BEN ZOBRIST NEWS

Royal return: Kansas City activates All-Star LF Gordon from DL

The Kansas City Royals activated left fielder Alex Gordon from the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday night's game. Gordon hasn't played since July 8 when he suffered a strained left groin. The three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner is hitting .279/.394/.457 with 11 homers and 39 RBI in 78 games this season. During an eight-game minor-league rehab assignment, Gordon...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist's gift to the Royals? It starts with getting on base

Anyone who saw or read Moneyball is familiar with the mantra that on-base percentage equates with winning. Well, no Royal has been on base like Ben Zobrist since he came to the Kansas City Royals from Oakland, the Moneyball mecca, and along the way a first-place Royals club has won at an even greater pace. The Royals were 61-39 (.610 winning percentage) before the second baseman...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist's gift to the Royals? It starts with getting on base

Anyone who saw or read Moneyball is familiar with the mantra that on-base percentage equates with winning. Well, no Royal has been on base like Ben Zobrist since he came to the Kansas City Royals from Oakland, the Moneyball mecca, and along the way a first-place Royals club has won at an even greater pace. The Royals were 61-39 (.610 winning percentage) before the second baseman...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

With Alex Gordon returning, Royals will unlock the real value of Ben Zobrist

Ok, I’ll admit it, I just never saw what all the fuss was about with Ben Zobrist. To me, he was always a jack of all trades, master of none. In a good lineup, Zobrist would excel, but make him the focal point and watch his numbers slide. Moneyball and the Joe Maddon mystique made his .270/.350/.450 slash line (although as the game skews more and more to the pitcher, that line looks...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist Continues to Reward Royals Fans

  When the Royals acquired Ben Zobrist back on July 28, I was beside myself with excitement.   There was not a more perfect fit available for what this Royals team needed than in what Zobrist can bring to the lineup and in the field with his versatility. While scrolling through social media for reactions, I was quite surprised at how much negative reaction there was to the trade...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays edged by Royals in Ben Zobrist's return to Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Kendrys Morales hit his 15th homer, Edinson Volquez pitched into the seventh inning and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Friday night. Morales put the Royals up 3-1 with a two-run shot in the third off Erasmo Ramirez (10-5) that struck an overhanging catwalk. He has 89 RBIs this season, including a majors-best 46...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist on his return to The Trop

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Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Jones leaves game after running into outfield wall

  Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones left the game against the Royals after running into the wall while tracking down a flyball in the first inning Thursday. The All-Star had a bead on the fly by Ben Zobrist, but it fell just out of Jones' reach and he ran hard into the wall. Jones was knocked off his feet and remained down as Zobrist headed to second base, and left fielder...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles CF Adam Jones exits vs KC after running into wall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones left the game against the Royals after running into the wall while tracking down a fly ball in the first inning Thursday. The All-Star had a bead on the fly by Ben Zobrist, but it fell just out of Jones's reach and he ran hard into the wall. Jones was knocked off his feet and remained down as Zobrist headed to second...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding a Home for Zobrist will be easy for the Royals

  In case you have been living under a rock, the time has come that we begin looking at the return of Alex Gordon sometime in the not so distant future. He has begun his rehab stint in Omaha and is looking like he is close to returning to form. The news is not so much that Alex is returning (although there will be much fanfare and twitter will be gloriously ablaze upon his return...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Kansas City Royals the best team in the AL?

With still 43 games left to play in the 2015 MLB season, the Kansas City Royals have managed to meet and pass their expected win total for this season. They have proven that their 2014 World Series run was no fluke, and that this may be their best shot at bringing a title back to Kansas City for the first time since 1985. One question that the Royals face is, are they the best team...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sampson struggles, Royals complete sweep of Reds with 4-3 win

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain had a tiebreaking RBI single in the second inning, Ben Zobrist had four hits, and Kansas City benefited from a Cincinnati baserunning gaffe as the Royals beat the Reds 4-3 Wednesday night to complete a two-game sweep. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie left in the fifth with the 4-3 lead and the bases loaded and one out. Luke Hochevar (1-0) got Jay Bruce...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals complete season sweep of Reds with 4-3 win

CINCINNATI -- Lorenzo Cain had a tiebreaking RBI single in the second inning, Ben Zobrist had four hits, and Kansas City benefited from a Cincinnati baserunning gaffe as the Royals beat the Reds 4-3 Wednesday night to complete a two-game sweep. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie left in the fifth with the 4-3 lead and the bases loaded and one out. Luke Hochevar (1-0) got Jay Bruce to...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Deadline Acquisitions Continue Strong Impressions with the Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO – AUGUST 15: Johnny Cueto #47 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Kauffman Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) Reaching the 2 million fan plateau for the first time in the 21st century on Friday, the Kansas City Royals are on pace to break a franchise...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Win in 13 — Gordon Closer to Returning to a Stronger Team

by Conrad McGorkin This past weekend Royals left fielder Alex Gordon said he would be heading out on a rehab assignment as early as this coming weekend. That is great news for the American League’s best team. After tonight’s 3-1 extra-inning win, the Royals (72-46) have gone 23-13 (.638) in the 36 games without Gordon, surprisingly at a first glance, a BETTER winning percentage...
Via Royals Blue
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals capitalize on Reds' 13th-inning error for 3-1 win

CINCINNATI -- Ben Zobrist tied the game with a homer in the ninth inning, Jarrod Dyson scored the tie-breaking run from first base on pitcher Ryan Mattheus' throwing error and the Kansas City Royals went on to a 3-1, 13-inning victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Dyson led off the 13th with a single and scored when Mattheus (1-4) threw a sacrifice bunt by Kris Medlen...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals capitalize on Reds' 13th-inning error for 3-1 win

CINCINNATI -- Ben Zobrist tied the game with a homer in the ninth inning, Jarrod Dyson scored the tie-breaking run from first base on pitcher Ryan Mattheus' throwing error and the Kansas City Royals went on to a 3-1, 13-inning victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Dyson led off the 13th with a single and scored when Mattheus (1-4) threw a sacrifice bunt by Kris Medlen...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Chapman suffers first blown save at home since 2012

CINCINNATI — Ben Zobrist tied the game with a homer in the ninth inning, Jarrod Dyson scored the tie-breaking run from first base on pitcher Ryan Mattheus' throwing error and the Kansas City Royals went on to a 3-1, 13-inning victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Dyson led off the 13th with a single and scored when Mattheus (1-4) threw a sacrifice bunt by Kris Medlen...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds 13th-inning error sends Royals to 3-1 win

CINCINNATI (AP) Ben Zobrist tied the game with a homer in the ninth inning, Jarrod Dyson scored the tie-breaking run from first base on pitcher Ryan Mattheus' throwing error and the Kansas City Royals went on to a 3-1, 13-inning victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Dyson led off the 13th with a single and scored when Mattheus (1-4) threw a sacrifice bunt by Kris Medlen...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds have been one of Royals' least formidable interleague foes

The Kansas City Royals play two games in Cincinnati this week, and they've had plenty of success against the Reds through the years. They swept a two-game series at Kauffman Stadium in May, are 7-1 against the Reds since 2007 and have an 11-8 mark all-time, making Cincinnati one of their least formidable interleague opponents. The Royals enter the series with a 12 1/2-game lead over...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds have been one of Royals' least formidable interleague foes

The Kansas City Royals play two games in Cincinnati this week, and they've had plenty of success against the Reds through the years. They swept a two-game series at Kauffman Stadium in May, are 7-1 against the Reds since 2007 and have an 11-8 mark all-time, making Cincinnati one of their least formidable interleague opponents. The Royals enter the series with a 12 1/2-game lead over...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels Wild Finish on Sunday Night Baseball

The Royals were held hitless for over 8 innings but still managed to top the Angels in extra innings under the lights on Sunday night in Kauffman Stadium. The pitching matchup featured a struggling Yordano Ventura verse Hector Santiago, who’s having a spectacular season with a 2.94 ERA. The Royals started off hot with a single from Alcides Escobar and then an RBI double from Ben...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist Proving to be Solid Addition for Kansas City Royals

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) The Kansas City Royals made one of the deadline’s most headline-grabbing trades with the acquisition of Johnny Cueto. While Cueto certainly brings both talent and depth to the Royals rotation, Kansas City’s other deadline deal hasn’t garnered the same amount of attention, although it could turn out to be the more crucial of the two trades. Despite...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals keeping window of opportunity open

After an exciting postseason run followed by a devastating loss in game seven of last year's fall classic, many expected the Kansas City Royals to regress in 2015.  If the heartbreak of falling one win shy of clinching a World Series title in front our their home crowd wasn't enough to haunt the Royals, other teams across the league began to stockpile talent this past winter to...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Some free agency options this winter

The Milwaukee Brewers are done this year. The team right now is all about throwing in young players and seeing how they perform to gauge just how much work will need to be done in the offseason. The Brewers used the MLB Trade Deadline to bolster their farm system, but if they want to see some immediate improvement, a free agent signing or two could be the way to go. They will have...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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