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.
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.
Let’s be clear and reasonable here: Only a fool would panic. After all, Saturday marks the latest the Royals have been in first place since — wait for it — 1985. Even with just 28 games left, it’s a stretch to talk about a season being at a true crossroads.
To make room for the arrival of infielder Jayson Nix, the Royals optioned backup utility man Christian Colon to Class AA Northwest Arkansas. Like Aaron Crow, similarly shipped out this week, Colon can rejoin the big-league team on Tuesday.
Just three years after the program’s finest moment, Kansas football was already mired in the worst four-year run the school has ever seen. The two extremes exist to highlight the other, showing how a program goes from really good to really bad, really fast. But as we inspect what went wrong, let’s take a look at seven moments that were once Kansas football — as crazy as it now sounds.
"Overexposure" is a baseball term for a guy who gets to play too much and shows people the holes in his game. A player can look fine for a while, but have him out there long enough and you begin to see some problems. On most plays Billy Butler is fine at first base, but give him a difficult play and he might get overexposed.
Kansas high school football won’t start for another week, but Blue Valley senior A.J. Harris isn’t worried about trying to entice scholarship offers. Harris committed to Missouri in April and chatted about that decision with The Star.
Your belief in the Chiefs’ looking better in the 16 games that matter than they did in the four games that don’t should be a direct reflection of your belief in coach Andy Reid. The spots where the Chiefs have shown inadequacies are the spots where Reid’s experience and particular expertise are most effective.