History will be made tonight as the Royals and Tigers play the first ever MLB game to be played in Omaha. The game, to be played at TD Ameritrade Park, will kick off the College World Series, which is played annually in Omaha.
It was to be a homecoming for Nebraska native Alex Gordon, who grew up in nearby Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska. Unfortunately, Gordon will be out for tonight’s game with a compressed nerve.
Ned said Alex Gordon has a compressed nerve in his back from the HBP yesterday. Likely shut down for the night. Ned said he hated to keep him out of the lineup, especially here, but not taking any chances.— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) June 13, 2019
So the Cornhusker faithful won’t get a chance to cheer on their hometown kid on the field, but I’m sure Gordo will still draw plenty of cheers from the dugout as he supports his teammates.
No Alex Gordon in the lineup tonight in Omaha, it appears. pic.twitter.com/qNGNGb5MSW— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) June 13, 2019
The Royals also announced they have activated first baseman Lucas Duda from the injured list. Kelvin Gutierrez was technically optioned down to make room for Duda, but because the Royals and Tigers each get a 26th man for this game, Gutierrez will be on the active roster tonight.
The Royals take on the Tigers at 7:05 CT tonight with live coverage on ESPN.