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Royal Fiascos in the First

I’m sure I’m not the only person who noticed the Royals gave up a lot of runs in the first inning this season. Far too often, the team found itself in a hole from which they could not escape. Whether it was a single run or nine, it seemed like the Royals were constantly needing to […]

Edinson Volquez, Kansas City Royals

Royals Pitchers: Gutted by Grounders

What would you say was the biggest problem for the Royals’ pitching staff this year? If you said they gave up too many runs, you would be correct. Giving up runs is bad! However, compared to the rest of the league, the Royals were right around average, in terms of runs allowed. As Darin pointed […]

Dillon Gee, Kansas City Royals

Lean on Gee: The Importance of Average

Baseball teams love to have great pitchers. They want great starting pitchers. They want great relief pitchers. They want guys who are able to put up ridiculous, eye-popping, ace-like numbers. If a team has a staff chock-full of great pitchers, that team is probably going to win a lot of baseball games. That’s the strategy: build […]


Diamonds in the Rough 9-1-16

Just three affiliates played Thursday, going 1-2, with the Blue Rocks and Chukars both dealing with rainouts. HR Roll Call – Ryan O’Hearn (22) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Ryan O’Hearn: 2-4, HR BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Ofreidy Gomez: 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K […]


Diamonds in the Rough 8-22-16

Royals’ affiliates went just 1-5 on Monday. HR Roll Call – Chris DeVito (8), Gabriel Cancel (4) BP Kansas City Hitter of the Day – Chris DeVito: 2-3, HR, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI BP Kansas City Pitcher of the Day – Randy Acevedo: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K […]

Peter Moylan, Kansas City Royals

The Quietly Clutch Royals Reliever

Think about the Royals bullpen this year. Without looking at any numbers, who would you say have been the three best relievers this season? Do you have three in mind? Great. You probably immediately thought of Wade Davis, and then Kelvin Herrera. Easy enough. How about that third one? Luke Hochevar? Matt Strahm? Brian Flynn? […]