Louie, Louie vs. Minnie the Moocher

Louie, Louie vs. Minnie the Moocher

Bon Jovi’s prayer was answered and the glam metal classic moves on. We now begin the third quadrant of the bracket with two of the oldest songs in the bracket going up against each ...

Money Matchup of the Day: Alex Gordon vs. Phil Hughes

Money Matchup of the Day: Alex Gordon vs. Phil Hughes

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

Diamonds in the Rough 04.19.14 by Shawn Rebman

Diamonds in the Rough 04.19.14 by Shawn Rebman

A bad day for the Affiliates as the dropped all 5 games played. HR Call: None Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: P.J. Walters 7.0 IP  7 H  3 R  1 BB 4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of th ...

This Date In Royals History–April 19, 1996

This Date In Royals History–April 19, 1996

1996: The Royals fell into an early 5-0 hole and could not recover, as Milwaukee delivered an 8-2 pounding at Kauffman Stadium. The Brewers got three runs in the first against star ...

Kansas City Here I Come vs Livin’ On A Prayer

Kansas City Here I Come vs Livin’ On A Prayer

Gloria Gaynor’s disco classic did NOT survive against The Beatles singing a tribute to Kansas City. So to close out the second quadrant of the bracket, we get another version of Ka ...

Money Matchup of the Day: Mike Moustakas vs. Kevin Correia

Money Matchup of the Day: Mike Moustakas vs. Kevin Correia

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

Diamonds in the Rough 4.18

Diamonds in the Rough 4.18

Omaha would get some big hits and solid pitching while a NWA had a nice surprise from a much maligned starter. The affiliates combined to go 2-1 with a rainout.  HR Call: Francisco ...

This Date In Royals History–April 18, 1984

This Date In Royals History–April 18, 1984

1984: Jorge Orta blasted a three-run homer to tie the game in the eighth inning, but the Royals surrendered an unearned run in the 10th and dropped a 4-3 loss to Detroit at Tiger S ...

Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag

#RoyalsFreeOut - We all know about the troubling number of double plays the Royals have hit into but they've given away plenty of other outs.  Checkout more in Flanny's Five via Fo ...

I Will Survive vs. Kansas City

I Will Survive vs. Kansas City

After more than a week, the Royals will return home Friday. You know what that means, more voting for songs in the sixth inning. This home stand starts with a disco classic taking ...

Money Matchup of the Day – Eric Hosmer vs Ricky Nolasco

Money Matchup of the Day – Eric Hosmer vs Ricky Nolasco

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pi ...

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Money Matchup of the Day: Alex Gordon vs. Phil Hughes

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD stats through 11 games 15 for 39 2-2b, 4 HR, 5 BB, 8 R, 12 RBI .385/.467/.744 Tod ...

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Money Matchup of the Day: Mike Moustakas vs. Kevin Correia

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD stats through ten games 15 for 37 2-2b, 4 HR, 4 BB, 8 R, 11 RBI .405/.476/.784 To ...

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Mixed Bag

#RoyalsFreeOut - We all know about the troubling number of double plays the Royals have hit into but they've given away plenty of other outs.  Checkout more in Flanny's Five via FoxSportsKC  Duffman - We have went up and down and around with Duffy's development but if the past two appearances are an indication then he will likely stay in the bullpen until Chen pitches his way out of it.  Another hiccup coul ...

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Money Matchup of the Day – Eric Hosmer vs Ricky Nolasco

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD stats through nine games 13 for 33 2-2b, 4 HR, 4 BB, 8 R, 10 RBI .394/.474/.939 T ...

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Series Preview: Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, April 18-20

The Minneosta Twins head to Kansas City with the Royals looking to exact revenge after last weekend's debacle of a series. The Royals have only played three games since facing the Twins, so I won't get too deep into them again, but I will talk briefly about their team before getting into the matchups. Offensively, the Twins kind of sneak up on you. They don't hit for a ton of power and they don't have much ...

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Friday Notes

That was a weird week. The Royals started it off in a good position to make a huge move in the division and with their record and then ended up completely blowing an entire weekend in Minnesota by getting swept by the Twins. The Twins, you may recall, are a team expected to finish at the bottom of the AL Central, and they absolutely manhandled the Royals. They outscored them 21-5 and each of the first two g ...

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Money Matchup of the Day: Jarrod Dyson vs. Scott Feldman

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Stats through eight games: 13 for 30, 2 2B, 4 HR, 4 BB, 8 R, 10 RBI; .433/.514/1. ...

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Money Matchup of the Day: Jason Castro vs. Jeremy Guthrie

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Stats through seven games: 11 for 26, 2 2B, 3 HR, 3 BB, 7 R, 8 RBI; .423/.483/.84 ...

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Money Matchup of the Day – Omar Infante vs Lucas Harrell

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Stats thru 6 games 10-23 2-2b, 2 HR, 2 BB .435/.480/.783 Today's Matchup Omar Infante ...

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Series Preview: Royals at Houston Astros, April 15-17

The Kansas City Royals, coming off one of the worst weekends they've had in awhile, head to Houston to take on the Astros who are improved, but still not good. Offensively, they can look good at times, but that's only because they do have some home run power on their squad, though a lot of that can be attributed to their ballpark. I do like the trio of Jason Castro, Jose Altuve and Dexter Fowler in their li ...

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Morning Coffee: Royals Simply Must Beat the Beatable

The Kansas City Royals are coming off one of the most frustrating and, I'll say it, embarrassing series they've played since their terrible month of May last year. I know that seems like a relatively short amount of time, but for this team to have gone nearly a year without embarrassment in a series is actually quite long considering where the franchise has been. When they began their series against the Twi ...

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Money Matchup of the Day- Kevin Correia vs Mike Moustakas

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Stats thru 5 games 9-20 2b, 2 HR, BB Today's Matchup Kevin Corriea vs Mike Moustakas T ...

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Fans Will Complain, Worry When They Stop

It’s already happened. Less than 10 percent of the way through the season and a Royals announcer went on the air to complain about people complaining. The quote I saw attributed to Royals radio announcer - and sometimes TV announcer - Steve Physioc was, “It doesn’t help in today’s world of social media where everyone has an opinion.” To be 100 percent honest and upfront before we get going, I’ll admit I was ...

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Money Matchup of the Day – Norichika Aoki vs. Ricky Nolasco

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Stats through 4 games 9-16 2 HR, 2b, BB Today's Matchup: Nori Aoki vs. Ricky Nolasco I ...

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Mixed Bag

  A mixture of Kansas City Royals news, opinion and links from other quality baseball sources. Throwin' Change - What else can be said about Ventura's first start other than marvelous, superb, brilliant and whatever else you want to say. The best part of it was that he was so willing to throw his change up. He dominated the offense the way a guy with his talent has the ability to dominating righties wi ...

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Series Preview: Royals at Minnesota Twins, April 11-13

The Kansas City Royals head to Minneapolis to take on their American League Central division rivals, the Minnesota Twins. A week and a half into the 2014 season, the Twins are in last place in the division and there on the weakness of their pitching staff. Offensively, the Twins are surprisingly not that bad, but some of it seems to be done with the help of both smoke and mirrors. That said, they actually h ...

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Money Matchup of the Day – Bruce Chen vs. Trevor Plouffe

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game.  In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Today's Matchup: Bruce Chen vs. Trevor Plouffe The above spray chart shows what Trevo ...

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Friday Notes

It's hard to believe that this is just the second edition of Friday Notes of the young Kansas City Royals season because it feels like we've been doing this for weeks already. I guess that's what happens when every game (or seemingly so) is a one run affair. Luckily the Royals had a bit of a laugher on Wednesday to take them into their off day before they face the Twins this weekend. It really is pretty ama ...

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Morning Coffee: Royals Myths Debunked

Over the last 25 or so years, being a Kansas City Royals fan has been quite difficult as good players have come and gone and more often than not it seems, guys like Zack Greinke are replaced by guys like Luke Hochevar.  For years, the question wasn't if the Royals would finish under .500, but how far under .500 they'd finish. As someone who has been a Royals fan my entire life and having seen just one trip ...

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Money Matchup of the Day – Jake Odorizzi vs. Alex Gordon

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game.  In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. Today's matchup: Jake Odorizzi vs. Alex Gordon As a young pitcher, Odorizzi doesn't h ...

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