Inbox: Do Royals have pitching to contend?

Jeffrey Flanagan answers fans' questions and in the latest Royals Inbox.
9 hours ago

Stayin’ Alive (BP Kansas City Episode 67) Royals haven’t played very well in August, but they’re hanging on. Despite their struggles, they’re still in view of a path to the playoffs and the next two weeks will shape their destiny. With half their games against Cleveland and a series against Wild Card contender...
Via BP Kansas City
11 hours ago

Let’s Swing, Baby!

Grip it and rip it. In baseball 2017, strikeouts are on the increase. Likewise the home run. Across the game, batters are digging in and taking their hacks. If they make contact, the exit velocity and launch angles confirm that the ball is flying out of the yard at a record clip. If they miss…well, there’s a stiff breeze blowing out to center. Meanwhile, walks have been becoming...
Via BP Kansas City
13 hours ago

Fantasy Freestyle: The Quietly Valuable Lorenzo Cain by Matt Collins

Let us appreciate what Cain gives: Consistent support in every category.
Via Baseball Prospectus
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gordon's RBI keeps Royals close in WC race

Alex Gordon hit his second RBI single of the game in the ninth to lead the Royals to a 7-6 series-winning victory over the A's on Wednesday afternoon at the Coliseum and keep Kansas City 1/2 game back of the second American League Wild Card spot.
1 day ago

Lat pain may send Soria to disabled list

Royals reliever Joakim Soria may be heading to the disabled list.
1 day ago

Alex Gordon’s go-ahead single in 9th lifts Royals past A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Alex Gordon hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth after Oakland tied it in the bottom of the eighth, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Athletics 7-6 on Wednesday. Alcides Escobar doubled to start the ninth against Blake Treinen (1-1), matching his season high with three hits. Then Gordon delivered his second run-scoring single of the series...
1 day ago

Diamonds in the Rough 8-15-17

The affiliates went 3-5 on Tuesday while playing four games decided by one run. HR Roll Call Chris Hudgins (2), Paul Mondesi (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day Chris Hudgins 2-4 HR, 2b, 3 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day Eric Skoglund 5.2 IP 4 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 9 K 3-3 GO-FO 99p/70k Omaha Storm Chasers 1 Oklahoma City Dodgers 0 The Chasers received outstanding pitching and a late inning double...
Via BP Kansas City
1 day ago

The Cardinals have their season back by the unlikeliest of means

Inspiration comes from all variety of places. Sometimes it is a breakthrough year from players already in place and sometimes it is a big-name offseason addition that makes good upon arrival. In some cases, it's a big in-season trade provides the adrenaline shot that propels a team down the stretch, or a divisional rival will collapse presenting a new window of opportunity.And in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallagher hits slam for 1st MLB homer, Royals beat A’s 6-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cam Gallagher hit a grand slam for his first career home run and second big league hit, leading the Kansas City Royals past the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Monday night. Gallagher’s shot into the left-field seats in the sixth inning marked the first grand slam by a Royals rookie since Paulo Orlando connected in the first game of a doubleheader against Tampa...
3 days ago

Kansas City Royals: Trying to keep pace for October

The Kansas City Royals were active at the trade deadline in order to improve their chances at making another run in the postseason. However, since acquiring former Royal Melky Cabrera, the Royals have struggled to maintain not only in the division, but they have fallen in the Wild Card race as well. Cabrera himself, however, has played well in his return to Kansas City, hitting ...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Chris Archer Put it all Together Against Cleveland?

It’s another lean-ish slate as we roll through a dog-days weekend. But, the three aces we’ve isolated are pretty sturdy. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation RHP Chris Archer (TBR) versus Cleveland RHP Mike ClevingerArcher was brilliant last time out in a no-decision—Rays win—against the Brewers. He tossed six innings of three-hit ball with one earned run, seven strikeouts...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: ‘Rally Cat’ invades field, helps Cardinals earn comeback victory

The Kansas City Royals ran into a force greater than them on Wednesday night, and that was the difference in them blowing a 5-4 lead in the game.The force didn’t come from a normal obstacle, though. Instead, it was a furry feline that helped contribute to the 8-5 victory for the Cardinals.Faced with two outs and the bases loaded, Yadier Molina had a huge opportunity to break the...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Kings: The Royals And The New CBA

The Kansas City Royals are going for it in 2017. After a pennant in 2014 and a World Series ring in 2015, the Royals fell to third place in the American League Central. That decline instigated some whispers around the league that KC would be willing to deal a few of their championship cornerstones. After all, the small-market Royals probably cannot afford to bring back even one of...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting A.J. Puckett and Andre Davis

The surging Kansas City Royals bolstered their Major League club on Sunday by adding veteran OF Melky Cabrera. They sent RHP A.J. Puckett and LHP Andre Davis to Chicago in the exchange. Royals get OF Melky Cabrera White Sox get RHP A.J. Puckett LHP Andre Davis Puckett, Kansas City’s second round pick out of Pepperdine in 2016, is an above average athlete with a potential plus...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez day-to-day after leaving game with rib tightness

Salvador Perez is day-to-day after leaving Tuesday’s Royals game with rib tightness.The Kansas City catcher exited the game against Detroit during the fifth inning and was replaced by backup Drew Butera. His injury is described as rib tightness – a problem he’s battled all year. Perez was 1-for-2 with a strikeout prior to leaving. He singled in the fourth and caught the bottom...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Get One of the Most Intriguing Players Available

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Royals are overachieving. They’d probably consider that an insult — I imagine they’d say they’re properly achieving — but the Royals have a winning record to go with a negative run differential, and right now they cling ever so barely to a would-be playoff spot. It’s a crowded race, to be sure, and the Royals could fall out...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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