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Game 122 Open Thread - Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays

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Starters:
Hochevar (7-11, 5.24 ERA) vs Price (16-4, 2.39 ERA)

Poll question background:

The Royals bullpen has thrown 433.3 innings this season which puts them on pace for over 580 by the end of the season.

Here are the highest totals since 1974:

Season Team RP IP
1977 Padres 564.7
1985 Braves 557.0
2007 Nationals 557.0
1984 Giants 553.7
1980 Mets 552.3
2005 Royals 552.0
1991 Yankees 551.0
1996 Pirates 542.0
1996 Mariners 541.7
2004 Devil Rays 538.7

So will the Royals end up on top of the leader board?

Poll

Will the Royals have the most IP thrown by their relief pitchers since 1974 (explanation above)?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Yes this is a record setting team, they will beat it by more than 10 IP
    (94 votes)
  • 25%
    Yes, but just barely (by less than 10 IP)
    (62 votes)
  • 30%
    Nope, Guthrie vs Sanchez will make up the difference (by less than 10 IP)
    (75 votes)
  • 4%
    Nope, Eiland will put all the starters on the Gil Meche throwing plan (not get within 10 IP)
    (12 votes)
243 votes total Vote Now