Eric Hosmer's homecoming has been a mixed bag.
On one hand, he has a reputation of being a star for the World Champion Kansas City Royals, and his team has won one of two games against the Miami Marlins; Hosmer, a Miami native, is returning to his hometown to play professional baseball in front of his home crowd for the first time.
On the other hand, Hosmer has been bad forever. He only has a single and a walk in eight plate apperances over the last two games in Miami, .and is hitting 231/.289/.333 (a .622 OPS) over his past 65 (!) games.
Can Hosmer break out a big dong for his fans in Miami and turn it around? Probably not. But anything can happen. He will be aided by 'Steady Eddie' Volquez.
This may be the very last time the Royals play against Ichrio, a shoo-in hall of famer and the best hitter of all time.