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Royals Review Jun 16, 2018
Everything goes exactly how you expected; Royals lose 10-2

Everything goes exactly how you expected; Royals lose 10-2

You didn’t miss much Missing bats. Mediocre pitching. Shoddy defense. If you watched the mid-2000s Royals all of those things should be familiar to you. And if you’re watching the 2018 Royals they’re rapidly becoming familiar again. Spectacular #GordoNation pic.twitter.com/a1sIQRCSgk— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) June 16, 2018 There were few positive moments from today’s game. That was probably the best. Alex Gordon may not be the hitter he once was but by golly he’s not going to let you get any more hits to left-field than he absolutely has to. Danny Duffy looked...
Royals Review Jun 16, 2018
Game LXX Thread: Astros at Royals

Game LXX Thread: Astros at Royals

A battle of two would-be left-handed aces. Danny Duffy and Dallas Keuchel are pitching against each other, today. They’re actually remarkably similar pitchers: FanGraphs.com The biggest difference between them is the groundball rate. Keuchel doesn’t strike out quite as many but he walks enough fewer and gets so many groundballs that his results have been a fair bit better including his Cy Young Award-winning season in 2015. They’re both treated the same by their fanbases; considered aces by the teams with dominant left-handed approaches but frequently their...
Royals Review Jun 13, 2018
Peripheral numbers back up the improved results over Danny Duffy’s last four starts

Peripheral numbers back up the improved results over Danny Duffy’s last four starts

Yes, Danny Duffy’s ERA in his last four outings is down 4.78 points compared to his first ten outings, but there’s more to it than that. Before his start in Texas on May 24, Danny Duffy’s ERA had swelled to a season high 6.88 in 10 starts. He wasn’t striking many hitters out, he was walking far too many, he was giving up nearly 2.5 HR/9 innings, and Duffy made zero excuses for his efforts. He wore the blame on his shoulders and promised to be better. Well, he has been. Over his last four starts Danny Duffy’s ERA is a measly 2.10 and the Royals ace looks like just that again. The...
KC Kingdom Jun 11, 2018

Kansas City Royals have something special with Brad Keller

The Kansas City Royals slotted Brad Keller into the rotation over two weeks ago and the 22-year old righty has done well in his three starts so far. Originally the Kansas City Royals rotation consisted of Danny Duffy, Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel, Jakob Junis, and Eric Skoglund. Skoglund is on the disabled list at the […] Kansas City Royals have something special with Brad Keller - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
Royals Review Jun 9, 2018
Danny Duffy pitches a real-life gem; Royals finally win

Danny Duffy pitches a real-life gem; Royals finally win

It’ll be hard to argue that this one didn’t go exactly the way Danny wanted it to Danny Duffy has had a rough year. He recently had a stretch of 3 starts with pretty good results, at least as far as runs went. There were plenty of questions about his actual execution and some warning signs and internet arguments were had. Today’s start will elicit very little argument. Duffy pitched seven shutout innings while striking out ten and allowing only three hits. He did walk three which would not be noteworthy except that he’s walked a lot of guys this season; batters are reaching base via...
The Mercury News Jun 9, 2018

Athletics join the victory party with win over Royals

The Athletics send Trevor Cahill (1-2) to the mound Saturday in Game 3 of a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals and left-hander Danny Duffy (4-6).
Royals Review Jun 6, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for June 6, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for June 6, 2018

The Royals will definitely be sellers this summer, right? Royals Rumblings - News for June 6, 2018 Jim Bowden at The Athletics looks at whether each team should buy or sell. BUY OR SELL: SELL The Royals made the mistake of not “selling” at last year’s trade deadline, but they can make up for it this year by moving significant pieces, including impact closer Kelvin Herrera, third baseman Mike Moustakas (who continues to rake), and maybe even starter Danny Duffy, who has just started to pitch better. The Royals should be able to garner significant prospects for that trio. Pete...
Royals Review May 30, 2018
Royals win in the most unpredictable fashion

Royals win in the most unpredictable fashion

Escobar? Escobar. Up until the final plate appearance, this contest was about as uneventful as a game can get. Ages ago, in the top of third inning, the Twins dinked together a few hits that resulted in a Miguel Sano RBI single to give the Twins a 1-0 lead (not 2-0 thanks to the golden arm of Alex Gordon). Other than one inning, Danny Duffy turned in a second straight quality start, laboring through six innings of one-run ball, working around four walks. Another Kyle Gibson/Royals matchup, another Royals offensive flop. Gibson was on point, throwing seven scoreless frames, striking out...
Royals Review May 26, 2018
Hok Talk: Ned Yost ruined Danny Duffy

Hok Talk: Ned Yost ruined Danny Duffy

It wouldn’t be hyperbole to say it might have been the most disastrous decision of his Royals managerial career. Royals fans of the last two decades have seen this happen before. Other baseball teams have probably seen it, too, but when your team is in the process of going 30 years in between playoff appearances it hurts just a bit more. Think back to 1999 with Tony Muser and Jose Rosado. Or perhaps 2001 with, again, Tony Muser but this time with Chad Durbin. Or, likely the most famous example, 2009 with Trey Hillman and Gil Meche. There is relatively little a manager controls throughout...
Royals Review May 25, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for May 25, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for May 25, 2018

Royals with the 2nd longest win streak in the AL! Prior to his nice start last night, everyone was trying to figure out “What’s wrong with Danny Duffy?” Yesterday (Wednesday), OMD shared a Tweet about Duffy tipping his pitches. Today (yesterday- this gets confusing when you write these the day before), the KCStar’s Jesse Newell took a look at his slider: Based on pitch-value approximations, Duffy’s slider has been worth negative-10.6 runs this season; to compare, the second-worst slider from an MLB starter this season has been worth negative-5 runs... The biggest change can be...
www.bostonherald.com May 24, 2018
Perez plays ball off Choo's face to help Duffy, KC top Texas

Perez plays ball off Choo's face to help Duffy, KC top Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas — Danny Duffy took a shutout into the eighth inning, Salvador Perez threw out a baserunner on a ball that hit Shin-Soo Choo in the face, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Thursday night for their season-best third straight victory.Perez had four RBIs on a pair of two-run singles with two outs, first in the fifth and then the seventh innings. But the catcher's caught stealing in the first inning was more memorable.Duffy's pitch in the dirt bounced off Perez and then hit Choo in the face, sending the left-handed hitter staggering out of the box. Perez...
Royals Review May 24, 2018
Royals wage war on hyphenates in 8-2 win in Texas

Royals wage war on hyphenates in 8-2 win in Texas

Duffy gets back on track, and the offense scores runs? What year is this? Sometimes baseball doesn’t make sense. Both the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals are bad teams this season, so a 8-2 win for the Royals is something that is within the realm of realistic outcomes with 33-year-old Austin Bibens-Dirkx making the seventh start of his major-league career, one that began just last year after toiling away for 12 years in the minors for the Mariners, Cubs, Rockies, Nationals, Blue Jays, and Rangers. Danny Duffy righting the ship and making his best start of the season was also entirely...
Lone Star Ball May 24, 2018
Guzman, Profar sit against lefty Duffy

Guzman, Profar sit against lefty Duffy

The Royals are starting lefthander Danny Duffy, and Jeff Banister is giving Ronald Guzman and Jurickson Profar the day off The Texas Rangers start a four game series at home against the Royals tonight, and with lefthander Danny Duffy on the mound, Jeff Banister is giving Ronald Guzman the day off, as well as Jurickson Profar. This is basically the first day off Profar has had when he has been healthy since April 7 — since returning to the lineup on April 20 after missing a couple of games after a nasty collision at second base, Profar has played every inning of every game, and with the...
Royals Review May 21, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for May 21, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for May 21, 2018

What should the Royals do about Danny Duffy? Royals Rumblings - News for May 21, 2018 Dayton Moore is not satisfied with the record, but that doesn’t mean there will be a firesale. How active will Moore be at the Deadline? ”It all depends on where we’re at when that time comes,” Moore said. “Honestly, we’ve never been a team that has traded many guys off the 25-man roster. We’ll see where we are. There’s no reason to make advance decisions on that.” Rustin Dodd writes that Whit Merrifield wants to prove last season was no fluke. Merrifield, the Royals’ 29-year-old...

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