Found June 07, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
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, two singles, and one run in the first inning, Ventura slammed the door for the next four. Overall, he surrendered 1 run in 5.0 IP with 6 strikeouts and 4 walks. While 4 walks are not ideal, Ventura’s stuff seemed just as dominating at AAA as it has been throughout his minor-league career. Though he failed to get the win because Omaha did not score until the 9th, international signee Yordano Ventura is one of the organization’s bright spots in a dismal season. In 62.2 IP in 2013, Ventura has an outstanding 2.30 ERA and 80 strikeouts. Yordano Ventura has come a long way in the last two years. His 5-11 frame ha...

Little kid snipes baseball from pretty Royals fan

Like a ghost in the darkness, a little kid jumped up and sniped a baseball from a hot Royals fan.

Little Kid Steals Ball From Attractive Young Lady At Royals Game

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...

Small kid steals ball from hot girl at Kansas City Royals game

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: (Courtesy of Gamedayr)

Royals' 2013 MLB draft picks include 21 pitchers

The Royals completed the final round of the MLB draft Saturday, selecting 41 players over three days. Kansas Citys first pick, eighth overall, was Hunter Dozier, 21, a shortstop from Stephen F. Austin University. The club also made six local selections, including Brandon Dunlin (1B), from Longview College; Shane Conlon (1B), from Kansas State; Logan Gray (SS), from Rockhurst...

Kansas City Royals Fans Urged To Take Alternate Route June 7

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...

Royals Offense is still mired in a Slump

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...

Twins hope offense springs to life in finale versus Royals

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...

Kelvin Herrera’s up and down season

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...

Recap: Royals beat Astros 4-2 for third straight win

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...

Preview: Santana leads Royals against Astros

(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...

Royals 4, Astros 2

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...

Royals 7, Astros 2

Ervin Santana pitched seven snappy innings and the Kansas City Royals finally backed him up with some offense in a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Santana (4-5) entered the game with the worst run support among qualifying pitchers in the American League, a big reason why he already had six fruitless tries to win his 100th career game. He finally reached the...

Overthinking It: One Small Step for Kansas City, One Giant Leap for Lineup Construction by Ben Lindbergh

With the Royals struggling to score, Ned Yost looks to the stats for assistance.
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