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Royals Look to Sweep the All-Star Game

When the Kansas City Royals won the American League in 2014, it did more than just end a 29 year drought of futility. It caused a bit of a wave. Teams and fans were forced to take notice that the team that had long stood as the punching bag was now in the position they themselves longed to be in. Being in the World Series is an incredible feat that puts the contestants in full...
Via Royals Blue
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar’s New Aversion to Ground Balls

As the Royals’ leadoff hitter, Alcides Escobar is having a career-best season at the plate. His .296/.333/.392 line is nearly identical to his 2012 season, when he hit .293/.331/.390, but he’s cut his strikeout rate down nearly 7 points from that year, to 8.6%. Because he’s putting more balls in play, he doesn’t need a […]
Via Pine Tar Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer Off to Hottest Start of his Career

Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer (35) hits a two run homer in front of Texas Rangers catcher Carlos Corporan (3) during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Royals Alcides Escobar scored on the play. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Eric Hosmer has had some ups and downs during his career with the Kansas City Royals, but this season he is showing that...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar, Royals earn split with 6-3 win at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Alcides Escobar had three hits and accounted for five runs, Eric Hosmer homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series. Escobar led off the game with a single and scored on Alex Gordon's fielder's choice on a shattered-bat grounder. Escobar added a two-run single in the fourth, then had an RBI single...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The story behind the 8-1 loss

Monday morning at 5:45 am the Kansas City Royals finally got to their hotel rooms in Arlington.  After a 100 minute plus rain delay in Detroit followed by two 30+ pitch innings the night before, it is safe to say the boys in blue were not exactly in tip-top shape for the game that started nearly just a few hours later.  Coach Ned Yost told reporters that he got to bed at 7...
Via Royals Blue
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals rebound, beat Tigers 6-2 behind Escobar, Guthrie

DETROIT (AP) Alcides Escobar homered on the first pitch of the game and made a sparkling catch of Miguel Cabrera's line drive two innings later, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Jeremy Guthrie (2-2) allowed two runs in 7 1-3 innings for the Royals, who moved back into first place in the AL Central. The Tigers had taken a half-game...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Jason Vargas on disabled list; Escobar reinstated

DETROIT (AP) The Royals placed left-hander Jason Vargas on the disabled list and reinstated shortstop Alcides Escobar from the seven-day concussion list. Vargas allowed two runs over five innings Tuesday night and spent a long time in the trainer's room after the game. The team said then his back was being treated. On Friday, his injury was listed as a left flexor strain. The Royals...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas to DL – Moose on Bereavement

  MLB.com Royals beat writer Jeffrey Flanagan let loose several important bits of info via twitter earlier. First, and worst of all, Mike Moustakas has been placed on the bereavement list and has left the clubhouse for a family emergency. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Moose. Presumably, Christian Colon will most likely fill in for Moose this weekend in Detroit. The...
Via Royals Blue
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals place SS Escobar on seven-day concussion list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday, retroactive to Thursday. Escobar, who did not miss a game last season, was struck in the face by Danny Salazar's pitch in the fifth inning Wednesday night in Cleveland. "He took his impact tests and there were some issues with it in terms of reaction speed...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals shortstop Escobar placed on 7-day concussion list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list Friday, retroactive to Thursday. Escobar, who did not miss a game last season, was struck in the face by Danny Salazar's pitch in the fifth inning Wednesday night in Cleveland. ''He took his impact tests and there were some issues with it in terms of reaction speed...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Salazar hits Royals' Escobar with pitch, but leads Indians to win

  Danny Salazar overcame a scary moment and a hot ballclub to remain unbeaten and help the Cleveland Indians snap a four-game losing streak. Salazar, who hit Alcides Escobar in the head with a pitch in the fifth inning, improved to 3-0 since being called up from the minors while Jason Kipnis homered and drove in four runs to lead the Indians past the Kansas City Royals 7-5 on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Escobar hit in head by pitch

CLEVELAND (AP) Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was hit in the head by a pitch from Cleveland's Danny Salazar in the fifth inning on Wednesday. Escobar was hit in the left side of the helmet and dropped to the ground immediately as two Royals trainers rushed on the field. Escobar stayed down for several moments before being moved into a sitting position. He walked to...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Kansas City Royals bad for baseball?

The MLB has been busy suspending players as of late, most in particular being assigned to the Kansas City Royals. How do the Oakland A’s factor into these punishments? Well, it is hard to remain neutral and avoid such drama when you are directly faced with it, just as the A’s were when facing the Royals last week. It all started with a Friday night game at Kauffman Stadium when...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

GMDM and the Unsung Trade

During his tenure with the Royals GMDM has made some big moves that have had some big results.  This season alone bringing in players like Kendrys Morales, Edinson Volquez, and Alex Rios are all making Moore look like a maven.  Then you think back to the Zack Greinke trade that brought us Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar, or the Wil Meyers trade that brought us Wade Davis...
Via Royals Blue
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie blasts Royals fans for ‘antagonizing’ players

The series that the Oakland A’s and Kansas City Royals played over the weekend was as heated as it gets for mid-April. It all started Friday, when A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie took out Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar with a hard slide. Escobar called the play “dirty” after the game. Then on Saturday, Royals pitcher...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins walloped by Royals in series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Edinson Volquez dodged trouble for seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored a pair of runs on wild pitches before pounding the bumbling Minnesota Twins, 7-1 on Monday night. Alcides Escobar returned from a sprained knee to score a run, and Kendrys Morales and Paulo Orlando drove in a pair each as the Royals finally figured out Twins nemesis Kyle Gibson...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

A new rivalry brews in pretty much the most eventful & exciting April series one can ask for

This weekend’s series vs. the Oakland A’s was something, eh? What was supposed to be the bittersweet return of Billy Butler to Kansas City, became an ugly, hate fueled series in the top of the seventh inning of the opening game Friday night. With the score tied at 4 after a Stephen Vogt’s second home run off of starter Jeremy Guthrie (the third solo shot of the night...
Via Royals Blue
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cooler Heads Needed in Kansas City

A wild weekend in Kansas City came roaring to a hostile conclusion yesterday afternoon. Little did new A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie know when he slid hard into Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar on Friday night, that he was setting off what has the makings of one of the best baseball feuds in recent memory. Escobar is now day-to-day with a sprained knee. Here is the slide, which...
Via Baseball Essential
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

After heated Royals-A's series, a cool-headed look at what sparked it all

A few points on the contentious Royals-A's weekend series, which could produce fines and/or suspensions after purpose pitches and general shenanigans. *I don't believe Oakland's Brett Lawrie tried to injure Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar with his aggressive slide in the seventh inning of Friday's series opener. But it was a bad play -- because of the way it hurt the A's in...
Via Fox Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Benches clear for third straight game as Royals down A's

  The Kansas City Royals overcame five ejections to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday behind Kendrys Morales' tiebreaking, two-run double in a three-run eighth inning. Royals manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland were ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a Scott Kazmir pitch and both teams were issued a warning by plate umpire Greg Gibson. After...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' wild weekend comes to an end with 4-2 win over A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals overcame five ejections to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday behind Kendrys Morales' tiebreaking, two-run double in a three-run eighth inning. Royals manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland were ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a Scott Kazmir pitch and both teams were issued a warning by plate umpire...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Benches clear after Yordano Ventura hits Brett Lawrie with pitch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. During the fourth inning of Saturday’s game between the Royals and A’s, Brett Lawrie was drilled with a 99 mph fastball by Yordano Ventura, who was subsequently ejected by home plate umpire Jim Joyce. On Friday, Alcides Escobar was injured as a result of a hard slide into second...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura ejected for plunking Brett Lawrie

In case you were wondering whether or not Brett Lawrie’s hard slide into second base on Friday that injured Alcides Escobar would have repercussions, well, it did. On Saturday, Royals starter Yordano Ventura plunked Lawrie, leading to his immediate ejection from the game. There’s a lot not to like about Ventura throwing at Lawrie. For one, throwing at players is stupid, even...
Via Bloguin Best
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Retaliating against Brett Lawrie would be a mistake for Ventura and the Royals

Two.  This is the number of starting position playersj that the Royals have lost to injury in the past three games due to the carelessness or negligence (intentional or otherwise) of opposing players.  Three days ago in Minnesota, Right Fielder Alex Rios went down with a broken hand as a result of a pitch that was no where near the plate but was way too close to his face and...
Via Royals Blue
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar Day to Day After Controversial Slide

According to Kansas City Royals reporter Josh Vernier, 28-year-old Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is day-to-day after a controversial slide last night with a mild left knee sprain and contusion. The injury took place when Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie slid late into second with his cleats up and collided with Escobar’s left leg. Lawrie, known for his gritty play-style...
Via Baseball Essential
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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