Ryan O"hearn

RECAP: Junis keeps shoving to take down Chicago

Take away June and July and let him exclusively face the American League Central and Jakob Junis might be the best pitcher in baseball. Now, remove any of those elements from the equation and things get a little more squirrely. Fortunately, that didn’t matter this is September and those were the White Sox and Junis […]

Jorge Bonifacio

RECAP: This one was special even by Royals standards

That the Royals scored six runs in an inning didn’t just lose—they relinquished the lead in the very next half-inning, before even recording an out—is some real Royals BS, even for the 2018 version of the franchise. The mind fairly reels at the myriad ways Ned Yost’s hapless band has strolled to [checks notes] sweet […]

Dozier celebrate

RECAP: Junis mystifies Tribe in series-opener

Okay, so Jakob Junis two-hitting the Cleveland Indians—not their Triple-A team or the Pedro Serrano/Rick Vaughn/Hats for Bats version of them—reignites the theory that perhaps there is something a little special about Junis after all. He started his season like a house on fire, going 5-3 with a 3.51 ERA in his first 10 starts […]

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 […]