Game 15 Open Thread - Royals vs. Athletics

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Tomko Era begins!

LINE EM UP!

RF Norichika Aoki

2B Omar Infante

1B Eric Hosmer

DH Justin Maxwell

LF Alex Gordon

3B Mike Moustakas

CF Lorenzo Cain

C Brett Hayes

SS Pedro Ciricao

P Danny Duffy

Ciricao's name reminds me of that Portlandia sketch. Cacao! I bet like at least two of you get that.

If you haven't heard, the Royals signed a pair of over-the-hill relievers this week - Brett Tomko and Ramon Troncoso. Troncoso was at least useful during the Obama administration, posting a 2.73 ERA and 1.4 WAR in 2009 with righties hitting just a .616 OPS against. Brett Tomko is a 40 year old who last pitched in the Big Leagues in 2011.

Yordano Ventura impressed against the A's earlier this week, how will Duffy respond?

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