Did Jarrod Dyson save the Royals season last night? Quite possibly.
Tonight, the Royals, behind left-hander Brian Flynn, will look to take a series from the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium. While Kansas City is 7.0 games back of first-place Cleveland, the Royals are 4-0 against the Indians at home this year.
Tonight will likely be the most difficult test yet in the Royals' quest to remain unbeaten at home against the Indians this year. Kansas City will be facing right-handed stud Danny Salazar, who has dominated the Royals all season. In two starts, Salazar has allowed just one run in 15.2 innings against Kansas City, striking out 18 in the process.
Salazar's counterpart will be left-hander Brian Flynn, who will be making his first MLB start in more than two years. Flynn has performed well for the Royals in relief this year (a 2.39 ERA in 26.1 innings, and 25 strikeouts to eight walks), but opposing Salazar as a starter will be his toughest challenge so far.
For tonight's lineup, Ned Yost has once again switched up his No. 2 hitter:
I like it, actually. Now, if they can just change the fact that the hitter with the lowest OBP in tonight's lineup is leading off...