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Royal Rewind: Re-watching the 2014 Wildcard Game

It’s December, and my baseball withdrawals are in full swing. I was having a bit of anxiety, so I decided to re-watch the 2014 Wildcard game. Let’s go back, shall we? Royal Rewind: This was the game that Kansas City fans have dreamed of for a very, very long time. For the first time in 29 tedious years, there was finally new life in the Royals fan base. They fought so...
Via Royals Blue
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals’ Yordano Ventura Honored Oscar Taveras During World Series

Not talked about enough during the FOX telecast, but Royals’ starter Yardano Ventura honoring Oscar Taveras on his cap was an awesome gesture. Game 7 tonight. The post Royals’ Yordano Ventura Honored Oscar Taveras During World Series appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Panda: Ventura is probably jealous of my World Series rings

Your browser does not support iframes. In case the drama of Game 7 of the World Series isn’t enough simply for the fact that it’s, well, Game 7 of the World Series, Pablo Sandoval provided a little extra spark when speaking to reporters about Yordano Ventura after Game 6 on Tuesday night. Ventura, who led...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Yordano Ventura Honors Oscar Taveras (Photo)

Rookie Yordano Ventura put on his cap with the words “R.I.P. OT #18” written on the front in tribute to his late friend, Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, who died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic Sunday night. Then the young Royals right hander silenced the Giants with seven innings of three-hit ball on Tuesday night to send the World Series to a seventh game. The...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How wrong could I have been? Hey, I was only off by ten runs. No biggie. The Royals truly surprised me. It wasn't a surprise that Jake Peavy struggled or that the Giants would be in big trouble if they had to go to long relief. I am surprised by Yordano Ventura who ended up being every bit as good in this series as Madison Bumgarner. And so we are headed to Game Seven. Everyone...
Via The Flagrant Fan
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Grieving Royals' Ventura performs beyond his years in Game 6 gem

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nearly an hour after the game, Jeremy Guthrie was sitting in the Royals' dugout, talking with a friend, not at all stressing about his upcoming Game 7 start. I mentioned to Guthrie that I intended to write about the poise of his rookie teammate, right-hander Yordano Ventura. Not just because Ventura had just beaten the Giants 10-0 to win Game 6 of the World Series...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' Ventura pays tribute to friend, Taveras, with gem in Game 6

  Yordano Ventura honored his close friend Oscar Taveras the best way he could. With the initials of the late Cardinals outfielder scrawled on his hat, the Kansas City Royals' rookie flamethrower mowed down the hot-hitting Giants on Tuesday night. Ventura allowed three hits over seven innings in a 10-0 rout of San Francisco that forced a deciding Game 7. ''If he was still here,...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Hang Ten, Force Game Seven With Giants

The pressure was definitely on the Royals to win tonight. It’s simple: More pressure means a better performance, less pressure means a worse performance. This game had all the pressure on the Royals, and absolutely no pressure on the Giants, and it showed. As baseball mourned the loss of Cardinals young outfielder, Oscar Taveras, one man in particular took it hard: Yordano...
Via Royals Blue
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura dedicates Oscar Taveras with Game 6 World Series victory

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 would become a special day for baseball. Former Cardinals rookie outfielder and 22 year old Oscar Taveras was laid to rest as his funeral was held in his home town Dominican Republic following the car accident with he and his girlfriend, Edililia Arvelo, who also passed away back on Sunday. Later that night, back in the United States, back in Missouri...
Via Cardinals Farm
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals crush Giants to force Game 7

The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 10-0 to force a Game 7 in the 110th World Series. Yordano Ventura, 23, pitched seven shutout innings, giving up just three hits.  The Royals took a seven run lead in the second inning as eight of the first nine batters got hits. Jeremy Guthrie starts Wednesday night for Kansas City and Tim Hudson for San Francisco in a rematch...
Via Sports-Glory
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals' Ventura pays tribute to friend with gem

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Yordano Ventura found his own way to honor his close friend Oscar Taveras on Tuesday night, pitching the Kansas City Royals past the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of the World Series. With the initials of the late Cardinals outfielder scrawled on his hat, along with ''RIP'' and Taveras' minor league jersey number, Ventura mowed down the hot-hitting Giants...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: One win away

Yordano Ventura threw seven shutout innings in Game 6 in honor of the late Oscar Taveras (usatoday). The Kansas City Royals took out all frustration from the last two games Tuesday night and defeated the San Francisco Giants by a 10-0 final. Yordano “Ace” Ventura through seven shutout innings, while allowing only three hits, and eventually leading Kansas City to victory and forcing...
Via isportsweb.com
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Yordano Ventura dedicates start to Oscar Taveras

Oscar Taveras was a top prospect and likely had a long career ahead of him before it was cut short by a car accident in the Dominican Republic that killed him and his girlfriend Sunday. The death of the 22-year-old St. Louis Cardinals right fielder sent shock waves through Major League Baseball, and players all around the league took to social media to express their sorrow and offer...
Via NESN.com
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura writes tribute to Oscar Taveras on hat

Yordano Ventura showed his support for countryman Oscar Taveras by writing visible messages on his hat and cleats for Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday. Taveras, a 22-year-old prospect from the St. Louis Cardinals organization, tragically died on Sunday after crashing his car in the Dominican Republic. His 19-year-old girlfriend was a passenger...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series Thread: Giants vs. Royals, 8:00 PM (Game 6)

San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals Tuesday 10/28, 8:00 PM ET at Kauffman Stadium Jake Peavy (1-1, 3.68) vs. Yordano Ventura (0-0, 4.42) With a 3-2 games lead, the Giants are just one win away from their third world championship in the last five years, but getting that final win on the road in Games 6 and 7 has proven more difficult that you might imagine. The Giants could...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura dedicating Game 6 to Oscar Taveras

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura will try to keep his team’s season alive when he takes the mound on Tuesday night. Like many others, Ventura will be playing with a heavy heart. Ventura has dedicated his Game 6 start against the San Francisco Giants to the late Oscar Taveras, the 22-year-old St. Louis Cardinals...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Four questions for Game 6 of the World Series

Credit: AP/Charlie Riedel The 3-2 World Series deficit facing the Kansas City Royals has them in desperate need of a win. Despite trailing the resilient San Francisco Giants, don’t expect the Royals to be anxious during Game 6. Kansas City will be supported by an energetic home crowd that should have a considerable impact on the players. When watching Game 6, here are four questions...
Via Reading Between The Seams
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals turn to Yordano Ventura in World Series Game 6

  The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues. Yordano Ventura gets the ball Tuesday night with the Royals trailing 3-2 in the World Series, the same position they were in when they sent Charlie Leibrandt to the mound against St. Louis 29 years ago. Kansas City won 2...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues. Yordano Ventura gets the ball Tuesday night with the Royals trailing 3-2 in the World Series, the same position they were in when they sent Charlie Leibrandt to the mound against St. Louis 29 years ago....
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals turn to Ventura in World Series Game 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues. Yordano Ventura gets the ball Tuesday night with the Royals trailing 3-2 in the World Series, the same position they were in when they sent Charlie Leibrandt to the mound against St. Louis 29 years ago...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Letting Yordano Ventura Exceed Innings Limit

Courtesy of Fox Sports Innings limits have become the norm in baseball and for many it’s at the cost of great baseball. Sure you want to take care of young arms but treating all pitchers the same doesn’t make sense. No two bodies are the same and the Royals are trying to push their young co-ace Yordano Ventura past an innings limit many clubs stick to, in hopes of winning the...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ventura Has Proven Himself Big League Ready…..Again

You knew they weren’t going down without a fight. Time and time again this year, the Royals have fallen behind and been beaten down. After a Gregor Blanco solo shot to open the game, the “Here we go again” narratives began writing themselves. Enter Billy Butler and the Royals offense. Shut down the night before by one of the game’s premiere pitchers, the bats came alive and...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series Game 2: Preview, Pick, and Prop Bets

Madison Bumgarner did not disappoint last night as he cruised through the Royals line up in Kansas City to win Game 1 for the Giants. The last 5 winners of Game 1 have gone on to win the World Series. Let’s dig in to Game 2 for tonight’s action. Kansas City Royals (Y. Ventura) vs San Francisco Giants (J. Peavy) Yordano Ventura toes the rubber for the Royals tonight looking...
Via Sports Mockery
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals’ Yordano Ventura Learning, Growing From Pedro Martinez’s Wisdom

Yordano Ventura is turning to former major league ace Pedro Martinez as a source of wisdom. Ventura, like many pitchers who grow up in the Dominican Republic, idolizes Martinez. The Kansas City Royals’ young fireballer has a unique connection with Martinez that already has proven beneficial. “For me, Pedro Martinez has always been that player for me from the Dominican that I...
Via NESN.com
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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