One of those Days: Blue Jays rock Brooks, Royals 12-2

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com When a baseball game features opposing pitchers both making their first career start, anything is truly possible. Unfortunately for the Royals, not much more could have gone wrong in an ugly 12-2 loss at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. Royals starter Aaron Brooks, making just his second big league appearance, was thrown to the wolves in a game that Yordano Ventura was originally slated...

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Royals Keep Rolling, Win 6-1 over Blue Jays

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   After last nights extra innings win over the Blue Jays, the Royals would look to Jason Vargas to keep things rolling.   Things got off to a bit of a rocky start when Jason Vargas opened up the game giving up a leadoff triple to Blue Jays short stop Jose Reyes. With one on, and one out, Vargas got Edwin Encarnacion to pop up to Omar Infante, and Brett Lawrie to foul out to Nori Aoki. The Blue Jays...

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Royals Tame Red-Hot Seitzers for Much-Needed 8-6 Win in Extras

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     As Alex Gordon stepped to the plate with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, very few Royals fans were feeling confident or optimistic, and how could you blame them?. Billy Butler had just gotten thrown out from right field after hitting an apparent single, and the Rogers Centre crowd of nearly 18,000 stood on their feet and roared in full force. If Butler being erased at first in a one-run...

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A Royal Deal; 5 for 1

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   Typically getting 5 for 1 is a good thing.  When you are a Major League Baseball team and those 5 are hitting coaches and the 1 is a calendar year,  something is dreadfully wrong. That is what happened today.  Dale Sveum became the 5th person in 364 days to try and “fix” this offense.  The man he will be replacing, Pedro Grifol (who was hailed as a hitting guru, and the person responsible for fixing Eric...

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Royals at Blue Jays: Preview

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     UPDATE: According to Andy McCullough of the KCStar, the Royals will be going into Toronto with a new hitting coach, as Dale Sveum has replaced Pedro Grifol. Sveum served as the third base coach for the Royals, and has previous hitting coach experience with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was also told that Grifol will be reassigned in the organization. The Royals are going to get swept by the Toronto...

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As Astros complete sweep of Royals, fans left to wonder ‘What’s Next?’

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   UPDATE: According to Andy McCullough of the KCStar, the Royals will be going into Toronto with a new hitting coach, as Dale Sveum has replaced Pedro Grifol. Sveum served as the third base coach for the Royals, and has previous hitting coach experience with the Milwaukee Brewers. Grifol will be reassigned as catching instructor.  Just nine days ago, the Kansas City Royals were coming off a thrilling...

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Royals in Search of a King

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     The key part of the Shields/Myers trade was to bring over a dominant, front of the rotation pitcher who could anchor a pitching staff and help them elevate to a level that would almost certainly guarantee success. James Shields has been all that was advertised and more, providing a solid foundation of accountability by which all of those around him can follow. Even on his off nights, he pitches...

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Royals Embarrased By Astros…. Again, losing 3-0

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Once again, the Royals called on Jeremy Guthrie to stop the bleeding, but it didn’t quite work out the way everyone would’ve hoped. The Royals again got embarrassed by the worst team in baseball. Things were cruising right along for Guthrie until the 4th inning when a leadoff walk and an error on center fielder Lorenzo Cain cost the Royals their first run of the game. Things got a little dicey in the...

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