Chien-Ming Wang tilts for the Royals on the same afternoon that he is informed he will not be making the rotation. Not that this was particularly surprising. Perhaps with the mild exception of Danny Duffy, Gnar of the Most Gnar, the rotation is who we thought they were. Perhaps now we should crown them?
Oakland counters with Chris Bassitt, an intriguing pitcher who has had success in limited exposure at the major league level. Though his success has not come against the Royals. He made two starts against Kansas City in 2014 while pitching for the White Sox, throwing 8.2 innings combined and yielding six runs with five walks and seven strikeouts.
Eight more days to Opening Day. Eight more days for real baseball. If you keep talking about it, it will show up faster. That's what the old gypsy woman said.
But today, Wang of Taiwan tries to prove his quality against the gold and green of Oakland.It's so close to Opening Day you can feel it.