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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 1, 2022
Vinnie drills first MLB homer, Keller shines in 3-1 Royals win

Vinnie drills first MLB homer, Keller shines in 3-1 Royals win

Photo by Duane Burleson/ The Italian Nightmare scares his first victim. Vinnie Pasquantino laced his first Major League hit, a home run, and Brad Keller tossed six shutout innings in a 3-1 Royals win over the Tigers in Detroit Friday night to open the series. The Royals got the scoring going in the third inning off Michael Pineda when Whit Merrifield hit a one-out double. He stole third to tie Bobby Witt Jr. for the team lead with his 12th stolen base. Andrew Benintendi continued his steady hitting with an RBI single to make it 1-0 Royals. But the Royals saved their...
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
Royals trade candidate: Whit Merrifield

Royals trade candidate: Whit Merrifield

Photo by Ron Schwane/ The time to trade him was years ago, but will the Royals finally deal their All-Star? Whit Merrifield has had a remarkable career. After being a starter for a 2010 National Champion South Carolina Gamecocks, he was a ninth-round pick for the Royals that had to grind his way to the big leagues. He was teased with a promotion in 2015, only to get passed over, and went unselected in the Rule 5 draft. He finally reached the big leagues in 2016 at the age of 27, and teams figured out what they had been missing out on. Merrifield emerged as one of the...
Royals Review Jun 27, 2022
Poor pitching and defense dooms Royals in 10-4 loss to Texas

Poor pitching and defense dooms Royals in 10-4 loss to Texas

Photo by Reed Hoffmann/ “This is a simple game. You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball.” The Royals lost to the Texas Rangers 10-4 on Monday night. If it were to be summed up in a few sentences, this recap would be rather short. Simply put, the Rangers pitched and fielded better than Kansas City. It wasn’t all ugliness on Monday, though. The Royals’ lineup broke through off Martín Pérez, who had the league’s fourth-best ERA (1.96), in the bottom of the first. Following back-to-back singles from Whit Merrifield and Andrew Benintendi, Bobby...
Kings of Kauffman Jun 27, 2022

KC Royals Trades: Yes, it’s time to deal Whit Merrifield

Although I hadn’t paid him much mind as he worked his way through the club’s farm system for six-plus seasons—after all, he didn’t attract much attention or have the captivating promise of a George Brett, an Eric Hosmer, or a Bobby Witt Jr.—it didn’t take me long to warm up to Whit Merrifield when he […] KC Royals Trades: Yes, it’s time to deal Whit Merrifield - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Jun 25, 2022
Weekend Rumblings - News for June 25, 2022

Weekend Rumblings - News for June 25, 2022

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Are the Royals motivated to trade Whit Merrifield? Weekend Rumblings - News for June 25, 2022 Manager Mike Matheny reacts to Salvador Perez’s thumb surgery. “Salvy was wrecked,” Matheny said of Perez’s reaction to the setback. “I don’t need to convince anybody about how passionate this guy is about playing the game of baseball. Any time an injury like that happens, you just don’t know. He was on such a good track, coming back and getting strong, watching the ball jump out of the park and carry, everything seemed to be going...
Royals Review Jun 23, 2022
Shohei Ohtani strikes out career-high 13 as Royals are shutout 5-0

Shohei Ohtani strikes out career-high 13 as Royals are shutout 5-0

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Yea, he’s good. Shohei Ohtani followed up his amazing offensive performance on Tuesday with an equally amazing performance on the mound on Wednesday, striking out a career-high 13 batters in a 5-0 win over the Royals to avoid a sweep. The Royals got to Ohtani early when Whit Merrifield and Andrew Benintendi led off the game with back-to-back singles. But that would be the most the Royals would threaten all night, as Ohtani retired the next 16 hitters, and allowed just one base runner in his final seven innings. He pitched a career-high eight...
Royals Review Jun 21, 2022
Royals become owners of DongTown for a day in 6-2 win over the Halos

Royals become owners of DongTown for a day in 6-2 win over the Halos

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports You get a dong! You get a dong! You get a dong! The Royals took Game 1 against the Angels on Monday night after three long balls and a quality start from Kris Bubic. It’s the first time Kansas City has won on a Monday this season. It didn’t take the Royals long to purchase land in Dongtown, USA. Following a lead-off single from Whit Merrifield in the top of the first, Andrew Benintendi belted a two-run shot to right-center off Noah Syndergaard to give Kansas City an early 2-0 lead. It was Benintendi’s third home run of the...
Royals Review Jun 15, 2022
Productive outs galore, Royals salvage series with 3-2 win

Productive outs galore, Royals salvage series with 3-2 win

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ A first-inning Giants miscue aides the Royals offense. The Royals were able to salvage the final game of their series against the Giants with a 3-2 win on Wednesday afternoon. The much-maligned bullpen stepped up to produce five shutout innings, and a big pinch-run double by Andrew Benintendi in the eighth led to the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by Whit Merrifield. The Royals jumped on Giants starter Sam Long in the first for a couple of runs. Whit Merrifield led off the game with a bunt single, and Bobby Witt Jr. moved him to third on a...
Royals Review Jun 14, 2022
Ranking the Royals as NBA Players

Ranking the Royals as NBA Players

A very important investigative piece for our moment in history The Royals are 20-games under .500. They’re the worst team in baseball. That’s the reality, so that’s what we have to write about here at Royals Review. And that’s no fun. But baseball is supposed to be fun, and as frustrating as this season has been, the Royals had a bit of fun on the plane ride to San Francisco. As announced by Whit Merrifield, Kansas City went with an NBA-themed trip to the west coast, with veterans choosing the uniforms of the younger guys. Themed flight tomorrow. We’re doing NBA...
Royals Review Jun 14, 2022
Royals fall to 20 games under .500 after 6-2 loss to Giants

Royals fall to 20 games under .500 after 6-2 loss to Giants

Photo by Michael Urakami/ Singer looked good until he didn’t. After grabbing an early lead in the Bay Area on Monday night, the Royals allowed six unanswered runs and dropped Game 1 to the Giants 6-2. Following back-to-back losses to Baltimore, Kansas City turned to Brady Singer to start the road trip on the right foot. Through two innings, he looked as good as he had all season. In the top of the third, the Royals’ offense gave him some support on a sacrifice fly from Whit Merrifield and RBI-single from Bobby Witt Jr. On the board first out west.#VoteRoyals:...

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