Joe Mauer gazes thoughtfully into the distance, pondering what it means to play the right way.
After breaking through the five under five hundred mark last night, the Royals play two with the Twins (that seems about right) today.
Jonathan Sanchez (1-3, 6.21 ERA, 1.81 WHIP, and a 7.3 BB/rate) continues his quest to become the most hated Royal since Neifi Perez, taking on Scott Diamond (6-3, 2.67 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and a 37/9 strikeout to walk ratio). This seems like a pitching mismatch, but baseball has a funny way of doing funny things in these situations. Hey, Sanchez is on the mound, we need some sort of divine intervention.
The lineup: Gordon LF, Betancourt 2B, Moustakas 3B, Butler DH, Francoeur RF, Hosmer 1B, Pena C, Bourgeois CF, Escobar SS.
We don't know if Lorenzo Cain is any good, but I eagerly anticipate the day he is in the lineup at centerfield.
This is my first game thread and I have to do two today! Be kind, good Americans.