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Frenchy, Hosmer need to show patience

Frenchy, Hosmer need to show patience

Frenchy, Hosmer need to show patience
DETROIT -- Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur came into the Detroit series hitting just .229, but manager Ned Yost sees signs of him coming around.

"At times he tries to get it done too quick. Frenchy's hitting .400 when he's ahead in the count and he's hitting .140 when he's behind in the count," Yost said. "And he's just a tad bit impatient now, swinging at a bunch of first pitches, putting him behind in the count or making outs. If he sees a few more pitches, it's going to tighten up his discipline at the plate and he's going to start raking. ... He's a good two-strike hitter."

First baseman Eric Hosmer, hitting only .188, is also showing some impatience despite some otherwise good production numbers, i.e., five home runs and 13 RBIs.

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"He's going to be fine. I mean, he's on pace to hit 35 homers and 95 RBIs, and he hasn't even got it going," Yost said.

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