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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Royals’ Eric Hosmer hit a ball twice with one swing during an at-bat

A favorite nickname given by Royals fans to second baseman/outfielder Whit Merrifield is “Two-hit Whit.”

But first baseman Eric Hosmer did something during the Royals’ loss to the Cardinals on Monday night that not even “Two-hit Whit” has done this season. Hosmer hit a ball twice with one swing of the bat.

Zach Posted: August 08, 2017 at 01:40 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: eric hosmer, oddities, royals

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Eric Hosmer crushing with fewer ground balls | MLB.com

Interestingly enough, Hosmer has done all this by hitting the ball with less authority. That 43 percent hard-hit rate has dropped to 40 percent since April 26, and just 33 percent over the past month. While hitting the ball hard is the most important thing a hitter can do, Hosmer appears to have found a nice middle ground, trading some exit velocity for elevation and location. Since hard-hit balls on the ground don’t help him, this is better.

Now whether or not this is a hot streak or “the new Hosmer” remains to be seen. After all, we saw Daniel Murphy have his breakout late in the 2015 season, and no one really believed it, since he received just a three-year, $33 million deal from the Nationals. Hosmer still has to keep this up for two more months, and even then questions will remain. But we always knew the talent was there. Now, finally, we’re seeing the high-level production follow.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: eric hosmer, royals, statcast

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Royals manager Ned Yost on retaliatory pitches and unwritten rules: ‘Let boys be boys’

As he sat inside his office on Tuesday, Yost was asked if he ever got nervous about a standout player such as Eric Hosmer potentially getting hurt because of an arbitrarily applied written rule — whether it be an errant pitch in the hands or arm or an injury during a brawl. Yost shrugged off the inquiry.

“I’m nervous every time Eric Hosmer crosses the street,” Yost said. “He could get hit by a car. A bird could poop in his eye, and we’d lose him for a week. C’mon, you can get hurt in a bunch of different ways. I’m not going to sit here and worry about a guy getting hurt in a fight.

 

Zach Posted: May 31, 2017 at 11:51 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: bird law, eric hosmer, fights, royals, unwritten rules

 

 

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