On the heels of a humiliating 4-game sweep in Tampa, the Royals head north to face the media-favorite, formerly cursed Boston Red Sox. The Royals send Runelvys Hernandez (8-9, 4.49 ERA) to the hill against Tim Wakefield (9-9, 4.19 ERA) in what promises to be one of the season's most exciting clashes.
Wakefield is 9-5 lifetime against the Royals, with a 3.47 ERA in 119 innings. Clearly, the hactastic ways of the Royals over the last 20 years has not been the best method against Wake's dancing knuckler.
I expect nothing short of greatness from this Royals team, as I am dead certain that Buddisimo Bell will correctly fill out the lineup card, and that, hopefully, Joe McEwing will be given the start at first-base.
OK, that was a little mean. Gotta stay positive... maybe we'll get lucky and get a win in this series.