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Call to the Pen Sep 6, 2018

Kansas City Royals finally shut down Danny Duffy for season

The Kansas City Royals have mercifully shut Danny Duffy down for the rest of the 2018 campaign, a move that should have been made a while ago. The 2018 campaign has been a disaster for Kansas City Royals presumed ace Danny Duffy. Even though Kansas City was not expected to contend for the playoffs, the […] Kansas City Royals finally shut down Danny Duffy for season - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Danny Duffy shut down for the year

Danny Duffy shut down for the year

It was a tough year for Duffman. Ned Yost confirmed today that starting pitcher Danny Duffy will be shut down for the year after exiting Tuesday’s game against the Indians in the first inning with discomfort. Duffy was diagnosed with left shoulder impingement, and it didn’t make sense to continue to treat the injury to keep him on the mound this season. Ned confirmed that Danny Duffy is done for the season. Duffy can’t have another anti-inflammatory shot this soon so makes sense to shut him down. Ned also said he may stick with 6-man rotation and give either Skoglund or Sparkman...
Royals Review Sep 4, 2018
Yandy Diaz and the Indians hit their way past the Royals

Yandy Diaz and the Indians hit their way past the Royals

This wasn’t fun. I’ll be honest, I had to miss most of this one, but after scrolling through the MLB At Bat app and Twitter, I see that a lot of good did not go on. Early deficit, injuries, larger deficit (mostly thanks to Yandy Diaz), and an overall lack of offense. Well... it was a short one for Danny Duffy tonight. He only made it two outs into his outing, allowing four hits and three runs along the way. Already on his way to a terrible outing, he left early with shoulder tightness. Burch Smith came in for the long mop up outing, but had troubles of his own in 2 1⁄3 frames, tacking...
Royals Review Sep 4, 2018
The young Royals on the team now aren’t the next core, but they are still important

The young Royals on the team now aren’t the next core, but they are still important

Their success is still vital to the team. The road to the deep 2014-2015 Kansas City Royals playoff runs began on June 7, 2007, when the Royals selected Mike Moustakas with the second overall pick. Moustakas was symbolically the first of the core members of the New Golden Age Royals and represented one category of players on those teams, that of the Dayton Moore-selected homegrown stars. This category also included players like Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, Greg Holland, Jarrod Dyson, and Danny Duffy, and by extension included James Shields, Ben Zobrist, Wade Davis, and Johnny Cueto, who...
Royals Review Aug 29, 2018
Game 133 Thread: Tigers vs. Royals

Game 133 Thread: Tigers vs. Royals

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel Danny Duffy has had a really rough year. About a year ago, of course, he was arrested for a DUI after passing out in a Burger King drive thru. Then, Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain signed elsewhere, two of his longtime teammates and friends. Mike Moustakas was traded in July. And Duffy has struggled mightily on the mound, following up a very nice season last year with a stinker. Ol’ Duff has a few more starts to try to turn it around, but any turnaround worth its salt will have to be done next year. Ironically, Duffy’s poor season is exactly...
Royals Review Aug 24, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for August 24, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for August 24, 2018

We still have another month of this. Royals Rumblings - News for August 24, 2018 The Royals lost on a walk-off error last night on a ground ball to Ryan O’Hearn, who tried to get the out at home to Salvador Perez, but threw low, allowing the run to score. “I tried to keep my foot [on the plate] and make the scoop,” Perez said. “It’s a little tough.” Danny Duffy talks about his return to action last night. “I didn’t really have any expectations,” said Duffy, who had allowed six earned runs in each of his two starts before going on the disabled list Aug. 13 . “I just...
Kings of Kauffman Aug 23, 2018

Kansas City Royals: Glenn Sparkman will be a September call up

With Danny Duffy returning from the disabled list, a corresponding move had to be made. Ned Yost chose to send Glenn Sparkman back down to the Omaha Storm Chasers. Sparkman will be with the Kansas City Royals in this 2018 season, as he is likely to be a September call up. When it was announced […] Kansas City Royals: Glenn Sparkman will be a September call up - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Aug 23, 2018
Thursday Thread: Royals at Rays

Thursday Thread: Royals at Rays

Another sweep is on the brink. For several years, the Royals used to own the Rays. From 2012 through the first half of 2017, they went 27-9 against Tampa. Now, as Michael Scott would say, “how the turntables have... turned.” The Royals are just 1-8 in their last nine contests with the Rays, including 0-6 this season. They have one more chance to score a victory against Tampa this year, and it is provided by the left arm of Danny Duffy, making his first start in almost two weeks since the Cardinals smacked a reduced-velocity Duffy around at Kauffman Stadium. At 51 games under .500, I...

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