Game 98 Open Thread - Orioles at Royals

USA TODAY Sports

A team with actual playoff possibilities versus one that contends only in Narnia.

Loading Scores

The Royals are only a 12-3 run away from being 15-5 after the All-Star Break. That still would not get them ahead of Detroit, but it would make Dayton Moore assume you would buy him a drink if he sat down next to at a bar.

Santana versus Chen (not Bruce) - which is a pretty good match-up.

Johnson in rightfield.

Tejeda batting fifth.

It is so crazy, so non-sensical, that the Royals will probably win an 11-8 slugfest. Vindication, baby!

For fun, this was the Royals lineup on July 24, 2005:

DeJesus CF, Joe McEwing 1B, Emil Brown RF, Matt Stairs DH, Angel Berroa SS, Mark Teahen 3B, Chip Ambres LF, Donnie Murphy 2B, Alberto Castillo C and D.J. Carrasco pitching.

And the lineup on July 24, 1977:

George Brett 3B, Hal McRae DH, Amos Otis CF, Al Cowens RF, John Mayberry 1B, Joe Zbed LF, Darrell Porter C, Freddie Patek SS, Frank White 2B and Andy Hassler pitching.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Join Royals Review

You must be a member of Royals Review to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royals Review. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker