Spotlight on Eric Hosmer: Stronger after injury

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Just named to the Gold Glove nominees, Eric Hosmer has been a staple in the Royal’s starting line up this season. On both offense and defense, Hosmer scratched and clawed for every edge. For most of the season he was sufficient offensively, but certainly not producing at an ideal level. But after a hand fracture in […]

Inside Pablo Sandoval’s 25-game postseason on-base streak

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Your browser does not support iframes. Dating back to October 10th, 2012, Pablo Sandoval has gone on a 25-game postseason on-base streak. Only Miguel Cabrera (31) and Chase Utley (27) have longer streaks. Since the streak began…    

World Series Game 3: Tim Hudson vs. Jeremy Guthrie

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Your browser does not support iframes. As the World Series shifts to San Francisco for a pivotal Game 3, the Giants And Royals will both be looking to take a 2-1 lead in the Series. From a starting pitching perspective, we have a matchup of two veteran pitchers trending in different directions, each in their […]

World Series Game 2: Jake Peavy vs. Yordano Ventura

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The World Series is set to continue tonight in Kansas City with a Game 2 pitching matchup between a rookie sensation who has seen varying degrees of playoff success and a veteran pitcher that knows the postseason rollercoaster all too well. Jake Peavy Your browser does not support iframes. A bit removed from his 2007 Cy Young […]

Madison Bumgarner dominates on biggest stage

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Last night Madison Bumgarner recorded his 3rd career World Series start with a stellar performance, giving up one run on three hits and one walk while striking out five Royal batters. The Salvador Perez home run in the 7th was Bumgarner’s first earned run in 21.2 World Series innings pitched. This spans over 3 different […]

World Series Game 1 Video Recap

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Robert A. McDonald, Admiral James A. Winnefeld and Staff Sgt. Pedro Sotelo are honored… Your browser does not support iframes. Staff Sgt. Pedro Sotelo on throwing out the ceremonial first pitch… Your browser does not support iframes. Pablo Sandoval’s RBI double opens up the scoring for the Giants… Your browser does not support iframes. Hunter […]

What happened to Billy Butler?

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As the World Series is set to begin I would like to take a look at the downward trend of Kansas City DH, Billy Butler. The once feared All-Star has fizzled out over the past couple of seasons. Starting in 2009, the first season in which he saw 600+ PA, Butler rattled off 4-straight seasons with […]

Buster Posey Trend: Second Half Hero

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Back in 2012, Buster Posey took home the NL MVP en route to a World Series Championship with the Giants. Much like the 2014 season, Posey did not start off the campaign with page jumping numbers. In both seasons, Posey came into the All-Star Break with solid numbers, good enough for the All-Star nod. Post-All-Star […]

World Series Game 1 Pitching Matchup: Bumgarner vs. Shields

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Your browser does not support iframes. Tuesday night’s Game 1 is set to be a fantastic opener to the World Series, as two top of the rotation pitchers are set to face-off on full rest. James Shields Hoping to shake off some of the bad luck, Shields will be starting his 10th career postseason game […]

World Series Pitching Preview: Royals vs. NL, Giants vs. AL

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Game 1 of the 2014 World Series is set to start this Tuesday with a matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. The following is a compilation of each team’s pitching stats versus the opposing league, including a 3-game series against each other back in August. 2014 Giants Pitching Staff  2014 Royals Pitching Staff