Slider Away

On July 6, with the Royals tied in the 8th inning against the Blue Jays, Kelvin Herrera took the mound. It was not a good outing. It began in promising fashion. Herrera jumped ahead of Ezequiel Carrera with three consecutive fastballs. He finished him off with a slider that probably caught too much of the […]


Let’s Review (BP Kansas City Episode 28) After the Royals finished 81-81, Jeff and Mike reflected on the season and its frustrations, its high points, and what we take away from 2016. In the second segment, we reviewed our preseason predictions and held ourselves accountable for our bad calls and celebrated the correct ones. Follow the Vault at @KCBaseballVault. Follow host […]


RECAP: Royals 5, Marlins 2; Electric Defense Fries The Fish

If you’re being honest with your inner baseball fan, these Royals haven’t been playing the most exciting brand of baseball. Don’t get me wrong, the wins are nice and the month of August has been brilliant. It’s just that all too frequently, we see this team turn out the lights for extended periods. Dull, low […]


Handle With Care (BP Kansas City Episode 16) Right now the Royals are fighting through injuries and inconsistency and it’s got everything feeling pretty fragile. The Royals title defense isn’t going as planned but what is there to be done about it? Who will the Royals turn to in close games while Wade Davis is on the DL? Will they go make […]


RECAP: Royals 2, Indians 1; Whit’s World

Whit Merrifield supplied the offense. Edinson Volquez brought the sexy. The bullpen slammed the door. And the Royals won their third consecutive game. Party Time, It’s Excellent In Merrifield’s at bat leading off the bottom of the first he saw six consecutive fastballs from Carlos Carrasco. The heaters clocked in between 94 and 96 mph. […]