Saturday Morning Roll Call: 5/29/21

Today’s starting pitchers. Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 24-25 1:10 PM E. Santana (2.20) Omaha Storm Chasers 13-7 7:05 PM TBD NWA Naturals 10-10 6:05 PM Adams (0.90) Quad Cities River Bandits 14-6 5:00 PM Gambrell (3.29) 14-6 Game 2 Zerpa (2.29) Columbia Fireflies 14-8 6:35 PM Stil (4.26) *Ervin Santana has started…

Sunday Morning Roll Call: 5/23/21

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 21-23 1:10 PM Bubic (0.96) Omaha Storm Chasers 9-7 1:08 PM C. Hernandez (5.79) NWA Naturals 8-7 1:35 PM Bowlan (1.65) Quad Cities River Bandits 12-4 1:35 PM Parrish (0.00) Columbia Fireflies 10-7 11:30 AM Stil (2.75) The uncredited photo of Jonathan Bowlan is taken from the MLB.com…

Film Study: Alec Marsh 5/8/21

Alec Marsh did some things over the extended break and offseason to make him a better pitcher. I want to check those out first hand but have been unable to get to a game in which he has started so far this season, so I’m using the film room. Marsh won the first ever Double-A…

Saturday Morning Roll Call: 5/22/21

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 20-23 3:10 PM Singer (3.96) Omaha Storm Chasers 8-7 7:08 PM Kowar (1.15) NWA Naturals 7-7 6:05 PM Heasley* (1.93) Quad Cities River Bandits 11-4 6:35 PM Zerpa (3.07) Columbia Fireflies 9-7 6:00 PM Capellan (4.00) UPDATED: 8:39 AM *With Woods, Jr. throwing last night in the NWA…

Saturday Morning Roll Call: 5/15/2021

Team Record Time Starting Pitcher KC Royals 17-21 6:10 PM Mike Minor (5.75 ERA) Omaha Storm Chasers 6-4 6:05 PM Jackson Kowar (0.87) NWA Naturals 5-4 6:05 PM Stephen Woods, Jr. (15.43) Quad Cities River Bandits 6-3 6:30 PM Grant Gambrell (0.00) Columbia Fireflies 6-4 5:35 PM Adrian Alcantara (3.18)

Alec Marsh wins Pitcher of the Week

Naturals RHP Alec Marsh has won the Double-A Central Pitcher of the Week award for the week ending May 9th. Marsh threw 5.0 no-hit innings in his start on Saturday against the Arkansas Travelers. Marsh walked three and struck out nine in the performance. The Naturals kept his pitch count relatively low at 85. Marsh…

Royals Shuffle MiLB Affiliates

The Royals have announced their 2021 minor league affiliates. It looks like the Royals will keep Omaha and Northwest Arkansas but add Quad Cities and Columbia, SC. MLB has revamped the minor league structure and each team is allowed four affiliates. The Royals previously had affiliates in Wilmington, Lexington, Burlington, and Idaho Falls. The Royals…

MLB Debut: Carlos Hernandez

The Royals called up Carlos Hernandez the other day when they traded Trevor Rosenthal. The 10-1 lose to the Indians was the first chance Mike Matheny used to bring in Hernandez to make his MLB Debut. With starter Matt Harvey struggling in the second inning, Hernandez got loose. He was in two batters later with…

A Disappointing Deadline

I think we were all disappointed in the 2020 trade deadline. The Royals only made two trades. They had assets to trade that would help teams pursuing postseason dreams and we were all excited to see what new prospects this would bring us. Now, in no way are we disappointed in Lucius Fox, Edward Olivares,…

Royals Trade Rosenthal for Olivares

UPDATE 3:55 – Olivares and a PTBNL. Per source, the deal sending Trevor Rosenthal to SD for Edward Olivares and a PTBNL is agreed upon and they are simply finishing up the medicals. Could happen officially shortly. — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) August 29, 2020 UPDATE 3:31 PM – It sounds like OF Edward Olivares will…

MLB Debut: Kris Bubic

The fifth Royal to make his MLB debut this year, Bubic was called up to start the Royals home opener on July 31.  Bubic is a LHP from Stanford who was drafted 40th overall in the 2018 Royals college pitcher draft.  Bubic’s teammates rave about how hard he works and how awesome of a teammate…

MLB Debut: Nick Heath

Royals speedster Nick Heath was called up a few days ago but didn’t get into a game until today.  Tonight, against the Tigers in Detroit, manager Mike Matheny called Heath’s number 0 to get in the game.  Heath entered into a 5-3 game after Jorge Soler singled and advanced to second on an error in…

MLB Debut: Foster Griffin

My apologies to Griffin for not being able to post this yesterday when he actually debuted.  Griffin came into the Royals game down 5-4 to start the third inning in Detroit.  The first batter he faced was Tiger CJ Cron.  The first pitch Griffin threw registered at 92.9 mph and was swung on and missed. …

Guys I wish I got to watch this year

As most of you know, we have a partial season ticket plan to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals games.  I try to go as often as I can but coaching in the spring makes it tough so I usually don’t get to go until summer.  That’s the only reason we don’t have a full season package. …

MLB Debut: Brady Singer

The Royals first selection from the 2018 MLB Draft, Brady Singer, was called up to start the game in Cleveland on Saturday.  Singer was the first of five pitchers the Royals selected with their first five selections that year.  He is the third player from the 2018 MLB Draft class to make his MLB debut…