James Shields, who will start the game for Kansas City, has been impressive to start the season, posting a 1.91 ERA with a 3.06 FIP over five starts. His 25.9 K% combined with a 5.2% BB% are especially sexy.
Miguel Gonzalez will take the mound for Baltimore. Gonzalez has been less than impressive over four starts with a 5.40 ERA and 6.14 FIP. The righthander has surrendered five homers and four starts, and owns a crazy low GB% (26.2%).
#Royals lineup vs. Gonzalez: Aoki RF Infante 2B Hosmer 1B Butler DH Gordon LF Perez C Moustakas 3B Escobar SS Dyson CF Shields P— David Lesky (@DBLesky) April 27, 2014
The Orioles lineup doesn't exactly strike fear without Matt Wieters and Chris Davis in the middle of the order, although Nelson Cruz seems to have taken a liking to Camden. Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun tweeted a picture of the Baltimore starting nine:
Early start today, so shake off your hangover, plop yourself on a couch and get ready for some beisbol.
Song of the Day: Black Sabbath- Hand of Doom
Black Sabbath is great. So is this song. That's all I got.