O'Hearn

RECAP: Keller shoves, O’Hearn swats in series-opening win

[extremely ‘Boomhauer from King of the Hill’ voice] Dangol’ baseball funnyol’ game, man. Dangol’ Royals beatin’ the Blue Jays, manya just don’ know what you’ll see on any given night man. The Royals had won three series openers since June 1, all started by Danny Duffy. The last non-Duffy series-opening win came May 18. The […]

Ned Yost

RECAP: Royals bullpen gives up late runs to complete the sweep

Driving back from an impromptu end-of-summer trip for the second anniversary of my 29th birthday (do the math, kids) I realized something: The Royals hadn’t disappointed me once this weekend. In fact, I had no idea what had happened. I’d been completely off the grid and it was liberating, particularly after zooming through the recaps […]

Splash

RECAP: We’ve fallen into a parallel universe where the Royals beat the Cubs

Heath Fillmyer hasn’t been up long enough for me to not still be regularly calling him “Hunter Fillmyer” (who Hunter Fillmyer is has been the subject of great consternation for me; I know that name from somewhere, dang it!) but for seven innings his relative anonymity didn’t seem to matter. The Cubs—World Series champions as […]

May 5, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) drives in a run on an error by Detroit Tigers center fielder Leonys Martin (not pitctured) in the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

RECAP: Royal beating administered in Chicago

Dannnnnnng y’all. The White Sox are really bad now. I’m not saying this as a good development, although the Royals won a game (and the series!) by defeating the White Sox 10-5. But for the grander scheme—bottoming out, securing draft position, the hallmarks of rebuilding baseball teams—it’s a bad development. The Royals have six more […]