When you're the best team in baseball, you're allowed to go into troll mode, at least for a little bit.
The Royals will go for the three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, but there'll be an addition on the classic baby blue uniforms that St. Louis should take as nothing less than a jab. Kansas City will be sporting "30 Year World Series Champions Anniversary" patches, as seen below:
What an awesome gesture. The Royals are honoring the '85 team today at the K, but it's rare for them to make any additions on their uniforms for any circumstances.
Another rare circumstance would be a sweep of the Cardinals, especially at home. The Royals haven't swept St. Louis in a three-game home series since 2001, but they'll have the chance to do so if they can take down Michael Wacha, who is 6-0 but has never won an interleague start. He'll be opposed by Yordano Ventura, whose numbers aren't staggering but he is coming off his best start of the season. The two dueled last season on June 5; Ventura ultimately won the battle by allowing just two runs in six innings. After trailing 2-0 for the majority of the game, Kansas City broke through with three runs in the sixth against Wacha, and the 3-2 score held through the last out.
Here's the lineup card, just in case you wanted to see it:
It's glorious to think of all the time and money wasted by Cardinal fans thus far in this series. They drove across the state (or up from Olathe) to watch their team get blanked on Friday night and get victimized by some bad weather on Saturday. It's not like St. Louis would have won the game by scoring two runs against "HDH", but with the way the fans were crying on Twitter about the
Royals umpires decision to call last night's game, you'd think there's a national conspiracy against the Cardinals.
The Royals go for the sweep today, but here's an amazing stat that I came across last night. There have been a lot of amazing stats thus far about the 2015 Royals, but this one is truly remarkable:
The #Royals have had 10 three-game series. They've won 9 of them. Is that good?— Ryan Landreth (@ryan_landreth) May 24, 2015