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A sweep: the Royals beat up the Astros

After being swept by the rebuilding Minnesota Twins, the KC Royals went to visit the rebuilding Houston Astros and swept them. The Royals won 5-1 on Thursday night in dominating fashion, led by ace James Shields. Shields rebounded from an awful start in Minnesota (though he was only charged with one earned run) to strike out […]

Royals centerfielder Lorenzo Cain during 2014 spring training (Jen Nevius).

Royals lose Lo-Cain to DL

My one wish for the 2014 season in regards to the KC Royals was for a healthy Lorenzo Cain. Lo-Cain got hot around the same time I was in Surprise during spring training and he had carried that over to the early season. He was hitting .333 with two doubles, five RBIs, and two stolen […]

Mike Moustakas (Jen Nevius).

Royals homer and beat the Astros in 11 innings

There were homers galore at Minute Maid Park, as the KC Royals beat Houston, 5-4 in 11 innings. When you mention the Royals, you do not think homers, but on Wednesday night, they were hitting them in Houston. The big blow came via Mike Moustakas in the 11th inning to break the tie. Yes, Moose […]

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Let’s play two: a doubleheader in the Bronx for the Cubs

Mother Nature had it in her mind not only to ruin Jackie Robinson day yesterday, but my day off as well. With no evening plans, I woke up to the idea of watching the Cubs play the Yankees on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Of course, the game was postponed […]

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Royals break their losing streak in Houston

After not being able to beat the rebuilding Minnesota Twins, the KC Royals beat the ever-rebuilding Houston Astros Monday night by a 4-2 final. Both teams scored a single run in the first, before the Royals took the lead for good with two runs in the third. Omar Infante hit his first home run of […]

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Rays: Matt Moore to have Tommy John surgery

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore announced he will have Tommy John ligament replacement surgery. He’s expected to be out for a year. I used to love the name Tommy John. My dad started the tradition of naming pets after athletes when he and my mom brought home kittens called Tugger (Tug McGraw) and T.J. […]

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Royals Weekly Awards: Week 2

Things did not go so well in the second week of baseball for the KC Royals and their four full season minor league affiliates. The Royals went 2-4 last week and are coming off being swept at Minnesota. They are just 4-7, which is last in the American League Central. The Royals are 0-5 on […]

Blue Rocks starter Christian Binford on April 12, 2014 against Winston-Salem (Jen Nevius).

Good pitching on display this weekend in Wilmington

With the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks leading the Carolina League in pitching with a 2.66 ERA and their opponent, the Winston-Salem Dash, in second with a 3.14 ERA, it was expected that this series would be all about pitching. The weekend games did not disappoint. The Blue Rocks had the first base runner of Saturday […]

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We need to talk about Edwin

Edwin Jackson started his third game of 2014 Sunday and looked mostly like the Edwin Jackson we came to know and resent. He allowed four runs on eight hits and four walks in six innings to the Cardinals in what became a 6-4 loss. But we ought not to worry, because Edwin feels better this […]

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Royals get swept by Twins

The KC Royals wasted yet another strong start by Jason Vargas, as they were swept by the Minnesota Twins on Sunday by a 4-3 score. All seven runs were scored over the seventh and eighth innings. The Royals had actually fought back to take the lead on Eric Hosmer‘s two out, RBI double, only to […]

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Rays struggling with RISP

The Tampa Bay Rays have relied upon strong pitching, great defense, and minimal hitting to win three of their past five ball games.  A good buddy of mine, Art Pollock, a tremendous Rays’ fan and season-ticket holder until his recent passing, always said that “Baseball is a sixty percent game.” Basically, if you win six […]

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Royals drop two straight to Twins

Supposedly, the Minnesota Twins are rebuilding. Well, in the last two games, they have been pounding the KC Royals. They won again on Saturday afternoon, 7-1. And ace James Shields was on the mound and he looked terrible. After allowing one run in the first, Shields then allowed six runs in the second. SIX! He […]

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Royals drop first game to lowly Twins

Heading into this weekend series in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Twins pitching staff has been atrocious. So you would think that this would be the PERFECT time for the KC Royals offense to break out. Wrong! The Royals were pounded by the Twins, 10-1. The lone run scored on a botched double play. They were held […]

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Bring on St. Louis: Cubs @ Cards, 7:15 CDT

After a disappointing to some/in-line with expectations to others opening homestand, the Chicago Cubs hit the road again tonight in St. Louis. The last few years, the expectation has been that the Cardinals will more than likely always beat our beloved North Siders. That doesn’t stop me from offering up small sacrifices to any deity […]

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Roster moves aplenty for Royals Triple-A affiliate

The KC Royals Triple-A affiliate have been making quite a few moves over the last few days. Omaha has seen their roster change pretty much every day since the season started. Aaron Brooks has yet to make a start in 2014 because he was called up to the big leagues for the first time in […]