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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Memo to Mike Moustakas:
Call your uncle, dude. Like the rest of us, he's getting worried about you.
"The new coaches that came in, they're allowing him to buckle over. His feet are wrong. And it's driving me nuts that they're allowing him to do that," former Major League hitting instructor Tom Robson tells FOX Sports Kansas City when asked about his nephew, who was hitting .187 before Thursday night's tilt in St. Louis.
"I love to get a hold of him again, but he hasn't gotten over here. He's a gifted kid, but he's doing a lot of things that just don't work. Eric (Hosmer), too. They're both doing things that aren't right. It's a shame."
Fans have some other, less family-friendly words for it, but you get the gist. Whether it's Robson watching the feed from his home in Arizona, or a Royals lifer watching from the couch, slugging percentages are down, and blood pressures are up. Way, way up....
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie helped the grounds crew get the field ready during a long rain delay in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Guthrie started the game and pitched six innings, giving up only two runs, but was still in position to take the loss after eight innings until the Royals took him off the...
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The Royals announced on Thursday that George Brett will return to the team's bench for the first time since he retired in 1993.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Near the top of the frustration list for Kansas City Royals fans is the complete lack of power from the team's lineup over the last two years.
The Royals finished tied for last in 2012 in home runs with just 131, and perhaps not coincidentally, they were 12th in runs scored.
So, manager Ned Yost decided a switch in hitting philosophy was in order. Out went...
Your browser does not support iframes.The Royals and Cardinals were up "burning the midnight oil" Thursday night.The intrastate rivals played deep into the early morning hours of Friday after a pair of lengthy rain delays pushed the game's ending to around three o'clock local time. The game itself took just 2 hours and 27 minutes while the two delays combined to...
And so it goes when a team is cemented in a funk: Instead of a new hero each night who secures a victory, there is virtually a new culprit instead who contributes heavily toward a defeat.
Wednesday night it was right-hander Aaron Crow, who entered the eighth inning with a somewhat comfortable 3-1 against St. Louis. But Crow spit back the lead quickly and thoroughly...
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The Kansas City Royals have a new hitting coach. George Brett spent all 21 of his major league seasons with the Kansas City Royals and finished his career with a .305/.369/.487 line. Brett retired with 3,154 hits and 317 home runs in 2,707 games.
Brett will be tasked to turn around a team which began the season with high expectations but has struggled of late...
My poor Kansas City Royals. They are in historically bad slump – which as any Royals fan in the last 25+ years will tell you, is really saying something. They have lost eight in a row, and 19 of their last 23. After spending most of April in first place, they are now in last. The post Top Ten Ways to Help the Royals Win Again appeared first on No Coast Bias.
The Royals and Cardinals should have known something was up when the first pitch was delayed an hour by rain.
The game moved quickly after that - right up until the top of the ninth inning, with the Royals leading and the rain back in force. Umpire crew chief Joe West had a decision to make.
With the game the last one between the two teams this season, a new rule added this year...
Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was ready to get the show on the road after 5 1/2 hours of rain delay during Thursday’s (better yet, Friday—the game ended at 3AM) game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Guthrie landed the Cardinals grounds crew a hand while wearing his ‘Got Swag’ T-shirt.
According to Bob Dutton of Royals Report, the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Atahualpa Severino from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.
#Royals trade AAA Omaha Atahualpa Severino to Pittsburgh for cash considerations. Will be assigned to AAA Indianapolis.
— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) May 31, 2013
Severino is a left-handed pitcher who has pitched 4.2 innings in...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Jeff Francoeur and Eric Hosmer combined for three RBIs in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen and the Kansas City Royals spoiled Michael Wacha's almost spotless debut, snapping an eight-game losing streak with a rain-delayed 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Hall of Famer George Brett's debut as interim batting...
(AP) -- The Texas Rangers appear to be back on track offensively. Staying that way could prove to be a challenge against one of the toughest starters in the league.
The AL West-leading Rangers try for their third straight win and fourth in a row at home when they face James Shields and the road-weary Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Since totaling 10 runs during a three-game losing...
ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) -- The Texas Rangers' offense got in gear and they ended their longest losing streak of the season.
After much delay, so did the Kansas City Royals, who still need to improve their offense under interim hitting coach George Brett.
The AL West-leading Rangers and Royals meet for the first time this season Friday night in Arlington.
Losers of three straight...
Stats from May 29th vs Royals
- the Cardinals won their 6th straight against the Royals their longest streak against the Royals is 7 (2003-2005)
- the Cardinals 6 straight interleague wins are tied for 2nd most in franchise history
CARDINALS LONGEST INTERLEAGUE WIN STREAKS
2004-2005 12 STRAIGHT
- Matt Adams was in a 1-for-18...