Posted on 25 February 2013.
Spring Training opened this past weekend with a few games between the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.
Finding positives and negatives from Spring games is hard because players may be working on a specific skill set that cause the stat lines to blur. When a hitter is trying to go the opposite way with every swing, he may go 0-for-4 at the plate. When a pitcher is working on a new pitch and determining if he can throw it effectively, he may walk quite a few hitters in the process.
What, then, can you take away from Spring Training games, especially early in the year?
Well, baseball is back. The sights and sounds of the game are filling the air and the teams will be back to their home stadiums before too long.
Here at i70baseball, we are excited to be back into the swing of things. This site holds credentials with Major League Baseball and, in order to bring our readers the benefits of these credentials, we sent a photographer to the Royals and Rangers opener on Friday. The below slide show has a sampling of the great pictures that photographer Charles Sollars took that day.
Inside you will find pictures of Jeff Francoeur, Salvador Perez, Billy Butler, Alexi Ogando, Eric Hosmer, Miguel Tejada, Nelson Cruz, and Ned Yost.
Enjoy the sights of Spring and stay tuned…
Picture 1 of 37
Royals catcher Adam Moore takes a swing
Photo courtesy of Charles Sollars and copyright i70baseball
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Posted on 22 April 2011.
The excellent website, Royals Treatment, provides I-70 Baseball with series previews this season for the Kansas City Royals games. Kansas City travels to Texas to take on the defending American League Champion Texas Rangers in The Ballpark In Arlington.
The Melk-man delivered again with a clutch game-tying & go-ahead RBI single off astound Indians closer Chris Perez on Thursday night inching the Royals that much closer to the division lead. They now travel deep into Texas for a series with the reigning AL Champion Rangers! :
Fri. Apr. 22. 7:05 pm CT - Jeff Francis (0-1, 3.00) v. Derek Holland (2-1, 3.66)
Sat. Apr. 23. 7:05 pm CT – Kyle Davies (1-1, 7.20) v. Alexi Ogando (2-0, 2.33)
Sun. Apr. 24. 2:05 pm CT – Bruce Chen (3-0, 2.42) v. C.J. Wilson (2-0, 3.08)
This series features a pair of tremendous left-handed pitching duels, sandwiched around a date with an elite rookie Rangers flamethrower in Ogando. The ball flies out of The Ballpark at Arlington so regardless of who’s on the mound, plentiful amounts of runs should still be put on the board.
You can read the remainder of the series preview by clicking here.
Posted in Royals