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Royals ALCS Game Three Rainout Implications

As you've heard, game three of the American League Championship Series between the Royals and Orioles has been rained out. There's good and bad that comes from that. The bad news is that we have to wait another day for the ALCS to resume, but the good news is that the players get another day off to rest arms, legs and everything else that might be bothering them at the end...
Via Pine Tar Press
12 days ago  |  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...
Via Pine Tar Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Duffy on Danny Duffy

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Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
27 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
29 days ago  |  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

Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Sep 23

Yesterday my Pirates stack against Aaron Harang didn’t go as planned. A lone Andrew McCutchen homer was Pittsburgh’s offense, and that wasn’t enough to do anything meaningful for my squad. It was slim pickings on a short Monday so Danny Duffy performed to expectations, but I hoped for more out of Derek Holland. Overall my team scored 76.65 points, missing the century mark for...
Via Baseball Professor
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Virtually no margin of error for Indians

After failing to move in front of first-place Detroit over the weekend, the Kansas City Royals got some help to remain close in the race for the AL Central crown. Trailing the Tigers by just one game, the Royals will also look to push the fading Indians to the brink as the two clubs continue a key series Tuesday in Cleveland. Kansas City (85-71) lost Monday in the completion of a...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 23, 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 pick up half-game on Tigers by splitting two vs. Indians

  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 American League 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 only 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

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

Detroit Tigers Magic Number Watch: Royals’ Suspended Game Looms Large

The Detroit Tigers’ Magic Number to clinch the AL Central stayed stuck on seven with Sunday’s loss in Kansas City. But they could knock as many as three off that number on Monday, if the Indians help out against the Royals. Here’s where things stand: Tigers’ Magic Number for the AL Central: 7 Tigers’ Magic Number for a wild-card berth: 5 Monday’s key games Cleveland...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
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...
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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Danny Duffy not expected to return until next week

Kansas City Royals lefty Danny Duffy's sore shoulder will force him to miss another start, reports Jackson Alexander of MLB.com. Liam Hendriks will start Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. The Royals are 1.5 games back of the Detroit Tigers for the AL Central lead, and tied with the two games ahead of the Seattle Mariners for an AL Wild Card.Duffy will throw a four-inning...
Via MLB Injury News
September 16, 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...
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...
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,&...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Danny Duffy to miss start with shoulder inflammation

As reported here, Kansas City Royals starter Danny Duffy left Saturday's game against the New York Yankees with left shoulder soreness. According to Dick Kaegel of MLB.com, Duffy's shoulder is structurally sound. He will rest for a few days, miss his next start, and then be evaluated. The Royals are atop the AL Central by only two games as they begin a three-game set with...
Via MLB Injury News
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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