July 2009

Friday lineup: Royals at Rays

Tonight’s game starts at 6:35 Central.  Tune in on the Royals Radio Network and FOX Sports Kansas City.  Saturday’s game will be a FOX Network (and not a FSKC) telecast.  Check your local listings. 

(DeJesus – LF)

(Bloomquist – CF)

(Butler – 1B)

(Teahen – RF)

(Callaspo – 2B)

(Olivo – DH)

(Pena – C)

(Gordon – 3B)

(Betancourt – SS)

(Ponson – P)

 

Royals acquire outfielder Josh Anderson from Detroit

The Royals have acquired outfielder Josh Anderson from the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations.  Anderson’s reporting date has yet to be determined.  The Royals will make a corresponding roster move at that time.
 

Anderson, 26, has spent the entire season with the Tigers, batting .242 (40-for-165) with four doubles, four triples, 16 RBI and 22 runs scored.  In limited time, the speedster stole 13 bases in 15 attempts while playing at all three outfield spots.  He was designated for assignment by Detroit on July 24.

 

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound left-handed hitter and right-handed thrower was acquired by Detroit from the Atlanta Braves on March 30 of this year for right-handed pitcher Rudy Darrow.  A native of Eubank, Ky., Anderson was originally a fourth round pick of the Houston Astros in 2003 before being dealt to the Braves on November 16, 2007 for pitcher Oscar Villarreal.  In his only year with the Braves organization in 2008, Anderson was named the Richmond (AAA) Player of the Year after hitting .314 with 25 doubles and 42 stolen bases.  He made his Major League debut last season and is .283 career hitter with 24 steals in 28 attempts in 135 games.

 

We welcome Josh to the club!

Thursday lineup

Tune in on the Royals Radio Network for today’s 11:35 start.

(DeJesus – LF)

(Maier – CF)

(Butler – 1B)

(Jacobs – DH)

(Callaspo – 2B)

(Buck – C)

(Gordon – 3B)

(Freel – RF)

(Betancourt – SS)

(Hochevar – P)

Wednesday lineup: Zack to the mound

Tonight’s game starts at 6:05 Central time and will be on FSKC and the Royals Radio Network.  Thursday’s series finale starts early – 11:35 Central.  It will not be on FSKC, so tune in to the Royals Radio Network or MLB Gameday Audio.  Here’s your KC lineup for tonight:

(DeJesus – LF)

(Bloomquist – RF)

(Butler – 1B)

(Teahen – 3B)

(Callaspo – 2B)

(Jacobs – DH)

(Olivo – C)

(Maier – CF)

(Betancourt – SS)

(Greinke – P)

Back to School hours for Outfield Experience, DRI DUCK sales

Please note that on August 4 and through the remainder of 2009, the Outfield Experience gates (A and E) will open at the same time as other stadium gates.  All gates will now open 1.5 hours before the game from Sunday through Thursday and 2 hours before the game on Fridays and Saturdays.

DRI DUCK Fountain Seats will now go on sale when the gates open.  DRI DUCK Fountain Seats are $7 ($10 for the Boston series, September 21-23) and are available at Gate E (right field).  Fans may queue at Gate E any time prior to the game but no earlier than 7:00 a.m.   Should Fountain Seats remain available after 30 minutes of sales at Gate E, tickets will then be offered at all Kauffman Stadium ticket windows.

Tuesday lineup: Royals at O's


8-7 Butler.JPGBilly Butler established a career high with 5 hits last night…it was the 38th time in the 41 seasons of Royals baseball that a player has had 5 or more hits (Bob Oliver, Kevin Seitzer and Joe Randa each had a 6 hit game).  Here’s your KC lineup for Tuesday:

  

 

(DeJesus – LF)

(Bloomquist – CF)

(Butler – 1B)

(Teahen – RF)

(Callaspo – 2B)

(Jacobs – DH)

(Pena – C)

(Gordon – 3B)

(Betancourt – SS)

(Bannister – P)

 

Operation Breakthrough benefits from Diamond of Dreams

379.jpgHundreds of Royals fans attended the second annual Diamond of Dreams event on July 23, taking the field to help raise $150,000 for locally-based Operation Breakthrough, a St. Vincent’s Family Service Center.

372.jpgThe sold-out event featured appearances from General Manager Dayton Moore, Manager Trey Hillman and several Royals players as well as entertainment from local U2 cover band Rattle and Hum and a Kansas City-inspired food and drink menu.

Bruce Chen and George Brett.jpg
Hillman with DOD attendees.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOD Rattle and Hum.jpg
DOD Fireworks.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view more photos from Diamond of Dreams and to learn about upcoming Royals Charities events including the Royals 5K Run/Walk on September 5, visit royals.com/community.

Monday lineup: Royals in Baltimore

Tonight’s game starts at 6:05 Central time from Baltimore.  Tune in on FOX Sports Kansas City or the Royals Radio Network.

(Bloomquist – CF)

(Callaspo – 2B)

(Butler – 1B)

(Teahen – RF)

(Olivo – DH)

(Pena – C)

(Freel – LF)

(Gordon – 3B)

(Betancourt – SS)

(Chen – P) 

 

Trey Hillman Pregame Media Session: July 26

Tony Pena Jr…the pitcher

Royals shortstop Tony Pena Jr. is in the process of attempting to become a Major League pitcher.  He is working with pitching coach Bob McClure to see if this conversion to pitcher is a realistic possibility.  “I have a sense he is in to it, I asked him and he said he is all for it.  I think he is young enough that if this does not work out, he still has the years to work on his primary position and work on becoming a better baseball player,” said Manager Trey Hillman.  “He has three pitches at the moment, a fastball, a slurve (slider/curveball), and a slight change-up.  Tony is going to be going through some bullpen sessions coming up and we are looking for him to get some action down in Arizona in the near future.”

Healing up

Royals pitcher Kyle Farnsworth had another promising bullpen session yesterday and is heading to Triple-A Affiliate Omaha to get some innings under him.  He will be pitching (1.0 IP) on Tuesday, resting on Wednesday, and is yet to be determined how much he will be used on Thursday.  Gil Meche threw another bullpen session yesterday, apparently it went fine, but he will be continuing his bullpen sessions when the team heads to Baltimore.  A timetable for Gil has not been established as of yet.

(more…)

Sunday lineup and a recap of Luke's outing

Hochevar July 4.jpgWhat an outing for Luke Hochevar last night…13 strikeouts, tied for second most in club history!  Mark Gubicza holds the record with 14.  To put Luke’s feat in perspective, the Royals have played 6,439 regular season games and last night was the 11th time that a Royals pitcher has recorded 13 or more strikeouts.

The Royals are back at it today with a 1:10 start in the finale vs. Texas.  Here’s your Kansas City lineup:

(DeJesus – LF)

(Freel – CF)

(Butler – 1B)

(Teahen – RF)

(Callaspo – 2B)

(Olivo – DH)

(Buck – C)

(Gordon – 3B)

(Betancourt – SS)

(Ponson – P)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 45 other followers