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Game 37 Thread: Royals vs Astros

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The Astros are good. The Royals are not.

Starting pitcher Danny Duffy #41 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium on May 02, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Starting pitcher Danny Duffy #41 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium on May 02, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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I was working from home during That Game in Houston between the Astros and the Kansas City Royals in 2015. I distinctly remember poking my head out of my office as That Inning happened. When Carlos Correa fumbled Kendrys Morales’ grounder...I covered my mouth in shock and dropped to a crouch by the sofa.

Every time the Royals come to Houston, I remember two things: that, and the time when Brayan Pena hit a game winning home run in like 2010 or something and we all started thinking that maybe he could be something for a hot minute. The brain is weird.

Here’s your Kansas City Royals starting lineup:

And your Houston Astros starting lineup:

All’s well that ends well, I suppose. Both the Royals and Astros won a World Series within the last five years. Now, however, the teams are not exactly similar. We’ll probably see that tonight. Or maybe not. It’s baseball, after all.