Impact Of Having Lorenzo Cain Back
Aug21

Impact Of Having Lorenzo Cain Back

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Each team has a player that is their spark plug. It may not always be the best player and most certainly is rarely it’s highest paid player. For the Kansas City Royals that player is none other than outfielder Lorenzo Cain. Cain missed 25 games in July with a hamstring injury, coming off the disabled list on July 29th. In the 25 games Cain missed, the Royals went 9-14 as they spiraled out of the playoff...

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Danny Duffy: From Bullpen to Ace to…..Cy Young?
Aug16

Danny Duffy: From Bullpen to Ace to…..Cy Young?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Despite posting a 3.80 ERA (24-30 record) in his first five years as a starting pitcher (2015 was his “worst” year as a starter, posting a 4.35 ERA with 90 strikeouts and 51 walks in 24 starts, coming off a 2014 season filled with lack of run support – 2.53 ERA, 1.112 WHIP, 9-12 record), Duffy’s inconsistency with the strike zone, resulting in high pitch counts, he landed in the bullpen...

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Make Or Break Weekend In Minnesota For the Royals As We Look Ahead
Aug12

Make Or Break Weekend In Minnesota For the Royals As We Look Ahead

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The defending World Series Champions Kansas City Royals have had a disappointing season to say the least. The Royals currently have a 55-59 record and sit 6.5 out of the second American League Wild Card spot. This weekend the Royals will travel to Minnesota to take on the Twins in what could be a make or break season series. The Twins come into this weekend series with the second worst record in the MLB at...

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History of Unassisted Double Plays
Aug06

History of Unassisted Double Plays

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On August 5, 2016 against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays, Eric Hosmer had an unassisted double play in the top of the fourth inning when Darwin Barney hit a line drive to first base. Hosmer caught the ball, then stepped on first base to get Melvin Upton, Jr. out on the force. It was the 182nd unassisted double play in franchise history. It also improved Hosmer’s club record to 13 career unassisted double...

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Re-Evaluating Our Prospects
Aug05

Re-Evaluating Our Prospects

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com   There is bound to be a letdown after winning two consecutive American League pennants and last year’s World Series. That is the situation facing the Kansas City Royals in 2016. They simply aren’t as good as they have been, and aren’t as good as the rest of their division this season. That is the cyclical nature of baseball. Instead of holding onto false hope of a late-season playoff run,...

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Ranking the Royals: Duffy Sets A New Strikeout Record
Aug02

Ranking the Royals: Duffy Sets A New Strikeout Record

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com On August 1, 2016, Danny Duffy broke a nearly seven year old franchise record by striking out 16 in Tampa Bay to help the Royals defeat the Rays 3-0. In the second inning, Duffy struck out the side by fanning Steven Souza, Jr., Desmond Jennings and Kevin Kiermaier. Duffy carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning when left fielder Jennings hit a double into left field for the Rays' only hit of the game....

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