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Royals Review May 17, 2018
Father Time is winning again, and this time Jason Hammel is his victim

Father Time is winning again, and this time Jason Hammel is his victim

Everyone ages out. There are many numbers in baseball. Some would say too many. But let’s just focus on two different sets of numbers. Real simple. Here’s this first set. Now, I know math isn’t everyone’s strong suit, but see if you can tell the pattern going on here: 3.47 3.74 3.83 5.29 6.28 Got it? Ok. Now, don’t overthink this, because the pattern is simple: those numbers are going up. Alright alright, let’s try this again, only with a different set of numbers. Same exercize. Fit the pattern. Be Detective Miller, minus the terrifying alien goop and spaceships, or I guess...
Royals Review May 16, 2018
The Royals, dust in the wind, get swept by the Rays 5-3

The Royals, dust in the wind, get swept by the Rays 5-3

This one wasn’t particularly interesting. In an afternoon game at the K, the Tampa Bay Rays completed their sweep of the Kansas City Royals by defeating them with a score of 5-3. It was the Royals’ fifth consecutive loss. In the past week or so, the Royals starters haven’t exactly been the best. Three of them gave up nine runs—nine!—in their start. One of them was Jason Hammel, and when he gave up three runs in the very first inning, Royals fans collectively groaned and thought ‘here we go again.’ But Hammel tightened up and turned in merely a bad outing as opposed to a truly...
DRaysBay May 16, 2018
Preview: Faria and the Rays look to sweep against a former Devil Ray

Preview: Faria and the Rays look to sweep against a former Devil Ray

The Rays take on a familiar face as they go for a series sweep in Kansas City Starting Pitchers Jake Faria vs Jason Hammel The good times for Faria came crashing down during his last start, although, he was pretty solid up until that 7th inning. He took on the Orioles on the 11th in Baltimore and his final line read that he had allowed seven runs on eight hits — two home runs — while he walked one and struck out three. Prior to the 7th, Faria had held the O’s to three runs, but he imploded in the 7th and Ryne Stanek ultimately allowed a grand slam to destroy Faria’s decent line for...
DRaysBay May 14, 2018
Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals

Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals

Rays will take the national broadcast stage as they hope to bounce back. The Tampa Bay Rays head to Kansas City to take on the Royals after a disappointing weekend in Baltimore. The Rays have lost six of their last seven. The Royals have lost four of their last five and are only 13-27 this season. The Matchups: Monday 7:00 PM: Ryan Yarbrough vs Eric SkoglundTuesday 8:15 PM: Bullpen vs Ian KennedyWednesday 2:15 PM: Jacob Faria vs Jason Hammel Inexperienced lefties face off on national TV coverage. Monday night’s game will be shown on ESPN for everybody to see. The matchup will see lefties...
Plain Dealer May 11, 2018
Royal welcome: Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals lineups for Friday, Game No. 37

Royal welcome: Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals lineups for Friday, Game No. 37

Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland Indians face Jason Hammel and the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field.
Royals Review May 11, 2018
Cleveland series preview: Same old guys

Cleveland series preview: Same old guys

Though they’ve gotten off to a slow start, this is still pretty much the same Cleveland club that has taken the American League Central crown the last two years. Gone is Carlos Santana. Enter Yonder Alonso. Other than that? There’s little new to consider with this team. The slow start—18-18—isn’t that dissimilar from what they did last year when they were still playing .500 ball at the game 62 mark before going on a second-half tear. Game times and pitching matchups are as follows: Friday, May 11 — 6:10 PM CDT — Jason Hammel versus Tyler Bauer Saturday, May 12 — 3:10 PM...
Royals Review May 5, 2018
Hammel finds double trouble, Royals lose 3-2

Hammel finds double trouble, Royals lose 3-2

It wasn’t all bad but it was bad enough. From a certain point of view, everything you need to know about this game happened in the first inning. Jason Hammel allowed a single to the lead-off hitter then, after striking out the second batter, allowed three of the next four hitters to belt RBI doubles. That proved to be more than enough offensive output to doom the Royals’ chances before they even came to the plate against Jordan Zimmermann. From another point of view, it was actually a pretty good start for Jason Hammel. Those 3 runs ended up being the only ones he - or the bullpen, for...
Bless You Boys May 5, 2018
GameThread: Tigers vs. Royals, 4:15 p.m.

GameThread: Tigers vs. Royals, 4:15 p.m.

Jordan Zimmermann vs. Jason Hammel Detroit Tigers (13-18) at Kansas City Royals (10-22) Time/Place: 8:15 p.m., Kauffman StadiumForecast: 83 degrees, sunnySB Nation site: Royals ReviewFollow us: @BlessYouBoys, @RoyalsReviewMedia: Fox Sports 1, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-0, 5.81 ERA)vs. RHP Jason Hammel (0-3, 4.91 ERA) Lineups are not yet available. Gameday reading Recap: Bullpen breaks down. Again. Don’t give up on Daniel Norris just yet Matt Manning struggles in Whitecaps loss FanPost Friday: How would you fix baseball? 2018 MLB draft...
Royals Review Apr 30, 2018
Sawx ride Bogaerts’ grand dong to 10-6 victory over Jason Hammel and the lowly Royals

Sawx ride Bogaerts’ grand dong to 10-6 victory over Jason Hammel and the lowly Royals

So that happened. When a baseball game ends with a 10-6 score, the assumption Taking advantage of a first inning in which Eduardo Rodriguez’s command was entirely absent, the Royals sent eight men to the plate in a three-run frame that only saw them record two base-hits. Whit Merrifield led the game off with a single on the sixth pitch of the at-bat, poking an outside changeup into right after getting into a two-strike hole against the Venezuelan southpaw. Rodriguez and Jorge Soler became embroiled in a ten-pitch stalemate that finally broke with a walk, and on the next pitch, Rodriguez...
Over the Monster Apr 30, 2018
Red Sox vs. Royals lineup: E-Rod’s up, Kansas City’s down, Mookie’s out

Red Sox vs. Royals lineup: E-Rod’s up, Kansas City’s down, Mookie’s out

The 20-7 Red Sox take on the 7-20 Royals on the last day of April. The Red Sox (20-7) look to hit blackjack behind Eduardo Rodriguez (3-0, 3.63 ERA) against the woeful Royals (7-20) tonight at Fenway Park (7:05 p.m., NESN). Read Matt’s series preview here. About tonight’s game: Rodriguez, who has been pitching well after a rough first outing, will look to keep Kansas City’s bats quiet. The Royals are 28th overall in team batting WAR, per Fangraphs. Neatly and sadly, they are also 28th in pitching WAR, but tonight trot out Jason Hammel (0-2, 3.38 ERA), who is obviously the exception...
Kings of Kauffman Apr 21, 2018

Kansas City Royals: Strong Showing by Jason Hammel In Detroit

The Kansas City Royals need to win a game. Luckily, they pulled out a win against Detroit in the second game of their doubleheader. Even better is if they could win a series. Sure, that is an obvious statement but it is true. This is a team that rolled into Detroit on an eight-game losing […] Kansas City Royals: Strong Showing by Jason Hammel In Detroit - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Apr 21, 2018
Weekend Rumblings - News for April 21, 2018

Weekend Rumblings - News for April 21, 2018

No reason why the Royals can’t win 15 of their next 20. Weekend Rumblings - News for April 21, 2018 Jason Hammel found success by going to an old pitch. “I’ve kind of gotten away from being so one-dimensional like I’ve been in the last few years,” Hammel said. “I’ve been so good with the fastball-slider combo, that I kind of got away from actually pitching.” Salvador Perez is hoping for a quick return to Kansas City. “A couple of more days here until I go to the big leagues, so I feel great,” Perez said before the opener of the doubleheader. “My knee feels better. I...

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