Friday Notes

Friday Notes

When the Yankees came to town at the start of last week, the Royals were starting a 13-game stretch where they had a chance to almost undo the brutal start to their season. They were sitting at 16-21. Going 9-4 would get them back to .500, but even an 8-5 run would probably be enough […]


Rough Waves Ahead (BP Kansas City Episode 57) The Royals passed the quarter pole of the 2017 season and so far have been consistently inconsistent. The rough patches have them looking up at the rest of the American League and there’s a lot of work to do to turn it around. Can they? It’s going to take some help but that help […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-24-17

A 2-6 day for the Royals affiliates with a pair of wins at Low-A. HR Roll Call: Mauricio Ramos (7), Zane Evans (3), Emmanuel Rivera (3) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Mauricio Ramos 3-8, 2R, 2b, HR, 2 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Geoffrey Bramblett 4.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 […]

Alex Gordon

Alex the Used-to-Be Great

When Alex Gordon signed the largest contract in Royals history in January of 2016, many fans loved that he was going to stay in the only home he’d ever known. Some were worried about his age, but even most of those worriers figured it wouldn’t be an issue in the first couple years of the […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-23-17

The Royals affiliates split the two games that finished, while Lexington and NW Arkansas were suspended. HR Roll Call: Tanner Stanley (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Chris DeVito 2-4, 2-2b, RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Cristian Castillo 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-7 GO-FO, 76p/48k Wilmington Blue […]


Lift Off

If you can squint, you can see the lone bright spot of the Royals season thus far. It’s the starting pitching. It’s what kept them in games (they eventually lost) in April. And while it’s regressed a bit in May, the rotation is still helping them out for the most part. Sure, there are clunkers […]


Diamonds in the Rough 5-22-17

A solid 3-1 day for the affiliates with big wins at Low-A and High-A. HR Roll Call: Ramon Torres (5), Cam Gallagher (1), Anderson Miller (7), Chase Vallot (5), Nicky Lopez (2), Wander Franco (2), Joe Dudek (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Nicky Lopez 2-4, 2R, HR, 3b, 2 RBI, BB, SB (9), CS […]

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