This Date In Royals History–September 19, 2005

This Date In Royals History–September 19, 2005

2005: The Royals pounded out 18 hits, including five doubles and a home run, as they trounced the Tigers 10-4 at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit actually took a 1-0 lead when Chris Shelt ...

Mixed Bag 9.19.14

Mixed Bag 9.19.14

Pitching a Title - The Omaha Storm Chasers finished extremely strong to win their third PCL title in four years and back to back AAA National Championships. No one player finished ...

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

We've reached the penultimate edition of Friday Notes for the 2014 regular season and after more than 150 games, the division is no clearer now at the top than it was at the first ...

Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Braised Short Ribs”

Batter Up and Fry: Tailgating Treats. “Braised Short Ribs”

It’s possible to serve up a pile of meat to a crowd without a lot of effort. When you don’t want to spend hours over a grill or smoker braising is the way to go. After a little cho ...

Series Preview: Royals vs. Detroit Tigers, September 19-21

Series Preview: Royals vs. Detroit Tigers, September 19-21

The Kansas City Royals conclude the home portion of their regular season schedule with their biggest home game since October 27, 1985. If you think I've used that line before, it's ...

No Joke: Aoki Is On Fire

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 ...

This Date In Royals History–September 17, 1978

This Date In Royals History–September 17, 1978

1978: Dennis Leonard hurled a complete-game five-hitter, while Frank White and George Brett hit back-to-back home runs as the Royals moved closer to a division title with a 5-0 win ...

U.L.’s Toothpick: “A Bonfire Is Burning”–How The West Was Won In 1985

U.L.’s Toothpick: “A Bonfire Is Burning”–How The West Was Won In 1985

This weekend’s series with Detroit is going to be unfamiliar territory for many of us, much like the last month or so has been. I started doing some checking and found that the thr ...

Diamonds in the Rough AAA Championship edition.

Diamonds in the Rough AAA Championship edition.

HR CALL: Cheslor Cuthbert (3) , Brett Hayes (4)   Pine Tar Press Playoff Performer of the Day: Brett Hayes 2-4  2 R  2B  HR  2 RBI    Omaha Storm Chasers 4               ...

The Kansas City Royals are Jennifer Love Hewitt

The Kansas City Royals are Jennifer Love Hewitt

I saw a TV promo the other day for Jennifer Love Hewitt joining the cast of Criminal Minds on CBS.  My immediate reaction was laughter.  JLH has been on screen and in our lives for ...

Royals Suck Me Right Back In

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 ...

Series Preview: Royals vs. Texas Rangers, September 1-3

The Kansas City Royals continue a disappointing home stand by facing a disappointing team in the Texas Rangers. The two teams tangled in Arlington a couple weeks ago and the Royals won the first two games before dropping the series finale against the immortal Scott Baker. This is a huge series for the Royals as they look to get back on track and try to regain control of the American League Central before th ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 08.31.14

While most the Affiliates struggled, Omaha would clinch its 4th straight division title. The Affiliates had a record of 1-4 today. HR Call: Paulo Orlando (6), Johnny Giavotella (7), Eric Hosmer (1), Humberto Arteaga (2), Brandon Thomasson (2)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 5.0 IP  5 H  2 ER  1 R  1 BB 5 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella 2-4  2 R  HR  3 R ...

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This Date In Royals History–August 31, 1988

1988: Charlie Leibrandt outdueled Greg Swindell, scattering seven hits over nine innings in the Royals’ 1-0 win over the Indians at Royals Stadium. Leibrandt picked up his 10th win and his second shutout of the season as he held Cleveland to seven singles. The Indians did not have a runner reach third base despite picking up two singles in the fifth, sixth, and eighth innings. Leibrandt retired the final fi ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 08.30.14

While Omaha kept their playoff hopes alive, Wilmington and Idaho Falls saw their playoff dreams falter. The Affiliates would go 2-5. HR CALL: Whit Merrifield (3), Matt Fields (26, 27), Cheslor Cuthbert (2), Brett Hayes (3), Brian Fletcher (5), Brett Eibner (1), Kenny Diekroeger (5)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Luis Santos 5.1 IP  3 H  0 R  0BB  4 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Matt Fields ...

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This Date In Royals History–August 30, 1982

1982: Dennis Leonard survived giving up 11 hits, and Willie Wilson’s four hits and a George Brett home run powered the Royals past the Rangers, 8-3, at Royals Stadium. Leonard pitched a complete game, allowing those 11 hits but no walks and striking out five. He mitigated the damage by picking off Billy Sample in the first inning, and getting Sample to ground into a double play in the third after Texas had ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 08.29.14

As seasons wind down, Omaha kept its playoff hopes alive while a top prospect ended his season with a dominant performance. The Affiliates would go 3-4. HR CALL: Carlos Peguero (30), Matt Fields (25), Jared Schlehuber (6)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea  7.0  IP  3 H  0 R  0 BB  12 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Carlos Peguero 1-3  R  HR   2 RBI  BB    Omaha Storm Cha ...

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This Date In Royals History–August 29, 1972

1972: The Royals rode a four-run outburst in the third inning to a 6-4 win over the Brewers at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Kansas City grabbed a 2-0 lead  in the second inning. Facing Brewers starter Gary Ryerson, Carl Taylor and Lou Piniella singled with one out. A wild pitch scored Taylor, with Piniella advancing to third. After a Paul Schaal walk, Bobby Knoop singled to score Piniella. The Brewers cut t ...

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Mixed Bag 8.29.14

Wearing It - Ned Yost let Bruce Chen wear one last night after he gave up a run which in actuality was a good move once the lead was given away. Facts remain that the Chenster shouldn't be on this roster right now as he has been extremely ineffective all season long and their are more talented pitchers at AA or AAA that should take his spot but at least Yost didn't double the mistake by trying to salvage th ...

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Series Preview: Royals vs. Cleveland Indians, August 29-31

The Kansas City Royals welcome the Cleveland Indians to town for a three-game series. The Indians are firmly entrenched in third place in the AL Central for now, but have been playing pretty well as of late. They still have their issues, but they're a formidable opponent. The last time the two teams faced, the Royals took three of four in a pretty exciting series, but the season series is closer than that w ...

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Friday Notes

Welcome to another first place edition of Friday Notes. I believe this is our third straight edition where the Kansas City Royals are in first place in the AL Central. I think I could really get used to this. They moved into sole possession of first place following their game on August 11 and I really thought it would go back and forth a few times, but the Royals have hung on since then and are now guarante ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 08.28.14

The Affilaites would go 3-4 as the season winds down. HR CALL: Johnny Giavotella (6), Brett Hayes (2), Orlando Calixte (11), Humberto Arteaga (1), Kenny Diekroeger (4), Joshua Banuelos (3), Mike Hill (3)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Aaron Brooks 7.0 IP   2 H  0 R   1 BB  7 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella  3-4  2 R  2B  HR  3 RBI    Omaha Storm Chasers 7               ...

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This Date In Royals History–August 28, 1995

1995: The Royals tallied three times in the seventh inning to earn a comeback 4-3 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. The winning rally started with Michael Tucker, who homered leading off the inning against Yankees starter Jack McDowell to cut the New York lead to 3-2. David Howard followed with a walk, but a sacrifice bunt and a strikeout left him at second with two outs. Tom Goodwin rescu ...

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Pine Tar Podcast with Jeff Montgomery

Jeff Montgomery drops by to talk about the run the Kansas City Royals are on, the differences between this team and the teams he played on and the comments Alex Gordon made about his contract situation. Also on this show David and Clint talk about Liam Hendricks, Terrance Gore and what other possible September roster moves the Royals could make. Download the Show via Stitcher, Soundcloud and the Soundcloud ...

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If You Haven’t Already, You Can Buy In

When will they cool off? They can’t keep going like this. These are the Royals. The ROYALS! As the Royals enter the last month of the season, the baseball world keeps waiting for the second-half surging Royals to come back down to reality. And even more than that, Kansas City is only cautiously optimistic. (And we Royals supporters that are unfortunate enough to be Mizzou fans definitely still anticipate th ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 04.27.14

Another day full of struggles for the Affiliates as they went 3-6. HR CALL: Brian Fletcher (4)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Niklas Stephenson 5.0  3  1 R  0 ER  3 BB  2 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brian Fletcher 2-3  R  HR  3 RBI     Omaha Storm Chasers 2              Reno Aces 5 A rough trip through Reno has put the Chasers back 2 games in the division. Andy Ferguson made his firs ...

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This Date In Royals History–August 27, 2009

2009: The Royals belted four home runs, three of them two-run shots, in an 8-4 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle. Three of the home runs came against Mariners starter Doug Fister. Brayan Pena started the scoring in the second inning, as he homered down the right-field line with Alberto Callaspo on base. The Royals’ second home run happened in the fifth, a solo shot by Yuniesky Betancourt to l ...

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Minor Struggles in the Pen

All Hands on Deck ! That was the message sent by the Royals front office to some of the Royals top minor league pitching prospects converting Jason Adam, Sam Selman and Brandon Finnegan to the bullpen. As starting pitchers these guys hadn't  worked a minor league bullpen routine ever in their career. With the trade of Adam the Royals gave Christian Binford the bullpen routine and as he explained to me a ent ...

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Analyzing The Royals’ (And Other Contenders) Remaining Schedules–Revisited

With September quickly bearing down on us, it’s time to look at the remaining strength of schedule for the Royals and various other playoff contenders. Since the Royals’ offense has gone back in the deep freeze, it’s natural to start to worry about their chances of holding on to the AL Central lead. It’s a legitimate concern; we all know this offense is not the greatest. However, there is some good news—the ...

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Royals Offense Needs All Its Weapons

After falling to 48-50 following the All-Star break, there was a sense among fans of the Kansas City Royals that this team just couldn't find their way back into the race. It wasn't because of the starting pitching, the bullpen or the defense. It was all because the offense appeared to just not be good enough. There's a bit of a misconception that the offense just got rolling the day they won their first ga ...

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Diamonds in the Rough 08.26.14

A terrible day for the Affilaites as they went winless in 7 games. HR CALL: Carlos Peguero (29),  Parker Morin (3), Juan Graterol (4),  Mauricio Ramos (9), Brandon Dulin (7)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 4.0 IP  1 H  0 R  0 BB  7 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Juan Graterol 2-3 R  2B  HR  3 RBI    Omaha Storm Chasers 6                 Reno Aces 7 The Chasers couldn't ho ...

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