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Royals Review Jul 5, 2022
The Royals can fix their roster in one fell swoop before the trade deadline

The Royals can fix their roster in one fell swoop before the trade deadline

Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield (15) is congratulated by third baseman Hunter Dozier (17) after hitting a home run against the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. | Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Play the kids. The Royals have spent the last three months seemingly in a contest to lose as many games as possible in the widest variety of disappointing ways as possible. It has been a grueling experience, not the least of which because the 2022 Royals roster made no dang sense. The team won 74 games last year, and even if they...
Royals Review Jul 4, 2022
Bullpen collapses, Royals lose 7-6

Bullpen collapses, Royals lose 7-6

Photo by Bob Levey/ There are positives to take from this game but the disappointment is still real. This game started out so well too. Whit Merrifield struck out swinging on what would have been ball four but the next four Royals all reached base and before Jonathan Heasley ever took the mound, Hunter Dozier’s two-RBI single had given him a lead to work with. In the second inning, the Royals scored another pair of runs, this time on an Andrew Benintendi single. Finally, in the third inning MJ Melendez smashed a home run into the right field, upper deck seats to give...
Royals Review Jul 2, 2022
Royals blow it in the ninth, fall to Tigers 4-3

Royals blow it in the ninth, fall to Tigers 4-3

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Uggggggh. Again? Despite holding a lead into the ninth inning, the Royals bullpen coughed it up and allowed the Tigers to come back and win 4-3. The loss moves the Royals to 1.5 games back of Detroit for fourth place in the AL Central. Kansas City got off to a hot start in the top of the first. With the bases loaded and one out, Hunter Dozier roped an RBI-double to make it 2-0. However, the Tigers responded with a run in the home half to cut the lead in half. A Doz double to drive in two will do!TV: Bally Sports Kansas CityStream:...
Royals Review Jun 29, 2022
Sweep sidestepped in squeaker 2-1

Sweep sidestepped in squeaker 2-1

William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports A rare good day for Royals pitching The Royals managed to avoid the sweep with a nail-biting 2-1 win over the Rangers this afternoon. This was a low-scoring game with neither team putting together much in the way of a rally, but Kansas City prevailed. The Royals had a chance to break the game open early off Rangers starter Dane Dunning. After Whit Merrifield and Andrew Benintendi were retired in the first, Kansas City loaded the bases with a single by Bobby Witt Jr., a double by Hunter Dozier, and a walk by Vinnie Pasquantino - his...
Royals Review Jun 28, 2022
Game 73 Thread: Rangers vs. Royals

Game 73 Thread: Rangers vs. Royals

In this photo illustration, the Italian national flag is printed on a white card. | Photo Illustration by Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Vinnie! Guess what? It’s time! Vinnie Pasquantino is in the big leagues. Now, it’s about a month too late. But here we are. He’ll be the designated hitter with Hunter Dozier playing first again. I’m interested in seeing Pasquantino play first base, but in all likelihood he’s going to be the Royals’ DH-first guy a la Billy Butler during the Eric Hosmer years, with Nick Pratto as the Hosmer here. That makes...
Kings of Kauffman Jun 26, 2022

KC Royals: Is Emmanuel Rivera truly the third base solution?

Only Manager Mike Matheny, whose search for the best KC Royals lineup continues unabated, knows whether Hunter Dozier will play third base when his club winds up its three-game series with Oakland this afternoon. Before Saturday’s 9-7 loss to the A’s, which evened the series 1-1, Dozier had played third only one time this season.  […] KC Royals: Is Emmanuel Rivera truly the third base solution? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Jun 21, 2022
Game 67 Thread: Royals vs. Angels

Game 67 Thread: Royals vs. Angels

Kansas City Royals first baseman Hunter Dozier (17) celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports All smiles after a win After sinking to and staying on rock bottom as the worst team in baseball, the Royals have put together an honest-to-goodness hot streak—albeit a small one. They’re winners of four of their last five games and are no longer the worst team in baseball. Yay! And as bad as the Royals have been this year, I would almost rather watch them than the Angels. The...
Royals Review Jun 9, 2022
Better know a draft prospect: Jud Fabian

Better know a draft prospect: Jud Fabian

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ A toolsy college bat that could go under-slot With the 2022 MLB Amateur Draft approaching on July 17, we will continue taking looks at some potential draft prospects for the Royals at #9. I last wrote about Jacob Berry, a switch-hitting DH type that looks like one of the best pure hitters available. Today we’ll look in a different direction. The Royals have a history of taking under-slot guys when picking towards the back of the top 10, taking Frank Mozzicato last year at #7 and Hunter Dozier at #8 in 2013. Should they choose to do so again this...
Kings of Kauffman Jun 8, 2022

KC Royals News: A possible injury, trade rumor, and Moose

If you’re wondering (and you probably are) why Carlos Santana is in Kansas City’s lineup again today, mlb.com KC beat writer Anne Rogers has the answer. Via Twitter, Rogers reports that, per KC Royals Manager Mike Matheny, Santana is in for Hunter Dozier while the club determines his status after he felt “something in his […] KC Royals News: A possible injury, trade rumor, and Moose - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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