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More Mid-Season Grades for the Royals

By: Conrad McGorkin and Brian Graham   After yesterday’s double-header sweep of Tampa Bay, the Royals finished the first 81 games with a 48-33 record, good for a 96-66 pace. It’s the second best 81-game start to the season (51-30, 1976). Defense: 43 E, .986 FPCT, 784 A, 2151 PO, 2978 TC The Royals defense has once again been outstanding, again. Ranked fourth...
Via Royals Blue
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' pitching woes return in loss to Reds

Using relievers becomes tricky enough in interleague play when the potential need for a pinch hitter arises. A short outing by the starting pitcher doesn't make things any easier. For the second time in four games, the Minnesota Twins' bullpen was forced into action plenty early in a National League park. Twins starter Mike Pelfrey lasted two-plus innings Monday -- his shortest start...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Gallo crushes 471-foot home run

Texas Rangers rookie Joey Gallo can hit baseballs real far. Minnesota Twins rookie JR Graham can throw baseballs real fast. What happens when Gallo connects with a Graham fastball? Well, this. Huh. Well then. Joey Gallo, your power is intriguing to me, and wish to subscribe to your newsletter. The bomb went 471 feet, in case anyone is curious Even the home runs are bigger...
Via The Outside Corner
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Gallo obliterated this JR Graham pitch

Texas Rangers rookie Joey Gallo can hit baseballs real far. Minnesota Twins rookie JR Graham can throw baseballs real fast. What happens when Gallo connects with a Graham fastball? Well, this. Huh. Well then. Joey Gallo, your power is intriguing to me, and wish to subscribe to your newsletter. The bomb went 471 feet, in case anyone is curious Even the home runs are bigger in Texas...
Via Bloguin Best
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Outfielder Alex Rios set to return to Royals' lineup

CHICAGO (AP) Alex Rios is expected to return to the Kansas City Royals' lineup for Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs following 1 1/2 months on the disabled list with a broken left hand. Rios has been sidelined since April 13, when he was he by a pitch from Minnesota's J.R. Graham. He joined the Royals on Friday after a four-game injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple...
Via AP on Fox
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Extra pain

The Pirates entered the night 0-5 in extras…but hey, all of those were on the road, and this time around they had to be feeling kind of good after coming back to tie it up after a quick 3-0 hole….annnnnd now it’s 0-6. This team is in a bad place right now. Sure, they were able to recover after it looked like another disastrous Jeff Locke outing. Locke deserves credit for righting...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Why do you think Minnesota Twins rookie J.R. Graham wears stirrups?

Minnesota Twins rookie J.R. Graham wears stirrups so his legally mom can tell where he is on the field. With his mom being legally blind, @JRGraham013 wears stirrups so she can tell him apart on the field. #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/GYi7WggIFZ— Dustin Morse (@Twins_morsecode) April 13, 2015“It’s a very nice gesture,” Julie told FOXSports.com in March. “It’s always nice...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins rookie wears stirrups so legally blind mom can see him

  Minnesota Twins rookie J.R. Graham might look like he’s paying homage to baseball’s past, but there’s a lot more to it than that.   Graham was able to crack the Twins’ opening day roster, and he probably pleased some baseball purists when he was seen wearing stirrups. However, Graham’s throwback look actually is a way to help his mother find him on the field...
Via NESN.com
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Player Wears Specific Socks So Blind Mom Can See Him

Grab your tissues folks, it’s about to be one of “those” stories. According to CBS Sports, Minnesota Twins rookie pitcher J.R. Graham stood out from the rest of the team when he wore stirrup socks, while other members of the team went with traditional garb. This wasn’t because he was rebelling against the dress code, or even has superstitions. Graham’s mother is legally...
Via Sportsnaut
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

J.R. Graham’s debut a bright spot for Twins in loss

J.R. Graham threw two shutout innings yesterday in the Minnesota Twins 4-0 Opening Day loss to the Detroit Tigers and was the only relief pitcher that the Twins had to turn to. This marked a successful Major League debut for the 25-year old righty as he was able to save the team from reaching deep into the bullpen despite the four run loss, allowing them to keep a fresh group of...
Via Baseball Essential
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins and Roster Change from Last Year

With the Gopher basketball season now essentially over and spring training getting started, I have begun starting to kind of think about baseball.  Usually when I think about baseball I think about the Twins, unfortunate as that is.  So to start, I'll take a look at the roster changes vs. last year, which you should have probably guessed because of the title of this post.ADDITIONS...
Via Down with Goldy
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Notes on Baseball, and a Little Hoops

It's the middle of winter, I have a billion days off, and there's lots going on that I haven't gotten to.  So here's some of that.-  First off, the Torii Hunter signing.  Ugh.  Hate it.  Absolutely hate it and it was made for all the wrong reasons.  So all the moms and wives and sisters and casual fans will say "Yay!  I love Torii Hunter I'm so glad he's back let's go to a...
Via Down with Goldy
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins select P Graham in Rule 5 draft

The Minnesota Twins have been active in recent Rule 5 drafts, and this year was no exception. The Twins on Thursday took right-handed pitcher J.R. Graham from the Atlanta Braves. Graham, 24, spent last season with Double-A Mississippi and was 1-5 with a 5.55 ERA in 27 games (19 starts). He struck out 50 batters and walked 26 in 71 1/3 innings. Graham was a fourth-round pick by the...
Via Fox Sports North
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Day 3: Quiet day for Braves, but talks continue

After an active first two days of the Winter Meetings, things slowed down for the Braves on Wednesday, to the point where the most newsworthy item -- like a lot of things involving this franchise -- was part of the 2017 move to SunTrust Park. The team released artists renderings of the planned mixed-use development and Derek Schiller, executive vice president of sales and marketing...
Via Fox Sports South
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves make first round of roster cuts

The Braves made the first cuts of the spring Friday, optioning one player and re-assigning 13. Right-handed pitcher Aaron Northcraft was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett, making him the only member of the 40-man roster affected. Hard-throwing pitching prospects J.R. Graham and Jason Hursh and speedy center fielder Matt Lipka among those reassigned to minor league camp, along with left...
Via Fox Sports South
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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