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Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. Kris Medlen is grateful Kansas City was willing to help his comeback from a second elbow surgery. In return, the Royals hope the right-hander can provide some quality innings now that he's part of their rotation. Looking to further progress from his first start in two years, Medlen tries to pitch the visiting Royals to a seventh...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–1985 Edition: August 29

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Royals’ World Series title, Pine Tar Press presents a day-by-day look at the 1985 season. Check Pine Tar Press every day for a new edition of This Date In Royals History. The Royals and Brewers started their game, but didn’t get to finish it. With the Royals […]
Via Pine Tar Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura is back, but did he ever really go anywhere?

Saddled with the impossibly high expectations created by last fall’s postseason performance, Yordano Ventura was set up for failure in 2015. The Kansas City Royals let James Shields walk, christened the 24-year-old Ventura the ace of their staff, and handed him the ball on Opening Day. With the ink still drying on his five-year, $23 million extension, Ventura delivered six innings...
Via Baseball Essential
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier looks like a fool after Kendrys Morales homer hits catwalk

The catwalks at Tropicana Field are awful, and make the lovely game of baseball look kind of stupid at times. On Friday night, Kevin Kiermaier looked really bad after scaling the wall for this Kendrys Morales homer…only for the ball to hit a catwalk and fall safely into middle of the outfield. Whoops. Get the Rays a retractable roof stadium without catwalks, OK MLB? The post Kevin...
Via The Outside Corner
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: September Schedule Preview

The 2015 MLB season is entering its final month of the regular season. The Kansas City Royals are almost a certainty to lock up the AL Central and have a great chance at being the top seed in the AL. Looking at the rest of the schedule means that there could be an issue down the road. Many teams benefit from a weaker schedule. This gives them the opportunity to tack on some extra...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals are impossible to hate

I’ve tried, really I have. As a Baltimore Orioles fan, the Kansas City Royals should be my mortal enemy. I should hate them, their lousy outfield waterfalls, their goofy lion mascot, and their overly passionate fan base that nearly committed one of the more egregious sins of all time by electing Omar Infante to the All-Star Game. Really, the Royals should make me think things...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Filling the MLB playoff picture: Royals rolling

As we enter the final weekend of August, the playoff chances are beginning to enter “they could always collapse" stage for a few teams, while others have it all in their own hands. The Mets have opened a 6.5 game lead entering Friday over the Washington Nationals: a team with Bryce Harper, a rotation that was the envy of the world in March, and a bad manager. The Cardinals can...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto Worries Royals Fans

  When the Kansas City Royals traded well known prospects Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb to the Cincinnati Reds for Johnny Cueto, it was expected that Cueto would immediately fall into place and dominate. He had posted a 2.62 ERA this season in 19 games with the Reds after posting sub 3.00 ERA’s every year since 2010. He was the ace the Royals were looking for after Yordano Ventura...
Via Royals Blue
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking Royals Possible Playoff Foes

It’s August 27, and the Kansas City Royals are basically a lock to make the postseason, and heavy, heavy favorites to have the best record in the American League. That’s a sentence I never expected to write, so it’s pretty cool that I got the chance to today. So with all that in mind, there’s […]
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen helps Royals hold off Orioles 3-2 to win fourth straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kendrys Morales hit a solo homer, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer also drove in runs and the Kansas City Royals leaned on their bullpen to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night. Danny Duffy (7-6) dodged trouble for most of 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. The left-hander struck out five in a start that began in crisp efficiency...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals are so good, we’re bored …

Ho hum. Another night. Another Royals win. Another Salvador Perez cooler shower for the star of the game. Another collection of great defensive plays. Another dominant showing by the bullpen. More runs scored with two outs. Yawn, yawn, yawn. At this point, most of us probably watch from the comfort of our sofas, glancing occasionally at the TV from our tablets and a super scientific...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Medlen wins first start as Royals rally in sixth to beat O's 8-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Omar Infante led a seven-run charge in the sixth inning to support a strong start by Kris Medlen, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Monday night. Despite working on a pitch count, Medlen (2-0) lasted six innings in his first start since Sept. 27, 2013, with Atlanta. The right-hander allowed five hits -- one of them a two-run homer...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon homers in first rehab game for Triple-A Omaha

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon appeared in his first game action in 46 games on Sunday -- and he exceeded fans' expectations. Gordon, who is working his way back from a groin injury he suffered on July 8, hit a two-run homer as the designated hitter for the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers on Sunday. The four-time Gold Glove winner said he could play the field during Monday night's game...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Morales, Hos enjoy at-bats with Royals on base over 50 percent of the time

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals will meet for the first time this season, the latest into the season these teams have had their first matchup. The Royals may have the advantage tonight if the game stays close, as they have been among the best teams this season in one-run games, an area the Orioles have struggled. The Royals' left-handed bats this season have been among...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

He’s given his all: The Story of Jeremy Guthrie in Kansas City

  He’s a great teammate, a great person, and he’s had his best days in Kansas City. Here’s a look at Jeremy Guthrie’s time in Kansas City. Jonathan Sanchez was awful. Not at all what the Royals were looking for when they traded Melky Cabrera to San Francisco for the veteran lefty. Sanchez was 1-6 with a 7.76 ERA for the Royals in 12 starts. Melky Cabrera, meanwhile, had...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

With postseason in mind, Royals ready to see what Medlen can do as a starter

The Kansas City Royals look poised to return to the AL Championship Series with the league's best record and a 12 1/2-game lead in the Central. The Baltimore Orioles have a much more difficult path to get back into position to play for the pennant. These teams meet for the first time since last year's playoffs when they open a four-game series Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto open to signing with Red Sox in free agency

This embed is invalid   " /> When Hanley Ramirez and Johnny Cueto were spotted chatting before Thursday’s game at Fenway Park, it was reasonable to wonder whether they discussed uniting for the Boston Red Sox in 2016. The Red Sox need a front-line starter and Cueto is one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. He also happens to be a free agent this offseason...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Davis, Dellin Betances, and the 95+ MPH Cutter

The video here depicts the last pitch of Wednesday night’s game between Kansas City and Cincinnati, a contest won 4-3 by the Royals. What else the video depicts is a cutter thrown by Wade Davis at 96 mph — for a swinging strike to one of the major leagues’ most talented hitters. Though the author failed to seek Votto’s opinion of the pitch, the following image might provide...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Kansas City Royals the best team in the AL?

With still 43 games left to play in the 2015 MLB season, the Kansas City Royals have managed to meet and pass their expected win total for this season. They have proven that their 2014 World Series run was no fluke, and that this may be their best shot at bringing a title back to Kansas City for the first time since 1985. One question that the Royals face is, are they the best team...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer returns home to Cincinnati: ‘He’s freaking King Kong around here’

Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals are headed to Cincinnati to play the Reds. The road trip offers a rare opportunity for Hosmer to return to his old stomping grounds where he dominated his peers at the high school level. For two summers, Hosmer played for Midland High School, earning a reputation as a man amongst boys. “He’s freaking King Kong around here,” Hiler said...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Kruk texted with George Brett about KC ribs for two years and had no idea

John Kruk had been communicating with Kansas City Royals legend George Brett about BBQ ribs for over two years and, until Sunday, he had no idea. At least that’s what he says. It goes without saying that Kruk loves his food. Whenever he’s in Kansas City, he arranges specially to get some ribs delivered to him via Meat Mitch. Kruk even scarfed them down on national TV during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Kruk unknowingly texted with George Brett about ribs

One of the most appealing things about John Kruk as a broadcaster is his willingness to make fun of himself and to tell self-deprecating stories on the air that nicely fill the gaps between action during a ballgame. The analyst provided a funny example of that on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast between the Angels and Royals. During the bottom of the fourth inning, play-by-play...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Royals' playoff run lead to a Kansas City baby boom?

    The Kansas City Royals reignited their fan base last season with a surprise run to the World Series. They may have inspired an increase in the local population while they were at it. According to a recent feature story in the Kansas City Star, the Royals’ success may have coincided with a baby boom. One area hospital, Shawnee Mission Birth Center, noticed a significant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Adorable baby Royals fan does best Johnny Cueto impression (photo)

To say that Kansas City Royals fans were awaiting Johnny Cueto’s first start at Kauffman Stadium on Monday night with eager anticipation would be a drastic understatement. Cueto didn’t disappoint, either, dazzling the hometown crowd with a four-hit, eight-strikeout, complete-game shutout to lead the Royals to a 4-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. But even before he toed the rubber...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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