What is it about The K that makes the Tigers feel so at home?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- That giant pop you heard Thursday night was the Detroit Tigers sticking a pin in the Royals' balloon. A night after the Royals scored their most dramatic triumph of the season, they got mauled by the Tigers, 16-4. That is not the way the Royals wanted to start this huge four-game series with the first-place Tigers. "We just didn't pitch well,"...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Guthrie delivers an eephus pitch to Torii… Torii laughs

There’s been plenty to laugh about tonight during the Tigers/Royals game. The Tigers’ hitting (which has been phenomenal yet again), Raul Ibanez playing left field, Ned Yost, the Royals’ pitching… And speaking of the Royals’ pitching here’s Jeremy Guthrie making an eephus pitch to Torii Hunter (made famous by Bugs Bunny) who laughed it off. As you may remember, Hunter...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Second Go-Around For Ibanez Needs More Production

After last night’s contest, the tone of this had to be changed completely. A clutch 3-run homer from All-Star catcher Salvador Perez gave the Royals a lead in the ninth inning, and eventually preserving a winning road trip.One of the big stories earlier in the week was how much newly-acquired outfielder Raul Ibanez would play. If the Tampa Bay series gave any indication, it was...
Via Pine Tar Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Perez's ninth-inning heroics couldn't have come at a better time for Royals

Given the horrible news that preceded it, the finale of the Royals' series with the Rays couldn't have started under much more of a cloud. But a finish that saw the Royals pull off their most stunning and dramatic win of the season removed some of the sting. At least for a night. Catcher Sal Perez, with the Royals facing the strong possibility of losing the series, losing...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Salvy, Bullpen Lead Royals Over Rays, 5-4

To put it plainly: Today sucked… Until about the ninth inning. Three hours prior to todays game, the Royals announced that All Star left fielder, Alex Gordon would be scratched from todays lineup, and will undergo an MRI tomorrow in Kansas City for a sprained wrist that he injured during the Cleveland series. To add insult to the wound, the team also announced that Jason Vargas...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Drop Game 2, 4-3

Entering tonight, Jason Vargas was the proud owner of a 1.52 road ERA. I’d say that it went up just a smidge. It was not a horrible start by any means. Just short of a quality start, Ned Yost took Vargas out after throwing 5.2 innings of decent baseball. 1.68 is his new road ERA, which leads the league. Jason Vargas threw 5.2 innings while only allowing two earned runs. It wasn’t...
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1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians what to watch: Divisional matchups will determine Tribe's fate

CLEVELAND -- After going 4-4 on one of the flukier road trips out west in team history, the Indians are back at Progressive Field for a 10-game homestand that could go a long way toward determining if they are buyers or sellers when the trade deadline arrives at the end of the month. Going into the start of a three-game series against Kansas City, Cleveland (41-43) is eight games...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas deals, Ibanez homers to help Royals take series in Minnesota

This is how you follow up a 10-2 clunker -- by shutting out your opponent. The Royals bounced back with a solid 4-0 blanking of the Twins on Wednesday afternoon, thus taking the series, 2-1. Left-hander Jason Vargas gave the Royals exactly what they needed -- a big-time outing in which he shut down the Twins on four hits through seven innings, while walking two and striking out five...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas shines in Royals' 4-0 win over the Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jason Vargas threw seven scoreless innings, Raul Ibanez homered in his second game for Kansas City and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 Wednesday. Vargas (8-3) allowed four singles and two walks while striking out five, allowing only two runners from a diluted Twins lineup to reach second base. Mike Moustakas and Jarrod Dyson hit RBI singles in the second inning...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

With arrival of Ibanez, do Royals deal Aoki once he's healthy?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The arrival of veteran Raul Ibanez is designed to give manager Ned Yost a proven left-handed presence off the bench, as well as depth at the corner outfield positions. It also is bound to create an interesting roster decision once outfielder Nori Aoki comes off the disabled list. Aoki is eligible to return Saturday, though club officials believe he is still a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Take a Shot, Sign Raul Ibanez

KANSAS CITY, MO — Last year Raul Ibanez, 42, smacked 29 home runs for the Seattle Mariners which got him a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. After batting .157/.258/.265 in 57 games, the Angels released the veteran of 19 big league seasons. That provided every team in the Major Leagues an opportunity to pick up Ibanez and that it exactly what the Kansas City Royals did...
Via Baseball News Source
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals News and Notes

Today the Royals welcomed back an OLD friend to the team.  Raul Ibanez was signed after being released by the Angels earlier this month.  Ibanez brings in a Royal slash line of .157/.258/.265 with 3 homers in just under 200 plate appearances.  Not exactly staggering numbers, but the career body of work makes me somewhat hopeful that the return to friendly confines will wake up...
Via Royals Blue
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals bring back familiar face in Ibanez; DFA Maxwell, Ciriaco

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Seeking to improve the Royals' bench, general manager Dayton Moore signed veteran Raul Ibanez, who resurrected his career in Kansas City, and called up utility infielder Christian Colon, the team's top pick in 2010. Ibanez, 42, will give the Royals a veteran left-handed bat off the bench for now, as well as depth in right field, left field and even first...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Sign 42-Year-Old Raul Ibanez To Major League Contract

A week after being released by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Raul Ibanez has found a home with a familiar team. The 42-year-old outfielder signed a major league contract with the Kansas City Royals, whom he played three seasons with from 2001 to 2003. Ibanez reached the 15-home run and 90-RBI plateaus twice during his three-season stint with the Royals. This year with the...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Pujols is injured and struggling, reflecting on Ibanez’s career

The June 24th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Pujols is injured and struggling, reflecting on Ibanez’s career and much more… The Story: Albert Pujols is injured and struggling, still owed $189 million. The Monkey Says: Tell us something we don’t know. The thing is, I actually think there is still talent there to be highly productive, but...
Via Monkey with a Halo
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Raul Ibanez released, Trout gets his own shoe

The June 23rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Raul Ibanez released, Trout gets his own shoe and much more… The Story: Raul Ibanez released a statement after he was released by the Angels. The Monkey Says: Lest you think it was something where he called the Angels out, it was quite the opposite. Raul, classy as ever, thanked the organization and...
Via Monkey with a Halo
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez waived by Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have requested waivers on 19-year veteran outfielder and designated hitter Raul Ibanez for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. The highlight of his brief stay with them was on April 12 when he hit a tying three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning against the New York Mets' Jose Valverde for his 2,000th career hit....
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels release veteran DH Raul Ibanez

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It didn't work out the way the Angels or Raul Ibanez envisioned it. In 57 games Ibanez hit just .157 with three home runs and 21 RBI in his lone season with the club. On Saturday, the Angels requested waivers on Ibanez, granting him his unconditional release. "He brings so many intangibles," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Unfortunately,...
Via Fox Sports West
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez has been released!

Angels fans just got their wish. Raul Ibanez has been released: Today the #Angels have issued an unconditional release to veteran Raul Ibanez. Best to him, one good dude. — Eric Kay (@EKayAngels) June 21, 2014 It looked as if the Halos were on the verge of choosing to send C.J. Cron down to the minors, but instead, Ibanez will be released and Cron figures to take over as the primary...
Via Monkey with a Halo
19 days ago  |  Discuss

S.O.S.: No one can find Raul Ibanez's foul ball at Progressive Field

How many Indians fans does it take to find a foul ball in the highest regions of Progressive Field? Many tried but none succeeded in locating Raul Ibanez's disappearing foul ball Tuesday night. Ibanez skied a 1-1 pitch from Indians starter Josh Tomlin up into the upper deck of the park, the ball appearing to bounce somewhere near the last row. The search and rescue mission for...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians fans give up on search for Raul Ibanez's foul ball (VIDEO)

After Raul Ibanez hit a foul ball into a section of the upper deck Tuesday night, dozens of fans gathered in search of the souvenir to no avail.The barren landscape of Progressive Field was littered with the zombie-like Indians fans who couldn't locate the lost ball until they all finally gave up.It looks like Ibanez's ball has fallen prey to baseball's version of the...
Via The Other Paper
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton could return Monday, Ibanez not in danger of losing roster spot

The May 21st, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton could return Monday, Ibanez not in danger of losing roster spot and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton will start a rehab assignment at Triple-A on Thursday with a goal of being activated from the DL on Monday. The Monkey Says: The tweet says Friday, but it is actually going to be Thursday...
Via Monkey with a Halo
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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