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Royals Review May 19, 2022
White Sox comeback thwarts a series win in 7-4 Royals loss

White Sox comeback thwarts a series win in 7-4 Royals loss

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports At least Hunter Dozier was good After going up 3-0 and 4-1, the Royals gave up six unanswered runs to the White Sox in a 7-4 afternoon loss. The loss gave Chicago a rare five-game series win and dropped Kansas City to 14-23, just a loss away from being 10-games under .500 for the first time all season. The Royals quickly jumped on White Sox starter Vince Velasquez in the 1st, but only after some help from replay. With Andrew Benintendi on 1st, Bobby Witt Jr hustled down the line into what was called a double play, but after review, was...
Kings of Kauffman May 18, 2022

The KC Royals have an Andrew Benintendi problem

Andrew Benintendi, the talented outfielder who arrived in Kansas City last season to fill the shoes of retired KC Royals left fielder and franchise icon Alex Gordon, is in a slump. He picked up this season no worse for the wear than last, finishing April with a .373/.419/.463 line, numbers even better than the September-October […] The KC Royals have an Andrew Benintendi problem - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review May 14, 2022
Andrew Benintendi wins arbitration case against the Royals

Andrew Benintendi wins arbitration case against the Royals

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The outfielder will make $8.5 million in his last year before free agency. Andrew Benintendi won his arbitration hearing against the Royals this year and will earn $8.5 million in his final year under the arbitration system. The Royals had countered with an offer of $7.3 million. The arbiter must rule for one side or the other, not a split in the difference. The Royals have only had one arbitration case go to a hearing under Dayton Moore, with Brandon Maurer losing his case in 2018. Arbitration hearings typically take place in February, but they...
Royals Review May 14, 2022
Royals hitters take advantage of Coors Field, sloppy Rockies defense in 14-10 win

Royals hitters take advantage of Coors Field, sloppy Rockies defense in 14-10 win

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Andrew Benintendi flirts with a cycle. Coors Field has a reputation for being the best hitter’s park in the game, making it the perfect pick-me-up for the dormant Royals offense. The bats woke up, taking advantage of the high altitude, spacious outfield, and hilariously bad Rockies defense to score a season-high in runs in a 14-10 win over Colorado Friday night. The Royals jumped on Rockies starter Kyle Freeland right away on a two-run home run by Andrew Benintendi, his second of the year. But the Rockies took the lead in the second inning...
Royals Review May 10, 2022
The Royals lose for 13th time in the last 17 games

The Royals lose for 13th time in the last 17 games

Andrew Benintendi #16 of the Kansas City Royals cannot catch a home run ball hit by Corey Seager #5 of the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Globe Life Field on May 10, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. | Photo by Tim Heitman/ Not great. On Twitter, I asked if the recap tonight should be a nonsense one or a regular recap. Over 500 people voted, and 7 in 10 people said that, yeah, we should have a nonsense recap! For those of you who don’t know, these are generally recaps that have nothing to do with baseball, like the time I lifted a section of my paper of Franz Liszt and...
Royals Review May 10, 2022
Let’s blow up the 2022 Royals

Let’s blow up the 2022 Royals

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Here we go, friends With the Royals, I shouldn’t be confused as a glass-half-full kinda guy. But I am a realist. Which is why I spent so much time on Twitter defending Michael A. Taylor, because that’s something a reasonable person does. The point was simple: Is Michael A. Taylor a starting Major League center fielder? Probably not. But was his defense good enough to make him a reasonably valuable player who had a higher rWAR than Andrew Benintendi despite being in a role he probably shouldn’t be in? Yes. That’s my...
Royals Review Apr 24, 2022
Bullpen implodes in the eighth in 13-7 loss to Mariners

Bullpen implodes in the eighth in 13-7 loss to Mariners

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Mike Matheny fell asleep at the switch. The Mariners broke a 7-7 tie by exploding for six runs in the eighth inning as the Royals fell 13-7 on Saturday. The Kansas City bullpen ended their 27 2⁄3 innings scoreless streak and Collin Snider, Josh Staumont, Jake Brentz, and Dylan Coleman combined to give up eight runs in just 2 2⁄3 innings of work. The Royals got on the board in the first inning on an RBI groundout by Andrew Benintendi. But Kris Bubic continued the trend of Royals starting pitchers having first inning issues by giving up a...

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