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Royals Review Aug 16, 2019
Royals’ young guns end 22-inning scoreless drought as they go on to beat the Mets, 4-1

Royals’ young guns end 22-inning scoreless drought as they go on to beat the Mets, 4-1

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Beating the Mets at Kauffman Stadium? I can’t remember that happening before. Offense has been hard to come by for the slumping Royals. Heading into Friday night with an 18-inning scoreless drought, Kansas City would not be given mercy in facing Noah Syndergaard. Posting a sub-two ERA since the All-Star break, the pitcher known as “Thor” would be the first of three elite arms the Royals would face in this weekend series. Behind a second consecutive strong outing from Mike Montgomery, Kansas City ended its scoring drought and stifled the Mets’...
Royals Review Aug 16, 2019
Game 122: New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals

Game 122: New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Billy Hamilton era is over. New York Mets (62-59) @ Kansas City Royals (43-78) Noah Syndergaard (8-5, 3.89 ERA) vs. Mike Montgomery (2-5, 5.19 ERA) First pitch- 7:15 CT Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri Quick hits: Brett Phillips called up from Omaha. He will bat fifth and play right field. Billy Hamilton was DFA’d to make room. Royals are on a 18-inning scoreless drought. Adalberto Mondesi took some early hitting on the field today per Jeffrey Flanagan. Danny Duffy’s two-inning simulated game went very well according to Ned Yost....
Detroit Free Press Aug 10, 2019
Detroit Tigers observations: Spencer Turnbull solid, but Mike Montgomery was just too much

Detroit Tigers observations: Spencer Turnbull solid, but Mike Montgomery was just too much

The Detroit Tigers’ two-game winning streak was ended by the left arm of Mike Montgomery on Saturday, as they were shut out by the Royals, 7-0.        
Royals Review Aug 10, 2019
Mike Montgomery dominates, Royals win 7-0

Mike Montgomery dominates, Royals win 7-0

“New Monty” is going to want to always wear these monarchs uniforms. | Photo by Dave Reginek/ He set several records tonight. The story of tonight’s game is definitely Mike Montgomery. His performance this evening is pretty much a best-case scenario for what the Royals wanted to see from him when they dealt Martín Maldonado to the Cubs earlier this year. It was easily his best start of the year. He faced 24 batters in seven shutout innings and struck out 12 of them. That was a new career-high for him and puts him in some elite company among Royals lefties who have struck out more...
Royals Review Aug 10, 2019
Gamethread CXVIII - Royals at Tigers

Gamethread CXVIII - Royals at Tigers

Mike Montgomery will take the mound for the Royals. | Photo by Adam Glanzman/ One way baseball could cut down gametimes would be to just eliminate games like this. The Royals are not yet eliminated from the playoff race. At the rate things are currently going, they probably won’t be eliminated until early September. So does this count as competitive baseball? I mean, sure, they’re 29.5 games back of the division lead and 26 games from a Wild Card berth but anything could happen, right? Mike Montgomery will start for the Royals tonight. He shouldn’t have a pitch limit more...
Royals Review Aug 8, 2019
Fans split on how Royals fared at the trade deadline in latest Fanpulse results

Fans split on how Royals fared at the trade deadline in latest Fanpulse results

Photo by Ed Zurga/ Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Royals fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. With the trade deadline behind us, we thought it would be a good time to ask our FanPulse fans how they felt about Dayton Moore’s moves. The Royals made some deals early on, sending Homer Bailey to the Athletics for infielder Kevin Merrell, and Martín Maldonado to the Cubs for pitcher Mike Montgomery. A few days before the deadline the Royals made another deal with Oakland, swapping reliever Jake...
Royals Review Aug 6, 2019
Royals Rumblings - News for August 6, 2019

Royals Rumblings - News for August 6, 2019

Photo by Ed Zurga/ Salvy is on the road to recovery. Royals Rumblings - News for August 6, 2019 Jeffrey Flanagan writes about how Mike Montgomery thought he had the best outing of his Royals career. “I thought it was definitely the best stuff I thought I had all year,” Montgomery said. “You’re always looking for results, but for me personally, I think it’s definitely something to build off of. I made a lot of good quality pitches. I’d really like the mistake back -- the two-run homer -- but other than that, I thought I threw the ball really well, did a lot of good things out...
Royals Review Aug 5, 2019
Royals drop seventh in a row, fall to Red Sox, 7-5

Royals drop seventh in a row, fall to Red Sox, 7-5

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports It has been an ugly week for Kansas City To put it mildly, the Royals have played poor baseball over the past week. Losers in eight of their last nine and six in a row heading into Monday night, Kansas City headed to the east coast to take on a Boston team that was in the midst of an eight-game losing skid themselves. Staying within striking distance for the majority of the evening, Boston eventually bested the Royals in the series opener, 7-5. Coming of an outing in which he was knocked for four runs in 4 1⁄3 innings, Mike Montgomery looked to find...
Royals Review Aug 5, 2019
Game 114: Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox

Game 114: Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Both teams on long losing streaks. Kansas City Royals (40-73) @ Boston Red Sox (59-55) Mike Montgomery (1-4, 6.34 ERA) Rick Porcello (9-8, 5.74 ERA) First pitch- 6:10 CT Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts Quick Hits: In his last seven games, Jorge Soler is hitting .370 (10-27) with two home runs. Montgomery has a 12.27 ERA in 7 1⁄2 innings against Boston in his career. Ten runs on 16 hits. Bubba Starling is three for his last 25 with 13 strikeouts (.120 avg). Royals were swept by the Red Sox in Kansas City back in June. Outscored 23-8. In 23 starts...
Royals Review Jul 30, 2019
Royals lose 69th game before July is even over

Royals lose 69th game before July is even over

Kansas City Royals shortstop Humbeto Arteaga (2) is tagged out at third base by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (11) during the second inning at Kauffman Stadium. | Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Yay Tonight, the Toronto Blue Jays dominated the Kansas City Royals, 9-2. Many Royals stood erect on the basepaths, but they couldn’t get the climax they were hoping for thanks, in part, to some very good D from the Blue Jays. The result was a limp offense and a night that ended in disappointment. For a while, the Royals hung in there. Mike Montgomery didn’t have a great...
Royals Review Jul 26, 2019
A summary of the latest Royals-related trade rumors

A summary of the latest Royals-related trade rumors

Photo by Ed Zurga/ SOURCES! SOURCES! The July 31 trade deadline is around the corner, and it will be the only trade deadline this year, with MLB eliminating August waiver trades. The Royals have already made three trades this month, sending Homer Bailey to the Athletics for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell, Martín Maldonado to the Cubs for pitcher Mike Montgomery, and outfielder Terrance Gore to the Yankees for cash considerations. But the Royals may not be done, and there have certainly been some rumors about players still on the roster. Here is a summary of the latest...
Royals Review Jul 26, 2019
Kansas City falls to Cleveland in extras 5-4

Kansas City falls to Cleveland in extras 5-4

Photo by Ed Zurga/ That was a long game, folks The Royals continued their trend of strong starting pitching, getting five solid innings out of Mike Montgomery. They also got eight strong innings out of their bullpen in a game that lasted nearly five hours, but the offense wasn’t able to finish the job in a 5-4 loss Thursday night. Montgomery got off to a rocky start, giving up a home run to left-center field on the first pitch of the game to Francisco Lindor. He settled in nicely, though, not giving up another run until the 6th. The Royals wasted no time responding. Alex Gordon...
Royals Review Jul 23, 2019
Royals Review Radio: The Bye, Wily Peralta episode

Royals Review Radio: The Bye, Wily Peralta episode

Plus we talk about the trade market with R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports. Sources say that our Max Rieper, Shaun Newkirk, and Craig Brown are ready to talk Royals trades and preview the July 31 trade deadline. Plus we talk to R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports about what the trade market looks like. Among the topics we discuss: How did the Royals do in their recent trades? What are some of the big names to be moved at the deadline? Will Whit Merrifield be one of them? What do we make of the Mike Montgomery trade? Will we miss Wily Peralta now that he’s gone? Can the Royals move Ian Kennedy even with...
Cubbies Crib Jul 22, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Mike Montgomery struggles in first start with Royals

One pitch made the Chicago Cubs Mike Montgomery famous. He’ll always be remembered for that, and also for what he didn’t become. A reliable reliever that was dead set on wanting to be a starter. When the Chicago Cubs traded Mike Montgomery for Martin Maldonado, on paper, it didn’t make sense. The Cubs had looked […] Chicago Cubs: Mike Montgomery struggles in first start with Royals - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Royals Review Jul 20, 2019
Gamethread C - Royals at Cleveland

Gamethread C - Royals at Cleveland

Adam Plutko, everybody. Who the heck is Adam Plutko? The Royals have won six out of eight games coming off the break, including sweeping a four-game set against the White Sox earlier this week. But they got beaten pretty badly by Cleveland last night when Mike Montgomery proved to be no Homer Bailey and Wily Peralta proved he had no place on a major league baseball club any longer. The Wily Peralta era of Kansas City era is over. The Josh Staumont era begins. The Royals have replaced one wild pitcher with another. The difference is that Staumont can get some swings and misses and is much...

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