Home | Tag Archives: season (page 2)

Tag Archives: season

Royals’ offense on a boom or bust campaign

kqnk-300x150-default

Lack of plate discipline and the inability to hit for power have become all too common for a Kansas City offense this season. There's no main culprit in the Royals' lineup, as every starter, with the exception of Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas, sees fe... Read More »

Like Chapman, Herrera can bring the heat

kqnk-300x150-default

When it comes to the fastest pitches thrown this season, Kelvin Herrera is in elite and rarefied company. No one -- hitters or pitchers -- can touch what Reds closer Aroldis Chapman can do on the radar gun, particularly this year. But if anyone comes c... Read More »

Yost: ‘Big couple of weeks’ for Royals’ playoff hunt

kqnk-300x150-default

The Royals might be in the thick of the playoff hunt with the stretch run of the regular season approaching, but manager Ned Yost said he hasn't been doing any scoreboard watching lately. Read More »

Davis allows first extra-base hit of season

kqnk-300x150-default

It took four full months, but Royals reliever Wade Davis finally allowed an extra-base hit on Thursday night against the Twins. Read More »

Southpaw Lamb keeps rolling at Triple-A

kqnk-300x150-default

John Lamb's reclamation project continued Wednesday night, as the Royals farmhand impressed again at Triple-A Omaha. Lamb, Kansas City's fifth-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, threw seven shutout innings, lowering his ERA to 3.56 this se... Read More »

Perez shows off pickoff move vs. Twins

kqnk-300x150-default

Catcher Salvador Perez caught the Twins' Eduardo Nunez venturing too far off first base in the third inning, notching his fourth pickoff this season. His 13 career pickoffs rank first in team history and sixth among active catchers. Read More »

Royals seeking improvement in one-run games

kqnk-300x150-default

The Royals fell to 12-21 in one-run games with a 2-1 loss Tuesday to the Twins. The struggles in one-run games come a year after Kansas City led the American League with 31 one-run victories. Its 21 one-run losses this season lead the AL. Read More »

Rally falls short as Twins keep Royals’ number

kqnk-300x150-default

Last year the Royals absolutely loved playing the Minnesota Twins and why not? They were 15-4 against them. Times have changed. Right-hander Kyle Gibson and the Twins dealt the Royals a sixth loss in their 10 meetings this season, 2-1, on Tuesday night... Read More »

Royals to make a run at a playoff berth in second half

kqnk-300x150-default

The Royals are in better shape this year compared to a season ago, as they entered the All-Star break two games over the .500 mark and 6 1/2 games behind the Tigers in the American League Central. If that sounds too daunting, consider that they're just... Read More »

Royals hope to regain momentum behind Duffy

kqnk-300x150-default

The Royals will send Danny Duffy to the mound on Friday to try to regain some momentum after Thursday's tough loss. Anibal Sanchez will pitch for the Tigers, trying to bounce back from his worst outing of the season his last time out. Read More »

Duffy faces Kluber, Tribe to follow outstanding June

kqnk-300x150-default

Danny Duffy credits Royals catcher Salvador Perez with the success this season, and the battery aims to continue that in July as Kansas City takes on Corey Kluber and Cleveland in the rubber match on Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Vargas pins Twins in Royals’ rubber-game win

kqnk-300x150-default

Jason Vargas fired seven shutout innings for his second win over the Twins this season as the Royals rolled to a 4-0 victory in the rubber game on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. Read More »

Vargas should find Twins to be a welcome sight

kqnk-300x150-default

Royals right-hander Jason Vargas may be coming off his shortest outing of the season, but the Twins should prove a welcome sight as he looks to rebound. Minnesota counters with veteran righty Kevin Correia. Read More »

Tallies aside, Escobar playing like an All-Star

kqnk-300x150-default

You won't find his name on any of the recent ballot updates, but Alcides Escobar has been playing like an All-Star. He improved his season average to .295 on Monday with a four-RBI performance and has hit .374 in his past 27 games. Read More »

Fans can give Royals boost in All-Star voting

kqnk-300x150-default

Whether he's in center field or right, Lorenzo Cain has given the Royals All-Star-like performances all season. No Royals have been able to crack the leaders' ranks in the balloting and time is running out. Read More »