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 […]


Play The Kids

If it were me, Ryan O’Hearn would be the Royal tasked with replacing Eric Hosmer. And while that in itself would be enough to be getting on with if you’re O’Hearn, there’s Nick Pratto nipping at your heels and really, aren’t first basemen the most interchangeable pieces on a baseball chessboard? Isn’t that why Hunter […]