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Royals V. Mariners: Game LXXXII Thread

Grass Creek, revisited.

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The Kansas City Royals tilt against the Seattle Mariners in the ongoing conflict for the hearts and minds of the denizens of Grass Creek.

Lieutenant Ian Kennedy twirls for the Regal Corps. He is 2-6 on the year with a 4.72 ERA. The Mariners will counter with Private Andrew Moore, making his second career start for the Longshoremen Naval Reserve.

It is a West Coast game, late start and all. The possibility for #WeirdBaseball is astoundingly high.

Tonight's game also presents a homecoming of sorts, as the honorably discharged Jarrod Dyson will patrol the fenceline for the Mariners. He is performing admirably in his new home, slashing .253/.331/.369 (92 wRC+) over 273 plate appearances with 19 stolen bases in the first half of the season. Adding in his defense, Dyson has earned 2.0 fWAR on the season already, which would have placed him second on the Royals behind Lorenzo Cain.

The vaunted Royals outfield defense of yesteryear will draw arms on opposite sides, kin fighting kin in the longest ongoing fictitious military conflict in modern American history.