Found April 22, 2012 on
Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals
Tampa Bay Rays
Once again the Kansas City Royals are starting the season by solidifying themselves on the Mt Rushmore of baseball futility. They have yet to win a home game! They let Prince Fielder, and Jose Bautista steal bases. They found a way to lose a game that’s never been done before, or if it has no one can remember, by hitting two consecutive batters to force home a winning run. It’s frustrating to the point of being mystifying how one organization can come with so many ways to be terrible.
It’s not like we haven’t seen this before. In January I wrote a post called Winter Worries. Unfortunately it appears a lot of my worries are coming true. The past two weeks have reminded me of 2004 more than the Kauffman Era. Key players are on the Disabled List. Veteran players have regressed. Rookies have regressed, in the case of Greg Holland, spectacularly. The league has adjusted to the younger players and they appear to have trouble adjusting back. I don’t know if Ned Yost is going to jump in the...
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One day after his latest in-game implosion, 2nd year reliever Greg Holland has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with "left rib stress reaction."
At 0-2 with a blown save and a 11.37 ERA and a blown save in seven appearances, I cannot say I am sad to see Holland get some time off, in fact, this entire bullpen can take some time off, for all I'm concerned....
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - To fully appreciate the concern that goes through Royals right-hander Luis Mendoza's mind these days, you have to go back to 2010.
During April of that year, Mendoza seemingly was having his last chance at a big-league career. Boston, San Diego and Texas already had given up on him.
And here he was with Kansas City, having earned a spot in a shaky Royals...
The Kansas City Royals have lost once again, taking the losing streak to 8 games.
Again on Friday, the Royals found themselves with a 2-1 lead going into the 8th inning, until, once again, the bullpen failed to deliver a solid performance.
Greg Holland entered the top of the 8th inning and proceeded to walk two, give up three hits and allow three runs, all earned.
It had come to this in The Saga of Joey Bats: On a chilly April Friday in Kansas City, the visiting Toronto Blue Jays had somehow scratched their way back into a 2-2 tie with the Royals. In the top of the eighth, things got interesting.
There were runners on second and third. No out. Royals reliever Greg Holland, a flame-throwing righty, was starting to labor against the Jays'...
A young Kansas City Royals fan threw a foul ball back onto the field at Kaufmann Stadium, apparently not understanding the concept of keeping the baseball as a souvenir.
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It happend in the top of the seventh inning when Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion hit a foul ball into the stands on the third base side, about ten...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Royals left-hander has a quick message for any Royals fan ready to abandon ship: Don't do it.
"You know, I'm a fan, too," Duffy told me. "I'm a fan of the Lakers, and they're struggling, and it's tough to be a fan of a team that's struggling. But I hope the fans hang with us a little longer because we will prove to you that...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jose Bautista singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays turned their first triple play in 33 years Friday night, beating Kansas City 4-3 to hand the slumping Royals their eighth straight defeat.
Kansas City had runners on first and second in the third inning when Eric Hosmer lined out to first baseman Adam Lind, who stepped...
Jose Bautista singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays turned their first triple play in 33 years Friday night, beating Kansas City 4-3 to hand the slumping Royals their eighth straight defeat.
Kansas City had runners on first and second in the third inning when Eric Hosmer lined out to first baseman Adam Lind, who stepped on the bag to double...
In the movie Elizabethtown, Orlando Bloom’s character – athletic shoe designer Drew Baylor – runs into a heap of trouble in the fast-paced, high-pressure environment of the big city. On the verge of suicide, he finds love and acceptance in simple, wholesome Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Now real-life Elizabethtown native Nathan Adcock is finding some time away from the big-city...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Colby Rasmus hit two home runs to help make Drew Hutchison a winner in his major league debut and the Toronto Blue Jays handed the Kansas City Royals their ninth straight loss, 9-5 Saturday night.
Edwin Encarnacion also homered and drove in three runs for the Blue Jays.
Hutchison (1-0), who had never pitched above Double-A before Saturday, left after 99...
The Toronto Blue Jays made their first triple play since Sept. 21, 1979.
It happened in the third inning of the Blue Jays game against the Kansas City Royals Friday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ricky Romero won his third straight start, Brett Lawrie stole home and drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Kansas City 5-3 Sunday, sending the Royals to their 10th straight loss.
The Royals have only six skids longer than 10 in franchise history. It is their longest losing streak since dropping 12 consecutive May 19- 30, 2008.
Bruce Chen (TOR, @MIN)
A baseball vagabond playing for his 10th franchise, Chen has been one of the few bright spots for 3-12 Kansas City. Through 18 innings on the young season, the de facto ace of the Royals rotation has 14 strikeouts, a 2.00 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Toronto employs one of the premier lineups on the Junior Circuit, but the Twins shouldn't alarm...
Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, Kelly Johnson also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the bumbling Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Monday night to complete a four-game sweep.
The Blue Jays improved to 6-1 on the road this season, while Kansas City lost its 11th straight to finish up a winless 10-game homestand. The Royals became the first team to lose its first 10 at home since...