If you haven’t been paying attention to the National League, there are a lot of former Royals playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. Lorenzo Cain is an MVP candidate in an outfield stacked with MVP candidates and is coming off his best season since 2015. Kansas City fans also remember that Mike Moustakas was traded to the Brewers in July.
But those aren’t the only two former Royals playing in this upcoming NLDS. Manny Pina and Erik Kratz make up the Brewers catching unit, both former Royals. Then there is Joakim Soria and Jeremy Jeffress in the bullpen. For those who remember, Jeremy Jeffress came to Kansas City with Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar and like Cain, found his way back to Milwaukee.
Those Milwaukee Brewers will open up the Divisional Series’ with their matchup against Wade Davis and the Rockies. Cain will be the leadoff hitter with Moustakas and Pina hitting 6-7.
Here are your lineups for game one of the NLDS Central.
I’m a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers were coming here as early as the late-1600s to trade with the Native Americans.#Rocktober pic.twitter.com/lPiQ0unBKR— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) October 4, 2018
In the late game, the upstart Braves — who were written about for Royals Review this morning — will start their new era of postseason baseball against a National League stalwart in the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Braves have a decent number of former Royals in their clubhouse, including Peter Moylan, Lane Adams, and Lucas Duda. Josh Fields plays for the Dodgers, which has no relevance other than that it made me think of Mark Teahen and Chris Getz.
The lineups for this game will be updated when they are released.