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Alcides Escobar

Alcides Escobar (born December 16, 1986) is an Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop with the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.

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I was going to say Alcides Escobar, but then I remembered Alvaro Espinoza. No contest there tbh
alcides Escobar. Shocking thing is he leads off a lot
Always so obsessed with Alcides Escobar's plate discipline. Here are 2 strike pitches he swung at last year
all I can think of is Eaton, Ethier, and Alcides Escobar.
Alcides Escobar's left leg just felt a disturbance in The Force.
Bryant side. Moncada=alcides Escobar. Swanson better in real than fantasy.
Royals get Esky leadoff homer but lose 7-3 to Cubs
Escobar homers, Karns sharp in Royals debut. Alcides Escobar hit a leadoff Home Run for the Royals, but five Cubs …
Stat of the Day: Alcides Escobar hit a leadoff HR today, something he has a history of doing:
Solo Home Run for Alcides Escobar in 1st vs
Eddie Butler has thrown two pitches and Alcides Escobar hammered them both. The second stayed fait and went over the fence in left center.
Oof. Alcides Escobar HRs are hard to come by.
Nathan Karns made quick work of the Cubs in the first. And Alcides Escobar opened the bottom half with a dinger.
All six of my followers will stuff the ballot box like I'm Alcides Escobar 2015
Alcides Escobar ropes an RBI triple to L/CF, scoring Christian Colon. The are taking BP and leading Seattle, 10-3, in the third.
Any reason why Alcides Escobar would have 0 projections from Steamer?
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"Ned Yost is still considering having Alcides Escobar lead off."
"Alcides Escobar is still the leadoff hitter."
Just spoke to Alcides Escobar, really humble guy !
In 2016 the only 2 players to start in all 162 games were Alcides Escobar and Jonathan Schoop
And the Rangers' first pitch of the 2017 Cactus League is a called strike from Martin Perez to Alcides Escobar.
Alcides Escobar will be the everyday shortstop for Team Venezuela at Omar Vizquel confirmed today.
Shortstop Escobar aiming for the fences
I'll see this and raise you Alcides Escobar
Jim Bowden says Alcides Escobar is "most likely" Royals player to be re-signed before free agency.
David Ortiz grounds into a double play, second baseman Raul Mondesi to shortstop Alcides Escobar to first baseman Eric Hosmer. Brock Holt
Omar Infante, who was DFAd because he was the worst offensive player in baseball, had an OBP of .279. Alcides Escobar's OBP is .283.
Omar Infante (.600) has a higher OPS than Alcides Escobar (.593).
...ground ball to 3B Adrian Beltre. Christian Colon scores. Alcides Escobar to 3rd. Cheslor Cuthbert to 2nd [2/2]
Kansas City, upon hearing the news that Alcides Escobar is no longer batting 2nd:
Alcides Escobar just reminded Brett Eibner to try and stay calm as he steps in for the biggest AB of his young career.
A few players with more fWAR in a Royals uniform than Bo Jackson:. Wally Joyner. Rey Sanchez. Gary Gaetti. Jarrod Dyson. Alcides Escobar
...into a force out, fielded by SS Ketel Marte. Paulo Orlando out at 2nd. Alcides Escobar to 1st [2/2]
[GIF] Garrett Richards' sweet Slider to fan Alcides Escobar (more GIFs in comments)
Alcides Escobar value declining due to lower on-base percentage, from
DETEscobar plates two with a bloop single Alcides Escobar hits a soft line drive to left field, scori…
alcides Escobar or zack cozart in a 12 team h2h league? Cozart is doing well but he hasn't walked and has a crazy babip.
Alcides Escobar 2-run single makes it 3-0 Royals in 2nd inn. Shane Greene at 30+ pitches in the inning.
Alcides F. Escobar drives in two more. jumping on Greene early. 3-0 in the second.
Alcides Escobar bloops one into left-center. Gordon and Dyson sprint home. 3-0, Royals
Statcast breaks down incredible defensive play by Alcides Escobar:
"Nice swing Salvy". -Ethan, as Alcides Escobar strikes out
Alcides Escobar made a play you'd have to see to believe. More on this wk's Royals Roundup:
ever since his first World Series pitch to alcides escobar I fell in love with his ego and guts
Wow! This is what Championship teams do. Amazing play by Alcides Escobar.
Conclusion: Alcides Escobar is good at catching and throwing baseballs.
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KC SS Alcides Escobar makes a basket catch and turns a double play to earn ESPN Sport Science MLB Play of the Week. https:…
Ian Kennedy called Alcides Escobar's sliding catch "one of the best plays I’ve ever seen in person ... that was awesome."
Alcides Escobar's spectacular catch-and-throw bolsters Ian Kennedy in Royals' 6-2 victory over Astros
So the Brewers traded Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, and Jake Odorizzi for Ariel Pena, Chase Anderson, and Isan Diaz. Weird.
Ned Yost said Alcides Escobar will be late to camp. His uncle passed away and he's headed back to Venezuela. He could arrive by Friday.
You beat me to it. If you don't do it tonight you automatically get Josh Reddick and Alcides Escobar.
Athletes were out at PHX/GS. Larry Fitzgerald and Eric Hosmer for sure. Looked like DeMarcus Ware, Darnell Dockett and Alcides Escobar too
Alcides Escobar would've dove for that ball
before Alcides Escobar, which Yankee Hall of Famer hit the last WS ITPHR
You need to know about this clothing brand that was inspired by the infamous Pablo Escobar:. https…
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ICYMI, if Alcides Escobar can get his infield hits back, he might be able to help boost the offense.
The lineup has a chance to be good, but how good depends a lot on Alcides Escobar's BABIP.
Royals Offense Hinges on Alcides Escobar: On September 12, 2014, the Kansas City Royals were defeated by the B...
Can I thank him for misplaying Alcides Escobar's leadoff inside the park Home Run in game 1?
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Ned Yost says that Alcides Escobar is probably the best all around athlete on the a "phenomenal ping pong player"
This is a good read about the Greinke trade:.
A look back at the Zack Greinke deal 5 years later:
the team that won the WS has Alcides Escobar lead off.
In 5 years will we look back on the Miller trade as successful as this one?
The ball from the inside the park homerun by Alcides Escobar sold for $25,000.
The Royals traded Zack Greinke to the Brewers for kids, but they ended up winning first
Jean Segura and Alcides Escobar are kindred spirits of awfulness.
Or Alcides Escobar. It's wasn't Escobar, but this hitter swung like a rich man's version of him last year.
Trade Retrospective: Royals' Zack Greinke sent to Brewers for haul
Greinke joined the 5 years ago, sending some pretty useful players to the
Alcides Escobar not even a honorable mention for
Five years ago today, the Royals traded Zack Greinke to Milwaukee for Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jake Odorizzi, and J…
Pitchers that gave up Home Runs to Alcides Escobar this year: Anibal Sanchez, Jake Arrieta, Henry Owens, Matt Harvey.
Noah Syndergaard on throwing it high at Alcides Escobar: "If they have a problem, meet me 60 feet, 6 inches away.” http…
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Alcides Escobar's World Series inside-the-park Home Run ball sells for $19,200 | (via
Alcides Escobar is the first shortstop in history to win a Gold Glove. I can't even imagine how he'll further p…
Jeurys Familia gave up a homer to Alex Gordon in the ninth to tie the score, and Alcides Escobar scored on a sacrifice fly…
Alcides Escobar doubles down the LF line! Christian Colon scores and the lead, 4-2. These guys don't quit!
Don't get me wrong, Jean segura is my favorite player, but *** Alcides Escobar would be nice too
LOLOL. Ozzie Guillén is commentating and just said he taught Alcides Escobar how to do that.
3 players have hit a leadoff HR in Game 1 of a World Series: . 2 have done so vs Mets (Don Buford, Alcides Escobar). Oth…
Alcides Escobar's inside-the-park HR was first in World Series since Mule Haas of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1929! Roy…
I love a manager who bats Alcides Escobar first and Alex Gordon eighth. Mets in 6.
Alcides Escobar became just the 2nd shortstop ever to win LCS MVP joining Ozzie Smith in 1985.
Royals SS Alcides Escobar hitting .526 with 10 hits during ALCS. ALCS record for 6 games or less: 12 by Tim Raines & Rondell White.
Who do Jays' fans hate more: Rougned Odor or Alcides Escobar?
Royals are unstoppable! . Salvador Perez scores on a sac fly by Alcides Escobar to bring Kansas City's lead up to 10-2.
Alcides Escobar needs to go home. The Rougned Odor of this series.
That was fast. Alcides Escobar scores on a groundout by Ben Zobrist. lead 1-0.
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Alcides Escobar will be playing the role of Rougned Odor this series.
I'm sensing a pattern here. Alcides Escobar is going to be the Rougned Odor of this series..
I see playing the role of Rougned Odor this series will be Alcides Escobar.
Alcides Escobar & Ben Zobrist leading the team in hits this postseason with 6.comfortable again in that leadoff spot
"Man, this baseball game would have been better if Alcides Escobar just ended Carlos Correa's season just then." -- someo…
Alcides Escobar not in Friday's lineup - Alcides Escobar (SS) Kansas City Royals
Alcides Escobar will not be in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs Cleveland.
Me and just ran into Alcides Escobar!!! 😳😳
No biggie just helped out my boy Alcides Escobar here at *** sporting goods
2nd year in a row OTW makes it into the playoffs. Truly Blessed!! Thank you Perez, Alcides Escobar
The first two who are going to drench me with champagne:. Alex Rios. Alcides Escobar
Mike Moustakas scores on Alcides Escobar hit in 7th vs
Alcides Escobar with an RBI fielder's choice to score Mike Moustakas. The lead the 7-3 in the bottom of the 7th.
Alcides Escobar, who may have been KC's most consistent offensive player last October, smells it again. .467 in last 4+ games.
Alcides Escobar with a great over the shoulder catch. Work on this at practice by having a coach toss…
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Why Alcides Escobar is slumping with the bat: Esky hasn't been much offensively lately. Perhaps lost in all the…
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Alcides Escobar made an over the shoulder catch in the 9th inning vs KC wins, 4-3, in 10.
With the walkoff win over Seattle, the magic number now sits at Alcides "El Mago" Escobar.
The Mariners brought in a pitcher for the sole purpose of facing Alcides Escobar. Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair.
From tomorrow's article, a look at the poor 2nd half for Alcides Escobar
kinda wish Alcides Escobar would stop trying to hit Home Runs.
Alcides Escobar with leaping out on James Jones in 9th.
Wow...what a snag there by Alcides Escobar.
Alcides Escobar should be forced to do push-ups every time he pops out. Like Willie Mays Hayes in MAJOR LEAGUE
Christian Colon out there looking like Alcides Escobar at shortstop. 👌🏻
Here comes the junior varsity. Christian Colon replaces Alcides Escobar as a pinch runner.
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I'm pulling for a Francisco Pena appearance. Christian Colon in for Alcides Escobar.
if you want Grienke back, you've got to give up Alcides Escobar AND Lorenzo Cain 😕 Plus, dude's a headcase!
Alcides Escobar singles home a run to rightfield. Justin Verlander is done, Alex Wilson is on.
Alcides Escobar ends Verlander's night with an RBI single to RF. 6-4, Tigers. Alex Wilson coming in with the tying run at the dish.
Thank you Alcides Escobar. Nice swing and nice at bat. Nice rbi.
Escobar! RBI single for Alcides. now trail 6-4. Verlander's day is done.
Alcides Escobar gets enough of 97 mph fastball to send RBI single thru right side. Exit Verlander at 107 pitches, enter Alex Wilson.
That's a big hit for Alcides Escobar. He rolls a single through the right side to bring home Perez. 6-4, Tigers.
So how did Alcides Escobar get an error there?
and with the Alcides Escobar Conspiracy theory
How long has it been since Alcides Escobar had a Gatorade bath?.
Alcides Escobar awful to end August via
Jonny Gomes, in 83 games, has more walks than Alcides Escobar (120 games), Omar Infante (117), and Salvador Perez (113).
Alcides Escobar is hitting .186/.224/.224 over his last 38 games. Alex Gordon comes off the DL soon. Esky won't be leading off much longer.
Since arriving in KC, Ben Zobrist has seen 55 more pitches than Alcides Escobar in 17 fewer ABs. He also has over three times as many walks.
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Alcides Escobar has a .498 OPS since July 17th. 3 extra base hits in that time (203 PA's).
That's sorta like the Alcides Escobar refusing to run on a wild pitch back in June because he thought he didn't swing
left Moose and is now circling Alcides Escobar.
Alcides Escobar with another below average intelligence at bat.
Alcides Escobar could probably use a day off or three here soon.
Alcides Escobar came into today hitting .204/.254/.248 in August.
I can't watch Alcides Escobar do that one more frigging time. PLEASE bat Alex leadoff when he returns!
Alcides Escobar really annoys me swinging at the first pitch every game I'm sorry
Alcides Escobar has a .303 OBP. Hopefully, when Gordon is back, Ned is done with this foolishness of thinking he's a new hitter at leadoff
How I learned to love Alcides Escobar's ambush hitting
Just so you know, Alex Rios is starting to creep up on Alcides Escobar:. Rios: .250/.285/.322. Escobar: .268/.309/.335.
Alcides Escobar out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to first baseman Travis Shaw. Drew Butera to 3rd.
This Slide revisited, and did Alcides Escobar "create his own problem" with Brett Lawrie? Frank White thinks so.
Tyler Saladino had a hit taken away by Mike Moustakas and the rookie takes one away from Alcides Escobar.
If Sanchez was hitting someone on purpose he wouldn't have wasted it on Alcides Escobar and Jim Wolf's susp?
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[The Kansas City Star] - Royals out of the wilderness with sure-handed Alcides Escobar at shortstop
Pitch gets away from A.J. Burnett and hits speedy Jarrod Dyson in the calf to load the bases for Alcides Escobar.
Misc: Alcides Escobar has 17 walks. Salvador Perez, Omar Infante and Alex Rios have 17 walks this year, combined.
chn, 1, Anthony Rizzo grounds into a force out, first baseman Kendrys Morales to shortstop Alcides Escobar. Kris Bryant out at 2nd. Ant
I'm glad the traded Alcides Escobar & Lorenzo Cain (as well as Jeremy Jeffress & Jake Ororizzi) to the for Zack Greinke.
The top 5 projected SS for tonight are: Brad Miller, Jose Pirela, Marcus Semien, Zack Cozart, and Alcides Escobar. Ick!
Alcides Escobar homers, Royals cruise in 6-2 victory over Detroit - Kansas City Star
Alcides Escobar can thank Jon Morosi for that one.
The symbolism of Alcides Escobar, who might be the Royals shortstop and lead off hitter 162 times this season.
Ned Yost trusts the always-dependable Alcides Escobar to deliver in leadoff spot: Everyone asks Royals shortstop…
Bowe has some Alcides Escobar in him. Makes some crazy catches, then flubs some easy ones.
Hanley Ramirez is a mixture between Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar
Remember that thing I jokingly said about Alcides Escobar? Yeah. AJ's curve really does that.
Alcides Escobar doubles with 2 outs to drive in Omar Infante. Royals have their first lead o
World Series Game 6 The Kansas City Royals had a big second inning to defeat the San Francisco Giants 10-0 and forced a game seven on Wednesday night. They got it started with two singles, and Mike Moustakas scored Alex Gordon with a double. Then after one out, Alcides Escobar got an infield single, and Nori Aoki got a single scoring Salvador Perez. Lorenzo Cain got a single scoring Escobar and Moustakas. [ 124 more words. ]
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2-0 Giants. Brandon Crawford has both RBI's and both have resulted from a bad play by Alcides Escobar at shortstop.
The Giants overcame a 4-1 deficit, by scoring 10 unanswered runs in their 11-4 win over the Royals last night. Ryan Vogelsong allowed all of the 4 runs scored by the Royals, then the Giants bullpen went into shutdown mode, by pitching 6 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Meanwhile, the Royals bullpen allowed 8 runs, 10 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings. The Giants exposed a shaky Royals bullpen and showed that keeping Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland off the mound is the key to defeating the Royals. Joe Panik, Buster Posey, Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval rebounded from a combined 0-15 night on Friday, with a 8-17 game on Saturday night. 11 different Giants collected hits in the game and 6 Giants drove in runs in the contest. Hunter Pence is hitting .467 to lead all batters in the 2014 World Series. Pablo Sandoval hitting .333 is the only other Giant hitting over .300. Salvador Perez is hitting .357 and Alcides Escobar has hit .353 and are only Royals hitting over .300. Pence also leads all players ...
The American League-champion Royals pointed all season to their airtight defense as a primary element in their success, and the Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists disclosed on Thursday affirmed that view. First baseman Eric Hosmer, shortstop Alcides Escobar, left fielder Alex Gordon and catcher Salvador Perez were among the three finalists at their positions, and the four represent the most finalists of any team in the AL. Hosmer, Gordon and Perez are defending Gold Glove winners.
Heard Omar Vizquel (now a coach w/ Tigers) say Alcides Escobar was best SS in AL. His opinion is good enough for me. H…
Having a nice quiet night at home tonight. Weather is rainy tonight and is expected to be unsettled until Friday. Then the sun and nice weather will return in time for the weekend. The 2014 World Series is officially underway tonight in Kansas City between the Giants and Royals. The San Francisco Giants got off to a fast 3-0 lead in the Top of the 1st. Top 1st: Gregor Blanco singled to center Joe Panik flied out to center, Gregor Blanco to second Buster Posey singled to shallow left, Gregor Blanco to third Pablo Sandoval doubled to right, Gregor Blanco scored, Buster Posey thrown out at the plate trying to score- Giants 1 Royals 0 Hunter Pence hit a 2 run Home Run to deep center- Giants 3 Royals 0 Brandon Belt singled to center Michael Morse struck out swinging Bottom 1st: Alcides Escobar grounded out, shortstop to first Nori Aoki lined out to pitcher Lorenzo Cain hit by pitch Eric Hosmer flied out to center Top 2nd: Travis Ishikawa grounded out, first to pitcher Brandon Crawford flied out to right Gregor ...
Walk into applebes to see Jax, Alcides Escobar is standing right there, I say hello, he tips his head hello back. It's a good night in Kansas City!!
We've got Moose and Panda, and somewhere a zoo has a giraffe named after this infielder: Brandon Belt or Alcides Escobar?
Royals take 2-0 lead in ALCS: Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas
With a 6-4 win over the Orioles, the Royals have a 2-0 lead in the ALCS. A homer by Mike Moustakas, and some fantastic plays by Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain has Royals fans looking at 1985 and asking, can we do it again? Story:
This time it was Kevin Jepsen, who promptly walked the leadoff batter, Omar Infante. An Alcides Escobar single ...
Alcides Escobar, Nori Aoki, Lorenzo Cain and Josh Willingham ganging up on Chris Sale. Just like they drew it up in February.
Alcides Escobar and Erik Kratz are having a good time.
Mike Moustakas double to right scored Alex Gordon with two out. Runner on second and Alcides Escobar due up.
Kid from Tennessee in the Little League World Series regional championship game just said Alcides Escobar is his favorite player!
That play by Alcides Escobar was nasty with the spin move throw to first
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Mike Moustakas doubled to right. Runner on second with one out and Alcides Escobar due up.
That play by Alcides Escobar is so much more difficult than it looks
Alcides Escobar is a freak of nature💙⚾️
ALERT ALERT! ! Alcides Escobar just did something amazing! What a play!
.Alcides Escobar's spin and throw with a great pick from Billy Butler is a contender for number one.
check out the Royals' Alcides Escobar in the bottom of the seventh against Arizona.
Alcides Escobar is a man among boys
Alcides Escobar just shows why the have the best defense in MLB.
Alcides Escobar was seen emptying his locker. Appears to be on the move
Three straight visiting teams have come into this homestand with their shortstop named Escobar. Alcides, Yunel & Eduardo.
DBacks pitch to Alcides Escobar with a guy on third and the pitcher on deck. Escobar singles. . Lil help here, Gibby.
I have Alcides Escobar & Erick Aybar. No more room on my roster. Should I drop one of those stiffs and pick up Baez ??
That was a fun play by Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals shortstop.
Mike Moustakas two-out, two-run Home Run (14) to right scored Lorenzo Cain. Alcides Escobar due up.
Nori Aoki hit a grand slam tonight for of the runs were scored by former Alcides Escobar, and Lorenzo Cain...
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3 Royals grand slams this year, by Alcides Escobar, Omar Infante and Nori Aoki. Just as we expected
The 3 grand slams from the this year are from Alcides Escobar, Omar Infante, and Nori Aoki.
Norichika Aoki two-out, Grand Slam (1) to right scored Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and Danny Duffy. Omar Infante due up.
Alcides Escobar is being intentionally walked.
Salvador Perez two-out, three-run Home Run (13) to left scored Alcides Escobar and Norichika Aoki. Billy Butler due up.
Alcides Escobar or Baez, who would you rather have?
ya but in Obp best two options are Alcides Escobar and edverth Cabrera who get sb.. Would u go with either of them?
Alcides Escobar as team sabermetrician for the fake KC Royals
and Jose Reyes and Alcides Escobar are up there, too
Has Baez ever played 2B? I remember the Brewers one year trying to transition Alcides Escobar from SS to 2B and it was hard.
Is Alcides Escobar at least good in real life cuz he's been worthless to me in 2K
"An unlikely event extended the rally. Alcides Escobar accepted a walk for only the second time since July 1".
Reddick makes running grab at wall to rob Aoki then nails Alcides Escobar easily at 1B for a DP. Escobar rounded 2B, def thought it was XBH
One critical component of the Royals' four-run rally: Alcides Escobar walked for the second time since July 1.
Omar Infante doubled to left scoring Alcides Escobar and Norichika Aoki with one out. Runner on second and Salvador Perez due up.
Norichika Aoki doubled to left scoring Christian Colon with one out. On the play, Alcides Escobar advances to third. Runners on second and t
Alcides Escobar had no business making this play - but he did:
Alexei Ramirez gets the nod over Alcides Escobar. Ramirez having a slightly better season, but Alcides would have been a …
How is Alcides Escobar still batting 9th with Omar Infante, Danny Valencia, and Justin Maxwell in the lineup?
Omar mentioned Alcides Escobar, Elvis Andrus and J.J. Hardy as 3 guys he likes watching play shortstop. Surprised no mention of Andrelton.
Have Elvis Andrus and Alcides Escobar at SS in keeper. Trade one? If so, who is better keeper? Thanks Ray.
4th Inning: Nori Aoki grounds into a double play, shortstop Alexei Ramirez to second baseman Gordon Beckham to first baseman Jose Abreu. Lorenzo Cain scores. Mike Moustakas to 3rd. Alcides Escobar out at 2nd. Royals lead 4-0
The "Today in Aoki" clip guest-stars Alcides Escobar and Mike Aviles:
On CBS I see Charlie Blackmon going straight up for: Greg Holland, Mat Latos, Alcides Escobar, Matt Carpenter & Carlos Santana.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 20, 2014   KANSAS CITY – Prior to tonight’s game at Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list with a sublexing peroneal (outside) tendon in his left ankle and purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Javy Guerra from Class AAA Charlotte.   Lindstrom, 34, suffered the injury in the ninth inning of last night’s victory over the Royals while attempting to field a bunt by Alcides Escobar and will return to Chicago to undergo further examination.  He is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA (7 ER/19.0 IP) and six saves in 19 appearances this season.   Guerra, 28, is 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA (5 ER/19.1 IP) and three saves in 14 relief appearances with Charlotte in 2014, limiting right-handers to a .229 (8-35) average.  He was claimed by the White Sox off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 26.   The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Guerra has gone 4-5 with a 2.90 ERA (33 ER/102.1 IP), 87 strikeouts and 29 saves over part ...
Escobar's slam, Giavotella's blast power Royals Offense picks up for Guthrie, who gave up seven runs in 4 2/3 ... Right on cue, the Royals' bats came to life on their alternate day schedule, this time with Home Run firepower, and with it, another victory. Alcides Escobar banged a grand slam and Johnny Giavotella socked a go-ahead three-run blast in the Royals' 9-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday with a Mother's Day crowd of 30,447 at Safeco Field. That gave them a 4-3 record on their trip to San Diego and Seattle. Starting last Wednesday, the Royals had 14 hits (a win), four hits (a loss), 16 hits (a win) and four hits (a loss). Then came Sunday's double-digit helping of hits and another victory. Escobar got the sunny afternoon off to a booming start with the first grand slam of his career. He used a pink bat for the special occasion. The second inning against left-hander Roenis Elias began with singles by Danny Valencia and Alex Gordon and the bases got jammed when third baseman Kyle Seager c ...
Ian Kinsler singles on a ground ball to shortstop Alcides Escobar. Andrew Romine scores. Rajai Davis to 3rd. Two out. DET leads 3-0
Escobar, Royals Top Blue Jays: . Alcides Escobar's two-run double in the seventh lifted the Royals to a 4-2 win...
Alex Gordon did pass Alcides Escobar in slugging percentage, so at least there's that.
Mike Moustakas homered and James Shields struck out nine Indians in six innings as the Kansas City Royals evened this four-game set with an 8-2 win over Cleveland on Tuesday. Eric Hosmer went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored for Kansas City. Billy Butler and Alcides Escobar had two hits and Alex Gordon drove in a pair of runs for the Royals, who will play the Indians again tonight.
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Vargas shuts down Twins, leads Royals to 5-0 win KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas pitched seven shutdown innings, Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals romped to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the Royals, who followed up a sweep at the hands of Minnesota last weekend by sweeping Houston and then taking the first of their three-game set against the Twins this weekend. Ricky Nolasco (1-2) gave up five runs on 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Twins. He was coming off a 7-1 win over Kansas City in which he allowed one run on four hits in eight innings. Vargas (2-0), who signed a $32 million, four-year deal in the offseason, allowed seven hits while striking out four in another dazzling start. The crafty left-hander lowered his ERA to 1.24 while going at least seven innings in each of his four outings this season. Vargas put runners on base each of the first five innings, though ...
The Kansas City Royals find themselves struggling to score runs, and this poor run production is costing them games. The team is tied for twenty-eighth in the league in runs scored, despite a middle of the pact average.Kansas City has scored just 28 runs in their nine games. They have just one homerun, and 15 extra-base hits, both of which rank dead last in baseball.It is interesting that it is not the lack of hitting that is the problem. Catcher Salvador Perez is fifth in the American League with a .393 average. Second baseman Omar Infante is tenth at .346, and Norichika Aoki is also above .300; .303 in fact. Only three Royals players are struggling out of the gate, although they are all really struggling. 3B Mike Moustakas is just 3-30, and SS Alcides Escobar is hitting just .167 and DH Billy Butler is at .194. However, they are the exception, and not the rule.While the hitting has looked good for the most part, the issue has become their lack of clutch hitting. The Royals are hitting just .227 as a tea ...
Joe Torii Hunters trades SS Alcides Escobar to Radar Love for SP Corey Kluber. Both players are $8.
Of all AL players with 600 at bats, Alcides Escobar ranks dead last in OPS at .559. Next lowest, Elvis Andrus at .659, .100 better.
Red Sox Clinch East; Indians Win, As Do Royals Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the visiting Toronto Blue Jays, 6-3, on Friday night to clinch their first American League East title since 2007. Lester (15-8) allowed one run, five hits and two walks, striking out eight to win for the seventh time in nine decisions. It was his 100th career victory. Koji Uehara got five outs for his 20th save. With the crowd standing for most of the final inning, Uehara struck out Brett Lawrie to end the game and the Red Sox poured out of the dugout and bullpen. Dustin Pedroia had three hits for the Red Sox, who have won 19 of their last 25. INDIANS 2, ASTROS 1 Zach McAllister (9-9) lasted five innings and host Cleveland got two unearned runs in a rain-shortened victory that moved them into one of the two A.L. wild-card spots. The game was delayed for 1 hour 9 minutes before the umpires decided to call it after six and half innings. ROYALS 2, RANGERS 1 Neftali Feliz walked Alcides Escobar on ...
Kansas City Royals topple Cleveland Indians 7-2 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bruce Chen worked five innings and Salvador Perez doubled home two runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Wednesday night. Chen was pulled in the sixth after giving up a single to Michael Bourn and walking Nick Swisher to lead off the inning. Francisley Bueno replaced Chen and recorded two outs with three pitches. After Jeff Kipnis advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt, Bueno kept the runners put when Carlos Santana grounded out to third baseman Mike Moustakas. Louis Coleman came in and retired Ryan Raburn on a fly to right to strand the runners. Royals relievers Tim Collins, Will Smith and Greg Holland preserved the lead, allowing just one hit, to keep the team's playoff chances alive. The Royals broke the game open with three runs off four Indians pitchers in the eighth. Alcides Escobar had a two-run single, while Jarrod Dyson walked with the bases loaded. Rookie Danny Salazar (1-3), who had allowed ...
Jarrod Dyson is walked with bases loaded, advancing Chris Getz for a run. Alcides Escobar later singles, with the...
Anytime you can give the Indians an out with Alcides Escobar and Jarrod Dyson coming to the plate, you've got to do it.
What about Alcides Escobar or Elvis Andrus. I believe Texas has a stud young kid behind him. Availability?
Generous hometown scoring saves Jamey Carroll from a 2 base error, and Alcides Escobar follows with a RBI single. 1-1 at Kaufmann Stadium.
nyn, 10, Daniel Murphy grounds into a force out, second baseman Miguel Tejada to shortstop Alcides Escobar. Zack Wheeler to 3rd. Marlon
Need some SS help. Do you drop Alcides Escobar for Jonathan Villar?
As far as value goes, Alexei Ramirez and Alcides Escobar have been similar in offensive production the last two seasons...
most web gems at SS this year is Alcides Escobar lol
Alcides Escobar's play behind second base was phenomenal!
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The play by Alcides Escobar to throw out the runner at first!
Alcides Escobar - very impressive. Just not what I wanted to see
Alcides Escobar that's a SportsCenter Top 10 play right there.
That play by Alcides Escobar has got to make
Kottaras has more walks than Alcides Escobar (14), who's missed two games all year.
Alcides Escobar is a badass name, I wish my last name was Escobar.
Alcides Escobar leads the having grounded into 10 double plays.
Jarrod Dyson and Alcides Escobar have join the early bunting drill (with David Lough, Chris Getz and Elliot Johnson).
Franklin or Miller the better pick up to replace Alcides Escobar?
Alcides Escobar & Elvis Andrus are remarkably similar in value. Andrus has better discipline & slight edge on D, Escobar more pop.
The plate their first run of the contest on a sacrifice fly by Alcides Escobar. To the 4th we go, Royals...
Sac Fly from Alcides Escobar brings in David Lough 4-1 O's -
In Ivan's fantasy baseball league, he just dropped Alcides Escobar and signed Yunel Escobar. Or was it the other way around?
should I drop Alcides Escobar, Nolasco or Erasmo for Wily Peralta? 16-team H2H
When Alcides Escobar and Salvador Perez have their kids, I hope the news are just as interested.
Drop Alcides Escobar, Erasmo Ramirez, Chacin or Nolasco for Peralta in a 16-team keeper league? I only have 4 moves left
Facing shortstop Alcides Escobar with 2 outs in the 9th is as stressful for most pitchers as an afternoon nap in a hammock.
Hands down this is Alcides Escobar's worst game of the season
I really want to meet Alcides Escobar!! Help me out!! I'm in section 215 seat 3 please! !!
Now that Kate Middleton has given birth, Alcides Escobar is officially the most overdue Royal.
Alcides Escobar is solid at failing with RISP.
And Alcides Escobar up in another critical situation. The ball always finds you .
Has Alcides Escobar totally forgotten how to play the game?
Alexei Ramirez's contract (nearly $30M over next 3) almost as much as Alcides Escobar and Sal Perez contracts combined.
Manny Machado is just something else. Instead we got Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakas whose WAR is a combined 1.1. Just beautiful.
Alcides Escobar batting .173 with a .200 obp in July.
Alcides Escobar would have two Home Runs tonight if the left-center field wall was 320 feet away
Alcides Escobar.king of the one pitch out.
Missouri issues: Jon Jay and Alcides Escobar in the 2 hole
Guys like all my dreams are coming true! Thanks to Alcides Escobar, Salvador Perez, Ervin Santana and Buxxi(:
Hm. . Jeff Francoeur AND Alcides Escobar stopped hitting after a certain player left...
So what happened to Alcides Escobar? Has he just overachieved offensively until this season?
The first trade the Royals need to make is to somehow give up this year's Alcides Escobar and get last year's Alcides Escobar.
You can always count on Alcides Escobar to strike out looking with the bases loaded for the Royals. Still they have the lead over the Tigers
Alcides Escobar is something else man... smh.
If Avila wouldn't have dropped that I would've killed Alcides Escobar.
You know the big winner in this getz/GMDM debacle is alcides escobar.
Bases loaded for KC with 2 outs and Alcides Escobar at the plate. Royals on top 1-0 in the 6th. Can the Royals...
In his last 11 games Alcides Escobar has reached base the same amount as Gio (11 times), and has the same amount of doubles (2).
Alcides Escobar from the start of the "second half" last year to today: .266/.299/.353 7 HR, 54 RBI, 25 BB, 80 SO, 33 SB, 653 PAs.
I'll just send it to Alcides Escobar with a note explaining my stats.
Alcides Escobar is a problem, too. Totally agree with that.
Remember when the Royals batted Alcides Escobar second?
Back-to-back doubles by Alcides Escobar & Eric Hosmer lead to another run for the Royals in the 8th. To the home...
According to ESPN Gamecast Luke Hochevar is pitching to Alcides Escobar. Unless there was a trade I didn't hear about I think they're wrong.
Walden has walked the following in 2013: Bryce Harper (intentional), Jordany Valdespin, Joaquin Arias, Yasiel Puig (IBB) and Alcides Escobar
Jordan Walden walks Alcides Escobar, it's his 3rd unintentional walk of the year!
Alex Gordon's diving catch and Alcides Escobar's great diving stop in the top of the 4th
Alex Gordon with a diving in the 4th which was followed by a from Alcides Escobar.
Now Alcides Escobar with a diving stop to prevent a run.
Jarrod Dyson steals second base for One out with Alcides Escobar batting
SS Alcides Escobar glad to be batting second again. Other notes from our
Alcides Escobar glad to be batting second again for Royals: Alcides Escobar is back where he’s always wanted t...
Hits Alcides Escobar 2nd. MT Yost said, "We're trying to figure out how we can win today and win tomorrow."
Alcides Escobar's OBP when hitting 2nd is .274. Worse than Chris Getz's.
Alcides Escobar might one day develop into an excellent number two hitter. That's irrelevant, though. He isn't one now.
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