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Royals Review 2 hours ago
Royals call up Jon Heasley; Brady Singer to the IL

Royals call up Jon Heasley; Brady Singer to the IL

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The Royals add another pitcher from the 2018 draft class. The Royals have called up right-hander Jon Heasley from Double-A Northwest Arkansas and have placed pitcher Brady Singer on the Injured List. The 24-year old Heasley was originally a 13th-round pick by the Royals in 2018 out of Oklahoma State. He pitched in 22 games for the Naturals witha 3.33 ERA and 120 strikeouts and 34 walks in 105 1⁄3 innings pitched. Heasley will make his MLB debut tonight against the Mariners. Heasley throws a fastball, curveball, and change up. Earlier this...
Royals Review 3 hours ago
Seattle Mariners Series Preview: One last chance to play spoiler

Seattle Mariners Series Preview: One last chance to play spoiler

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The Mariners are the last playoff hopeful the Royals will see and they’ll try to end their dreams over the weekend. After this weekend, the Royals will not face another team in the playoff race, so they better make this one count as they take on the Mariners, who face long odds to make the postseason but are still hanging around. It feels a bit like the 2013 Royals. Back then, we were all watching the standings and while they never quite got to one of the Wild Card spots, it was fun that there was a chance deep into September. The only...
Royals Review 5 hours ago
Lesky’s Notes: Experiencing a playoff race from the outside looking in

Lesky’s Notes: Experiencing a playoff race from the outside looking in

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The Royals have been a big part of the playoff race for a lot of the second half, but that’s about to end these last two weeks. There are now just two weeks left in the season and the Royals don’t have another team vying for the playoffs on their schedule. They get the Indians for seven of their final 13 games and the Twins and Tigers for the other six. There are challenges with all three of those teams, obviously, as the Royals have had about as hard a time as possible with the Indians this year and the Tigers are trending upward....
Kings of Kauffman 6 hours ago

KC Royals: 3 good takes from a series loss to the A’s

Despite falling to the Athletics 7-2 Thursday and dropping two of three to the A’s to begin a one week homestand, the KC Royals have once again proven that good things can happen even during a series loss. The KC Royals continued to show an encouraging ability to bounce back. The Royals showed how resilient they […] KC Royals: 3 good takes from a series loss to the A’s - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review 7 hours ago
Royals Rumblings - News for September 17, 2021

Royals Rumblings - News for September 17, 2021

You record breaker, you! | Photo by Jamie Squire/ Salvy takes center stage Royals mathematically eliminated. Let’s pour one out for the 2021 season. That said, the big news yesterday was Salvador Perez. He hit a home run that was quite notable in so many ways. Let’s just tell this story in tweets. Now shares catcher single season home run record with Hall of Famer Johnny Bench: Salvador Perez just tied Johnny Bench's mark with 45 home runs for a catcher who has played more than 75 percent of his games at catcher. A season unlike many others....
Royals Review 21 hours ago
Salvy homers again, ties all-time single-season catcher HR mark in 7-2 Royals loss

Salvy homers again, ties all-time single-season catcher HR mark in 7-2 Royals loss

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports One more homer and he’ll make history There was a baseball game today and we’ll get to that. But I just want to use this opportunity to speak on the unbelievable story of Salvador Perez. Many of us remember his debut. We remember some of the hype. And the scouting reports that came with his time as a prospect. I don’t have a ton of those reports in front of me, but the general consensus was that he could be a great defender but that there wasn’t a lot of good projection at the plate. Baseball America’s 2010 report on the...
Royals Review Sep 16, 2021
Game CXLVI: Royals v. Athletics

Game CXLVI: Royals v. Athletics

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Daniel Lynch is back on the mound The Royals future is far brighter this season than it even was last season. The domination of Bobby Witt Jr, the resurgences of Nick Pratto and MJ Melendez, as well as a system chalked full of arms led to Kansas City’s farm system being ranked among many publication’s top-10 farm systems. Despite the bats that have lept forward this season, so much of that future depends on arms such as Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar. And so far this year, it has been a rough go of it for...
Royals Review Sep 16, 2021
The best home run seasons in Royals minor league history

The best home run seasons in Royals minor league history

Photo by Jamie Squire/ That’s a lot of dongs! This week, Ryan McBroom hit a 470-foot bomb for the Omaha Storm Chasers, his 30th home run of the year. He became the third Royals minor leaguer to reach the 30-home run mark this season, joining MJ Melendez (37) and Bobby Witt, Jr. (31), and Nick Pratto will join that list as well with his next home run. Before this season there had only been 19 Royals minor leaguers in the history of the franchise to hit 30 home runs in a season. Here are the top home run seasons in Royals minor league history. Kit Pellow, 1999, Omaha...
Royals Review Sep 16, 2021
Royals Rumblings - News for September 16, 2021

Royals Rumblings - News for September 16, 2021

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Hail to the Chief. Royals Rumblings - News for September 16, 2021 Lynn Worthy writes about how J.J. Picollo and Dayton Moore will make decisions. “We don’t make decisions in a vacuum,” Moore said. “Every once in a while, someone has to press that leadership button and say the tie is now broken. I’ll be the one to ultimately have to do that.” While both Moore and Picollo stressed repeatedly the collaborative environment of the front office and insisted that will remain, it appears clear Picollo will have a larger voice than...
Kings of Kauffman Sep 16, 2021

KC Royals: Are Wade Davis’ Kansas City days done?

Early in the evening of the first day of April, with the KC Royals well on the way to an Opening Day victory over Texas at Kauffman Stadium, Wade Davis watched the game from the Royals’ bullpen. It was a place well-familiar to Davis, but one he hadn’t been in during a game since Oct. […] KC Royals: Are Wade Davis’ Kansas City days done? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Sep 16, 2021
Despite Benintendi’s five-hit night, Royals lose 12-10

Despite Benintendi’s five-hit night, Royals lose 12-10

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports There’s no denying this team’s fight. Following a dramatic win in comeback fashion on Tuesday night, the Royals came up short in a 12-10 loss on Wednesday. It was Kansas City’s 79th loss of the season. Due to a pre-game shakeup of placing Mike Minor on the injured list, Carlos Hernandez got the ball one day ahead of his scheduled start. Hernandez, though, didn’t look like the same pitcher from the month of July. The command was not there and it hurt him. Through his first four innings, the big righty allowed five runs and Oakland...
Royals Review Sep 15, 2021
Game 145: Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals

Game 145: Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Can Hernandez keep rolling? Oakland Athletics (77-67) @ Kansas City Royals (66-78) LHP Sean Manaea (9-9, 3.79 ERA) vs. RHP Carlos Hernandez (6-1, 3.29 ERA) First pitch — 7:10 p.m. CT Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri Wednesday’s Lineup: Here's how we will line up behind Carlos Hernández tonight vs. the Athletics.#TogetherRoyal pic.twitter.com/iPO8i3OgFj— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) September 15, 2021
Royals Review Sep 15, 2021
Mike Minor scratched from his start tonight, heads to the Injured List

Mike Minor scratched from his start tonight, heads to the Injured List

Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports Scott Blewett is recalled The Royals have placed left-hander Mike Minor on the Injured List with a left shoulder impingement and have recalled right-hander Scott Blewett. Minor was scheduled to start tonight against Oakland, but was scratched in favor of Carlos Hernández. Daniel Lynch will start the series finale against the Athletics on Thursday afternoon. Minor last pitched on Wednesday against Baltimore, tossing six shutout innings before a bullpen meltdown led to a 9-8 loss. He leads the Royals with 28 starts and 158 2⁄3 innings...
KC Kingdom Sep 15, 2021

Kansas City Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy reportedly a candidate for USC job

Would Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy be interested in the head coaching job at USC? Another head coaching vacancy has opened up and the Kansas City Chiefs have apparently found their offensive coordinator listed as a candidate for the job. This is nothing new or surprising, but it is interesting because the job […] Kansas City Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy reportedly a candidate for USC job - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review Sep 15, 2021
Early Royals designated hitters

Early Royals designated hitters

From Spanky to Mac For younger baseball fans, the designated hitter, or “DH” for short, has been around forever in the American League and is an accepted part of the game. Not so for the older fans. The DH officially started with the 1973 season, but the idea had been bandied around for decades. Philadelphia Athletic manager Connie Mack first proposed the idea in 1906 as he grew tired of seeing some of his pitchers flail away at the plate. Mack might have been a little overdramatic about the issue. Charles Bender, one of his best pitchers, a guy who ended with a career...

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