Examining the evolving link between strikeouts and clutch

It’s really easy for me to get sucked into our Clutch leaderboards. We spend so much time focusing on true-talent levels, because true talent is what’s mostly stable, but timing is a huge part of winning or losing, and just because it’s hard to predict doesn’t mean it can’t be analyzed later on. We have win-probability numbers since 1974. On a per-plate-appearance basis...
Via Fangraphs
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals advanced scouting told players to test Lucas Duda’s arm

Eric Hosmer had hardly any time to think about taking off for home and scoring the tying run in the ninth inning Sunday night, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t prepared for the situation. Shortly after the Royals closed out the Mets to capture a championship, Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star credited Kansas...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer thought he made mistake by trying to score

Eric Hosmer scored the tying run for the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning Thursday night on a heads-up baserunning play that could have just as easily gone down as a boneheaded decision. In fact, Hosmer openly admitted he regretted his decision as soon as he took off for home. After the Royals defeated...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals beat Mets in 14 innings on walk-off RBI sac fly

It took 14 innings and over five hours, but the Kansas City Royals finally prevailed over the New York Mets 5-4 to take Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Eric Hosmer came up to the plate with the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the 14th just looking to push across the winning run. He delivered an RBI sac fly to deep right to take care of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals’ Eric Hosmer Adds Injury To Insult, Fouls Ball Off Face (Video)

Monday’s ALCS Game 3 was a figurative smack in the face for the Kansas City Royals. It was a bit more than that for Eric Hosmer, though. KC’s first baseman had one of the weirder at-bats you’ll see during a game with his team trailing by seven runs. Eric Hosmer's foul ball hit the ground, his ankle, then his face — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron...
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer returns home to Cincinnati: ‘He’s freaking King Kong around here’

By Jesse Reed Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals are headed to Cincinnati to play the Reds. The road trip offers a rare opportunity for Hosmer to return to his old stomping grounds where he dominated his peers at the high school level. For two summers, Hosmer played for Midland High School, earning a reputation as a man amongst boys. “He’s freaking King Kong around here...
Via Sportsnaut
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Murray’s Ex-Fiancee Kacie McDonnell Now Dating Kansas City Royals’ 1B Eric Hosmer

Aaron Murray’s ex-fiancee has moved on and is now dating another professional athlete.  Kacie McDonnell, who moved to Kansas City with the former Georgia quarterback after he was drafted, got engaged to the QB last October. They ended their engagement a couple months later.  The TV reporter is now dating Kansas City Royals’ first baseman Eric Hosmer.  McDonnell and Hosmer...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Miss California USA would like to date Eric Hosmer

I have no issue playing matchmaker during the World Series. Our old sports/pageant analyst friend, and 2013 Miss California, Mabelynn Capeluj just...
Via Busted Coverage
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer buys $20,000 in drinks for fans at KC bar

The Kansas City Royals completed their sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday to win their first playoff series since 1985, and they celebrated by inviting fans to a bar in Kansas City’s Power & Light District. Eric Hosmer, who delivered a 2-run home run in Game 3 and is batting .500 with a double, triple, two home runs and 5 RBIs in the playoffs, personally invited fans...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: 11th inning magic, again

Eric Hosmer’s home run in the 11th gave the Royals the lead ( The Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels in their second straight 11-inning victory Friday night by a score of 4-1, giving them a 2-0 series. Eric Hosmer hit a two-run home run in the top of the 11th that broke the 1-1 tie. The series will now head to Kansas City for Sunday’s matchup that...
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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