Royals give Fans, Veterans a very Royal ‘Thank You’ in 9-2 loss to lowly Astros

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals have been the laughing stock of the sports world for decades. Every team in the four major professional sports has made a playoff appearance in the last 20 years – every team except for one. This is a franchise that only makes national news when the GM says 86 games is like “winning the World Series” or its color commentator mistakes the moon for a planet. For 28 years now, the Royals have been the...

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The First 50 — Still Reason for Hope

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     The first 50 games are in the books. The Kansas City Royals are 24-26, not terrible, but certainly not great. Last year through 50 games, The Royals had won 20 games and lost 30. Are they over all an improved team? Yes. A whole lot better? That remains to be seen, but all the signs are pointing to yes. The first 50 games have been a wild roller coaster ride. In these games we have seen almost...

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The Sky is Falling

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     The last 24 hours have not been kind for the likes of Royals faithful. Yordano Ventura was roughed up for 7 hits and 5 runs before departing after 2 and 2/3 innings with an apparent elbow injury which was later described as being “lateral” tightness.  Ventura is expected to undergo an MRI today to reveal the extent of damage. **UPDATE: Dayton Moore stated to MLBNETWORK that Ventura is...

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The Trade Heard Round the ‘Burbs: The Results So Far

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   We are 211 games into the James Shields era. If you believe like any well-adjusted, intelligent adult that he will not re-sign with the club this off-season, it means we are around 65% the way through his service as a Kansas City Royal. We all know the pieces. Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and some guy named Patrick Leonard for Shields, Wade Davis, and a player to be named later (who ended up...

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Astros Series Preview

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   The Royals will look to Yordano Ventura to start the series against the Astros. Yordano Ventrura has dominated the Astros in this 2014 season. Ventura is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA. Bad news for the Astros: Yordano’s counterpart is Scott Feldman, who in the last 3 starts against the Royals is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA. Good news for the Astros: The Royals have no offense. More good news for the Astros: Yordano...

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Royals Gonna Royal

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com     In a game that we were almost sure to win, the Royals, in typical Royals fashion, blew a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 7th inning. Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Jason Vargas pitched solid, but not good enough for any players that are struggling offensively to say, “Vargy pitched good.” Jason Vargas went 6.1 innings while only allowing 1 ER. During Vargas’ 6+ innings of work, I found this...

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Respect To Split

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com As a Royals fan, I loved listening to Paul Splittorff. Heck, as a College basketball fan I loved listening to Paul Splittorff. Being that I am still fairly young, I didn’t get to enjoy Paul Splittorff as long as I would’ve liked to, but all good things must come to an end. On this date, May 25, in 2011, Paul Splittorff lost his battle with oral cancer, and passed away. I‘m simply here to pay my...

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Ned’s Strategy Works as Bullpen Shines in 7-4 win over Angels

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com “Oh no”, I thought when Tim Collins trotted out for the 10th inning of the Royals’ Saturday night tilt against the Los Angeles Angels. “I QUIT” was the message that I sent to the Royals official Twitter account when Ned Yost put Aaron Crow in the game for the 11th. The argument is still out there on whether Ned Yost’s strategy of saving closer Greg Holland until his team got a lead is the correct one or not, but...

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