The Kansas City Royals will attempt to get back to .500 on the season and take the series from the Baltimore Orioles when they finish their road trip at Camden Yards Sunday afternoon.
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%).
Jarrod Dyson and Mike Moustakas are back in the lineup against a righthanded pitcher. David Lesky of Pine Tar Press brings us the Royals batting order:
#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:
#Orioles 4/27 lineup vs #Royals pic.twitter.com/OpKQ2AxAGt— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) April 27, 2014
Early start today, so shake off your hangover, plop yourself on a couch and get ready for some beisbol.
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