Herrera out

RECAP: The March to 110 rolls on in loss at Tampa

The campaign to #MakeTheRoyalsScoreAgain finally resonated. Fitting it would be in Florida, amirite? And sure, two-through-four in the lineup were 1-for-the-evening, and that one came with two outs in the ninth and the Royals mustered no walks against a staff walking nearly nine percent of hitters faced this season. The Royals managed to score more […]

Whit Homer

RECAP: Salvy wore a sombrero and somehow it gets worse

Nobody, but nobody, snatches defeat away from the jaws of victory quite like the Royals. The incredible part is that they can do it against the White Sox, nobody’s idea of a Murder’s Row offense, and make it look so charmingly easy. Matt Davidson wasn’t even involved, which is the true irony of ironies. Royals […]

rain

RECAP: Royals beat weather, Jays to earn split

A two-hour, 14-minute rain delay for these two teams to continue their inexorable march toward 162 games seems downright silly to me. I get it, every effort should be made to always play all 162 unless there are extenuating circumstances. Players deserve the opportunity to stat-pad for contract purposes. Fans bought tickets. If you have […]

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 […]