple-A earlier in the day. Tapia hit .287 in 48 games in four previous stints with Colorado.
8/23/2017 Mike Moustakas, KC, 3B
Mike Moustakas went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Colorado Rockies 3-2. He ended the game with a .282 batting average.
8/23/2017 Melky Cabrera, KC, LF
Melky Cabrera went 1 for 4 with a triple Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Colorado Rockies 3-2. Cabrera scored once. He ended the game with a .294 batting average.
8/23/2017 Mark Reynolds, Col, 1B
Mark Reynolds went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the Colorado Rockies fell to the Kansas City Royals 3-2. He ended the game with a .277 batting average.
8/23/2017 Alcides Escobar, KC, SS
Alcides Escobar went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2. He ended the game with a .238 batting average.
8/23/2017 Brandon Moss, KC, 1B
Brandon Moss went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals topped the Colorado Rockies 3-2. He ended the game with a .201 batting average.
8/23/2017 Salvador Perez, KC, C
Salvador Perez went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2. He ended the game with a .281 batting average.

Analysis: Perez had not played since Aug. 4 because of a strain on the right side of his chest. He had an RBI double in the Royals' two-run fourth inning.
8/23/2017 DJ LeMahieu, Col, 2B
DJ LeMahieu went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Colorado Rockies lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-2. LeMahieu scored once. He ended the game with a .310 batting average.
8/23/2017 Pat Valaika, Col, SS
Pat Valaika went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the Colorado Rockies fell to the Kansas City Royals 3-2. He ended the game with a .262 batting average.
8/23/2017 Jonathan Lucroy, Col, C
Jonathan Lucroy went 1 for 4 with a triple Tuesday as the Colorado Rockies fell to the Kansas City Royals 3-2. He ended the game with a .252 batting average.
8/23/2017 Alex Gordon, KC, LF
Alex Gordon went 1 for 3 Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2. He ended the game with a .199 batting average.
8/23/2017 Nolan Arenado, Col, 3B
Nolan Arenado went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Tuesday as the Colorado Rockies fell to the Kansas City Royals 3-2. The homer was his 28th of the season. He ended the game with a .312 batting average.

Analysis: Arenado is batting .333 with two home runs, four doubles and seven RBIs over a seven-game hitting streak.
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