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.
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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.
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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.
South Dakota State completed several passes against Missouri sophomore Aarion Penton, including a couple big plays. But Penton’s interception in the end zone during the third quarter eventually helped salt away a victory.