In Praise Of Jarrod Dyson

You know how I know the Royals are just going through a rough patch and haven’t suddenly completely forgotten how to play baseball? It’s because Jarrod Dyson is still starting, and when Dyson starts, the Royals win. Now you may be looking at your screen quizzically. But Darin, you say, Dyson isn’t a super-important piece […]



On Thursday, April 14, the Royals beat the Houston Astros 6-4 at Minute Maid Park. It was their third consecutive win, pushing their overall record to 7-2. A great follow-up to their championship season. Over their next 16 games, they won just six, scoring a total of 43 runs. Yikes. That’s an average of 2.7 […]


RECAP: Royals 8, Tigers 6; The Return of Dyson

In their first contest against their division rival, the Royals emerge with a win. Except it may not feel like a win. The headline perhaps ignores the storyline in that the Royals bullpen did their best Dave Dombrowski era Tiger bullpen impersonation. Salvador Perez was your offensive star of the game, driving home five runs […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-17-16

A 2-2 day on the day for the minor leaguers despite plenty of offense. HR Roll Call – Samir Duenez (1), Ryan O’Hearn (3), Bubba Starling (3), Hunter Dozier, (3), Cheslor Cuthbert (2) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Samir Duenez 4-4 HR (1), 2b (5), 3 RBI (12) SB (5) BP KC Pitcher […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-16-15

1-3 for the affiliates with just an Omaha win to show for the day. HR Log Xavier Fernandez (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Ryan O’Hearn 2-3 2b, 2BB, R BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Brooks Pounders 5 IP 6 H 1 ER 1 Bb 2k   Omaha Storm Chasers 6 […]


Diamonds in the Rough 4-15-16

A split 2-2 night by the affiliates. HR Roll Call Raul Mondesi (3), Ryan O’Hearn 1,2, Corey Toups (1), Chaser Vallot (2) BP KC – Hitter of the Day Ryan O’Hearn 2-4 2 HR, 3 RBI BP KC – Pitcher of the Day Jon Dziedzic 7 IP 3 H 0 R 0 BB 6 K […]