Team Meeting Sparks Club, Royals Beat Sox 7-1

  Alert the presses: The Kansas City Royals scored seven runs tonight. Without Eric Hosmer (hand contusion) and Lorenzo Cain (rest) I was afraid that that would be a tall task for Kansas City. Alas, it was not. Mike Moustakas got the scoring started with a solo homerun in the second inning. The White Sox would rally in the fourth inning with a “Big Donkey” Adam Dunn homerun...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lifeless Royals Lose Again, 2-1 To Red Sox

Here are some tasteful stats that Ryan Landreth has dug up that may give you no hope at all for the Kansas City Royals. “The Royals have outhit their opponent 11 times in their 47 losses, with another 7 times matching their opponent’s hit total. In another 13 games, they’ve had no fewer than two less hits than their opponent did. The Royals have lost 47 times. In just 16 of...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 16 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 16 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re evolving Jarrod Dyson, evaluating Henderson Alvarez, and evangelizing for Jesse Hahn. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few lesser-known, lesser-considered, or lesser-owned players...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hitter's interference call infuriates Royals in agonizing loss to Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The frustration level is mounting these days within the Royals' clubhouse. Center fielder Lorenzo Cain was visibly upset -- and his locker neighbor Jarrod Dyson was even more furious -- over one of the most controversial calls of the season, a hitter's interference call in the eighth inning that short-circuited a rally that seemed likely to push the Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Memo: To Royals Fans

  For the better part of three decades, Royals fans have only known the feeling of disappointment. There have been few bright spots, few glimmers of hope, and few reasons to, quite frankly, even remain a fan at all. For much of this time, fans have asked repeatedly for only one thing from Royals ownership and management. Give us a team that matters. Something relevant. A team that...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Need Every Edge and Don’t Help Themselves

Coming into the season, the 2014 Kansas City Royals were the best team on paper that this city has seen for at least 20 years. We talked about this before the season, but even with that title and honor, this version of the Royals was still probably not one of the five best teams in the American League. Things do change, however, and we've learned in the first half (plus a bit...
Via Pine Tar Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Recap: Royals Blank Twins

The Kansas City Royals have been the shocker of the season this year, and they continued rolling forward with a shutout win against the Minnesota Twins. The scoring started early in the 2nd inning when Mike Moustakas singled, scoring Raul Ibanez and giving the Royals a 1 run lead. Jarrod Dyson singled later in the 2nd, scoring Moustakas to give the Royals a 2 run lead. Kansas City...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dyson returns to a familiar role as Royals search for offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just when Jarrod Dyson perhaps thought he might have locked down a somewhat full-time job, along comes Raul Ibanez. Ibanez was in the lineup for the second straight day Wednesday, hitting sixth, as manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore obviously are trying to jumpstart an inconsistent offense. It would appear now that Ibanez wasn't brought in just...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals First Half Breakdown

    The Kansas City Royals have reached the halfway point at 42-39. The season thus far has been a let down, for me at least. The Royals headed into May at 14-12, but things would head south. Kansas City would saunter through the month winning a mere twelve games. They would need to have a miraculous turn around if they were going to fulfill the expectations of the fans. Just like...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fire and Rain Don’t mix: Royals fall miserably 6-2

    This game was absolutely miserable. There were so many things wrong with this game. Where do I begin? First of all, The Kansas City Royals are the worst at managing rain delays. After a four-hour rain delay, there might have been 1,000 people left in what started out as a 21,000+ crowd. Secondly, after the team was already down 2-0 at the end of the second rain delay, it almost...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Aoki's role could be diminished when he returns from the DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For over a month now, we have seen quite a bit of the outfield of Alex Gordon, Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain. It is, without question, the fastest, most ground-covering trio the Royals can employ, especially in the vast stretches of the Kauffman Stadium outfield. Manager Ned Yost knows this, of course. He began using that trio over a month ago specifically for...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals can't catch a break in final frame, drop heartbreaker to Dodgers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Oh, my. You can't get much more unfortunate than the Royals did on Wednesday night. With the tying run on second and one out in the bottom of the ninth, Lorenzo Cain rifled a shot headed for the right-field corner and extra bases. It looked like the Royals had the scored tied 5-5 with the winning run possibly on second or maybe even third because of Cain&...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome Back, Zack: Royals Beat Dodgers 5-3

Welcome back, Zack! The Royals roughed up their former teammate for five earned runs in just 5.2 innings. The fans of Kansas City certainly did not give Zack Greinke a warm welcome. The same can be said for the guys we traded for him. Lorenzo Cain had two hits as well as Alcides Escobar. The hit parade got started with a Salvador Perez solo bomb to left field. Two batters later,...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Dyson powers Royals with bat, glove in 5-3 victory over Dodgers

The tributes poured in while Jarrod Dyson lay crumpled at the base of the center-field wall in Kauffman Stadium. On the mound, Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie removed his cap. In the crowd, the fans on hand for a 5-3 victory delivered a standing ovation. As he loped back to the dugout, Dodgers sophomore showman Yasiel Puig, the victim of Dyson’s outfield robbery, doffed his helmet...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Cy Young winner bites the dust courtesy of the Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Guess all it takes is a Cy Young winner to show up and get the Royals' offense going again. For the third time in a week, the Royals knocked out a Cy Young winner, this time Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke, in a 5-3 win Monday night that snapped a four-game skid. Last week the Royals roughed up Detroit's Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer. The Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat Dodgers 5-3 to end four-game skid

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Zack Greinke and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night to end a four-game losing streak. Guthrie (5-6) allowed two runs and seven hits while winning his third straight start. He was buoyed by an offense that had only scored eight runs total during...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Guthrie dominates Detroit Tigers as Royals win 10th straight game 2-1

Ned Yost strutted past a clubhouse table soaked in water, the residue of yet another Royals celebration. The team’s tell-tale strobe light pulsed, the players reveled in a 2-1 besting of the Tigers and outfielder Jarrod Dyson brushed gobs of foam from his hair. “Shaving cream,” fellow outfielder Lorenzo Cain said from a seat nearby Dyson. “That’s what happens when you...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals 9, Indians 5: Poor defense returns as Tribe drops opener in KC

During the Cleveland Indians’ previous 10 games—where they won nine of them—one usual complaint when quiet: The poor defense. They floundered to start the season, while averaging an error per game and leading the American League in unearned runs. But in the midst of the recent hot streak, the defense tightened up. It reminded me of a football offensive line. You only really...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki Gets Racked by Fly Ball

by John Viril— Nori Aoki may have won 6 gold gloves as a centerfielder in Japan, but in the United States his fielding is an adventure. You could make a blooper reel out of his awkward plays in the field for the Royals this season. Aoki’s goofy season in right continued Friday night at the Rogers Centre in Toronto when he attempted to make a play on a foul ball. Instead, the...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Omar Infante, Royals bail out James Shields in 8-6 victory over Toronto

As he rounded third base, desperate for an opening to tie this baseball game, Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson turned his eyes across the diamond. When the throw bounced, he knew just what to do. “I saw the ball kick out,” Dyson said. “And then I just turned on the boosters.” He scored on a two-out throwing error by former All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes. An inning later, Omar...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals suffer stinging 4-3 loss in series finale at Anaheim

Yet another loss that is going to sting. The Royals seemingly had a win and the series locked up as they held a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh. With the Royals' bullpen, those types of leads are almost automatically converted into wins. Not this time. A ground-ball double by the Angels' Mike Trout off right-hander Kelvin Herrera in the seventh made it 3-1,...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals outlast the Angels for huge win in 13 innings

OK, so there probably are no "must-wins" in May. But the Royals, reeling a bit from three losses in four games, really needed a feel-good victory Saturday night in Anaheim, California. And they got it, thanks to seven flawless innings of relief from their outstanding bullpen, and with a little help from the Angels defense. The Royals won 7-4 in 13 innings, pushing across...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' offense awakens, but six runs aren't enough in loss to Chisox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This was bound to happen sooner or later: The Royals' offense finally rose up, but for once, a Royals starter couldn't hang onto a lead. Staked to a 5-0 first-inning lead, left-hander Jason Vargas simply didn't have it. He gave up three homers, the last of which was a two-run bomb to center by Paul Konerko that ended Vargas' night in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers finish the sweep of Royals, who are none too pleased about it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- All you need to know about the Tigers-Royals weekend series can come from a quote from skipper Ned Yost. Yost was asked if there was anything positive at all to come out of the weekend at the hands of the Tigers. "No. Not really," he said. "They're really hot right now and we're not." OK, then. Yost's response was understandable...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Close friends Dyson, Cain will be after same CF job again when Cain returns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- First and foremost, Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson wants to be known as a team-first kind of guy. But make no mistake, a fire burns inside him that is fueled by a desire to be an everyday player. "I have a lot of pride in me, sure," Dyson tells FOXSportsKansasCity.com. "I feel I can go play anywhere and lead off and play center field. I think...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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