Jun 2, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher J. C. Gutierrez (27) leaves the game after giving up a home run in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.The Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

KC Headlines: Royals Fall, K-State Advances, Hands-Free Whopper

ABOUT LAST NIGHT…

Rangers 3, Royals 1

For the 12th time in the last 17 games the Royals failed to score at least three runs and thus wasted another excellent by a starting pitcher – this time Ervin Santana – and fall deeper into last place.

Here is the money quote from Bob Dutton’s game story:

“The guy threw the same pitches, same sequence,” Profar said. “I knew (Gutierrez) as going to do the same thing because he threw a curveball first pitch and Pierzynski and Leonys and then same to me. Then all fastballs.”

Jurickson Profar has played 19 games in his MLB career and is three months past his 20th birthday yet he knew exactly what J.C. Gutierrez was going to throw him when Profar his game-winning home run. When, if ever, was the last time you hear a young Royals player make a comment like Profar’s? Ever? I don’t think I’ve ever heard Mike Moustakas or Eric Homer say after a game that they knew what was coming because they could recognize the sequence of pitches a pitcher was throwing to the previous two batters. Whatever we are doing development-wise it isn’t working. It simply isn’t working.
The Royals will have an off day today before starting a nine game homestand against Minnesota, Houston, and Detroit. KC is 23-31 on the season and has dropped 14 of their last 17 games.
Royals Nugget: In their last 17 games the offense has produced a .236/.298/.302 slash line which equates to a .601 OPS. Disastrous.

Kansas State’s baseball team advanced the Super Regionals over the weekend after beating Arkansas 4-3 on Sunday. They will travel to Carvallis, Oregon to face Oregon State in a three-game series. The winner of the series will advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

IN OTHER NEWS…

- Young Royals need to grow up according to Sam Mellinger. (KC Star)
- Scott Angevine gets his shot at Sporting Park. (KC Star)
- KU was a hotbed for great coaches in the mid-1980′s. (KC Star)
- Is Demetrius Harris the next Antonio Gates? (Arrowhead Addict)
- Greg Holland is back to himself after a rough opening to the season. (Kings of Kauffman)

ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…

- Just so you know, Miguel Cabrera was always good. Here’s this attempt to walk him in 2006.
- U.S. Men’s National Team rebounded well in a win over Germany yesterday. 4-3.
- DeSean Jackson may be next player to hire Jay-Z as his agent. HOVA $$$.
- “My dad is as ugly as RuPaul.” Oh Amanda Bynes, you be crazy.
- The Human Couch and Kanye are having a girl. The world is not ready for that ego.

ONE MORE THING…

Just when you thought the potential for American’s to get fatter wasn’t possible, this…

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