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Game 86 Open Thread - Kansas City Royals (45-40) vs. Cleveland Indians (41-44)

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No beer and no Royals on TV make Homer something something.

Jason Miller


Glen Anthony "T.J." House goes for the Indians today. He is a Louisiana right-hander taken in the 16th round who dilligently worked his way through the Indians farm system. House doesn't particularly strike out a great number of hitters, and doesn't have excellent control, so he doesn't profile as much more than a back-of-the-rotation guy. House throws in the low 90s with sinking stuff, relying on a 60% groundball rate thus far to get hitters out.

Jeremy Guthrie goes for the Royals today. He has not fared well against the team that originally drafted him, going 4-4 with a 5.37 ERA in 11 career games against the Indians. Jeremy has wins in three of his last four starts, with 27 strikeouts in 26.2 innings and a 2.36 ERA in those starts.

Here's how the Royals line up today:

Billy gets demoted in the lineup because he's been cold lately. Hosmer continues to hit #2. Ned is awesome.