Inside the Crown

David Lesky
Taking a deeper dive into all things Royals
Created 19 Jan 2021
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  • A Tale of Two Changeups
    04 Aug 2021about 10 hours ago • 7 min read • 1 4
    Royals pitching has been the subject of plenty of consternation this season, and with good reason. They generally haven’t been very good. As I mentioned yesterday, this is a generally young staff, so ...
  • The Final Two Months
    03 Aug 20211 day ago • 7 min read • 6 13
    For a bad team, it’s easy to look at the final two months of a season as just playing out the string. When your team shares a city with a good football team like the Royals do, it’s easy to think of b...
  • Weekend in Review: Trade Deadline Recap, Swept in Canada and a Look Ahead
    02 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 3 2
    I don’t want to say that the Royals played well enough to win this weekend. There were moments that they looked fine, sure, but the Royals never led at any point when they got to Rogers Centre. Still,...
  • The Royals' Carlos Was Great, the White Sox Was Not
    30 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 2 4
    It can be really fun after a good game like the one we saw from the Royals yesterday to try to figure out what the story really is. Is it that the Royals scored four runs against one of the top Cy You...
  • Late Inning Heroics Snatch Victory From Jaws of Defeat
    29 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 5 2
    It was apparent early on that Lucas Giolito had the good stuff working. From the stands, it looked like the kind of stuff that would keep down the best lineups, so when facing the Royals, he had a cha...
  • Early Inning Carelessness and Late Inning Ineffectiveness Ends a Winning Streak
    28 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 3 4
    The Chicago White Sox are a very good baseball team. I’m not sure if they’re a great team, but they’re very good and there is no shame in losing to them. But when you have an opportunity to beat them ...
  • Whiffs, Weak Contact, Homers and Six-Game Winning Streaks
    27 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    The White Sox came into play Monday 19-8 when their opponent starts a lefty, so with Mike Minor on the mound, it didn’t seem like a great matchup for the Royals. Of course, two of the eight losses thi...
  • Weekend in Review: Soler Power, Royals Getting Out the Brooms and What’s Ahead
    26 Jul 2021 • 12 min read • 3 6
    Before the first game of the weekend on Friday night, the Royals announced that Daniel Lynch would get the start on Sunday, which meant that the rotation for the weekend was going to be Kris Bubic, Ca...
  • Turning the 2022 Royals Into a Winner
    23 Jul 2021 • 11 min read • 4 14
    Just how close are the Royals to actually being a winner? Looking at their overall record and the way the season has gone in 2021, it’s easy to be skeptical that it’ll happen any time soon. Old friend...
  • Big Hits and Big Brad Keller Get the Royals a Sweep
    22 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 1 2
    Baseball is such a funny game. The Royals struggled to even keep up with the Orioles over the weekend after they won the first game in a rout. Then they go to Milwaukee to face a team that was 32-14 i...