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I know shining and stinking are not recognized using the same sense, so I'm sure I just broke some enormous writer's rule... Good thing for me - I am not a writer. I am a baseball fan who likes to write. See the difference?Aiming to stay positive, let's start with Falu28 year-old Irving Falu made his Major League debut this afternoon at Kauffman Stadium, with his brother, mother and a few other relatives in attendance to cheer him on.When Yuneisky Betancourt was placed on the disabled list on Thursday, Royals fans expected fan favorite, Johnny Giavotella to be recalled to the big club. Instead, the Royals decided to give Irving Falu his first shot at "the show."Of course, some conspiracy theorists believe the Royals simply dislike Giavotella SO much that they refuse to give him another shot... Yadda, yadda, yadda!The trip took 10 years, but Falu finally made his big-league appearance on Sunday afternoon, starting at shortstop and batting 8th in the order, to gi...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At least one of the major worries the Royals were facing to start the 2012 season seems to have been resolved the replacement for Joakim Soria.
Granted, it's early, but the Royals, who at one point were expected to split the closer duties between Jonathan Broxton and Greg Holland, settled on Broxton quickly. And so far, they haven't regretted it.
Royals fans, today we finally have the reason the Kansas City Royals have been completely inept and unsuccessful in developing starting pitching in the organization.Simply put, Royals officials do not understand the process of the human body throwing a pitch. Well, they didn't understand it until team officials met with fire-baller 19 year-old Baltimore Orioles prospect, Dylan...
While the Royals have played better this week, they still have a record of 8 wins and 17 losses. There are moves that we can make to get us back on track. We can add more depth to the outfield by sending down Mitch Maier and calling up Derrick Robinson. Mitch Maier is only hitting .222, with only 1 home run in 13 games. Meanwhile down in Omaha Derrick Robinson is hot, hitting ...
The fountains at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium are a nice touch. They're also off-limits. That didn't stop one fan from plunging into one of the fountains on Sunday, though. Royals catcher Humberto Quintero connected on a home run in the seventh inning. The ball traveled into the seats in left but richoceted off the hands of a few fans before sailing over the railing...
In the last five games the Royals have scored more than 3 runs every game. That is very promising news for a team that's offense was very slow in the month of April. Last nights game against the New York Yankees, Alex Gordon had one of his best games of the season, getting 4 hits, 2 runs, one double and a RBI. Because of Alex Gordon's fantastic performance his batting average...
The Royals may be struggling on the field, but as far as in-game promotions go, they're league leaders. Kansas City gave out mini pine tar bats before Sunday's game against the Yankees in honor of George Brett's memorable pine tar incident many years ago. The small bats were painted to give the appearance that they had pine tar way up the handle, mimicking the famous...
Hi my name is Jeff and I will be one of the bloggers covering the Kansas City Royals advance A minor league affiliate Wilmington Blue Rocks. While I am relatively new in the world of blogging, I hope to capture the spirit and sense of community that the Blue Rocks have brought to Wilmington.
Right now the Blue Rocks are 6 weeks into their season with a 12-17 record in the Northern...
On July 24, 1983 Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett lost his mind in one of the more memorable tirades in Major League Baseball history during a game against the New York Yankees. Here’s why. The Royals commemorated the moment yesterday as they gave away miniature versions of Brett’s bat to [...]
The Royals had one of the best giveaways of the season over the weekend. Kansas City hosted the Yankees for a four-game series at Kauffman Stadium, and they handed out George Brett pine tar bats to the first 20,000 fans in the stadium on Saturday.
The promotion was a reference to the infamous “Pine Tar Game” on July 24, 1983. Brett, a Hall of Fame player for the Royals, homered...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. At 9-18, the Kansas City Royals could be described as anything but hot. But despite the team's slow start, third baseman Mike Moustakas continues to be a bright spot. Moustakas is KC's...
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The Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League) went 4-2 over the past six days making them 21-10 trailing only the Fresno Grizzlies who are 23-8 on the campaign in the race for the best record in the Pacific Coast League. The Storm Chasers have remained hot despite sending several more players up to the Royals including Nate Adock and...
Beginning on Monday night, the Red Sox will play a three game a three game road series against the Kansas City Royals after losing 5 of 6 games on their recent six game home stand, including a three-game sweep by the Orioles. It’s been a strange up and down season so far for the Red Sox with more ups than downs. Their best stretch came during their last road trip...
First Pitch: Monday 8:10, Tuesday 8:10, Wednesday 8:10
Arms: Monday: Felix Doubront, LHP (1-1, 5.19 ERA) vs. Jonathan Sanchez, LHP (1-1, 5.24 ERA)
Tuesday: Daniel Bard, RHP (2-3, 4.38 ERA) vs. Danny Duffy, LHP (2-2, 3.57 ERA)
Wednesday: Jon Lester, LHP (1-2, 4.62 ERA) vs. Bruce Chen, LHP (0-4, 4.98 ERA)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alex Gordon went 4-for-5, Billy Butler drove in three runs and Felipe Paulino pitched six scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 Saturday night. Gordon’s four hits matched his career high, accomplished seven other times. Butler stroked a two-run double in the first and doubled home Gordon in the fifth. Gordon’s double...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two struggling right-handers - Phil Hughes for the New York Yankees and Luke Hochevar for the Kansas City Royals - started Sunday, both with earned run averages north of 7. Hughes, who is looking over his shoulder with Andy Pettitte pitching in the minors and getting close to returning to the Yankees rotation, had his best start of the season. Hochevar had his...