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SportsBeat KC podcast: Nicky Lopez, the Chiefs’ next phase and Brooks Koepka’s smooch

Nicky Lopez hasn’t stop smiling since being called up to Royals

Kansas City Royals infielder Nicky Lopez shared the story of how he learned he was going to the majors, and he discussed his readiness for the big leagues prior to making his debut against the Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium on May 14, 2019.
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Kansas City Royals infielder Nicky Lopez shared the story of how he learned he was going to the majors, and he discussed his readiness for the big leagues prior to making his debut against the Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium on May 14, 2019.

Columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian stop by the studio to recap the weekend and look ahead with host Blair Kerkhoff. They cover the Royals’ home run drought and newcomer Nicky Lopez; what Sam discovered on his trip to New Orleans, home of Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu; and what happened after Brooks Koepka seemed to diss the kiss offered by his girlfriend Jena Sims.

Read the stories we discussed:

Lynn Worthy: Danny Duffy and Royals bullpen dominate Angels, end West Coast trip on high note

Vahe Gregorian: Nicky Lopez has gone from 145-pound rail to a presumptive pillar of the Royals future

Sam Mellinger: How the Royals’ Nicky Lopez became one of modern baseball’s rarest talents

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