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Royals Review 11 hours ago
Double double, toil and trouble Royals bewitch Guardians; win 7-1

Double double, toil and trouble Royals bewitch Guardians; win 7-1

Photo by Ron Schwane/ The Royals played some spooky good October baseball Kris Bubic cast a spell to turn back time against the Cleveland Guardians tonight. The lefty has struggled all season long, but in his final start of the year he much more closely resembled the pitcher of last season - at least in results. There are two commonly accepted facts about Kris Bubic: He’s better when he’s pushing his fastball velocity up to 93-95 than when he’s allowing it to hover at 90-91 Even if he’s got his fastball working, he’s probably going to live and die by his...
Royals Review 15 hours ago
Game thread CLVIII - Royals at Guardians

Game thread CLVIII - Royals at Guardians

Photo by Ed Zurga/ It’s the final Saturday game of the year In some ways, I can hardly believe we’re already at the end of the season. In other ways, I can’t believe we actually made it here. Either way, it’s here, the final Saturday game thread of the season. Not counting the playoff game threads, in which there will be no Royals games for the seventh consecutive season. Kris Bubic will make his final start of the year today. Some of you wish Kris Bubic’s final start was much, much earlier in the season. I don’t suppose I can blame you. Still, he’s only...
Royals Review 20 hours ago
A way-too-early look at the Royals’ 2023 roster - position players

A way-too-early look at the Royals’ 2023 roster - position players

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via What might the Royals look like, next year? It’s the final weekend of regular season baseball in 2022. It’s too early to start writing up the seasonal summaries but too late to talk about anything the Royals might do for the rest of the season. That means it’s prime time to be way too early to talk about next season’s roster! The good news is that the Royals have discovered quite a few promising pieces for next season’s roster! The bad news is that there aren’t nearly enough pieces to feel at all confident that the...
Royals Review 22 hours ago
Royals Rumblings - News for October 1, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for October 1, 2022

John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via He’s a great quarterback, sure. But he hasn’t won a single game for the Royals this year. Jake Mailhot at Fangraphs writes how Brady Singer has been a bright spot in pitching development for the Royals. When he needs a swing-and-miss, Singer turns to his slider. That pitch has always been a weapon for him and its whiff rate currently sits at a career-high 33.7%. The biggest difference with his breaking ball is where he’s locating it. He’s throwing his slider in the zone far more often this year (48.4% of...
Kings of Kauffman Oct 1, 2022

KC Royals: Why final start matters little for Kris Bubic

Brady Singer had nothing to prove when he took the mound against Cleveland Friday night. At 10-4 with a stingy 2.99 ERA, he’d already demonstrated this season that he’s finally worth the first round pick the KC Royals spent on him in the 2018 draft. Giving his team a chance to win and finishing the […] KC Royals: Why final start matters little for Kris Bubic - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Sep 30, 2022
Singer ends terrific season with one bad inning in 6-3 loss to Cleveland

Singer ends terrific season with one bad inning in 6-3 loss to Cleveland

Photo by Ron Schwane/ Drew Waters and Michael Massey go yard. Through five innings, Brady Singer looked like the pitcher he has looked like all season - one of the most improved pitchers in baseball and a potential ace. But in the sixth inning he gave up five runs to end his season on a sour note in a 6-3 loss to Cleveland on Friday night. The Royals have averaged just 2.9 runs-per-game in 13 tries against Cleveland pitching going into tonight, but they jumped on Aaron Civale in the third inning. Michael Massey reached on an error by Guardians shortstop Gabriel Arias,...
Royals Review Sep 30, 2022
Royals vs. Guardians Friday game thread

Royals vs. Guardians Friday game thread

Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via I have been to Cleveland and it does not rock. The Royals wrap up the season with a six-game series (rescheduled due to the lockout) in Cleveland against the Guardians. Brady Singer will make his last start of the year, and he has a chance to join an exclusive club. There are only two pitchers in #Royals history to throw at least 150 innings and have a strikeout rate above 24 percent and a walk rate below six percent. Brady Singer could become the third tonight. The other two:2009 Zack Greinke (26.4%, 5.6%)2016 Danny Duffy...
Royals Review Sep 30, 2022
Royals Rumblings - News for September 30, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for September 30, 2022

Photo by Duane Burleson/ The Royals have had some road woes. Anne Rogers writes that Hunter Dozier is providing veteran leadership. As Dozier describes it, his role as a veteran is to keep things in perspective, reminding his team that in baseball, it’s all too easy to move from a tough stretch into a winning streak. “Keep it light,” he said. “We have a lot of young guys, a lot of rookies, and they’re playing well. We’re going to go through a little growing pain, but we’re coming off a really good series at home, a whole homestand. Just keep it light,...
Royals Review Sep 29, 2022
Tigers boat race Royals, beat Kansas City 10-3

Tigers boat race Royals, beat Kansas City 10-3

Photo by Duane Burleson/ Detroit completes the sweep The Royals offense was hot coming into this series against the Tigers. They had won six of their last eight games. Then the offense came to a screeching halt, finalizing the screech this afternoon with a 10-0 loss to Detroit. Not that a little more offense would have mattered in this one. The loss secured the sweep to Detroit, just their 4th sweep of the season. It is their 2nd in a row though, as they carry a six-game winning streak into their series against Minnesota. Meanwhile, the series again revealed a trend...
Royals Review Sep 29, 2022
Royals vs. Tigers Thursday game thread

Royals vs. Tigers Thursday game thread

Photo by Duane Burleson/ The last getaway day! It’s the last getaway day of the year with an afternoon game in the last week of the season, so this could be a quick one! Jonathan Heasley goes for the Royals this afternoon. The Royals activated Taylor Clarke and sent Jose Cuas down to Omaha today. Jonathan Heasley heads to the mound for the series finale in Detroit.#TogetherRoyal pic.twitter.com/S58AI5OnjQ— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) September 29, 2022 The Tigers start Eduardo Rodriguez who has not faced the Royals all season. Let’s make it six straight...
Royals Review Sep 29, 2022
Royals Review Radio: The farewell Dayton Moore episode

Royals Review Radio: The farewell Dayton Moore episode

And hello to J.J. Picollo and a new data-driven organization. Max Rieper, Matthew LaMar, and Jeremy Greco react to the firing of Dayton Moore and look ahead to what J.J. Picollo might bring as the new man in charge. Plus Max talks to David Lesky on whether Mike Matheny is the next to go and who might be a candidate to replace him. You can read David Lesky at Inside the Crown and follow him on Twitter at @dblesky. You can follow Max Rieper on Twitter at @maxrieper, Matthew LaMar at @LaMar_Matt, and Hokius at @hokius. Royals Review Radio is available on iTunes.
Kings of Kauffman Sep 29, 2022

KC Royals: 3 players who need to be on the bubble

It’s no shock longtime KC Royals baseball executive J.J. Picollo hasn’t made any major moves since taking the reins last week from Dayton Moore. Seismic change makes little sense this late in the season and Picollo needs time to determine who, and who won’t, return next year. Some decisions will be more complicated than others. […] KC Royals: 3 players who need to be on the bubble - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Kings of Kauffman Sep 29, 2022

KC Royals: Battle with bat continues for Nick Pratto

After he slammed 36 homers, drove in 98 runs and slashed .265/.385/.602 in the minors last year, KC Royals fans begged for Nick Pratto’s major league debut, rejoiced when the club called him up as one of the substitutes for 10 players disqualified from a July series in Toronto, and celebrated when it recalled him […] KC Royals: Battle with bat continues for Nick Pratto - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Sep 29, 2022
Royals Rumblings - News for September 29, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for September 29, 2022

Photo by Duane Burleson/ Did you get any hits with RISP yesterday? Zack Greinke talks about his seven shutty start on Tuesday: Greinke worked efficiently, completing those seven innings on 86 pitches (56 strikes). He held the Tigers to four hits and one walk with two strikeouts — both against Miguel Cabrera. In fact, striking out Cabrera is nothing new for Greinke. Cabrera is a career .302 hitter against Greinke, perfectly respectable for one likely future Hall of Famer hitting off another. But after two strikeouts in the series opener, Greinke has K’d Cabrera 14...
Royals Review Sep 28, 2022
Game one hundred and fifty five: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

Game one hundred and fifty five: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports This would have been a much more compelling late-season matchup eight years ago Is there an iconic pizza for Kansas City? Detroit has their own style and I could whip out Little Caesars (lol) to represent them, but I don’t know of one for us. Grinders? Anyway, it’s game 18 of Detroit vs. Kansas City tonight. The Royals could clinch the season series with a win tonight, while Detroit needs to complete the sweep to take the season series. Having already won the season series over Chicago, a victory tonight would give the Royals a season...

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