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Royals hope bad blood won't spill into series finale against A's

The Oakland Athletics handed Kansas City its first home defeat, subduing the Royals' scorching offense. Tempers might not be as easily suppressed in Sunday's finale, though, after the contentious events of the series' first two games. Josh Reddick powered a five-run fourth with a three-run shot in Oakland's 5-0 win Saturday. Royals hurler Yordano Ventura plunked Brett Lawrie in the...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  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
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Ventura ejected after hitting A's Lawrie with pitch

  Yordano Ventura has been ejected from Kansas City's game against Oakland after hitting A's third baseman Brett Lawrie with what appeared to be a retaliatory pitch. Lawrie drew the ire of the Royals the previous night when he slid hard and late into Alcides Escobar at second base. Escobar wound up with a sprained left knee in the collision. Ventura had already been pounded for...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Ventura ejected after hitting Lawrie with pitch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Yordano Ventura has been ejected from Kansas City's game against Oakland after hitting A's third baseman Brett Lawrie with what appeared to be a retaliatory pitch. Lawrie drew the ire of the Royals the previous night when he slid hard and late into Alcides Escobar at second base. Escobar wound up with a sprained left knee in the collision. Ventura had already...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  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
17 hours ago  |  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
21 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Royals look to continue winning ways against Athletics

Already without one of their top outfielders, the Kansas City Royals will be minus their starting shortstop for the immediate future. Following a chippy opener between last season's wild-card participants, the Royals won't have Alcides Escobar in the lineup Saturday night against the visiting Oakland Athletics. Meeting for the first time since Kansas City's 9-8, 12-inning wild-card...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals SS Escobar injured by late slide from A's Lawrie

  Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was helped off the field without putting weight on his left leg Friday night after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid into him in a play at second base. Josh Reddick had lined a pitch off pitcher Kelvin Herrera with one out in the seventh inning, and it bounced toward third baseman Mike Moustakas. He shoveled the ball to Escobar at second, and Lawrie...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals shortstop Escobar exits, injured by late Lawrie slide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was helped off the field without putting weight on his left leg Friday night after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid into him in a play at second base. Josh Reddick had lined a pitch off pitcher Kelvin Herrera with one out in the seventh inning, and it bounced toward third baseman Mike Moustakas. He shoveled the ball to Escobar at...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Sports Advice April 13th

Monday’s action in MLB features 14 games in total with six games falling under the early slate and the other eight obviously being part of the late slate. The weather is generally good all around the league, although there is a chance of light rain in the Miami/Atlanta game as well as the Texas/Los Angeles Angels game. With all of this in mind lets take a look at some players...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Pujols hits 522nd home run, Royals sweep Angels with 9-2 win

Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The winning streak is the Royals' second-longest to open a season. They won their first nine in 2003 under first-year manager Tony Pena, but finished...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols climbs career HR charts, but Angels fall to Royals

  Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending American League champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The winning streak is the Royals' second-longest to open a season. They won their first nine in 2003 under first-year manager Tony...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura helps Royals sweep Angels again

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The winning streak is the Royals' second-longest to open a season. They won their first nine in 2003 under first-year manager Tony...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura helps Royals sweep Angels again with 9-2 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The winning streak is the Royals' second-longest to open a season. They won their first nine in 2003 under first-year manager...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dazzling Defense and Edinson Volquez Lead the Way to a 4-1 Victory of Chicago

The Royals wrapped up their first series of the year on Thursday afternoon. Edinson Volquez was solid in his debut for the club as the Royals beat John Danks for the first time ever, 4-1.   Scoring got started right out of the gate today when Alcides Escobar smacked a leadoff double, and eventually scored on a series of sacrifice hits by Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain...
Via Royals Blue
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain comes through in 8th with 2-run homer for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Lorenzo Cain hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning for his third hit and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Wednesday night. Cain homered off Zach Putnam (0-1), the fourth White Sox pitcher, after Alcides Escobar led off the inning with a single for his third hit. Wade Davis (1-0) struck out two in a scoreless eighth. Greg Holland...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Blue Opening Day Predictions

With opening day starting in a few short hours, I have decided to compile a list of predictions for pretty much everything we could possibly want to know about the 2015 Baseball season.  So here is a little bit of what your favorite gas bags think about how this year will shake out.   Walker X. Grieves Dr. Hodson Luke Sarah...
Via Royals Blue
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Royals Opening Day Lineup

With pitchers and catchers reporting yesterday, it is officially baseball season. Though we still have many long weeks ahead before opening day, the roster has already begun to take shape. The Royals enter 2015 with less question marks to be decided in spring training than any year in recent memory. The starting 9 are set, with Salvy, Hosmer, Infante, Escobar, Moose, Gordon...
Via Royals Blue
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

This Year, The Royals Need Infante To Bounce Back

About a year ago, I wrote that the Royals really needed a bounce-back season from Alcides Escobar if they wanted to have a better season than they did in 2013. Luckily, Escobar did bounce back last year; it wasn’t a great offensive season (with a 92 OPS+, he was slightly below average), but he was worth 2.5 extra bWAR* from 2013. Considering the Royals only made the playoffs by...
Via Pine Tar Press
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #141: Alcides Escobar | SS | KC

It’s back-to-back-to-back Royals in our Top 200 Countdown! Coming in at 141 is Royals’ shortstop Alcides Escobar whose career, in terms of both raw stats and fan sentiment, I’ll sum up in one chart: Who the heck is Escobar! In 2012 we all began looking at Escobar as a potential draft day target in almost all fantasy formats. (And if you weren’t, you should have been.)...
Via Baseball Professor
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy: Alcides Escobar ‘ambushed’ Tim Hudson on first pitch

Your browser does not support iframes. Before anyone really realized it, the Kansas City Royals had a runner on second in the first inning of Game 3 of the World Series. That’s because KC’s leadoff batter Alcides Escobar took an unusually aggressive approach by taking a rip at the first pitch of the game and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar and the Worst At-Bat of the Playoffs

The Giants beat the Royals 7-1 last night, and in any game that lopsided, it’s going to nearly impossible to say that any one play was the cause of the outcome. The Giants just did too many things well, and the Royals too many things poorly, to pin the loss on a single play. But […]
Via Fangraphs
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar’s Reemergence Key for Royals

After earning a Wild Card berth, the Kansas City Royals have gone on a tear. They bested the Oakland Athletics in a dramatic comeback, and have proceeded to sweep the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles. The bullpen has been dominant, and Lorenzo Cain had a huge ALCS, recording eight hits and reaching base 10 times. However, the solid play of shortstop Alcides Escobar...
Via Baseball News Source
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Royals are heading to their first World Series since 1985

It’s official – the Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. The Royals beat the Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep and win the pennant. They’ll meet either the Cardinals or Giants in the World Series, and Game 1 will be on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City needed to score in just one inning on Wednesday to...
Via The Outside Corner
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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