Series Preview: Looking at who has the Upper Hand in battle between East and West

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   When it comes to baseball supremacy, Missouri may be the best state in the Union (this year).  So with the I-70 series upon us, I thought I would do a little East Side vs. West Side analysis.  In order to do so, I will try my hardest to take my bias out of the mix, as well as the sense of entitlement that comes with all things St. Louis.  So here is the closest thing to a scientific...

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Royals Sweep Reds, Win Game Two, 7-1

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals tied a record for 24 consecutive scoreless innings pitched going all the way back to 1976. 1976 featured pitchers: Al Fitzmorris (4.1 IP ), Steve Mingori (2.0 IP), Paul Splittorff (CG), Doug Bird (7.0 IP), Mark Littell (2.0 IP), Steve Busby (1.1 IP). 2015 featured pitchers: Edinson Volquez (7 IP), Jason Frasor (1 IP), Yordano Ventura (7 IP), Kelvin Herrera (1 IP), Wade Davis (2 IP), Jeremy Guthrie (6...

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Royals Blue Podcast: 4th Edition is here

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The fourth installment of the Royals Blue podcast is officially here.  Come listen to your favorite Royals Blue Staff member; Zach, Walker and John Keeling, as they prove how little they actually know about baseball.  In this weeks installment we take a look back at the last two weeks of play.  We also give our "Studs and Duds" on the team right now, then take a...

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Reds/Cardinals vs The Royals Preview

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   It’s that time again…. Interleague play is right around the corner and The Royals will play host to The National League Central this year. Since its inception in 1997, The Royals have a .452 average in interleague play. Beginning on the 19th of this month, The Cincinnati Reds come to Kaufman for a two game, midweek set. The Reds have been struggling a bit this year but are still playing .500...

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Volquez Shines as Royals Blank Yankees, 6-0

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com To this point in the season, starting pitching has been the only question mark about the reigning A.L. champion Royals. If they can continue to get starts like the ones Edinson Volquez has provided more often than not, they're going to be just fine. Volquez dominated the Yankees, the bullpen did their thing, and the offense plated more than enough runs to give Kansas City a 6-0 victory on Sunday afternoon....

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Offense Falls Silent as Royals Drop Game Two

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com “It could have been a lot worse.” -A tragic tale of Danny Duffy’s 2015 season.   After scoring twelve runs in yesterday’s match, Kansas City backed Danny Duffy up with only one run of support. One run of support is hard to work with for any pitcher, but as rough of a start to the season that he’s had, you can almost guarantee that one run wouldn’t cut it. In his previous...

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Are the Royals and their B-BOAT (Best Bullpen of All-Time) re-inventing the game?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The end of the dead ball era and the rise of the homerun – thanks to Babe Ruth – slowly changed bullpen usage. It maxed out between 1974-1984 where five relief pitchers won a Cy Young. These men essentially pitched whenever a game was on the line, averaging 73.4 games, a whopping 133 innings (twice what a closer might throw today), 9.8 wins and 28.8 saves. Things began to change shortly thereafter as...

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Royals Continue Fight Against The Evil Empire

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   From 1976-1980, there was no more bitter of a  rivalry in all of sports than the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals.  In four out of five seasons the Bronx Bombers took on the Boys in Blue for the American League Championship.  As far as American League rivalries go, no other teams have meet more frequently in this series than the Yankees and Royals.  And...

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