Aug 4, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview: Royals at Tampa Bay Rays, August 20-23

If nothing else, the Royals next opponent, the Tampa Bays, are interesting. Because of the American League and the American League East specifically, they have no chance to compete for a playoff spot, so they were pretty significant sellers at the deadline, and even before, having made a relatively big trade before anyone. But even […]

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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 […]

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Series Preview: Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals, August 10-12

The Royals welcome in their neighbors from the east, the St. Louis Cardinals in a much needed respite from their city. It hasn’t been a great season for the Cardinals, but they’re still within striking distance of the wild card in the National League, albeit bunched up with a handful of teams. They made some […]

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Series Preview: Royals at New York Yankees, July 26-29

When you have powers like the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees squaring off, the whole baseball world will take notice. The Yankees, of course, are one of baseball’s best teams, owning the second best record in the whole sport. It’s unfortunate for them that the best record belongs to the team ahead of […]