In the immortal words of Mr. Cub Ernie Banks "Let's play two!"
In game 1 earlier today, the Royals were down 5-1 but rallied to win 11-6. The Royals hit 4 home runs and used 6 pitchers throwing 224 pitches. I think it's safe to say Ned hopes Jason Hammel goes out and eats a lot of innings.
The Twins counter with Felix Jorge making his major league debut.
A couple of notes around the Strahm injury:
Matt Strahm is going on the 10-day DL. Miguel Almonte is coming up. Thought this might happen with bullpen so thin.— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) July 1, 2017
Ned Yost said Strahm has been battling some patellar tendinitis in his left knee.— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) July 1, 2017
Miguel Almonte will be in uniform for the second game tonight, the Royals say. He must have been hanging nearby.— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) July 1, 2017
Royals say Miguel Almonte was in Omaha when he got the call. On his way here.— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) July 1, 2017
Just a reminder for those scoreboard watching, the Indians and Tigers started game 2 of their doubleheader at 6:15. If the Royals could pick up 2 games on both the Twins and Indians today... wow. Kansas City would be 1 ahead of Minnesota and just 1 back of the Cleveland.