Saturday Night Game Thread: Royals vs Angels

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Season on the brink...

The Royals are just three games from being eliminated from the Wild Card race. And I thought the addition of the extra team was supposed to help our chances.


American League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Oakland 83 61 .576 0 Won 2
New York 81 63 .562 2 Lost 1
Los Angeles 79 66 .544 4.5 Won 2
Tampa Bay 78 66 .541 5 Lost 2
Detroit 76 67 .531 6.5 Won 3
Seattle 69 76 .475 14.5 Lost 2
Toronto 65 78 .454 17.5 Lost 1
Kansas City 65 79 .451 18 Lost 2
Boston 65 80 .448 18.5 Won 1
Cleveland 60 85 .413 23.5 Lost 1
Minnesota 60 85 .413 23.5 Lost 1

(updated 9.15.2012 at 2:42 PM CDT)



Tonight marks yet another return of Zack Greinke to Kauffman Stadium. Back on June 12, Alex Gordon greeted our former Cy Young Award winner with a leadoff home run. That was the only run he surrendered, going seven innings and striking out eight. He didn't get a decision as - in a familiar refrain - his team couldn't score any runs in support. The Royals eventually won that contest 2-1 on a Billy Butler single in the eighth. After Chris Getz laid down a beautiful bunt to move Gordon from second to third with no outs.

(Insert obligatory mention that Greinke still has his condo on the Plaza.)

He'll face off against Jeremy Guthrie this evening. Guthrie has pitched into the seventh inning in seven of his last eight starts.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Jeremy Guthrie 4-3 10 10 0 0 0 0 64.0 59 26 23 6 12 44 3.23 1.11


It's a perfect night for a ballgame. It's also a perfect night to be on the internet. We are all winners.

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