Detroit: Behind Enemy Lines

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   After a series with the lowly Twins in which the Royals struggled, but ultimately took two of the three games, their place atop the AL central seems to be in jeopardy. They currently have a tenuous hold on a one and a half game lead, but there is reason to believe that they can, in fact, hang on (if Bruce Chen isn’t pitching too often). As a native Missourian that has been transplanted, against my will,...

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Carlos Santana punishes Royals again in 6-1 Indians win

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com It was a perfect August evening in Kansas City on Friday night. Kauffman Stadium was electric; over 31,000 fans came through the turnstiles to watch their first-place Royals. Unfortunately, the Royals couldn’t reward their fans with a memorable performance, falling 6-1 to the hands of the Cleveland Indians. For the second straight start, Jason Vargas (10-7) was shaky, and just like the Rangers did last Sunday,...

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Number Munchers: Back to Minors Part II – Do Numbers Matter?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com A couple weeks back, Number Munchers took a look at the career progression of Christian Colon. Coming off a short stint of initial major league success, kneejerk fans tired of watching “Moose vs the Mendoza Line” and Omar Infante’s tendency to fluctuate at a moment’s notice between Mr Clutch and Dr Awful have been calling for Colon to get an everyday spot in the lineup. With this week’s acquisition of career...

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Come On CHEN…..To Omaha

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com So the Vultures are officially circling.  It is time to put Bruce Chen to pasture.  I have been a fan of his the past few years, but this year he has really shown his age.  With a 7.45 ERA and some truly awful outings from the bullpen, Chen and his $3 million dollar contract, have lost all value on this team (on the field anyways).  As rosters get expanded next week it would be better for the Royals to DFA Chen...

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Extra Tough Loss For Chen, Royals 11-5

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Last time out, Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven innings, while battling through a fifty-three minute rain delay. Luckily, there was no rain in sight, and Jeremy Guthrie was allowed an uninterrupted start tonight. Unfortunately, Guthrie’s start would be a bad one. Tonight’s contest between the Twins had a rather odd start. Not that Jeremy Guthrie allowing two runs in an inning is odd, but it’s the...

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Magi”K” of Postseason

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   There are years that are magical, it’s tough to explain. It’s like Auburn’s magical run in the BCS Title last year (I think Chris Davis the Auburn Cornerback is still running) or Boston breaking the curse in 2004. Balls drop in or plays are made that you just can’t explain. Trailing 4-3 in the 9th inning of Game 4, they embarked upon an unprecedented comeback from a three-game deficit to defeat the New...

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Where is Everybody?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com For those of you at the game tonight, this post really doesn’t pertain to you, but please feel free to read anyways! For everyone else I have a question, “Where were you tonight?” So when the game ended tonight, I had an idea for a post that was going to be something along the lines of “Yost be Damned, the Royals Win Anyway.” And I was going to point out two huge mistakes Yost made that could have  cost us the...

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Alexander the Great: Gordon’s Walk-Off Homer Lifts Royals to 2-1 Win

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com For eight-and-a-half innings, fans mumbled about how the “same old Royals” were back. The attendance of just over 13,000 wasn’t good enough for some. The offense was sputtering, plating just two runs in their last 28 innings. The team looked lifeless, hacking away at balls and making mental mistakes like getting picked off. Then, with one swing, Alex Gordon provided the Royals’ biggest play in the last 20 years....

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