The Royals kick off a six-game road trip in Cincinnati tonight. The two-game back-end of a four-game season series against the former NL Central home of both Johnny Cueto and tonight's pitcher Edinson Volquez starts in mere minutes.
Edinson Volquez will be backed by the following lineup:
It seems pretty clear that Omar Infante may have finally [not] hit his way out of the lineup. If only the same could be said for Alex Rios.
The scuffling Reds will align themselves thusly:
Cuban rookie Raisel Iglesias hopes that his fortunes in the Earned Runs Department starts to more closely resemble his much better peripherals (4.70 ERA, 3.53 FIP, 3.65 xFIP, 9.25 K/9, 24.0 K%, 2.58 BB/9, 6.7 BB%) with some batted-ball regression to the mean.