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Royals Rumblings - News for June 5, 2017

A 19-game Whitting streak?

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Royals Rumblings - News for June 5, 2017

Despite a rough start on Sunday, Eric Skoglund will get another shot in the rotation.

It will not, however, end his time in the rotation. With Danny Duffy out for six to eight weeks, and Nathan Karns’ recovery from arm soreness coming along slowly, the Royals will likely need Skoglund to start Friday in San Diego.

“I need starters,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “I don’t have Karns. I don’t have Duffy. So I imagine he’s going to get another start. That’s not a fair judge right there (on Sunday).”

Whit Merrifield talked about his MLB-season high 19-game hit streak.

"My timing is really good right now," Merrifield said. "I'm seeing the ball well. And I think my pitch selection is better. I'm taking pitches I don't like and I'm hitting the pitches I should hit."

Vahe Gregorian writes about the connection between Yordano Ventura and Edinson Volquez, who tossed a no-hitter on Saturday, Yordano’s birthday.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe thinks the Royals will look to trade.

They will start listening to overtures for Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain, and Vargas. There really is nothing else for them to do, and while they entered Friday only six games out of first place, they have a few teams to climb over and they can’t sign most of their free agents-to-be. The Royals’ window has come and gone. They got one World Series championship out of it.

Lee Judge argues that sometimes an out may be better than a hit.

The Royals let kids run the press conference.

Victims of the hate crime shooting in Olathe were honored before the Royals game.

David Schoenfield of ESPN has Salvy as the only Royals player on his All-Star squad.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is upset the 30-second limit for challenges was enforced.

Why Albert Pujols reaching the 600-home run mark is a big deal.

The Yankees are looking for third basemen.

The Blue Jays are back.

Brandon Phillips is not happy the Reds let someone wear his old number.

How Coors Field brought back downtown Denver.

All-Star outfielder Jimmy Piersall, subject of the film Fear Strikes Out, dies at age 87.

A look at the players who only played one MLB game - including Royals infielder Bob Hegman.

Why the Chiefs’ release of Jeremy Maclin is a really bad idea.

Nashville is LIT for the Stanley Cup Finals.

The rise of cryptocurrency Ponzi schemes.

Harvard rescinds ten acceptances for students due to inappropriate online memes.

The Leftovers had a perfect ending to the series.

Your song of the day is Stone Temple Pilots with Pretty Penny.