Nate Karns

Karns and the Solo Shots

Nate Karns has been a very good starter for the 2017 Royals. He’s made seven starts and posted a 3.63 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 39.2 innings. Lately, he’s been especially adept at getting the strikeout with 29 in his last three outings, spanning 17.1 innings pitched. His strikeout rate is up a bit from […]

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Climbing

The Royals just completed a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles to push their record to 16-21. They remain in last place in the American League Central. They still have the worst record in the American League (though they’re now tied with the A’s). Typically a rise to a 70-win pace isn’t cause for optimism, but […]

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Bring On The Kids

It’s time for a painful reckoning. Even discussing this is not fun. But yes, it is time to prepare ourselves to say goodbye to many of our favorite Royals. Sure, they’ll come back to Kansas City from time to time, wearing different colors, and some people will boo them while others give them ovations for […]

Apr 18, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6) dives for a ball in the eleventh inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants at Kauffman Stadium. The Giants won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Line In The Sand

Here lie our beloved Kansas City Royals, one of five teams in baseball with a winning percentage under .400. Now, if you had projected the Royals, Blue Jays and Giants to be lumped in with the Braves as the worst teams in baseball, go ahead and sell the wife, kids, cars and house and head […]

Joakim Soria

Soria’s Revenge

Joakim Soria is good again. At least he has been to this point. In 15 appearances spanning 15.2 innings, he’s given up five runs (four earned) on 12 hits. He’s struck out an excellent 24 and walked seven. He has a 2.30 ERA, a 1.74 DRA, a 1.28 FIP and a very good number for basically […]

Alcides Escobar

The Return Of Esky Magic

The answer was right there all along. Alcides Escobar is here to save the day. You know the story. Escobar was inserted in the leadoff spot on September 13, 2014 with the Royals in a fight for the playoffs. And they started winning. And winning. And winning. Since that date, no Royal has hit at […]