In a weird, bee-infested game, which was delayed while crew worked on a massive swarm of bees at the stadium, Edinson Volquez pitched three scoreless innings in his debut for Kansas City in a 3-2 victory.
The game was delayed after the bees sent Royals coaches and players scrambling to get away.
After the game and after the bees were tamed, Ned Yost told reporters that no one was stung and that, “They’re not going to mess with you, just don’t mess with them.” “Kind of like the Royals, don’t mess with us and we won’t mess with you.”
Oddly enough, in attendance was a retired bee keeper from St. Joseph, Missouri, who came out of the stands to help secure the swarm.
In the victory, talented up and comer Bubba Starling hit a 2-run, inside-the-park homer for the Royals, further adding to his impressive performance so far this spring.
The local product has been quiet since joining baseball as a professional several years ago, but from all accounts, Starling is getting closer and closer to potentially reaching the major league level.
Kansas City is now 3-5 in spring training and has now won 3 of its last 4 games after starting out 0-4.
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