The Royals take on the Twins in Game 162, the season finale. It has been quite a roller coaster season for the Royals from dizzying highs in April to soul-crushing lows in the May and June to tepid cromulence in the second-half of the season.
Jackson Kowar will try to end his rookie season on a positive note after a very frustrating start to his big league career.
Charlie Barnes has as many games and starts as Kowar in his career, and while the former Clemson Tiger hasn’t struck hardly anyone out, his 5.86 ERA is nearly half what Kowar’s ERA stands at right now. He’s an anonymous soft-tossing lefty, which has traditionally given Royals hitters fits.
#Twins Lineup 10/03/21— Daily MLB Lineups (@DailyMLBLineup) October 3, 2021
1. Luis Arraez 3B
2. Byron Buxton CF
3. Jorge Polanco 2B
4. Josh Donaldson DH
5. Max Kepler RF
6. Miguel Sano 1B
7. Brent Rooker LF
8. Nick Gordon SS
9. Ryan Jeffers C
Starting Pitcher : Charlie Barnes
Game time is at 2:10 CT on Bally Sports Kansas City.
Elsewhere around baseball, we have a chance at CHAOS in the American League Wild Card game. Here are today’s standings:
Tampa Bay is at New York, Boston is at Washington, the Angels are at Seattle, and Baltimore is at Toronto. All games begin around 2:05 CT. CHAOS!
As we conclude the regular season, everyone at Royals Review thanks you all for reading and commenting on another season of Royals baseball!