Last week, my pre and post-game articles presided over a terrible Kansas City Royals loss to the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. Danny Duffy just didn't have it, and the White Sox pulverized the Royals to the tune of a 10-5 beatdown.
Today, Chicago and Kansas city face each other again, Duffy again the pitcher. Hopefully the location will change the outcome. The Royals need to go on a tear, and quick, if they want to get back into competing for a playoff spot this year. It starts tonight, coming off the heels of yesterday's victory, and is an opportunity to gain some momentum with the seedlings of a win streak.
Chicago's monochromatic baseball team will send a lineup that includes soon to be ex-monochromatic Chicago pitcher Jose Quintana and, rather hilariously, an outfield of Garcias.
The Royals will counter with a right-handed heavy team. Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas, and Brandon Moss will sit, replaced by Whit Merrifield, Cheslor Cuthbert, and Salvador Perez, respectively. Drew Butera will catch.
Do I hear two wins? Is that the sound? Or is it just the setup for more disappointment?