WADE DAVIS NEWS

Twins move on up after Royals get caught standing around

The object of the game is to score “runs,” which seems like a pretty big clue: Standing in one place is a bad idea. The Royals made that mistake twice Sunday, once while they were in the field and once while they were at bat, and the Twins were the beneficiaries both times, leading to a 4-3 victory over Kansas City and a sweep of their three-game series at Target Field. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Davis plays Santa Claus, Gifts Twins with Win

by John Viril— ‘Tis the season to be jolly—if you’re pitcher Wade Davis and the Kansas City Royals—who gift-wrapped a 4-3 win for the Twins on Sunday. The Kansas City Royals finished a miserable weekend sweep against the lowly Minnesota Twins with a flurry of presents from set-up man Wade Davis. Asked to protect a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth with men on 1st and...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It's time to turn to Herrera for Royals' eighth-inning job

Kelvin Herrera, the Royals' nation turns its lonely eyes toward you. The Royals clearly are auditioning for a bridge to closer Greg Holland, and considering how difficult it is for the Royals' offense to score these days, that job is now critical to the team's psyche -- they simply can't afford to blow the rare leads they get. Sunday's loss was a crusher -- a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis' throwing error sends Twins over Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Pitcher Wade Davis made a wild flip home on a comebacker in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins rally to sweep Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pitcher Wade Davis made a wild flip home on a comebacker in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep. A madcap sequence put the Twins ahead and a crazy play ended it, too. With two outs and none on in the ninth, Mike Moustakas popped a ball straight up. As he stood to watch it in the batter...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins rally to sweep Royals

Brian Dozier scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by Royals pitcher Wade Davis.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen arms can't throw a strike, spit up the lead in distasteful 4-3 loss

I won't say this is how bad teams throw away games, but this certainly is how struggling teams give away games. After a rare and remarkable three-run rally from the Royals' pitiful offense gave them a 3-2 lead in the eighth ining, the Royals' struggling bullpen immediately coughed up the lead. And what has to be frustrating for manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals score three times in eighth, but Davis' throwing error gives Twins 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pitcher Wade Davis made a wild flip home on a comebacker in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep. A madcap sequence put the Twins ahead and a crazy play ended it, too. With two outs and none on in the ninth, Mike Moustakas popped a ball straight up. As he stood to watch it in the batter'...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heroes are abundant in Royals' 4-3 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  Mr. Clutch, Sal Perez, picked up right where he left off last year, coming through when the Royals needed him. Perez's RBI double with two out in the bottom of the eighth put the Royals ahead for good at 4-3 as the Royals evened their mark at 2-2. And no, we have no idea why the White Sox pitched to Perez with first base open and the hitless Mike Moustakas...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvador Perez leads Royals past White Sox for second straight win

Salvador Perez flipped his bat as he sprinted down the first base line, a small but telling expression of his excitement. His eighth-inning double provided the winning run in a 4-3 Royals victory over the White Sox on Saturday, and saved the team from the frustration of another bullpen blowup. Alex Gordon cracked a two-out double to set the table for Perez. The two extra-base hits...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Perez go-ahead double lifts Royals over White Sox

Wade Davis let the White Sox tie it at three when gave up two runs in the eighth on two singles, a walk, a hit batter and sacrifice fly, but Royals right fielder Norichika Aoki prevented the White Sox from taking a lead when he made a lunging catch off a line drive to end the eighth with two runners on base.
Via FOXSports.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Like it should be: Davis and Holland lead bullpen bounce-back in Royals' win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It took 327 pitches and three hours and 37 minutes to finally resolve the Royals-White Sox game, and in the end it came down to which team could locate one or two pitchers who could simply throw strikes and get someone out. First, enter Wade Davis, the Royals' new Luke Hochevar, who has assumed Hoch's role as the primary setup man to closer Greg Holland...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Norichika is 'Aoki Dokie' and so is the Royals' bullpen in home opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- What the Royals' 7-5 win over the White Sox in the Kauffman Stadium home opener lacked in grace it certainly made up for in terms of necessity. With the home folks a little skittish after the Royals suffered back-to-back walk-off losses in Detroit, the Royals took care of business at home with a 13-hit effort that likely eased concerns. 3 UP THE CLOSER(S)...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Bullpen Blows Second Game in a Row

by John Viril— Egads! The Kansas City Royals bullpen was supposed to be the strongest part of the team. After posting the lowest ERA mark in A.L. since 1990, and returning the same group that dominated 2013, expectations for the group are high. Instead, it has blown two straight games in Detroit. First it was Wade Davis giving up a walkoff single in the bottom of the 9th inning...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Just one game, but bullpen collapse could reveal magnitude of Hochevar loss

We all know the Royals' formula for winning. Get solid starting pitching, play Gold Glove defense, get a few timely hits and then let the shut-down bullpen do its job. Oops. That shut-down bullpen was anything but in the season opener Monday, a 4-3 loss to Detroit. Aaron Crow, shaky down the stretch last season, surrendered a run on a wild pitch in the seventh and gave up the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals look like they could finally catch the Tigers

KANSAS CITY -- There's no secret that the Royals' offseason moves the past two years were designed with one purpose: To catch the class of the Central Division, the Detroit Tigers. And finally, it looks like general manager Dayton Moore's moves -- along with the maturation of his youngest players -- are enough to close the gap on Detroit and give the Royals a realistic...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Coffee: No Need to Worry About Royals Relievers

Last season, the Kansas City Royals had one of the best bullpens in all of baseball, led by Greg Holland, Luke Hochevar and others. This year, the general consensus is that the bullpen would once again be a strength of the team based on the fact that most of the bullpen returns from last year. As spring training opened, though, the Royals lost Luke Hochevar to Tommy John surgery...
Via Pine Tar Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields, Vargas to start season for Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- James Shields and Jason Vargas will start the Kansas City Royals' first two games of the season at Detroit. Manager Ned Yost announced opening starters Saturday and says Wade Davis is no longer a candidate for a spot in the rotation. Davis made 24 starts before being sent to the bullpen last season. Yost says the decision on Davis was made after...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade Davis is no longer in the running for a rotation spot

The Royals gave Wade Davis a chance to win a rotation spot this spring even after he struggled as a starter last season, but Royals manager Ned Yost told Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star this morning that the 28-year-old right-hander is out of the fifth starter competition and will pitch out of the back end of the bullpen in 2014. It’s the right call, as Davis posted a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Move Davis to Bullpen, Lose Myers Trade

The Royals announced their decision to move Wade Davis to the bullpen today.  While I agree with this decision it should push some clouds in the direction of the folks who were in favor of the Wil Myers trade.  In the end it looks like the Royals traded the AL Rookie of the Year and his six years of service time for two years of James Shields as a starter and a over a half of season...
Via Pine Tar Press
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Football Stadium Expansion Update

Mississippi State Associate A.D./Facility Management & Construction Bobby Tomlinson provides an update on the Davis Wade Stadium expansion project.
Via mississippistate.scout.com
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Long shot or not, Wade Davis still thinks he can be a starter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For now, right-hander Wade Davis still considers himself a viable candidate for the Royals' rotation. And manager Ned Yost has dutifully said Davis will get every opportunity to win the job. But realistically, it certainly appears Davis is a long shot to beat out Yordano Ventura, Danny Duffy or Luke Hochevar for that final spot. The Royals discovered last...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Season Football Tickets Prices Set

MSU MEDIA RELATIONS - - As excitement builds toward the grand opening of the newly expanded and renovated Davis Wade Stadium following Mississippi State’s fourth consecutive winning football season, the 2014 MSU football season pricing structure has been set, the Bulldog Club announced Friday.
Via mississippistate.scout.com
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ned Yost says Luke Hochevar, Wade Davis in line for jobs in 2014 Royals rotation

The working plan for putting together the Royals’ rotation, two weeks prior to Christmas, is to give a long spring look to Luke Hochevar and Wade Davis for the final two slots. Both pitched effectively last season in the bullpen — Hochevar for the entire year — after struggling as starters. “I’m anxious to see Hoch give it a shot as a starter again,” manager Ned Yost...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide will travel to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday in a match-up of two schools on the opposite end of the SEC totem pole this season. Alabama (9-0) has its sights set on a third consecutive National Championship while Miss St. (4-5) is currently under .500 on the year. Coverage of the game between Alabama and Mississippi...
Via Tireball.com
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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