Royals hope to carry momentum of comeback into finale with Nats

Stephen Strasburg may have learned more about himself from his first rocky beginning to a start then he did when he was mowing opposing hitters down from the get-go.It's pretty common knowledge to the rest of baseball that the Washington Nationals' one-time phenom had it all working in April, and he'll try to continue a pattern of becoming stronger as the game wears on in Wednesday...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rally gives Royals much-needed boost

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer stood next to manager Ned Yost in the dugout when Alex Gordon started the ninth inning with a single as the Royals trailed, 6-4, on Tuesday night.
5 hours ago

Royals Report: Vintage Rally Down Nats For 7-6 Win

The Royals showed why they are World Champions Tuesday night, staging a three-run ninth inning rally after looking all but dead for a 7-6 walkoff win over the Washington Nationals at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Royals win runs their record to 14-12 on the season. Washington drops to 18-8. Really, the KC Royals appeared […] Royals Report: Vintage Rally Down Nats For 7-6 Win...
Via Kings of Kauffman
5 hours ago

Royals Rough Road Trip

The Kansas City Royals are looking to bounce back from a six game road trip that they would like to forget. The Royals went 1-5 on this road trip and in those 5 losses they were only able to score a total of 7 runs. The Royals were finally able to pull out a win on their final game of the trip against the Seattle Mariners this past Sunday. The struggles in this road trip stemmed...
Via Hot Stove MLB
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Royals 7, Nationals 6; Walkoff Bliss

It wasn’t the fifth game of the World Series, or even a high-stakes October ballgame. Yet, it kind of felt the same. The Royals needed a win. Badly. They jumped out to an early lead, saw the Nationals chip away, put their bats away for the middle innings, and finally broke out in the later innings. It was a win. It felt like an important win. After watching eight innings of struggle...
Via BP Kansas City
6 hours ago

Cain you dig it? KC walks off in 9th vs. Nats

Lorenzo Cain singled with two out in the ninth inning, driving in Mike Moustakas, as the Royals rallied for three runs off Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon for a pulsating 7-6 win on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
7 hours ago

Moustakas dealing with left thumb injury

On Monday, Royals manager Ned Yost said he was keeping third baseman Mike Moustakas out of the lineup simply to "give him a day."
11 hours ago

KC Royals: Numbers Behind The Struggling Offense

The KC Royals have been shut out three times in four games. This time we look at the production of the lineup and the numbers behind the Royals struggling offense. At the risk of stating the obvious, the Kansas City Royals need to score more runs.  As of the 3rd of May, the Royals have […] KC Royals: Numbers Behind The Struggling Offense - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman...
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14 hours ago

Hosmer, Davis Named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month For April

Kansas City Royals Release The Kansas City Royals announced that first baseman Eric Hosmer has been named Royals Majestic Player of the Month for April, while right-handed pitcher Wade Davis is the club’s Pitcher of the Month. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by local media. Hosmer led the club in hits (29), batting...
Via Hot Stove MLB
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How Double Plays Have Been Doubly Painful For Royals

One of the most aesthetically-pleasing plays in baseball, in my opinion, is the 4-6-3 double play. There’s just something almost majestic about the artistry middle infielders display. The footwork and creativity needed to get the ball to the bag. The lightning-quick hands to get the ball from glove to hand. The arm strength to fire the ball another 90 feet. And it’s all happening...
Via BP Kansas City
19 hours ago

Royals Time Machine: All-Time Defensive Team

The Royals are now in their 48th season since the franchise was founded in 1969. Here is my pick for a defense lineup created from the greatest single seasons compiled at all nine positions. The Kansas City Royals teams that won the last two American League pennants are known for their defensive prowess. Both teams […] Royals Time Machine: All-Time Defensive Team - Kings of Kauffman...
Via Kings of Kauffman
22 hours ago

Royals Pitchers Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

A few trends have begun to emerge during this young baseball season. Some are good. Some are not so good. All have time to change. But for now, one of the most disturbing trends for the Royals isn’t actually about the sputtering offense but rather the pitching staff and their inability to keep runners off base. They’re limiting hits quite well (they entered play yesterday with...
Via BP Kansas City
22 hours ago

The Royals Have Their Lead-off Man

  Danville, Kentucky — Folks, it didn't take long, but the spreadsheet gazers of the world are already questioning the wisdom of World Series Champion™  Ned Yost. Overreacting to a couple of games of lukewarm offensive production in April, folks are calling for ALCS MVP Alcides Escobar to be demoted from the lead-off spot of the batting order. The calls are growing...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals halt skid with 4-1 win over Mariners

SEATTLE -- Eric Hosmer homered, Ian Kennedy took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals ended a long scoreless streak and a five-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.Lorenzo Cain had an RBI single and scored a run, Alcides Escobar had three hits and also scored for the Royals, who had been shut out in the first two games of this series...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals snap losing streak with 4-1 win against Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Eric Hosmer homered, Ian Kennedy took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals ended a long scoreless streak and a five-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Lorenzo Cain had an RBI single and scored a run, Alex Escobar had three hits and also scored for the Royals, who had been shut out in the first two games of this...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hitting with Runners in Scoring Position is Remedy to Royals Offensive Woes

The Royals enter today’s afternoon tilt with the Mariners hoping to avoid consecutive sweeps and a winless, 6-game road trip, which would be the longest losing streak since dropping seven straight from August 17-24, 2013. In the process, the Royals (12-11), who have lost five straight for the first time since May 1-5, 2014, are in the midst of a 26-inning scoreless streak...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons Royals fans shouldn’t panic

The Royals have struggled at the plate early in the season.  However, there is no reason to panic. The Royals have struggled early on, especially at the plate and with runners in scoring position.  Hitters seem to be pressing too much at the plate and trying to be “the guy” to get the Royals out of their slump.  In the process, the Royals have lost five straight for...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals run into first dry spell of 2016

The Kansas City Royals have been the talk of baseball the past two seasons; winning the World Series last season and finishing runner-up the year before. But the boys in blue have hit a rough patch as of late, falling to third place in the AL Central. If tonight’s game against the Mariners goes south, that would push the Royals losing streak to five straight; which would be the...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals April report

The Kansas City Royals were one of the teams with the highest odds at winning the American League and also winning the World Series in 2016. Currently going through a four-game losing streak during the end of April and having a record of 12-10, the Royals have been dethroned in the American League Central during the month of April. Dethroned to a surprising Chicago White Sox club...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Okay, who stole the Kansas City Royals player off that billboard?

As far as we know, every member of the Kansas City Royals has been accounted for. A life-sized Royals figure reminiscent of the old Starting Lineup figures, on the other hand, is a completely different story. A billboard located on Interstate 435 advertising the defending World Series champions featured a life-sized Royals player popping out of the billboard advertising Hy-Vee...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stolen 14-foot outfielder from Royals billboard located (pics)

Police were able to quickly the close the investigative portion of a case involving the theft of a 14-foot, 150-pound outfielder from a Kansas City Royals billboard after it was discovered nearby the location from where it originally was stolen. BEFORE & AFTER: the stolen $7,500 @royals outfielder from this @LamarOOH billboard was handmade in @TheCityofBR.
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Slider Moves Differently to Different Locations

I gave Royals’ right-hander Chris Young a bit of an incredulous look — “You’re throwing the slider a ton this year!” He shrugged. Sure. “It’s okay, you can throw it inside and out, and it’s been good. But it moves a little differently depending on where you throw it.” Young then mimicked the release point when trying to throw a slider inside to a right-handed hitter...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Goods and Bads of Lorenzo Cain’s Struggles

Lorenzo Cain has had a rough go of it so far. That much we can say with absolute certainty. Cain’s coming off a seven-win season in which he finished second runner-up — behind Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout — for the American League MVP, and there was also that whole world championship thing. The Royals weren’t — and aren’t — a team built around stars, but if there was...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura puts shaky first behind him in Royals' 6-1 win over O's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura settled down after a shaky first inning, Eric Hosmer homered to continue his hot streak and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday.Alex Gordon also went deep before the Royals strung together a series of hits in a four-run seventh that broke the game open. Hosmer finished 2 of 4 to push his AL-leading on-base streak to...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon gets tip of cap from Royals for great play

Alex Gordon made a truly spectacular catch to rob Justin Upton of extra bases on Thursday, and he received a tip of the cap from his entire team as a sign of recognition for the incredible play. Upton led off the top of the fourth for the Detroit Tigers with a drive to left center that looked like a double in the making. But Gordon made his way from left field to the gap and made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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