Shields Bested by Yanks, Royals Lose 8-1

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Kansas City desperately needed someone to step up, and guide their team through a pennant chase. Who better to do so than James Shields? In seven starts prior to the match against the Yankees, Shields is 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA. Three years ago with the Tampa Bay Rays, Shields did the same thing. In July of 2011, Juego posted a 5.40 ERA, and posted a record of 1-4. Things would turn around for Shields in 2011, just...

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Early Projections and the Royals Current Streak

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Twenty-four and six! Amazing. It’s been an amazing run. I can’t remember too many streaks like it. Although the 1977 Royals had a few that had to be that good or even better. It begs a big question: are the projections that suggested the Royals were just an average team wrong? The simplest way of evaluating that is to ask: what are the odds that a coin flipped thirty times will return 24 or more...

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Guthrie Sharp as Royals Double-Up Rangers 6-3

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Death. Taxes. The Royals win another game in August (now 17-4). Kansas City (72-56) stretched their lead in the AL Central out to a full three games by doubling up the Texas Rangers on Saturday night, 6-3. Just three batters into the game, Alex Gordon put the Royals on the board with a towering home run off of the right-field foul pole. The two-time All Star left fielder tied Salvador Perez for the team lead...

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Royals Beat Rangers 6-3

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The season thus far for the Texas Rangers has been a miserable one filled with injuries to some key players such as Prince Fielder and now Yu Darvish. Texas came into today with the anemic record of 49-77, and 27 games back of the first place for last place in the American League West division. The Rangers got off to a promising start tonight when they got out to an early 1-0 lead on an Alex Rios ground-rule...

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Moneyball: The New Old School

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   There is an epidemic failure within the game to understand what is really happening. And this leads people who run Major League Baseball teams to misjudge their players and mismanage their teams– Peter Brand in movie Moneyball   Fans of the Kansas City Royals have found themselves in rarified air over the course of the last several weeks, and by and large are not totally sure what to do with...

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Infante, Two-Out Rallies Lift Royals Past Rockies

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In one week, I will start my sophomore year of college. I turn 20 years old in March. That’s 7,087 days I’ve been alive. Tonight, for the first time in my lifetime, the Kansas City Royals (70-55) are 15 games over .500. Omar Infante broke out of his extended slump with a huge game, the offense came through with two-out rallies to back James Shields, and Ned Yost celebrated his 60th birthday with a...

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Kratz, Vargas Lead Royals Over Twins 6-4

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Kansas City Royals just keep on winning. On July 21st, Kansas City had an unimpressive record of 48-50. Fast forward three weeks, and the Kansas City Royals are 69-55, and now have a two game lead over the Detroit Tigers for the American Central lead. Trevor May cruised through four innings, but hit a wall in the fifth inning. May allowed three walks in the inning, and all of them came around to score on RBI...

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Number Munchers: Back to the Minors – Part 1

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com We as humans just cannot resist the bright, shiny and new. In the immortal words of the legend … wait for it … dary Barney Stinson, “New is always better.” New clothes, new cars, new phones, new people, new new new! We really don’t care that what we have is just fine and perfectly functional. We just want new. On June 7th, 2010, the Kansas City Royals selected Christian Colon with the fourth overall pick of the...

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