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Mike Moustakas Elected to Naturals Hall of Fame

SPRINGDALE, AR – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals proudly announce that Mike Moustakas, a member of the 2010 Naturals and current Kansas City Royals third baseman, has been elected as the third inductee into the Naturals Hall of Fame. Moustakas, the second overall pick in the 2007 June Amateur Draft joins fellow 2010 teammate Clint Robinson and former Manager Brian Poldberg as...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Drop Rubber Match with Twins

  The Royals lost their second straight game, dropping an afternoon matchup with the Minnesota Twins 8 to 5.  This was the rubber match in the series with the Royals having won the first contest and the Twins winning yesterdays game. Jason Vargas took the mound for the Royals, but only managed 3 innings. He was hit hard and often giving up 10 hits, 5 runs (4 earned) with...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

When Should You Start Believing in Mike Moustakas?

Mike Moustakas was supposed to be the Royals’ savior. When he came up in 2011 he was hailed as the second coming of George Brett, just like Alex Gordon in 2007, and Eric Hosmer earlier the same year. The hype around Moustakas was insane. The guy got a standing ovation when he hit the on-deck circle before his first at-bat. Talk about pressure on a young kid. As we all know,...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Crazy 8th Pushes Kansas City to 7-0 as they Down the Twins, 12-3

7-0? Yeah, 7-0.   After embarrassing the Angels in a three-game series, they traveled up north to Minnesota to face a Twins team that has only one win on the season. There aren’t very many words to describe the Twins’ performance today, but they  were about four elephants short of a three-ring circus.   Like the last few games, the opposition scored a leadoff...
Via Royals Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Until further notice, Royals should be considered AL frontrunners

As a lousy pickup basketball player, I’m well acquainted with the sensation: I’m open. I have a clear look at the basket. I catch the pass cleanly. I square up, release . . . and then realize, as soon as the shot leaves my fingertips, that I’ve chucked up a brick. That’s how I feel about having predicted the Kansas City Royals will miss the playoffs. One week into the season...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Sweep Halos, Take Game Three 9-2

Last year, it took Kansas City twenty games to hit eight home runs. This season, it took only six games. The Royals even added one more long-ball today as tensions flared when the Royals handled the Angels with relative ease to sweep them in three games. Sounds familiar, right?   After notching a series win yesterday with their number five starter, Jeremy Guthrie, the Royals...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #5: The Moose is loose and must be stopped – Royals 6, Angels 4

Why can’t the Angels stop Mike Moustakas? This is a player that the rest of the league has had no problem containing since he broke into the league, yet the Angels can’t seem to solve the riddle that is Moose. He’s smashing homers against them. He’s making huge defensive plays. Heck, he even stole a bag in this game, probably just to mock the Angels. This isn’t a thing...
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Moustakas, Perez homer in Royals' 6-4 win over Angels

Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered during a five-run fourth inning against Jered Weaver, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) threw 94 pitches in his season debut, allowing four runs and six hits in seven innings as he...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustakas, Perez homer in Royals' 6-4 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered during a five-run fourth inning against Jered Weaver, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) threw 94 pitches in his season debut, allowing four runs and six hits...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: White Sox’s Adam Eaton makes opening bid for catch of the year

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of MLB’s opening week and make grand declarations that completely lack perspective. But the diving catch Adam Eaton made in Thursday’s game between the White Sox and Royals has a damn good chance of being viewed as the best catch of the 2015 season. Yes, the season is only five days old. But are we going to see a better catch over...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: White Sox’s Adam Eaton makes opening bid for catch of the year

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of MLB’s opening week and make grand declarations that completely lack perspective. But the diving catch Adam Eaton made in Thursday’s game between the White Sox and Royals has a damn good chance of being viewed as the best catch of the 2015 season. Yes, the season is only five days old. But are we going to see a better catch over...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dazzling Defense and Edinson Volquez Lead the Way to a 4-1 Victory of Chicago

The Royals wrapped up their first series of the year on Thursday afternoon. Edinson Volquez was solid in his debut for the club as the Royals beat John Danks for the first time ever, 4-1.   Scoring got started right out of the gate today when Alcides Escobar smacked a leadoff double, and eventually scored on a series of sacrifice hits by Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bombs Away

Last year the Kansas City Royals were built on team speed, defense and a strong bullpen.  This was the new recipe for success in a small market.  Placing a higher value on Defense than on-base percentage, and realizing limiting the other team to 6 innings in which to score would ultimately land this team in the playoffs.  But then a funny thing happened in October.  The Royals decide...
Via Royals Blue
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals look to complete first season-opening sweep since 2008

The Kansas City Royals lost two key pieces of a lineup that guided them to the World Series, with another slated to sit out Thursday. The current group has shown it has plenty of pop, but now it'll have to figure out a pitcher most of the Royals have been unable to solve. John Danks looks to slow the Kansas City offense once again as the visiting Chicago White Sox try to avoid a...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Around Dominance, Royals Best Sox, 7-5 to Take the Series

Well, well… The Royals are starting things off with a bang this year. After a 10-1 blowout on Opening Day, things were much closer today, but with the same outcome: A Royals win!   After a bit of tension buildup on Opening Day, it was unclear at the game’s start whether it would carry over to today. Well, that mystery was solved in the first inning. After Mike Moustakas...
Via Royals Blue
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals know 'they can do it' -- and will try to do it again

Kansas City had little trouble handling the Chicago White Sox to open the follow-up to its AL pennant-winning season. The Royals have usually fared well against Jose Quintana, and they'll look to keep the White Sox left-hander winless against them Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Alex Rios hit a three-homer in his Kansas City debut and Yordano Ventura pitched into the seventh...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Royals Beating a Dead Moose?

This years Royals opening day felt a little different. For the first time in nearly 3 decades, it was as much about a celebration as it was about moving on to a new season. Typically, opening day represents the start of something brand new that offers hope. For 2015, it almost seems like a continuation. The Royals are, and will be defending American League champs for the continuation...
Via Royals Blue
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Moustakas Hit One Out to Left-Center

This time of year, we’re always asked, what should fans believe in? For five or six weeks, we issue constant reminders not to pay much attention to spring-training statistics. And when there are finally real, new, meaningful statistics, it’s still important to bear in mind that small sample sizes make noise of almost everything. It’ll […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Bust Out the Bats, Win 10-1 Over Sox on Opening Day

Yes, it was cold. Yes, it was also wet. Yes, the sun didn’t make an appearance until the game’s conclusion. None of that matters though. Opening Day, rain or shine, is a good time for everyone even if you didn’t make it out to the ballpark. The Royals decided that they would change things up this year. Aside from batting Mike Moustakas second, which is absolutely flabbergasting...
Via Royals Blue
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Moustakas hits grand slam in Royals' victory

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Mike Moustakas hit a grand slam in a seven-run first inning as the Kansas City Royals outslugged the Texas Rangers 11-7 Monday. Alex Gordon, who also homered, and Eric Hosmer each had three of the Royals' 15 hits. Rangers starter Lisalverto Bonilla retired only one of eight batters he faced before being pulled after 37 pitches. He allowed five hits, walked one...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer, Moustakas, Rios lead Royals past Giants

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios each had two hits as the Kansas City Royals defeated a San Francisco Giants split squad 4-2 Sunday. Hosmer, who hiked his batting average to .353, doubled in the fourth and scored on Rios' single. Rios also doubled in the sixth and scored on Salvador Perez's single. Moustakas had an RBI double in the sixth. "We swung the...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hosmer, Moustakas, Rios lead Royals past Giants 4-2

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios each had two hits as the Kansas City Royals defeated a San Francisco Giants split squad 4-2 Sunday. Hosmer, who hiked his batting average to .353, doubled in the fourth and scored on Rios' single. Rios also doubled in the sixth and scored on Salvador Perez's single. Moustakas had an RBI double in the sixth. Alex Gordon...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Moustakas smacks first homer of the spring in loss to Brewers

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Gerardo Parra and Khris Davis combined to drive in seven runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4 Wednesday. Parra, acquired in a July 31 trade with Arizona, hit a three-run homer in the fourth and had a sacrifice fly in the second. Davis contributed a two-run double in the first and added another RBI double in the fifth. Wily Peralta, who...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Book Trailer: The Silence, The Series, and The Season of Sungwoo

It happened, right? I mean, last year really happened. Or was it just a dream? Because at this time last year, we were pretty miserable. We were staring at the final few months of James Shields and a Mike Moustakas who was “Spring Training hot” right in the face. The season started and by July, it […]
Via Pine Tar Press
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Lineup Slowly Revealing Itself

As the Royals cruise their way through spring training with what is now an 8-1 record, it can be difficult at times to not read into every little thing that happens. Every time Mike Moustakas hits a ball to the left side to beat the shift, it’s natural to wonder if maybe he really means […]
Via Pine Tar Press
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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