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The Craziest Royalcoaster Ride Yet

When I left for Kauffman Stadium to attend the Royals first playoff game in 29 years, I knew I was in for something special. I didn't know what would happen, but I was going to be able to say that I was there. I knew that if the Royals won that game, there would be far more than 40,000 or so who would say they were there, but that's fine because I knew I actually would be...
Via Pine Tar Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals Win Thriller in First Playoff Game in 29 Years

Wow. What a game, huh? I am really at a loss for words right now. No matter what happens in the ALDS, nobody can say anything bad about this team. They fought their hearts out to be where they’re at, and they deserve it. I am proud of this team, and for the first time in my life, I can look at people and announce, “I root for the Royals, man.” And not be ashamed. This game...
Via Royals Blue
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: “We Ready” to take the Crown

The Royals defeated the Athletics 9-8 in extra innings (via @SportsCenter). The Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card round with a thrilling comeback, extra-inning 9-8 finish. The Royals victory marks the first time since the second Wild Card team was added to the playoff format, that the American League home team has won the one game...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Were the Royals proven right about the James Shields trade?

Quick. There's no time. You have to answer before the American League Wild Card Game begins. The Royals made the playoffs, and you have to answer before James Shields starts the most important Royals game in 29 years: Were the Royals right to trade six years of Wil Myers for two of James Shields? The Internet thought this case was solved, see. Last October, Myers was the Rookie...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

American League Wild Card: A’s @ Royals

This has absolutely nothing to do with the Dodgers. It does not matter. There’s one baseball game on tonight. Everyone will be watching it. You will be, too, so here’s a place to talk about it. A’s Royals 5:00 p.m. Kansas City, Mo. CF Crisp SS Escobar LF Fuld RF Aoki 3B Donaldson CF Cain DH Moss 1B Hosmer...
Via Dodgers Digest
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics, Royals set rosters for American League Wild Card Game

  Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost went with a nine-man pitching staff and Oakland Athletics counterpart Bob Melvin opted to keep eight pitchers for their American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday night. The winner advances to face the Los Angeles Angels in the division series Thursday. The Royals are sending James Shields to the mound to start their first postseason game in...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

AL Wildcard Game Thread: A’s vs Royals, 8:05 PM

Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 8:07 p.m. ET. TBS Jon Lester (16-11, 2.46) vs. James Shields (14-8, 3.21)\ Oakland A’s Lineup 1. Coco Crisp, CF 2. Sam Fuld, LF 3. Josh Donaldson, 3B 4. Brandon Moss, DH 5. Josh Reddick, RF 6. Jed Lowrie, SS 7. Stephen Vogt, 1B 8. Geovany Soto, C 9. Eric Sogard, 2B Kansas City Royals Lineup 1. Alcides Escobar, SS 2...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Finnegan Is Also Great and Will Suffice

Earlier today, managing editor Dave Cameron requested (perhaps idly) of Kansas City manager Ned Yost that he resist the temptation to persevere with starter James Shields any longer than is necessary during tonight’s wild-card game against Oakland. The logic of Cameron’s point rests not in the fact that Shields is a bad pitcher — to […]
Via Fangraphs
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five things to watch in the AL Wild Card game

We’re mere hours away from the beginning of the 2014 MLB Postseason. James Shields will deliver the first pitch to Coco Crisp at roughly 8 PM eastern, and the Royals and A’s will do battle for the pleasure of facing the Angels in the AL Division Series. That being said, here are five things that we should keep an eye on in this game. Will Ned Yost focus too much on speed for...
Via Bloguin Best
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five things to watch in the AL Wild Card game

We’re mere hours away from the beginning of the 2014 MLB Postseason. James Shields will deliver the first pitch to Coco Crisp at roughly 8 PM eastern, and the Royals and A’s will do battle for the pleasure of facing the Angels in the AL Division Series. That being said, here are five things that we should keep an eye on in this game. Will Ned Yost focus too much on speed for...
Via The Outside Corner
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Wild Card Predictions

We are on the verge of the most wonderful time of the year. Not Christmas, but Autumn. And not because of pumpkin flavored beer, foliage, or the brisk wind that rises up to embrace us as we go about our daily business. It’s baseball playoff time, ladies and germs. Ten teams. One Commissioner’s Trophy. Soon, the curtain will rise, and it’s go time for the biggest stage of...
Via The Sideline
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the Boston Red Sox must care about the AL Wild Card pitching matchup.

Jorge CamargoContributing writerJon Lester (left) and James Shields (right). Photo by ESPN.comToday the 2014 postseason officially begins and the Red Sox will not play a single game, so why should we care? October baseball will open tonight with the American League Wild Card game, and after several weeks of drama between Kansas, Detroit, Seattle and Oakland, the teams that will fight...
Via RedSoxLife
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

AL Wild Card May Feature Two '15 Sox Hurlers

One scenario being bandied about has Jon Lester coming back to Boston (although he's putting his Newton house up for sale) and the Red Sox also adding James Shields. If you're into that possibility, it might behoove you to watch tonight's AL Wild Card game (8PM Eastern, TBS). Both aces will face-off against one another in the stupid "lose one game and go home"...
Via FenwayNation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: James Shields, Max Scherzer, Jon Lester

The New York Yankees could possibly be looking this offseason at the top free agent starting pitchers who are James Shields from Kansas City, Max Scherzer from Detroit, and Jon Lester from Oakland.#456105466 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by George A. King III on nypost.com:Max Scherzer, James Shields and Jon Lester are the premier free-agent starters and the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your TOC 2014 MLB Postseason predictions

The Postseason will be upon us in a matter of hours as the A’s battle the Royals in the AL Wild Card matchup. From the first pitch thrown by James Shields forward, we’re going to be in baseball overload as the NL Wild Card matchup, the Division Series, Championship Series, and World Series all roll along until their conclusion in a matter of weeks. Who will prevail? The TOC staff...
Via The Outside Corner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your TOC 2014 MLB Postseason predictions

The Postseason will be upon us in a matter of hours as the A’s battle the Royals in the AL Wild Card matchup. From the first pitch thrown by James Shields forward, we’re going to be in baseball overload as the NL Wild Card matchup, the Division Series, Championship Series, and World Series all roll along until their conclusion in a matter of weeks. Who will prevail? The TOC staff...
Via Bloguin Best
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Money Matchup: James Shields vs Josh Reddick

In a one game situation one matchup in a game can make a world of difference between winning and losing, with a pitcher on the mound like Jon Lester going against the Royals it could be even bigger than normal. For Big Game James and the Royals one A's hitter has done much more against him than any other, making this matchup as big if not bigger than any other.NamePAABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS...
Via Pine Tar Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blogger Roundtable: Wildcard Games

Welcome to the second Batting Leadoff Blogger Roundtable. Each week the Batting Leadoff team will each contribute their opinion on one of the game’s most pressing topics. This week the focus is on predicting the victors of each Wild Card Game!  Bryan Holcomb –  Both Wild Card games figure to feature some pretty good starting pitching, but overall, each matchup is lopsided...
Via Batting Leadoff
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals', A's set rosters for AL wild card

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals manager Ned Yost went with a nine-man pitching staff and Oakland counterpart Bob Melvin opted to keep eight pitchers for their AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night. The winner advances to face the Los Angeles Angels in the American League Division Series on Thursday. The Royals are sending James Shields to the mound to start their first postseason game in...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletics, Royals set rosters for AL wild-card

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Royals manager Ned Yost went with a nine-man pitching staff and Oakland counterpart Bob Melvin opted to keep eight pitchers for their AL wild-card game Tuesday night. The winner advances to face the Los Angeles Angels in the divisional series Thursday. The Royals are sending James Shields to the mound to start their first postseason game in 29 years. He'...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Few Pieces of Advice for Ned Yost

Tonight, the Royals and A’s play a single-game elimination to determine the winner of the American League Wild Card, with the winner going on to face the Angels starting on Thursday. Both teams have their best starters on the mound, and Jon Lester versus James Shields is about as good a match-up as you can […]
Via Fangraphs
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

AL Wild Card: A’s vs. Royals

Source I’m sure I’m far from the only Red Sox fan rooting for Jon Lester to lead the A’s to a Wild Card win over the Royals tonight. But hoping for victory from one of Red Sox Nation’s most mourned 2014 departures isn’t the only reason to back Oakland over Kansas City. The starter for the Royals is James Shields. Yes, this James Shields: (Interestingly enough, former...
Via In The Neutral Zone
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Game James Shields Set To Go in Wild Card Game for Royals

The Kansas City Royals will appear in the postseason for the first time since 1985 when they host the Oakland Athletics Tuesday night in the Wild Card game. If the Royals win, they will play the Los Angeles Angels, who won a major league-best 98 games. A loss sends them home before October begins. The Royals will trot out their ace, James Shields, who has acquired the moniker...
Via Baseball News Source
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Daily Grind: AL Wild Card Game

Kansas City Royals (J. Shields) vs Oakland A’s (J. Lester) -105 Kansas City hosts Oakland tonight in the American League Wild Card game. James Shields goes up against, playoff veteran, Jon Lester for Oakland. Both pitchers come in throwing extremely well. Shields has thrown a quality start in 9 or his last 10 outings and Lester has thrown 10 straight quality starts. Oakland is...
Via Sports Mockery
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

AL Wild Card: Small markets, big rewards

The Phillies are out of the postseason for the third straight season. It stinks, but baseball will go on and I will be paying attention. It gets started tonight with the American League Wild Card game, or the play-in game. The Kansas City Royals, in the postseason for the first time since 1985, host the Oakland Athletics, a team much more familiar with the postseason in recent seasons...
Via Macho Row
21 hours ago  |  Discuss
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