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Hammel’s sterling effort wasted in first game of doubleheader

Whoa. Jason Hammel pitched a complete game. Part of this, it’s true, is due to the singular nature of his accuracy and his pitch economy in Friday’s doubleheader opener against Detroit. He was deep into the eighth before he reached 80 pitches, finishing eight innings for the first time since 2015 and his first complete […]

Apr 12, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer (32) delivers i the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview: Royals at Detroit Tigers, April 20-22

The Royals get to take on one of their fellow basement dwellers this weekend in what’s become a four-game set due to the postponement from a couple weeks ago. Of course, the Royals will really have to do some winning this series in order to actually be on the same level as the Tigers, who […]

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Friday Notes

I’ve thought quite a bit about Buddy Bell over the first three weeks of the season and his famous quote about never saying it can’t get worse. Somehow, it just keeps getting worse for the Royals bullpen. At this point, something is going to have to change, and some of it might just come naturally […]

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Giving it One Last Ride – The Comeback of Bryan Brickhouse

The 2011 draft was supposed to be the “one,” the draft that kept it all going. After all, the Royals had already been named by prospect hounds everywhere as having the best-ever farm system earlier in the year. During that 2011 season, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez, Johnny Giavotella and Danny Duffy were all graduating […]

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Race to the Bottom (BP Kansas City Episode 97)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/04/19/race-to-the-bottom-bp-kansas-city-episode-97.mp3 The Royals lost every game since our last episode. Some by blowout, some by blown save. Shaky offense, shaky bullpen, and not enough starting pitching. It’s rough. Is there help on the way? Well, things can probably only get better, right? There are some players performing in the minor leagues who could help and […]

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