JAMES SHIELDS NEWS

Shields looks to pitch Royals to series win in Windy City

The Kansas City Royals and starter James Shields have enjoyed plenty of recent success at U.S. Cellular Field. As Shields looks to win a fourth consecutive start there, Kansas City tries to capture a fourth straight road series over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. The Royals (49-50) have won seven of their previous eight series at U.S. Cellular. They finally found some offense...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 MLB Trades That Need to Happen Before Deadline

With the MLB trade deadline nearing, there promises to be a nice amount of wheeling and dealing in the coming weeks. The likes of Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, Brandon McCarthy and Huston Strett are already off the market. This tells us a story of contending teams valuing pitching over hitting at this point in the process.  Continuing with that theme, we are going to check in on...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Royals to trade James Shields

On June 17th, the Royals took sole possession of first place in the American League Central, as they stood a half game up on Detroit in the division race. Since that date, the Royals have gone 10-17, while the Tigers have gone 18-10, and Kansas City now finds themselves in third place, seven games behind […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Should Sell, But History Means They Probably Won’t

After the fears of many have been realized, the Royals are now in the home stretch of July and under the .500 mark. This may seem familiar. Just last year the Royals didn't reach the .500 mark to stay until they beat the White Sox to win their sixth straight and got to 51-51. They'd fall back to exactly .500 once more before finishing the season on a strong note and getting...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yosted (Stop me If You’ve Heard This Before)

Kansas City was majorly Yosted tonight. Mr. Glass must be going through serious withdrawals what with losing 3/4 to the Tigers, and now again tonight. At one point in this game, the Royals actually had a lead. I promise. There’s proof and everything. Our boys put a run on the board in the first inning after a double by Omar Infante and a long single by Eric Hosmer. Boston then...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes is Clutch Once Again in Sox Win!

Clay Buchholz had the dubious distinction of having “back to back” starts due to the All Star Break.  Buch pitched wonderfully before the break and hoped to continue that trend. Buchholz gave up a solo run in the 1st inning,  but the Sox got it right back for him in the bottom of the 1st by way of a Brock Holt RBI.  Buchholz kept trucking along until he got himself in a little...
Via Fenway West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals blow numerous chances, give one away to Red Sox

All season long, the Royals have talked about being a big "second-half team" and that no one should worry about their scuffuling through the first half. But the second half started out almost identical to the first, with an agonizing 5-4 loss to the Red Sox in Boston on Friday night. The Royals squandered a 4-1 lead and had a chance to bust the game wide open early and...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City at Boston: Series Preview

Kansas City will head into Beantown hopefully feeling relaxed and ready to go. The Royals will need to have another spectacular run down the stretch in order for their postseason dreams to stay alive. Game 1: James Shields (9-5, 3.65 ERA) vs. Clay Bucholz (4-5. 5.42 ERA) Kansas City will look to ace James Shields to open up the second half with a victory. Boston has under performed...
Via Royals Blue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Good second-half club? Royals can start proving it at Boston

It's been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals made the playoffs -- a drought they're determined to end with some slight improvements in the second half. That goal seems far more realistic than Boston's chances of reaching the postseason and defending its title, but the Red Sox haven't written off their season just yet. James Shields takes the mound for the Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Are Between A Rock And A Hard Place

This will be tough to write. It pains me to write it, because a month ago in this space, I said that the Royals had “a great chance” to win the division. Since that piece was posted, even including the win that day, the Royals have gone 10-14. So for roughly 1/6 of the season, they’ve played like a 68-win team. Sorry about that, fellow fans. I thought the Royals had figured...
Via Pine Tar Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Revisting the James Shields Trade

  Photo: David Eulitt/Getty Images   “That was a bad trade for the Royals. Dayton Moore gave up way too much, and we definitely lost that trade.” –Sarah Davis     These were the words that I stuck by for about four months. From one perspective, you see that we gave up two top level prospects, Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi, for an ace in James Shields, what we then thought...
Via Royals Blue
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers smack sinking Royals again, 5-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- What was supposed to be a big statement series for the Royals going into the All-Star break has turned out to be more of a concession -- the Royals simply are no match for the Detroit Tigers at this moment. The Tigers continued their domination of the Royals in 2014, winning for the ninth time in 12 tries with a 5-1 triumph Saturday night. Worst yet, perhaps,...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields, Royals outdueled in 5-1 loss to Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night. Porcello (12-5) raised his career record against Kansas City to 8-3 while yielding six hits and one run through seven innings. Alex Avila drove in three runs, putting the Tigers in position to go for a four-game sweep on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Porcello leads Tigers to fifth straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night. Porcello (12-5) raised his career record against Kansas City to 8-3 while yielding six hits and one run through seven innings. Alex Avila drove in three runs, putting the Tigers in position to go for a four-game sweep on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have a Tigers problem they hope Shields can solve

Continued success in Kansas City has enabled the Detroit Tigers to build a sizable lead over the second-place Royals in the AL Central. As Rick Porcello tries to tie for the major league lead with his 12th victory, the Tigers can further increase their division advantage with a sixth consecutive win at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday night. Detroit (52-37) has split its six home games...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays series primer

What now? What's next after the cut-deep loss to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday at Tropicana Field? What's to come after near-certain victory became agonizing defeat at a time when the Tampa Bay Rays have no business frittering away such could-have-been wins anymore? The All-Star break beckons. First, the Rays must regroup for three key games against the Toronto Blue...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftStreet Picks: Tuesday, Jul 8

Yesterday was the most dichotomous day I’ve ever had in fantasy. My pitching staff, featuring Hisashi Iwakuma, Jesse Chavez, and James Shields scored an amazing 51.25 points. My offense, featuring a Red Sox stack against Scott Carroll and a Marlins stack against Chase Anderson, was completely shut down to the tune of 0.25 points. No, that isn’t a typo. My offense went 4-for-33...
Via Baseball Professor
16 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields masters former teammates as Royals down Rays, 6-0

He had twirled shutouts on this surface and spilled champagne on its fringes, but never before had James Shields stood atop the Tropicana Field mound wearing the road grays of the Royals. At 7:14 p.m. on Monday, Shields scooped a baseball off the AstroTurf and paced a semi-circle. He toed the rubber with his size-12 1/2 cleats. For the next two hours of a 6-0 victory, his greatest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays in search of momentum again after slipping up against Royals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This Tampa Bay Rays season, already a lesson in attrition, has become about evolving expectations. It began with lofty hopes of advancing deep into October. It became about into crawling through the desert of late May and most of June. Now it's a study in how momentum, in those rare moments when it's captured, remains fragile yet must be maintained...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals' world is right again: Big Game James dominates Rays

You can't be much bigger than Big Game James on Monday night. With his team needing an ace-like performance from him, Shields came through with a dominating performance against his former team, leading the Royals to a 6-0 win over Tampa Bay. This, of course, came after an almost two-month stretch of mediocrity from Shields. At least for a night, Shields removed some of the lingering...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields Dazzles vs. Old Team; Royals Beat Rays 6-0

Just a reminder – James Shields is still really, really good. Just ask his former team. Shields broke out of his extended rough stretch by dominating his former team, leading the Royals to a 6-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Kansas City’s ace fired seven shutout innings, surrendering just three hits while striking out 10 Rays. He retired 13 of the final 14...
Via Royals Blue
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals pound out 14 hits, take down Rays 6-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Kansas City's James Shields sparkled in his return to Tropicana Field, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and striking out 10 over seven innings and the Royals beat his former team 6-0 on Monday night. Shields (9-4) spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Rays before being dealt to the Royals in December 2012 as part of a seven-player...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays shut down by James Shields in his return to the Trop

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Kansas City's James Shields sparkled in his return to Tropicana Field, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and striking out 10 over seven innings and the Royals beat his former team 6-0 on Monday night. Shields (9-4) spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Rays before being dealt to the Royals in December 2012 as part of a seven...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. James Shields last pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays two years ago, but he still holds many of their individual records. Now, he'll take the mound at Tropicana Field for the first time as a visitor. Shields makes his return to St. Petersburg on Monday night as his Kansas City Royals open this three-game series by trying to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Ray James Shields excited for return to Trop

Longtime Rays ace RHP James Shields is eagerly looking forward to coming back and pitching at the Trop tonight for the first time since being traded to the Royals after the 2012 season. "I'm very excited," he said. "And ready to go." The Rays are starting RHP Jake Odorizzi, one of the four players, along with now-injured OF Wil Myers, acquired in the deal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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