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Everything was trending up for Kelvin Herrera.
It was April 16 and the flame-throwing right-hander already owned a win, two saves and two holds. He had struck out at least two batters in four of his first six appearances of the 2013 season and had yet to give up a run.
And all this was coming off the 2012 season in which he was one of baseball’s best setup men. Last season, Herrera pitched to a 4-3 record with a 2.35 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and struck out 77 in 84.1 innings.
Herrera entered the eighth inning of the game in Atlanta with the score tied at 2. He was ready to blow away the heart of the Braves’ lineup with his blazing fastball.
However, after recording the first out of the inning, Jason Heyward and Justin Upton caught up to Herrera’s heater for back-to-back home runs. After another out, Dan Uggla went deep for the third home run of the inning.
Herrera finished the day with 0.2 innings pitched, 3 hits (all home runs), 4 runs and 1 walk. To put things in perspective, Kelvin only a...
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Like a ghost in the darkness, a little kid jumped up and sniped a baseball from a hot Royals fan.
Far too often we see videos of kids getting pushed aside or bullied by grown adults in an effort to get a souvenir ball at a baseball game – in fact, we saw a little kid get run over for a home run ball just this week. But this little boy at the Royals game is ready to put a stop to the madness. He’s ready to stand up for himself and take that ball away from YOU, even if you...
by John Viril—
Finally, something is going right for the Kansas City Royals. After a horrendous month of May which saw both the major league club and most top prospects fall flat on their collective faces, we have a bit of good news. Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura was just promoted to AAA and dominated in Omaha’s Thursday 2-1 victory over Oklahoma City.
After giving up a walk...
Let the below video be a lesson to anyone attempting to catch a foul ball at a Major League Baseball game.
If you have any sort of chance to catch it, keep an eye on little kids trying to steal your glory:
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KANSAS CITY, MO (June 7, 2013) — Following discussions with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Kansas City Royals are encouraging fans to use Interstate 435 and alternate routes when driving out to Kauffman Stadium this evening. The Royals host the Houston Astros at 7:10 p.m.
Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the I-435 junction remain...
by John Viril—
It’s official. After a soul-killing (if not season-killing) 4-23 slump, the Kansas City Royals posted a 4-3 week. Their 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins nailed down a 2-1 series victory: their first since taking two of three games against the Angels between May 13 to 15.
That’s been more than 3 weeks. Yikes!
The Royals have broken their 11-game home losing...
Their freeze frame, not mine.A special moment occurred during the fourth inning of yesterday’s Kansas City Royals/Minnesota Twins game.It was a moment that defied what we’ve come to know and accept about women and children in the stands at baseball games — that women are only there to steal foul balls and home runs from children and make them miserable. That’s not what I...
The Kansas City Royals own one of the worst home records in baseball, but that hasn't been evident when facing the Minnesota Twins.
After ending the longest single-season home losing streak in franchise history, the Royals will try to capitalize on another meeting with their AL Central rivals in the finale of this three-game set Thursday night.
Kansas City (24-32) occupies...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Royals manager Ned Yost, who has watched his team plummet from first place in the American League Central to last place in a month's time, still has the support of owner David Glass.
Glass and club president Dan Glass chatted with Yost for about 30 minutes behind the cage during early batting practice Wednesday.
The visit was not planned, nor was it meant...
(AP) -- Following the worst home losing streak in team history, the Kansas City Royals have a chance to match their longest winning streak of the season there.
Providing Ervin Santana with some much-needed run support would certainly help their chances.
The Royals will try for their fourth straight victory Saturday night when they take on a Houston Astros team that's slumping...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Billy Butler drove in Eric Hosmer with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 4-2 on Friday night for their third straight win.
Kelvin Herrera (3-4) worked a perfect eighth inning in relief of James Shields, and Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
Shields was in quite a pitching matchup with...
It had been a long time since the Kansas City Royals spilled out of the dugout at Kauffman Stadium to celebrate a victory. One month, to be exact.
A month marked by offensive ineptitude, late-inning let-downs, a shake-up of the coaching staff and the return of Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett as the Royals' interim hitting coach.
On Wednesday night, the scuffling team...
Eric Hosmer wasn't sure whether he could score from first when Billy Butler roped a pitch down the third-base line, so he put his head down and sprinted as fast as he could.
He slid home just ahead of the tag for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Friday night.
And after the Kansas City Royals held on for a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros for their first three-game winning...
Kansas City lost again last night, falling 3-0 to the Twins. The Royals have now lost 11 in a row at home, and are nine games under .500 on the season. Furthermore, their record is better than just the Astros (of course) and Blue Jays (by a half game) in the American League. Yet, the Royals are just 7.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, just a half game more behind the...
With the Royals struggling to score, Ned Yost looks to the stats for assistance.