Right now, it’s pretty good to be a Royals fan. The Royals won another series, taking three out of four from the Blue Jays this week (of course, the Royals lose the one game I attend in person in this series), and are currently 9-5 and a top of the AL Central Standings by 1.5… Read More Are Royals fans seeing the Nicky Lopez that everyone expected him to be?
Jakob Junis continues to be one of the more fascinating stories on the Royals pitching staff. A 29th-round draft pick in 2011, Junis has made 93 career appearances (85 starts) and has pitched 488 total innings since debuting with the Royals in 2017. In all honesty, most 29th round picks tend to be organizational depth,… Read More Jakob Junis’ resurgence and his impact on the Royals rotation
The Royals were able to bounce back on Tuesday with a big 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels, which ended with a unique pick off play from Salvy: While the win and the possibility of a series win against the Angels are promising developments, it has been an inconsistent start to the 2021 season,… Read More Royals hitters and strikeouts: Bad streak or a bigger issue?
The Royals came back on Sunday to win the series finale on the South Side 4-3 against the White Sox, highlighted by Carlos Santana hitting a game-tying home run off White Sox closer Liam Hendriks in the bottom of the ninth, which ended up extending the contest into extra innings. In addition to Santana’s hitting… Read More Should Royals fans be concerned about Andrew Benintendi?
It certainly may be tempting for Royals fans to be experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions to start the 2021 season. After looking good in the Rangers series, and splitting the Indians series, the Royals have lost back-to-back games, which included a 6-0 shutout to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. For many Royals baseball fans,… Read More Three early metrics that stick out from Royals relievers
The past couple of years have not been kind for the Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox. A couple of years ago, a feud between the Royals and White Sox started to brew, mostly stemming from a spat between Brad Keller and White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. Granted, the Royals ended up having… Read More Will the Royals solve their problems against the White Sox in 2021?
In their first road game of the season, the Kansas City Royals spoiled Opening Day for Cleveland Indians fans, as the Royals won 3-0, mostly on the back of Danny Duffy, who started on Opening Day in Cleveland, ironically a year ago. Even though many have clamored for Duffy to make a transition to the… Read More Analyzing some of the issues with the Royals’ starting pitchers after their first starts of 2021
We’re still in the Opening series of the season, but the Royals are 2-0, and there is a lot to be excited about, especially after their 11-4 victory over the Rangers on Saturday. And there may not be a Royals hitter who has been more exciting than Michael A. Taylor, which is saying something considering… Read More Examining Michael A. Taylor’s hot start with the Royals
One of the more underrated Royals Opening Day stories was Carlos Hernandez making the 26-man active roster, which apparently booted Ervin Santana from making the club on Opening Day (still no idea what his status is with the Royals): Hernandez was an interesting add, especially considering he did not “wow” Royals fans in Spring Training.… Read More Is Carlos Hernandez ready to have a Josh Staumont-esque breakout?
I was hoping to post later in the day after attending my first Opening Day in person at Kauffman Stadium yesterday, but as all Royals fans know, the game went four-and-a-half hours, and I was pretty spent by the time I got back home. Thus, I decided to post this today, knowing that it was… Read More Five knee-jerk reactions to the Royals’ Opening Day Win