If you look at the fWAR pitching leader boards, you will probably be surprised to find Corey Kluber as the second name on there, nestled between Felix Hernandez and the 2.6-fWAR-duo of Stephen Strasburg and Yu Darvish. The 28-year-old righty currently sports a 10.38 K/9, 2.08 BB/9, 4.95 K/BB and owns the 7th-highest K% in the Majors and a top-30 BB%.
This may not go so well for the Royals.
The Royals' lineup courtesy of Andy McCullough:
Suburban Relapse Lineup: Dyson 8, Infante 4, Hosmer 3, Butler DH, Gordon 7, Perez 2, Cain 9, Moustakas 5, Escobar 6, Vargas 1. #royals— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) June 10, 2014
The Racists will trot out: Michael Bourn 8, Asdrubal Cabrera 6, Michael Brantley 7, Jason Kipnis 4, Carlos Santana 3, Yan Gomes 2, Lonnie Chisenhall 5, Ryan Raburn DH, David Murphy 9
Amusing/depressing bits of trivia for the day:
Lonnie Chisenhall drove in nine runs by himself yesterday. The Royals as a team have only scored nine runs or more three times this year.— Royals Review (@royalsreview) June 10, 2014
Chisenhall hit 3 HR yesterday. The Royals as a team have not done that in a game, and only have 7 multi-HR games all year.— Royals Review (@royalsreview) June 10, 2014
Get yer swerve on.