The Royals aren't winning any fans on the South Side of Chicago right now. While the Yankees pound the White Sox, the Royals have blown leads on consecutive nights in Detroit, helping the Tigers build a 4 game lead in the Central.
Tonight, the Royals send fan favorite Jimmy Gobble (3-2, 4.32 ERA) to the hill, as the team looks to end a four-game losing streak.
The Tigers, who are undefeated against the Royals in 2006, counter with Justin Verlander (10-4, 3.01 ERA). Verlander is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA against the Royals, tossing a complete game shutout against the boys in blue on May 22nd.
Lastly, as mentioned in the Game Thread last night, Bradford Doolittle of the KC Star ran the "Wins Added" numbers for every player in Major League baseball. Guess who the worst player in baseball is? For more on Wins Added, click here. The most helpful Royal so far? Elmer Dessens. Double lastly, I'm still looking for T-shirt ideas.