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Royals V. Astros: Game LXXIII Thread

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Gordon's back.

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If you were wondering how you could quickly get over Edinson Volquez's Mazzaro-esque performance last night, look no further than the fact that Alex Gordon is back, healthy, in the lineup. At least for a day, we can celebrate again.

Oh wait, Chris Young is starting. Against Houston. He's 2-6 with a 5.61 ERA this year, but don't worry, he's under contract for the foreseeable future as well. He's giving up a San Diego Shields-level of home runs, coming in at a 23.8% clip on HR/FB. Those numbers are not turtle-y enough for the Turtle Club.

The 'Stros counter with Mike Fiers, who is 5-3 with a 4.42 ERA, one of many Houston starters who are likewise struggling this season.

But Gordon's back. Eibner is gone, but Gordon's back. And batting second! What joy! What Providence!

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