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Cactus League - Game 8 Open Thread

One week in and no losses? It's like utopia in suburban Phoenix.

It's easy to smile when you never lose.
It's easy to smile when you never lose.
Christian Petersen

An amazing run of play.


-- The Royals have been behind in only five of 63 innings played.

-- The Royals lead all teams with a .342 batting average. That's 26 points higher than the second placed team. The fact the second place team is the Astros is nobody's concern.

-- They have posted double-digit hit totals in five consecutive games.

-- The Royals starters have a 3.14 ERA. The Royals relievers have a 3.14 ERA.

-- The Royals team ERA is... 3.14!

The lineup:
Alex Gordon - LF
Alcides Escobar - SS
Billy Butler - 1B
Mike Moustakas - 3B
Salvador Perez - C
Jeff Francoeur - RF
Xavier Nady - DH
Chris Getz - 2B
Jarrod Dyson - CF

Ervin Santana - SP

Others scheduled to appear:
Guillermo Moscoso
Aaron Crow
Greg Holland
John Lamb
Dan Wheeler
Donnie Joseph

Aches and Pains:

-- Elliot Johnson is taking batting practice swings. He's recovering from a bruised knee.

-- Everett Teaford will throw a side session today to test his sore shoulder.

-- Lorenzo Cain was swallowed by a sinkhole. (Kidding. He's scheduled to see some action today.)