That’s pretty much how Ned Yost, James Shields and Mike Moustakas summed up Monday night’s 8-1 loss to the Yankees. The score was still 2-1 going into the top of the seventh inning, then Martin Prado homered on a 1-1 pitch to put the Yankees up by two. After that, the hits just kept on coming.
Richie Incognito, who played in college at Nebraska, was suspended in November last season for bullying teammate Jonathan Martin, and he has a reputation as one of the NFL’s dirtier players. On the other hand, he was a Pro Bowl selection in 2012.
Defensive end Markus Golden, left tackle Mitch Morse, wide receiver Bud Sasser and strong safety Braylon Webb were selected Monday as senior captains for the Missouri football team in a vote by players.
The summer heat will soon fade, but summer vacation memories will live on in photos. Did you travel somewhere fun this summer? Share your local, national or international images and enter The Star’s 2014 Summer Travel Photo Contest. Send us your pictures taken during this summer travel season: Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day 2014. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30.
Remember that when evaluating the fantasy potential of any rookie, talent is rarely the most decisive factor. More relevant is the opportunity presented to the player, which is also a multifaceted equation.
So as I type these words, the Royals are 57-53. That is a pace for 84 wins. They are 1 ½ games out of a playoff spot with 52 games left to play. If you figure they need 88 wins for the playoffs, they need to go 31-21 the rest of the way.
If you’re a baseball fan you’ve probably already seen it. Cleveland outfielder Ryan Raburn spiking a ball into the ground on a throw from left field. Raburn’s throw allowed Mike Moustakas to circle the bases and that eventually sent the game to extra innings where the Royals beat the Indians 2-1 on Thursday night. What hasn’t gotten as much publicity is why Raburn spiked the ball.
Liam Hendriks’ background made him an unlikely presence on the mound for the Royals on Wednesday against Minnesota, the franchise that signed him in 2007 and mustered only one run in seven innings against him in a 6-1 Royals’ victory.
The Royals were losing to the Minnesota Twins 1-0 going into the eighth inning — then Raul Ibanez singled. That started a chain of events that eventually blew the game wide open. After Ibanez‘s single, Lorenzo Cain came out to pinch-run. Cain stole second base, and the tying run was in scoring position with Mike Moustakas at the plate. Minnesota put on a left-handed defensive shift, and it wound up biting them in the backside.
A first-place team should have more than 13,847 fans at a home game, but there’s a better way to make the point and a better way for a manager to stay in his lane. Here, then, is the continuation of an occasional series we have called PR 101, in which we show people who’ve stepped in it a better way to step.
Only 13,847 fans showed up for Alex Gordon’s MVP moment on Tuesday night. During a telephone conversation with The Star on Wednesday morning, general manager Dayton Moore expressed both support his manager and appreciation for his fanbase, which has not seen a playoff team since 1985.
Missouri only completed nine passes to tight ends last season, but the conventional thinking is that will change for 2014. Just don’t expect a return to the days when tight ends only split out wide in the slot.