Royals Rumblings - News for August 28, 2017
Ned Yost has few answers after his team set a club record for most consecutive scoreless innings.
"Well, it just is what it is. You can get frustrated. But guys are just right now not producing. It's not in the amount of work that they're doing or that they're pressing. I don't sense that. We're just not getting the job done."
Whit Merrifield acknowledges the team’s recent slide.
“Guys are just trying to do a little too much,” second baseman Whit Merrifield said. “We all know we’re struggling.”
Danny Duffy got good news from his MRI.
Duffy was diagnosed with a “very low grade pronator strain” in the muscles near the elbow, Yost said, a result of a valgus extension overload he sustained in recent weeks. The club is still hopeful he could miss just one start.
“Nothing serious,” Yost said. “His MRI was completely the same as before we signed him to his long-term contract, which means there was no change.”...
“We’ll see,” Yost said, when asked if Duffy could miss just one start. “I’m hoping.”
J.J. Cooper at Baseball America profiles Royals pitching prospect Richard Lovelady.
Lovelady's fastball now sits 91-94 mph and will touch 95-96. It's firmer. It's even more deceptive and he's developed an improved ability to locate it both in and out to hitters. The Royals saw enough that they skipped him over low Class A Lexington to high Class A Wilmington...
"His strike-throwing has improved. (Before it wasn't) like the strike-throwing he's doing now. He's locked in and really focused. He's taken off. He has a plan," Gibbs said. "If the breaking balls come, if he can come in and the breaking ball sharpens just a little bit, he has setup ceiling."
Wayne Cavadi of Minor League Ball looks at three Royals prospects in Lexington making a name for themselves.
Lee Judge thinks quality starts matter more to the Royals this season.
Six things to know about new Royals pitcher Onelki Garcia.
Greg Holland has lost the closer job in Colorado.
Buster Olney wants to see old school violence in baseball end.
What will new Marlins ownership do about Giancarlo Stanton?
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Do positions even matter anymore?
The Athletics’ Twitter account trolled David Price on his beef with Dennis Eckersley.
A minor leaguer suffered a cardiac event after being hit by a pitch.
The 14 moments that defined the Mayweather/McGregor fight.
The Kyrie Irving trade to Boston is in jeopardy because of a hip injury to Isaiah Thomas.
Restaurants are turning to data-mining.
Why is that “distracted boyfriend” meme everywhere all of a sudden?
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