Royals Manager Ned Yost began today’s media conference addressing the upcoming series with the New York Yankees. When asked about the different look of the Bronx Bombers this season Yost responded, “If you notice their record and where they stand, that’s a very good Yankee team. They are finding ways to get it done and win ballgames.”
Yost then addressed the performance of Eric Hosmer. Yost stated that although Hosmer hasn’t produced the power numbers this season, he is swinging the bat really well. The manager went on to say Hosmer is a player who can hit the ball to all fields, and it won’t be long before he’s putting balls over the fence.
Yost concluded by discussing the recent reshuffling of the Royals batting order. He stated that often lineup construction is highly overrated, and that the idea is to get your hottest guys as many at-bats as possible during the course of a game. While the Royals showed success in the new lineup last night, Yost stated that it won’t change what anybody does or how they approach the plate. Yost finished by saying, “this team is highly talented, and can having hitting success anywhere in the lineup.”
KC powered its way to a win at Baltimore last night. Now, the Royals are home for a brief stay vs. New York. Let’s take a look at the lineups for the 7:10 contest:
Yankees: Gardner – CF, Can0 – 2B, Wells – LF, Hafner – DH, Suzuki – RF, Nix – SS, Overbay – 1B, Nelson – 3B, Stewart – C, Hughes – RHP
Royals: Escobar – SS, Cain – RF, Gordon – LF, Butler – DH, Hosmer – 1B, Perez – C, Moustakas – 3B, Johnson – 2B, Dyson – CF, Davis – RHP
Royals Game Notes (PDF file): Game #32 vs NYY.1
Trivia Fact: Yankees reliever Vidal Nuno attended Baker University in nearby Baldwin City, Kan.
The Royals wrap up a brief road trip tonight in Baltimore. Here are the lineups for the 6:05 Central start:
Royals lineup: Escobar – SS, Cain – CF, Gordon – LF, Butler – DH, Hosmer – 1B, Perez – C, Moustakas – 3B, Francoeur – RF, Getz – 2B, Guthrie – RHP
Orioles lineup: McLouth – LF, Machado – 3B, Markakis – RF, Jones – CF, Davis – 1B, Wieters – C, Hardy – SS, Flaherty – 2B, Reimold – DH, Garcia – RHP
Royals Notes (PDF file): Game_31_Baltimore
Royals Trivia Fact: Jeremy Guthrie takes his 17-start unbeaten streak into Camden Yards tonight, where he is a visitor for the first time. The former Oriole made three Opening Day starts for Baltimore.
The Royals continue a three-game set at Camden Yards tonight. Luis Mendoza takes the mound in a 6:05 Central start.
Here’s a look at the lineups:
Royals: Gordon – LF, Escobar – SS, Butler – DH, Hosmer – 1B, Cain – RF, Moustakas – 3B, Johnson – 2B, Kottaras – C, Dyson – CF, Mendoza – RHP
Orioles: McLouth – LF, Machado 3B, Markakis – DH, Jones – CF, Davis – 1B, Wieters – C, Hardy – SS, Flaherty – 2B, Dickerson – RF, Tillman – RHP
Royals Game Notes (PDF file): Game_30_Baltimore
KC opens a three-game set at Baltimore tonight, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:05 Central.
Here’s a look at the lineups:
Royals: Gordon – LF, Escobar – SS, Butler – DH, Hosmer – 1B, Cain – CF, Francoeur – RF, Perez – C, Tejada – 3B, Johnson – 2B, Santana – RHP
Orioles: McLouth – LF, Machado – 3B, Markakis – RF, Jones – CF, Davis – 1B, Wieters – C, Hardy – SS, Flaherty – 2B, Reimold – DH, Chen – LHP
Royals Game Notes (PDF file): Game_29_Baltimore
Royals Trivia Fact: Current Royals Bruce Chen, Jeremy Guthrie and Miguel Tejada all played for Baltimore. Chen won a career-high 13 games in 2005 while Guthrie served as Baltimore’s Opening Day starter on three occasions. Tejada set a club record with 150 RBI in 2004.
Please check @Royals on Twitter for today’s lineup! We hope you can catch the game – either in person, on FSKC or on the Royals Radio Network as James Shields faces Chris Sale and the Sox at 1:10.
Royals Manager Ned Yost opened today’s media conference discussing the high-profile pitching matchup between James Shields and Chris Sale. When asked if the team will approach Sale differently because of his recent success, Yost responded, “We’ve got confidence in our offense, and we won’t change our approach at the plate today.” Yost then went on to say, “I like to let the game play out for the first six innings, and then start to try and manufacture a runs, depending on where we are in the game.”
Yost then addressed the effect that solid team chemistry has played a role in the success of the club this year. He stated that the club’s chemistry has created great energy in the clubhouse, and really has made it easier to win ballgames, especially when every player is rooting for each other at every opportunity.
Yost concluded by discussing that despite the lower attendance numbers due to the weather this season, the energy from the crowd has been fantastic. He stated that the energy the fans have been bringing to the ballpark has been felt by everyone on the field, and that the crowd’s presence helps to bring vigor to the dugout.
Ned Yost met with the media before Sunday’s game against the White Sox. Ned joked he can now use his real name at Starbucks with the team playing so well. Last year he claimed he used a fake name when the Royals were slumping.
Jeremy Guthrie was an obvious topic of discussion after he set a Royals record of 17 consecutive starts without absorbing a loss with his win last night. The skipper was asked to put that streak into perspective. “It’s nice to put a guy on the mound every five days that makes you feel like you have a really, really good chance at winning a baseball game,” said Yost.
Eric Hosmer was another topic of discussion. The manager was asked about his defensive improvement. “He came up to the majors as a good defensive player. He is a guy our infielders trust. They trust he will make a play. Escobar and Getz can make a play, come up and throw ball in the direction of first base and trust it is going to get caught. They don’t worry about if it is going to be high, low, left or right. He frees up the infield to make dynamic plays,” said Ned.
Today is the annual Viva Los Royals celebration in the Outfield Experience. The first 10,000 fans will receive a Royals cooler, courtesy of Sprint!
Let’s take a look at the lineups for today’s 1:10 game:
Chicago: De Aza – LF, Keppinger – 2B, Rios – RF, Dunn – 1B, Konerko – DH, Gillaspie – 3B, Ramirez – SS, Gimenez – C, Wise – CF, Quintana – LHP
Kansas City: Gordon – LF, Escobar – SS, Butler – DH, Hosmer – 1B, Cain – CF, Moustakas – 3B, Francoeur – RF, Perez – C, Tejada – 2B, Davis – RHP
Royals Game Notes (PDF file): Game_27_vs._Chicago
Royals Trivia Fact: The Royals enter today second in the A.L. with a 3.36 team ERA.
Royals’ Manager Ned Yost opened today’s media conference discussing the recent string of weather-related off-days. Yost stated that the club has to continue on and deal with the off-days, and not let them affect their performance.
Yost then discussed the club’s clutch hitting early in the season. He stated he likes the way the lineup sets up, and that he believes that every player from one to nine in the batting order has the chance to be productive in every game. Drawing the connection back to the Royals’ clutch hitting, he stated the team never seems to quit, and that the winning culture instilled in the Royals’ organization gives the players the belief that they are never out of a game. Yost concluded that the youth and energy the club brings to the field gives the Royals a chance to win every ballgame.
KC hosts Chicago tonight at 6:10 – it is Billy Butler bobblehead night! The first 10,000 fans receive the Silver Slugger bobble, presented by Sprint.
White Sox lineup: De Aza – LF, Keppinger – 2B, Rios – RF, Dunn – 1B, Konerko – DH, Gillaspie – 3B, Ramirez – SS, Flowers – C, Wise – CF, Axelrod – RHP
Royals lineup: Gordon – LF, Escobar – SS, Butler – DH, Hosmer – 1B, Cain – CF, Moustakas – 3B, Francoeur – RF, Perez – C, Getz – 2B, Guthrie – RHP
Royals Game Note: Game_26_vs._Chicago
Royals Trivia Fact: Tonight’s starter, Jeremy Guthrie, has a 0.50 ERA in five starts vs. Chicago since joining the Royals.