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Royals Rumblings - News for August 6, 2019

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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 there.”

Meibrys Viloria talks about his first big league home run.

“I’m really happy that I hit my first home run and where I hit it, a stadium with this much history,” Viloria said. “At the same time, I’m not happy that we lost this ballgame.”

Alec Lewis writes about Salvador Perez traveling with the team and throwing baseballs.

In the short term, Perez’s rejoining the team on the road for the first time in weeks is a 5-Hour Energy of sorts. Kansas City has lost nine of its last 10 games. His presence can only help. But like this entire year for the organization, this moment is important for the long term. Perez had not only rejoined his team, but he had also worn his catcher’s gear for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament. He had also thrown from 45 feet and caught a bullpen session (without throwing the ball back).

Simply put: The day was Perez’s first true step toward a 2020 return.

“It was awesome,” Perez said. “It felt like my first day in the big leagues when I made my debut in Tampa. I’m super excited. You guys know how much I love to play.”

Lynn Worthy has more on his road back to getting on the field.

On Monday, Perez caught pregame bullpen sessions and worked on blocking pitches and footwork as well as starting the throwing progression. He’ll continue throwing two sets of 25 throws from 45 feet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for at least the next two weeks.

Will Leitch looks at each team and what player is most likely to still be on the team in 2026.

Royals: Jorge Soler, OF, age 27 (MLB)With the season he’s having, maybe it’s not the worst idea for the Royals to at least approach Soler about an extension?

Doc Riddle at Royals Farm Report profiles Chase Vallot.

The Braves sign Lucas Duda.

The Reds claim pitcher Kevin Gausman off waivers from the Braves.

A great pitching rotation is no guarantee for the Astros.

Zach Buchanan profiles Zack Greinke and his brutal honesty.

Nomar Mazara has an uncertain future in Texas.

The Mariners may be going to a six-man rotation soon.

MLB announces this year’s post-season schedule.

Will Minnesota’s historic season be enough to unseat Cleveland?

The Marlins apologize for a Steve Irwin-reference in a tweet directed at the Rays.

Five NFL pre-season trades that could actually make sense.

A crashed Israeli spacecraft spilled tardigrades on the moon.

Why does Walmart want a cryptocurrency?

What we learned from the script for the series finale of Game of Thrones.

Your song of the day is Joan Jett with Cherry Bomb.