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Gore Right Man for 25th Man

KSAL StaffApril 11, 2016

Your browser does not support iframes. Yes, Gore doesn’t provide a lot for the Royals other than his ability to run. But, he is one of, if not the, fastest players in baseball. When used correctly, he is a dangerous weapon. On Sunday, Christian Colon walked to open the bottom of the 10th. Yost inserted Gore as a pinch runner for his second baseman, knowing if it didn’t pan out, Omar Infante was available to play. Gore’s speed was clearly in the front of the mind of Twins’ pitcher Trevor May, who made an errant pick-off throw to first, allowing Gore to motor all the way around to third. Gore then was able to scoot home on a wild pitch that did not get all that far away. No other Royals player could have scored on that play. Only Terrance Gore. His value might be limited. But his value could prove huge to win games that the Royals might not otherwise be able to claim. Would any of the other players that were options for the 25th spot have been able to impact one single game as large as Gore did on Sunday? It’s doubtful. Gore might not get used much on the bench. But when Jarrod Dyson comes back from his oblique injury, it might be in the best interest of the Royals to keep Gore with the big squad and send down either Reymond Fuentes or Paulo Orlando. Speed kills in all sports, even in baseball.]]>

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