Will Rust Take Its Toll? | The Journal Gazette

October 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Mondays workout. I cant believe that just happened, dude, pitcher James Shields razzed. Itll be more frustrating than funny if those are the same awkward swings the Royals and San Francisco Giants take once the World Series begins. Going into Game 1 tonight at Kauffman Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust? Buster Posey and the Giants zipped through the playoffs and now will try review for their third title in five years. Lorenzo Cain and the Royals zoomed along, reaching the Series for the first time since 1985.
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