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Royal’s Three Headed Monster

The Kansas City Royals are returning to the World Series once again.  In reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1985, the Royals have found a way to stir up ghosts of October past. Using speed and pitching, as well as combining both of those aspects with a great defense, they have found ways to beat the Goliaths time and time again. The big hits from the favored Angels...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Kansas City Royals bullpen trio

Kelvin Herrera has been an excellent reliever for the Royals Credit: AP/Orlin Wagner The Kansas City Royals have a dominant bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. Now that Kansas City is on the national map and in the World Series, these studs are being given deserved recognition. Here’s a quick assessment of each pitcher to keep in mind throughout the 2014...
Via Reading Between The Seams
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The World Series of Power Versus Finesse

Only three teams threw the ball faster, on average, than the Royals this year. Not surprising when you’ve got youth like Yordano Ventura, Greg Holland and Kelvin Herrera throwing fire on the regular. Only one team threw the ball slower, on average, than the Giants this year. Not surprising when you have distinguished gentlemen like […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Herrera and the Zone 13 Changeup

From the Catcher’s POV As both Dave Cameron and Mike Petriello have noted earlier today in different ways, the Royals bullpen has contributed substantially to the club’s successful — and largely unimpeded — run through the 2014 postseason. In their victory over Baltimore on Wednesday, for example, the triumvirate of Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, and […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Kelvin Herrera cruises in scoreless inning after forearm scare

There was fear in Kansas City that Kelvin Herrera injury was going to be a devastating blow to the bullpen, but he proved in game three of the American League Divisional Series against the Los Angeles Angels that he is healed and more than ready to pitch.Kelvin Herrera threw 12 pitches, nine strikes in his scoreless seventh inning. #Royals #ALDS— Kathleen Gier (@kgier) October...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Kelvin Herrera has minor flexor strain, awaiting MRI results

The Kansas City Royals are awaiting the results of an MRI on reliever Kelvin Herrera's right arm to see if he can remain on the active roster for the remainder of the American League Division Series against the Los Angeles Angels. Herrera left Thursday night's Game 1 with a mild flexor strain after 1.2 innings in which he allowed an earned run.Andy McCoullough of the Kansas...
Via MLB Injury News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Herrera has forearm flexor strain; status for Game 3 uncertain

  Kansas City Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera has a flexor strain in his right forearm, making him unavailable for Game 2 of the AL Division Series against the Los Angeles Angels. Royals manager Ned Yost says Friday he's optimistic Herrera could pitch in Game 3 at Kansas City on Sunday. Herrera threw just five pitches in the seventh inning of Game 1 before leaving with tightness...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Kelvin Herrera to have MRI after early exit

Kansas City Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera was able to face just one batter during Thursday night's Game One victory over the Los Angeles Angels, as he was forced out of the game with forearm tightness.'s T.R. Sullivan reports that Herrera was replaced by Brandon Finnegan after walking David Freese on five pitches. The right-hander told Sullivan that although he...
Via MLB Injury News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Kelvin Herrera again is in command

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The most perplexing pitcher on the Royals' staff the first two months of the season was right-handed reliever Kelvin Herrera. Blessed with a 100-mph fastball and a devastating changeup, Herrera, 23, has tantalized Royals fans with such electric stuff that he often appears unhittable. And for the most part, he was in 2012, sporting a 2.35 ERA in 76 appearances...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals send RHP Herrera to minors

The Kansas City Royals have sent struggling reliever Kelvin Herrera to the minors. The right-hander allowed eight home runs in 20 1-3 innings. The Royals optioned him to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday. Herrera was 2-4 with a 4.87 ERA in 19 relief appearances. He went 4-3 with a 2.35 ERA in 76 relief appearances last year, giving up just four home runs in 84 1-3 innings as a rookie...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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