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This Date In Royals History–September 20, 1991

1991: Mike Boddicker and three relievers combined to shut out the Mariners while Brian McRae drove in two runs in the Royals’ 3-0 win at the Kingdome in Seattle.Boddicker only allowed two hits and three walks in six innings. Although he only struck out one hitter, he got the Mariners to hit into three double plays. As a result, the Mariners did not have a runner reach third base...
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That’s so Royals

“Hit the snooze! Hit the snooze!” Apparently I wasn’t the only one that said that today. Here’s your recap for the day: The Royals lost 10-1 in the first game of the most important series in almost thirty years. I now present to you an original rant. I’d like to point out a few key words in said rant: Incompetence, accountability, and stupidity. Here is the definition for...
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Kansas City Royals Playoff Push Leads to Ticket Buying Stress

The Kansas City Royals find themselves playing meaningful baseball games late into the season this year. For the first time since 1985, the team has a legitimate shot at playing in the postseason. Royals fans are excited for this opportunity. The reality of the situation set in this week as fans lined up, both in person and virtually, to purchase playoff tickets. The lines outsideKauffman...
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Flanny's Five: At this point, all Royals GM Dayton Moore can do is watch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This was the vision Dayton Moore had eight years ago when he accepted the offer from Royals owner David Glass to become the team's general manager: The Royals battling for a division crown in late September in front of a packed Kauffman Stadium. "It's the culmination of a lot of work from a lot of people in our organization," Moore said. "...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
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Wade Davis (RP, KC) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues for ERA, WHIP Help ANALYSIS: Wade Davis has a 0.69 ERA. Through 65.1 innings pitched. That is five earned runs, over the course of almost an entire year. His 0.81 WHIP, 13.22 K/9 ratio and 4.57 K/BB ratio are all significantly above-average, as well. In short, Davis is having […]
Via RotoBaller
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Christian Colon placed on DL

The Kansas City Royals enter a weekend series against the Detroit Tigers just a half a game behind the Tigers for first place in the American League Central. With 11 game remaining in the season, the Royals are in good position for a playoff spot. To increase their post season roster flexibility, the Royals have place infielder Christian Colon on the 15-day disabled list.#454585176...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No Joke: Aoki Is On Fire

If I would have told that Norichika Aoki would break a Royals record at the beginning of the season…..well I wouldn’t have, so don’t worry about it.The fact is, an offseason trade acquisition by Dayton Moore is one of the hottest hitters in all of baseball. He has been the lone consistent bright spot over the last few games, accounting for nearly half of the hits the Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

And on the Thursday we rest….so we can PARTY on Saturday!

Come one come all to the Royals Blue readers appreciation tailgate this Saturday at Kauffman Stadium! With the change in times we will now be moving the tailgate to 10 a.m. in Lot G.  There will be food provided as well as a chance to meet and greet with some of your favorite Royals Blue writers.  Feel free to bring your anger with Luke and his dreary posts, or calculators for...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Season defining series

The Royals and Omar Infante look to move ahead of his former team the Detroit Tigers in the division standings this weekend ( The Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night by a final score of 6-2. With a Detroit Tigers loss to the Minnesota Twins, the Royals pull within a half game, and with both teams having an off day on Thursday, the Royals...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals flip rotation; Shields would start either Game 163 or wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals manager Ned Yost tweaked his rotation a bit this week, and as a result, James Shields could be the starter if the team was forced to play a 163rd game on Monday, Sept. 29. Shields also would be set up to pitch a wild-card game on Tuesday, Sept. 30, or the first game of the American League Division Series that week. More immediately, the Royals now will...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler not talking to media but Yost says his attitude remains great

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The most affable and talkative player on the Royals isn't speaking much these days, at least not to the media. Billy Butler, whose role has been significantly reduced since Eric Hosmer returned from injury Sept. 1, normally has always seemed more than willing to share his thoughts with reporters. But in the past week, Butler has politely declined requests...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Suck Me Right Back In

Ever since you've all known me, you probably have thought I was a pretty pessimistic fan. When it comes to the Kansas City Royals, more often than not, I expect the worst to happen. I expect that because the Royals typically do the worst thing possible. They don't lose, they rip your heart out. I come by it honestly, but there are times when I look back on my pessimism and...
Via Pine Tar Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ned Yost Is The Worst Manager, Except For All The Other Managers

If you looked at Twitter for even half a second on Sunday, you probably already know that Ned Yost is doing it again. Nearly six years to the day after the Brewers took the nearly unprecedented step of firing a first-place manager in September, at least in part due to some extreme bullpen mismanagement, Yost’s decisions […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Guthrie, Infante Lead Royals Over Sox

Believe it or not, Ned Yost’s lineup of desperation worked, and Yost made me eat my words ( I am completely okay with that. The offense tonight exploded for seven runs, and left the Kansas City fan base with a little bit of hope. Alcides Escobar wasted no time in the bottom of the first with a leadoff double. Nori Aoki then singled him in, and later...
Via Royals Blue
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Fall out of first

Yordano Ventura and the Royals were unable to hang onto first place in the division Friday night ( The Kansas City Royals fell to the Boston Red Sox Friday night 4-2, and with that the Royals fall out of first place for the first time since August 11th. The Royals are now 0-5 this season against the Red Sox, but have two more chances to try and right the ship Saturday...
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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