Pine Tar Podcast with Jim Callis of MLBPipeline.com

Pine Tar Podcast with Jim Callis of MLBPipeline.com

Jim Callis joined the show this week to talk about Yordano Ventura, Royals prospects including Raul Mondesi, Miguel Almonte and Kyle Zimmer as well as the 2014 MLB Draft and the Co ...

Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Berger Cookies”

Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Berger Cookies”

This week celebrate the Royals taking on the Orioles with an over-the-top sweet treat from this rival’s town. Berger cookies have a shortbread-like base and are literally PILED wit ...

This Date In Royals History–April 24, 2005

This Date In Royals History–April 24, 2005

2005: The Royals blew a 3-2 lead, allowing two runs in the eighth inning as they lost 4-3 to the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Reliever Jaime Cerda began the eighth inning ...

Royals Can Capitalize on Division Opponents’ Flaws

Royals Can Capitalize on Division Opponents’ Flaws

Over the last several seasons, there has always seemed to be an insurmountable favorite to win the American League Central Division. Forever, it seemed like Cleveland could not be ...

Money Matchup of the Day: Alex Gordon vs. Corey Kluber

Money Matchup of the Day: Alex Gordon vs. Corey Kluber

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 04.23.14

Diamonds in the Rough 04.23.14

Another good day for the Affiliates as starting pitching and youth lead them to a 3-0 record. HR Call: Whit Merrifield (2), ¬†Raul Mondesi (1), ¬†Elier Hernandez (1)     Pi ...

This Date In Royals History–April 23, 1999

This Date In Royals History–April 23, 1999

1999: The Royals surrendered three runs in the ninth inning to drop a heartbreaking 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Angels at Kauffman Stadium. Anaheim started the rally against Royals rel ...

Money Match Up of the Day: Jason Vargas vs Nick Swisher

Money Match Up of the Day: Jason Vargas vs Nick Swisher

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 ...

U.L.’s Toothpick: A Look Back At The 1982 Royals

U.L.’s Toothpick: A Look Back At The 1982 Royals

The Kansas City Royals don’t really have a lot of near-misses when it comes to division titles. Not counting the strike-shortened 1994 season, only four times in franchise history ...

Morning Coffee: Royals Offensive Problem Isn’t the Hitting Coach

Morning Coffee: Royals Offensive Problem Isn’t the Hitting Coach

For the second consecutive year, the Kansas City Royals have gotten off to a slow start offensively. It's been frustrating because the team was supposed to be much improved offensi ...

Diamonds in the Rough 04.22.14

Diamonds in the Rough 04.22.14

Home runs and good pitching performance would highlight a 3-0 day for the Affiliates. HR Call: Carlos Peguero (2), ¬†Lane Adams (1), Mark Threlkeld (3), Chad Johnson (1)   ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.23.14

Another good day for the Affiliates as starting pitching and youth lead them to a 3-0 record. HR Call: Whit Merrifield (2), ¬†Raul Mondesi (1), ¬†Elier Hernandez (1)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day:¬†Luis Santos 7.0 IP ¬†4 H ¬†2 R ¬† BB ¬†5 K¬†   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Raul Mondesi 3-4 ¬†3 R ¬† HR ¬† RBI¬†   NW Arkansas Naturals 6 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Springfield Cardinals 5¬† The Naturals wou ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.22.14

Home runs and good pitching performance would highlight a 3-0 day for the Affiliates. HR Call: Carlos Peguero (2), ¬†Lane Adams (1), Mark Threlkeld (3), Chad Johnson (1)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sugar Ray Marimon ¬†6.1 IP ¬†6 H ¬†1 R ¬†0 BB ¬†7 K   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Mark Threlkeld 2-3 ¬†R ¬†HR ¬†RBI¬†   Omaha Storm Chasers 5 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Nashville Sounds 1 *Clint was at th ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.21.14

Another rough day for the Affiliates as they dropped all 4 games of the day. HR Call: None¬†   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Glenn Sparkman 2.2 IP ¬† 1 H ¬†0 R ¬†O BB ¬†3 K   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Jack Lopez 3-5 ¬†R ¬†2 2B ¬†2 RBI¬†   Omaha Storm Chasers 0 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Nashville Sounds 7 For the second time this season John Lamb and Jimmy Nelson would face off and once again the game wou ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.20.14 by Shawn Rebman

AN exciting game in for Omaha gave the Affiliates a 1-1 record today as Manaea struggled in his 3rd start. HR Call: None¬†     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: ¬†Chris Dwyer ¬†3.0 IP ¬†1 H ¬†0 R ¬† 0 BB ¬†2 K¬†   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella ¬†3-4 ¬†2 R ¬† 2B ¬† 2 BB ¬†     Omaha Storm Chasers 7 ¬† ¬† ¬†Nashville Sounds 6 ¬† ¬† F/10 Thanks to the Chaser's offensive patience a ...

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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 the Day: Mauricio Ramos 3-4  2 2B  RBI   Omaha Storm Chasers 1   Nashville Sounds 5 The Chasers offense was shutdown was shutdown by Sounds' pitcher Mike Fiers. They would only get 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 12 times against ...

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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 Pena (3), Carlos Peguero (1) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: J.C. Sulbaran 6.0 IP  5 H 1 R  2 BB  4 K Your browser does not support iframes. Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Carlos Peguero  2-3  R  HR  RBI Omaha Storm Chasers ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 4.17

For the first time this year all 4 of the Affiliates would pick up a win. HR Call: Jesus Flores (1), Whit Merrifield (1), Jared Schlehuber (2) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jonathan Dziedzic 5.0 IP  1 R  2 BB 4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brett Eibner 3-4  2 R  2B  RBI  2 BB Omaha Storm Chasers 14            Round Rock Express 1 A big day for the Omaha offense lead the Chasers to their second b ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.16.14

It was a rough day for the affiliates as they only came away with 1 win. HR Call: Francisco Pena (2)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 6.0 IP ¬†2 H ¬†0 R ¬†2 BB ¬†7 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: ¬†Raul Mondesi (2 game) ¬†4-8 ¬†2 R ¬†3B¬†   Omaha Storm Chasers 2 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Round Rock Express 8 After throwing a shutout yesterday, the Chasers' pitchers today struggled keeping the ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.15.14

Omaha pitched a shutout, NW Arkanasas stuggled to score in 20 innings, and Lexington's bullpen couldn't hold a lead as the Affiliates went 1-2 today. HR Call: Francisco Pena (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitchers of the Day: Aaron Brooks, Justin Marks, and Buddy Baumann 9.0 IP ¬†4 H ¬†0 R ¬†2 BB 7 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: ¬†Fred Ford 2-3 ¬†2 R ¬†RBI ¬†BB   Omaha Storm Chasers 6 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Round Rock Expr ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.14.14

Manaea continued Wilmington's streak of good pitching performance while the Legends' offense broke out. The Affiliates would go 2-0 with 2 postponements. HR Call: Michael Antonio (2)¬†   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea ¬†5.0 IP ¬†4 H ¬†0 R ¬†1 BB ¬†5 K¬† Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Michael Antonio 3-5 ¬†3 R ¬†2B ¬†HR ¬†3 RBI ¬†BB¬†     Omaha Storm Chasers ¬† ¬†Nashville Sounds ¬†PPD The ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.13.14

A rough day for the Affiliates dropping all 4 games today. HR Call: Mark Threlkeld (2)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Daniel Stumpf ¬†5.2 IP ¬†6 H 1 R ¬†1 BB 5 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brett Eibner 4-5 ¬†R ¬†   Omaha Storm Chasers 3 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Nashville Sounds 5 The Chasers' offense would struggle against Sounds' starter Mike Fiers to drop them below .500. ¬†On the other side P.J. Walters ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.12.14

Pitching in Wilmington and Lexington saved the day for the Afilliates as they ended with a 2-2 record. HR Call: Justin Trapp (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Christian Binford 7.0 IP ¬†2 H ¬†0 R ¬†0 BB ¬†10 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Daniel Rockett 2-4 ¬†R¬† Omaha Storm Chasers 2 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Nashville Sounds 5 Brett Tomko was not as good in his second start as he was in his first as the Chasers ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.11.14

Great pitching highlighted the Affiliates as Marimon, Selman, Dziedzic, and Tenuta all turned in good performances. Only a late inning loss for NWA would keep the Affiliates from a perfect day going 3-1. HR Call: Ramon Torres (1), ¬†Dominique Taylor (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jonathan Dziedzic 6.0 IP ¬†4 H ¬†0 R ¬†1 BB ¬†7 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Michael Antonio 3-5 2 R ¬†2 2B ¬†RBI¬† ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.10.14

Rough day for the Affiliates as Lexington was the only one to pick up a win. Pitching struggles highlighted the 1-3 record today. HR Call: Jared Schlehuber (1), Fred Ford (2)¬†   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Andrew Edwards 5.0 IP ¬†0 R ¬† 2 H ¬† 1 BB ¬†2 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: ¬†Matt Fields 3-3 ¬†2B ¬†BB   Omaha Storm Chasers 1 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Memphis Redbirds 10 Following the Chasers' 20 r ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.09.14

Omaha's offense was in full force as Eibner had a humongous day. First innings struggles would doom both Wilmington and Lexington. the Affiliates would go 1-2 today with ¬†NWA off. HR Call: Brett Eibner 2 (3) , Jimmy Paredes (1), Christian Colon (1)¬†   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: ¬†Cory Wade 1.2 IP 0 R 0 H 0 BB 2 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brett Eibner 5-5 3 R ¬†2B 2 HR 9 RBI BB   ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.08.14

A rough day for the Affiliates going 1-4. ¬†Omaha and NWA would have pitching issues, Sean Manaea made his highly anticipated debut, and Lexington played a doubleheader. HR Call: Jorge Bonifacio (1), Mark Threlkeld (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Austin Fairchild 6.0 ¬†0 H R ¬†3 BB 7 K¬†   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Paulo Orlando 3-5 ¬†R ¬†2B ¬† RBI¬†   Omaha Storm Chasers 4 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.07.14

Omaha got great pitching and some big hits while NW Arkansas got no pitching as the Affiliates went 1-1. HR Call: Matt Fields (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Brett Tomko 6.0 IP ¬†R ¬†4 H ¬†3 BB 2 K¬† Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella 3-4 ¬†R ¬†2 2b¬†   Omaha Storm Chasers 3 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Memphis Redbirds 2 Brett Tomko's 41st birthday was today and he came out and pitched very well ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.06.14

Duffy would make his first start for Omaha, Zane Evans and the Blue Rocks would keep hitting but struggle to score, and Lexington would have a huge defensive play as the Affiliates went 2-2. HR Call: Frank Schwindel (1)¬†   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Danny Duffy 6.0 IP ¬†5 H ¬†2 ER ¬†BB ¬†4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Zane Evans 4-5 ¬†2 2B ¬†RBI¬† Omaha Storm Chasers 6 ¬† ¬† ¬† Nashville Sounds ¬†5 ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.05.14

Squandering good starting pitching was the highlight for the affiliates today as Lamb, Binford, and Tenuta all pitched well in losing efforts. ¬†Omaha would get there first win in walkoff fashion while Wilmington faced their first defeat as the affiliates went 2-3 today. HR Call: Brett Eibner (1), Cheslor Cuthbert (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: John Lamb 5.0 IP ¬† 2 H 1 R ¬†1 BB 7 K¬† Pine Tar Pr ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.04.14

With a pair of doubleheaders the affilaites had quite a few games today with a record of 3-3. HR Call: Johermyn Chavez (1), Cody Stubbs (1), Fred Ford (1), Michael Antonio (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jonathan Dziedzic- 5.0 IP 4 H 2 R ¬†BB 8 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johermyn Chavez- ¬†3-5 ¬†R ¬†HR ¬†4 RBI¬† Omaha Storm Chasers 2 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Nashville Sounds 4 Omaha's pursuit of another ...

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