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Hammel’s sterling effort wasted in first game of doubleheader

Whoa. Jason Hammel pitched a complete game. Part of this, it’s true, is due to the singular nature of his accuracy and his pitch economy in Friday’s doubleheader opener against Detroit. He was deep into the eighth before he reached 80 pitches, finishing eight innings for the first time since 2015 and his first complete […]

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Friday Notes

The season has lasted eight full days and the Royals have played four games. That alone makes any kind of significant analysis difficult, and when you add in the abnormally cold weather, it’s hard to come to any real conclusions this soon. The only thing I think I can say definitively is that I still […]

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So It Begins (BP Kansas City Episode 95)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/04/05/so-it-begins-bp-kansas-city-episode-95.mp3 Despite the weather, the Royals actually managed to get a couple games in during the first week of the MLB season. Now, the results? Not that great. We discussed the meaning of early-season stats – that is, that there isn’t much meaning yet – and what stood out from four chilly games. We also […]