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!
Chris Young and the #Royals look to even the series with HOU tonight at 6:15 CT. https://t.co/oWHx4PZA2d pic.twitter.com/1DTocWaeEf— #VoteRoyals (@Royals) June 25, 2016
Mike Fiers gets the nod as the #Astros continue the series in KC. First pitch at 6:15pm on FOX and SportsTalk 790. pic.twitter.com/4aqEoRO4gW— Houston Astros (@astros) June 25, 2016