~Brett Hayes has started off the season 0-26. His total stat line is 0. Everything, all of it, is 0. I'm not sure why Ned Yost continues to start Hayes over Francisco Pena. While we are currently unaware of Pena's hitting ability at the major league level, it cannot be nearly as horrendous as Brett Hayes' hitting (and fielding) ability.
The last hit that Hayes had was a home run. THAT WAS 27 AT BATS AGO. Brett Hayes has no hits, and has not been on base AT ALL this season. In my opinion, it's ridiculous to keep starting Hayes when we have a backup catcher that we don't know what his capabilities are. We know exactly what Brett Hayes' capabilities are: There are none. Brett Hayes is not a valuable part to the Kansas City Royals team whatsoever.
I can get on board with batting Escobar 2nd when Infante is out, or starting Pedro Ciriaco instead of Giavatella. The thing I can't get on board with is that while Salvy has been out, Ned Yost has continued to start someone who has been of absolutely ZERO value to our team, when we have a backup who can be getting valuable major league at-bats. You can't seriously sit here and tell me that Ned Yost has a good, legitimate reason for starting Hayes over Pena.