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Royals Injury Update: Danny Duffy was limited by stress reaction in ribcage

The mystery of Danny Duffy's surprisingly infrequent use during the postseason has finally been solved, with manager Ned Yost revealing that the left-hander was indeed carrying an injury. While there had been some speculation that Duffy's shoulder continued to bother him, Yost told the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough that the 25-year-old actually suffered a stress reaction to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: In the face of elimination

The Royals place their season in the hands of Yordano Ventura Tuesday night hoping to force a Game 7 (miamiherald). The Kansas City Royals will return home on Tuesday facing a 2-3 deficit in the World Series against the San Francisco Giants after losing two out of three on the road. After failing to provide any run support for the strong start from James Shields, the Royals now face...
Via isportsweb.com
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Expectations Change Daily These Days

It's now been more than two weeks since the Kansas City Royals last lost a baseball game. It was a Saturday night in Chicago after they had clinched their first postseason berth since 1985. Danny Duffy was shaky early and put the Royals in a 4-0 hole. The Royals scratched and clawed, but couldn't quite get the job done, and they lost 5-4. Since then, the Royals have won seven games...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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Via Fox Sports
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Our 10 Worst Pitcher Projections of 2014

On Monday we began our look back at our preseason projections, posting our 10 Worst Hitter Projections of 2014, and some of them were pretty ugly. On Tuesday we got to look at things we actually got right with our 10 Best Hitter Projections of 2014 before taking another trip to Oops-ville today when we look at our 10 Worst Pitcher Projections of 2014, and then we’ll wrap things...
Via Baseball Professor
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals fall, but now assured of home playoff game after Oakland loses

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Needless to say, the mood in the Royals' clubhouse Saturday night wasn't the same as the previous night. The Royals missed a great chance to pull into a tie with first-place Detroit, which got hammered by Minnesota. But the Royals and Danny Duffy fell into a quick 4-0 hole and could not catch the White Sox in a 5-4 loss, though the Royals battled back with single...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Something to cheer about

After 29 years, the Kansas City Royals finally get to celebrate (kmbc.com). The Kansas City Royals clinched their first playoff appearance in 29 years Friday night with a 3-1 victory against the Chicago White Sox! The Royals currently lead the Wild Card race, but still have the opportunity to win the division and edge out the Detroit Tigers in the final two games of the regular season...
Via isportsweb.com
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' Ventura and Duffy: This generation's Sabes and Gubie?

CHICAGO -- Left-hander Danny Duffy brushes off the compliment like it's a batter crowding the plate. When it was suggested by a reporter that some observers are comparing Duffy and right-hander Yordano Ventura to a couple of other Royals young studs from years ago -- Bret Saberhagen and Mark Gubicza -- Duffy shook his head no. Repeatedly. "We can't even be mentioned in the same breath...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dismissed Early, Duffy Proving Doubters Wrong Late

He wasn’t good enough.Out of spring training, the pitching staff was set, and Danny Duffy ended up in Omaha. In what was supposed to be a heated competition for the fifth slot, Yordano Ventura took the bull by the horns, and made it anything but that.Danny Duffy wasn’t in the starting rotation. Drafted in the third round of the 2007 draft, Duffy was supposed to be that power...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Duffy, Royals blank cold Tribe offense, 2-0

CLEVELAND—You can’t win if you can’t score. Or can you? For the Indians at least in one game on Monday, they did just that. Making up the suspended game with the Royals originally played at Kaufmann Stadium back on August 31, the Tribe edged their division rivals for a 4-3 win. Needing just three outs in the bottom of the tenth inning, Kansas City squeezed a run across against Scott...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat Indians 2-0, gain on Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night. Duffy (9-11), who had thrown just one pitch in September before the start, held the Indians to six hits. The left-hander...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals take down Indians, 2-0, gain on Tigers

CLEVELAND -- Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night. Duffy (9-11), who had thrown just one pitch in September before the start, held the Indians to six hits. The left-hander...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals take down Indians, 2-0, gain on Tigers

CLEVELAND -- Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night. Duffy (9-11), who had thrown just one pitch in September before the start, held the Indians to six hits. The left-hander...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat Indians 2-0, gain on Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night. Duffy (9-11), who had thrown just one pitch in September before the start, held the Indians to six hits. The left-hander...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Offense Silent in Must Win Game; Royals 2, Indians 0

One step forward and two steps back. On a night where the Indians won a game in nine minutes, the Tribe’s offense failed to show up for the regularly scheduled contest, losing to Kansas City 2-0. Danny Duffy shut down the Tribe bats after working out of a pair of early inning jams and Carlos Carrasco suffered the defeat despite a fine effort. The Wahoo Warriors had chances to score...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Final push

Starting pitcher Danny Duffy looks to lead the Royals to victory tonight against the Cleveland Indians (rantsports.com). The Kansas City Royals walked away from the weekend series against the Detroit Tigers earning  only one victory which came on the Sunday afternoon contest. After a poor performance on Friday night and a disappointing loss on Saturday, it was fortunate the team...
Via isportsweb.com
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Duffy 'itching' to get back on mound for opener at Indians

The Cleveland Indians' chances at a second straight playoff appearance seemed all but gone last week. They could find themselves in the thick of the hunt again after Monday night, when they open a three-game series with the visiting Kansas City Royals after completing a suspended game from last month. The Indians (81-74) were five games out of a wild-card spot after a 3-1 loss in...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Duffy 'itching' to get back on mound for opener at Indians

The Cleveland Indians' chances at a second straight playoff appearance seemed all but gone last week. They could find themselves in the thick of the hunt again after Monday night, when they open a three-game series with the visiting Kansas City Royals after completing a suspended game from last month. The Indians (81-74) were five games out of a wild-card spot after a 3-1 loss in...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals pitchers Holland, Duffy close to returning for playoff run

  All-Star closer Greg Holland could be available for the Kansas City Royals this weekend after dealing with some tightness in his right arm, while left-hander Danny Duffy was awaiting word from doctors before beginning to throw again. The Royals lead the AL Central by one game over Detroit. Royals manager Ned Yost said before Thursday night's game against Boston that Holland felt...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Holland, Duffy close to returning for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) All-Star closer Greg Holland could be available for the Kansas City Royals this weekend after dealing with some tightness in his right arm, while left-hander Danny Duffy was awaiting word from doctors before beginning to throw again. The Royals lead the AL Central by one game over Detroit. Royals manager Ned Yost said before Thursday night's game against Boston...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' Duffy says he's pain free and it's 'go time'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Left-hander Danny Duffy, who gave every Royals fan and himself a huge scare when he came out of his last start Saturday after one pitch, reports now that his shoulder no longer is hurting. Duffy was immediately diagnosed with inflammation in his shoulder and was sent back to Kansas City last Sunday for an MRI, which came back clean. "It's doing a lot better,"...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Duffy: Simultaneously Unlucky, Lucky And Pretty Good

The introduction of sabermetrics into general baseball discussion over the past generation has brought the concepts of random chance and, dare I say, “luck” into the daily discourse surrounding the game. Hardcore opponents of analytics tend to deride the entire notion of luck, while analysts may too quickly ascribe variations in performance to random chance. […]
Via Fangraphs
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Duffy to miss start due to sore shoulder

DETROIT (AP) Kansas City left-hander Danny Duffy will miss his next turn in the Royals' rotation because of a sore shoulder. Royals manager Ned Yost said Monday that an MRI didn't show any structural damage. Duffy left his start Saturday at the New York Yankees after one pitch. ''He's in Kansas City going through three or four rounds of treatment every day,'' Yost said before the...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Continue to Succeed

      Well…..fans of Kansas City certainly awaken this fine Monday morning to a much different feel to fall sports than we are accustomed. With the Royals in the lead of the Central Division approaching mid September, while television analysts have stated doom and gloom for the Chiefs outlook, it would seem that the Chiefs season may actually be left for dead long before the...
Via Royals Blue
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: Royals dodge a bullet with Duffy, prepare for showdown in Motown

The Royals got some good news on the Danny Duffy front: His MRI came back Sunday night and showed that his ailing left shoulder is structurally sound. The MRI indicated Duffy has rotator-cuff inflammation, and the Royals said Duffy will not make his next scheduled start Thursday against Boston. It seems likely that right-hander Liam Hendriks will make that start, although left-hander...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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