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Escobar's RBI double in 12th lifts Royals over Cards 3-2

ST. LOUIS -- Alcides Escobar hit a go-ahead RBI double just inside the right-field line in the 12th inning and Kansas City outlasted St. Louis to win 3-2.Escobar drove in the first run of the game with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the eighth. His fly to shallow right off Seth Maness (0-2) fell just in front of Stephen Piscotty, whose homer leading off the 10th tied the game at...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Move Escobar From Leadoff

Tonights Royals lineup versus the White Sox features a welcome change for many Royals fans as Alcides Escobar has been shifted from the leadoff role to the number 2 spot in the batting order. Taking his place will be Whit Merrifield.  Escobar has struggled mightily offensively for a couple of seasons now, and his slide continued this season where he is sporting a lowly .248Â...
Via Royals Blue
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Esky Magic Has Worn Off

This is a follow-up post that could practically write itself. Last year, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series in spite of (because of?) weak-hitting shortstop Alcides Escobar leading off each and every game and almost always swinging at the first pitch of the game, even when the opposition was nearly certain it was coming. It became a thing. Broadcasters talked about it every...
Via Fangraphs
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Are the Royals plotting revenge against Mets, Syndergaard?

The Kansas City Royals got the last laugh against the New York Mets in last season’s World Series, but that apparently is not enough for the Royals. According to a report from Newsday, the World Series champions may take it upon themselves to deliver another message to the Mets in the 2016 season opener Sunday night in Kansas City. The Royals want to get revenge on Mets starting...
Via The Comeback
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Escobar’s inside-the-park home run ball nets $19K at auction

The ball Alcides Escobar laced into the outfield for an inside-the-park home run during Game 1 of the World Series has sold on the MLB’s auction website for a whopping $19,200, reports Darren Rovell. Escobar’s unconventional round-tripper during the first inning of the Kansas City Royals’ 5-4, extra innings victory over the New York Mets was the first inside-the-park home...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Is baseball bad at bunting?

During the fifth inning of Game Two, as Alcides Escobar attempted to bunt against Jacob deGrom, Harold Reynolds decried the current state of bunting in professional baseball. Even after he admitted that hard throwers are hard to bunt on, he went on a mini tirade: “I know it’s hard to get one down against a guy that throws this hard, but I’ve never seen this bad of bunting...
Via Fangraphs
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar and a bat and a ball

Alcides Escobar is not a good hitter. I don’t say that to be mean — I say that to be honest. Even the Royals don’t really know how to explain Esky Magic. There’s no getting around his regular-season numbers, and when you mix in what he’s done in the playoffs, it doesn’t make that much of a difference. He’s the kind of hitter that, if you saw him in a community park...
Via Fangraphs
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar drilled in gonads by wicked hop (video)

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is probably counting his blessings — among other things — after he was drilled right in the crotch by a wicked hop during Wednesday’s 8-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. It appears the nut-shot occurred during the fifth inning when Seattle’s Nelson Cruz reached base on a play that...Read More The post Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Foul ball gets through net, almost drills fan

MLB fans pay top dollar to sit behind home plate and witness the action on the basepaths from the best seats in the house. The unique point-of-view allows them to watch the game from the hitter's perspective, and it comes with the comfort of knowing that the protective screen will usually stop any balls that should come their way. But in Friday's Game 1 of the AL Championship...
Via The Sports Daily
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alcides Escobar goes the distance to make great catch

Kansas City Royals infielder Alcides Escobar ran a country mile to make an amazing sliding catch on a ball sliced into foul territory. Escobar started the track meet behind second base, sprinting towards the third-base foul line before making the sliding web gem to record the out. Your browser does not support iframes. The post Alcides Escobar Runs A Country Mile To Make Sliding...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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