Money Matchup of the Day – Eric Hosmer vs Ricky Nolasco

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD stats through nine games 13 for 33 2-2b, 4 HR, 4 BB...
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Christmas came early for the Royals' new toys at the top of the order

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The new toys at the top logged 10 plate appearances, got on base seven times, collected six hits, two runs, a double, and walk. No wonder Eric Hosmer was smiling Friday night like Santa just left a stinking Ferrari under his tree. "That's definitely how they drew it up," the Kansas City Royals' first baseman said of the new No. 1 and No. 2 hitters...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer has good day at plate in loss to Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Eric Hosmer homered and doubled for the Kansas City Royals in a 12-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Hosmer homered off starter Zach McAllister and later doubled and scored against minor leaguer Bryan Price. Omar Infante and Jason Donald also hit doubles for the Royals. The Indians took advantage of an errant pickoff throw by Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: 3 up and 3 down

Kansas City Royals: 3 up and 3 downOne of the biggest surprises of 2013 was how poorly the Kansas City Royals offense performed. Billy Butler had a down year. Mike Moustakas refuses to figure it out at the big league level. Lorenzo Cain finally logged a significant number of at-bats but didn’t live up to the hype. 2nd base was a disaster no matter who they plugged in. There is...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals believe Hosmer is just scratching the surface of his talent

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- At one point last summer while on his interim stint as the Royals' hitting coach, George Brett watched Eric Hosmer slash line drive after line drive during batting practice and said, smiling, "That guy has so much talent, it's absolutely unreal." It was no coincidence, though, that it was Brett's emergence as hitting coach in late May that...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals rumors: Hosmer not discussing extension with club

Going into 2011, Eric Hosmer was atop the prospect list for the Kansas City Royals. But, after 2 years of not to exciting results, his prospect shine was starting to fade. Then came 2013, when Hosmer finally broke out and became the player the Royals thought he would be. After a banner year, one would think the Royals will try to lock him up, and keep him in Kansas City for a long...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals inspire hope for 2014

If there is any time to jump on the Kansas City Royals bandwagon, the time would be now. They have a winning record heading into the month of September, Dayton Moore wasn’t prompted to fire-sale all of the major pieces of their success, and the Royals are still in the hunt to make the postseason (even though it will be a miracle if they clinch a berth).  The biggest reason to...
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer has reached “stud” status

About six weeks ago, my buddy Cardinals Fan was in KC visiting for a long weekend.  The two of us sat down and talked baseball with our buddy Jayson and the Royals' summer of excitement was the topic of conversation.  At that time, the Royals were fresh off their losing streak heading into the All-Star break that had us all thinking that the Royals season had ended.  Always...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer doused with BBQ sauce after win

Eric Hosmer doused with BBQ sauce after walk-off win. Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to close out a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. The Royals introduced a new twist in the victory celebration when they mobbed Hosmer out on the field by dousing him not with water or Gatorade, but with barbecue...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Hosmer legs out a rare infield double

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a rare infield double in the seventh inning of Saturday's game at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles. Hosmer chopped a slow grounder down the third base line that looked like it might roll foul. Orioles catcher Matt Weiters, pitcher Darren O'Day and third baseman Wilson Betemit all chose to watch the ball roll down...
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May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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