Royals to Try Morales in Right Field
Jun29

Royals to Try Morales in Right Field

  The Royals DH Kendrys Morales will get to try his hand playing outfield tonight when the Royals face the Cardinals in St. Louis for an inter-league game sans his usual DH role in the batting order. In an attempt to keep Morales' hot bat rolling in the Royals lineup, Ned has gotten creative. Lets just hope it is not at the expense of a usually superb outfield defense.  There was some talk last year about...

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Lorenzo Cain Headed to the Disabled List
Jun29

Lorenzo Cain Headed to the Disabled List

  Royals starting center fielder Lorenzo Cain is headed to the disabled list with a strained hamstring. Cain underwent an MRI today after pulling up lame in Tuesday’s game with the Cardinals. The injury occurred when he was attempting to leg out a hit and beat the throw to first base. Immediately after the play, it was obvious he had hurt himself. Taking his place on the big league roster will be Brett Eibner, who...

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Cuthbert will be the starting 3B in 2018; will he even be on the roster in 2017?
Jun28

Cuthbert will be the starting 3B in 2018; will he even be on the roster in 2017?

Yesterday, after losing consecutive home games for the first time all season while being outscored 26-9, the Royals snapped a four-game skid with a 6-1 win over the red-hot Astros behind seven strong innings from Ian Kennedy, while striking out 11 and allowing just three hits and one run (a HR), two Kendrys Morales solo HR (10) and a 5-run seventh inning, which also featured a Cheslor Cuthbert 2-run HR (7). The start came at the right...

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I-70 Series Preview – Royals Cardinals Square Off
Jun27

I-70 Series Preview – Royals Cardinals Square Off

By June 27th of last year, both the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals had well over 40 wins and had sizeable leads in their respective divisions. Now, one year later, both teams are scuffling as they head into the All-Star Break at 39-35, and both teams are looking for a series win to get back on track. For the Royals, Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura, Edinson Volquez, and Chris Young will all take the mound. St. Louis will be...

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Butera the latest in Line of Royals Position Players as Pitchers
Jun26

Butera the latest in Line of Royals Position Players as Pitchers

On June 25, 2016, the Royals lost to the Houston Astros at home by the score of 13-5. The last two games have not been pretty for the Royals. In their last two games, the starting pitchers for the Royals, Edinson Volquez and Chris Young, have given up a total of 18 runs in 3 1/3 innings for an ERA of 48.60. This places a big strain on the bullpen and it finally came to the breaking point when Ned Yost elected to have backup catcher...

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HAWT take galore, courtesy of Royals Facebook
Jun23

HAWT take galore, courtesy of Royals Facebook

  Royals Facebook, more so than Royals Twitter – which also has its own moments – has always been a place full of HAWT take treasures. But, over the last few weeks, its been an absolute HAWT take Heaven (or Hell). There is some good discussion there. Even great, at times. SOME high baseball IQ. But, as interesting as that place is, sometimes, it is simply too much. The idiocracy that I see there simply amazes me. And,...

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The Miracle of Whit Merrifield
Jun21

The Miracle of Whit Merrifield

Throughout his baseball career, Whit Merrifield has found that he has many homes. Rotating through essentially every position, he has established himself as a Ned Yost-style player, one that would be similar to Ben Zobrist. However, what he lacked that Ben Zobrist had was a world-class batter’s eye, and a professional level skill set. Thus, as a 9th round pick in 2010, Whit Merrifield did not seem like the potential all-star...

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Ranking the Royals: The Royals have 20 Hits in the Victory
Jun19

Ranking the Royals: The Royals have 20 Hits in the Victory

On June 18, 2016, the Royals hosted the Detroit Tigers in their 7,545th game in franchise history. The Royals defeated the Tigers 16-5 and for only the 38th time in franchise history, Kansas City had 20 or more hits in a game. Only 0.5% of Royals games have had this result. The game was a historic moment for the Royals. Kansas City is 38-0 when hitting 20 or more hits in a game. The following are all the games in Royals history in...

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