The memories of a hard-fought ALCS between these two teams less than three years ago seem to be fading fast into the rearview mirror with each terrible performance from the Royals. The more it feels like 2002, the more that relevance seems like a dream.
The Royals will send Eric Skoglund back up to the hill in the hopes that he can momentarily convince the world that he’s not a number-eight starter. The Jays turn to Jaime García to show that any real major-league pitcher should be able to mostly shut down this mostly punchless Royals offense.
These will be the Royals:
Here is our lineup for Game 1 of today's doubleheader in Toronto. pic.twitter.com/b443jYuwev— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) April 17, 2018
The Blue Jays will align themselves thusly: