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After last night’s game, I got this tweet and thought it raised a very valid point:
Today was the complete opposite, but the end result was the same. The Pirates knocked off the Royals again, completing a sweep and moving within a half-game of the Reds (who play tonight vs. Detroit).
Andrew McCutchen was the only offense this afternoon. He doubled home a run in the first inning and smashed a 2-run shot off Bruce Chen in the third. That shouldn’t be much of a surprised…Chen’s a lefty, and Cutch has been absolutely lethal against lefties all season (.442/.464/.731 ENTERING the game today). Chen finally wised up and intentionally walked him the next time he came up, but by then it was far too late.
In fact, the only out McCutchen made all afternoon wasn’t really an out. He popped a foul ball to right in the bottom of the seventh, and KC RF Mitch Maier appeared to make a sensational catch while flipping over the railing, landing head-first on the concrete. Except, nobody saw him drop t...
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A pre-game television interview with Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen was photo bombed by his teammate Humberto Quintero and the move might have offended a lot of Asians. The Royals catcher walked up behind Chen before the start of the Royals 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates and made a "slanted eyes" gesture into the camera as Chen was answering a question.
What’s a little friendly racism between battery mates?
Prior to his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Royals starting pitcher Bruce Chen was subjected to one of those tedious and time-wasting in-game interviews. His catcher, Humberto Quintero, took this moment as an opportune time to goof on his Kansas City teammate’s Chinese descent by doing the old “Slanty Eyes”...
When Royals catcher Humberto Quintero came up behind Bruce Chen while Chen was being interviewed in the middle of Saturday’s game against the Pirates, he only intended to give him a hard time. It’s probably safe to assume there was no racist intent behind the slanted eyes gensture that Quintero made, but professional athletes have to be smarter than that. It happened during...
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have had one heckuva run over the past 13 games (10-3). At least for the time being, they’re overcoming 3 of the biggest obstacles that have chained them in the NL Central basement over the past few seasons.
1. Beating NL Central division leaders...
During a throwback game against the Pirates, Royals catcher Humberto Quintero decided to remind us about the bad things of yesteryear when he pulled off a very un-funny stunt.
Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in three runs, A.J. Burnett won his fifth consecutive start and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished their first sweep of an AL team in more than a decade by beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.
McCutchen hit an RBI double in the first inning and hit a two-run homer in the third, giving Burnett (6-2) and three relievers enough support for Pittsburgh...
Andrew McCutchen leads the Pirates in virtually every relevant statistical category. He is batting .325 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI and is one of three players with 10 homers and 10 stolen bases this season. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with McCutchen recently.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in three runs, A.J. Burnett won his fifth consecutive start and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished their first sweep of an AL team in more than a decade by beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.
McCutchen hit an RBI double in the first inning and hit a two-run homer in the third, giving Burnett (6-2) and three relievers enough...
That's Kansas City Royals catcher Humberto Quintero giving teammate Bruce Chen the 'Slanty Eyes' treatment.
And just in time to inspire some Spanish speaking Olympians. What great timing
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Kansas City Royals Catcher Humberto Quintero decided to mock pitcher Bruce Chen asian heritage behind his back…on television. Quintero is lucky he plays in Kansas City, a place that most people don’t give a **** about, so this will probably go mostly unnoticed.
The last time I saw this move on television was at Wrestlemania 2 when Don Muraco was arguing with Mr. Fuji.
Royals (24-33) at Pirates (31-27)
1:35 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Pirates have a chance to be in first place by the end of the day today. Bring out the brooms. That is all.
(Cincinnati plays in the ESPN Sunday Night game vs. Detroit)
Bruce Chen (5-5, 4.37) vs. A.J. Burnett (5-2, 3.76)
Chen got off to a rough...
Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas missed the bag when rounding first base on a hit that was mishandled by Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen during Saturday night's game at PNC Park. Instead of what should have been extra bases, Moustakas had to settle for a single.
It happened in the top of the fifth inning when Moustakas had a base hit...
The Pittsburgh Pirates completed a sweep at home over the Kansas City Royals, edging the Royals 3-2 thanks to a three RBI game from Andrew McCutchen. When you combine that Pirates win with the Reds 7-6 loss to the Tigers...the Pirates and Reds are now deadlocked at the top of the NL Central. The Pirates are 7-2 this month, and have picked up 2.5 games on the Reds, who are...
What else would you expect from a guy named Humberto? What else would you expect to make national news for the Kansas City Royals? Bruce Chen probably bought him Taco Bell after the game. [Follow me @TravisHouser]