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Futures Night

Congratulations to all of the Futures Night award winners!

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Photos: Minor League award winners visit Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Ronald McDonald House


Today’s stops for the Futures Night participants included the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Ronald McDonald House. 

While at the Ronald McDonald House, the players assembled packages for sick children and their families as part of the “There’s a Monkey in My Chair” program.

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Photos: Minor league award winners tour Royals Hall of Fame

Tonight is Futures’ Night at The K.  Come out early before the 7:10 start to meet the players and pitchers of the year from all the Royals minor league clubs!  They will be participating in a Q&A/autograph session from 5:15 to 6:15 near Gate A (outside of the Royals Hall of Fame.)  The award winners will be recognized in an on-field ceremony prior to the game.

Curt HOF tour.jpgYesterday, the award winners watched batting practice and toured the Royals Hall of Fame.  Each of the award winners has their picture included in the minor league display at the RHOF.  As you can see, this was a popular photo-op for our minor league stars!

Today, the group made several visits in the Kansas City community.  Check back for pictures of the tour!

 

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Final Fireworks Friday of 2008

Today’s lineup: Full post later. Don’t miss the last double play promotion: Buck Night and Fireworks…It’s also Futures Night, so all of the Minor League Players of the Year will be on hand to sign autographs and meet the fans.
DeJesus LF
Aviles SS
Guillen RF
Shealy 1B
Teahen 3B
Butler DH
Callaspo 2B
Buck C
Maier CF

Bannister P

Today’s Official Game Notes.

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Quick Hitters

8-27 Greinke.jpgNo full-fledged Around the Horn today, just a few easy notes to digest…

Zack Attack
Zack Greinke was solid last night, despite a high pitch count early. He struck out five more and is in fifth place in the American League. Greinke’s 151 strikeouts top his own career high by 37 and he’s sure to down a few more with a little more than month left. He also produced his 18th quality start, which is tied for third in the A.L. and is five more than his previous career high.

Smile
The team took their annual photo today. Keep an eye out in September. The team is planning on giving out a copy of the photo in some fashion.

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The spectacular Joey Gathright made another remarkable catch in center last night. Gathright streaked across center and made a phenomenal leaping catch on a ball that was decidedly not a can of corn. It made the top plays and was the No. 1 Web Gem on Baseball Tonight. He just keeps racking them up in center.

Hosmer watch
Royals first round pick Eric Hosmer played his second game last night in Idaho Falls. The newest Chukar went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, a double, a run batted in and a run scored. His season stats after two games: .500 average (3-for-6) with two doubles, two RBI, two runs scored, three walks, one strikeout, a .700 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of .833. He’s only played two, but he’s carrying a big stick so far. The Chukars have 10 games left.

Moose season
2007 first rounder Mike Moustakas parked his Midwest League-leading 22nd homer of the season last night. Apparently the blast would have been over 400 feet had it not hit the top of the Burlington Community Field Scoreboard. Thanks to wheelerrob, a loyal ATH reader for that info from Burlington!

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Another Royals bat with some sock in it right now is Miguel Olivo’s. Olivo is starting again today. Manager Trey Hillman said he likes the way Olivo is working behind the plate right now and he likes what Olivo’s bat brings to the lineup. He smacked a double that short hopped the left field wall last night. Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre said that on most nights that ball probably would have carried out. Regardless, Olivo hit the ball hard and Billy Butler scored from first on the play.  Keep any eye out tonight since Miggy loves to swing against Southpaws.  

Hardware coming soon
Like we’ve mentioned the past couple days, the minor league seasons are winding down. With that, the minor league awards for Pitcher and Player of the Year will be announced within the next few weeks.

Future(s) coming soon
Yes, that seems redundant, but the Royals’ future is coming to Kauffman Stadium soon. September 19, in fact. That Friday night game versus the White Sox has been tabbed as Futures’ Night. Several of the top players in the Royals system will be on hand for you to meet and get autographs from.

Tonight’s lineup: 
Aviles SS
Callaspo 2B
DeJesus CF
Guillen RF
Butler DH
Olivo C
Gload 1B
Teahen 3B
German LF

Bannister P

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