These guys again. They’re bad, but they’re not Royals bad.
Game times and pitching matchups are as follows:
- Friday, July 13 — 7:10 PM CDT — Brad Keller versus James Shields
- Saturday, July 14 — 1:10 PM CDT — Danny Duffy (L) versus Reynaldo López
- Sunday, July 15 — 1:10 PM CDT — Some Royal versus Lucas Giolito
Royals at White Socks pitching matchups
|Danny Duffy (L)||19||106.2||95||20.0||50||10.6||4.89||5.15||5.05||4.82||0.1||0.6|
|Heath Fillmyer? (TBA)||4||13.1||5||9.1||6||10.9||3.38||4.70||5.20||5.39||0.0||0.1|
James Shields has been passable this year. Once one of the top pitching prospects int he game, Lucas Giolito’s 2018 has been a nightmare. Though the strikeouts have yet to materialize at the major-league level, Reynaldo López has found a way to be effective in his first full season in the bigs. No longer having to mess with the minors, López looks to have cut way back on his curveball usage, opting for a slider this year—the first time he’s used the pitch in his big league career. The slider has become his go-to secondary offering, still mixing in a curve and change, though far less frequently than before.
Chicago Pale Hose position players
|Yolmer Sánchez (S)||3B||368||5||32||41||9||.260||.310||.413||.312||97||1.2||2.1|
|Yoan Moncada (S)||2B||371||11||43||40||9||.231||.297||.412||.307||94||1.1||1.4|
|Omar Narváez (L)||C||160||2||11||14||0||.280||.348||.392||.326||108||0.6||0.4|
|Leury García (S)||Util||180||3||15||17||9||.271||.307||.371||.297||87||0.1||1.0|
|Daniel Palka (L)||LF/RF||221||11||25||29||2||.217||.267||.444||.300||89||-0.4||-0.6|
|Charlie Tilson (L)||OF||116||0||7||11||2||.275||.336||.304||.289||82||-0.5||-0.9|
Chicago has amassed a .242/.301/.399 triple-slash with a .303 wOBA and 91 wRC+. That may not look good—it isn’t—but all those marks are still better than the Royals. After a down 2017, Tim Anderson is back to making the extension Rick Hahn signed him to in 2016 look like it was a good idea for his club as he looks to be en route to a 3.0+ WAR season. Matt Davidson has 14 dongs and it seems like he’s hung them all against the Royals.
How will the Royals fare in Chicago?
This poll is closed
Royals take two of three
White Sox take two of three
White Sox sweep