Let’s not bury the lede here: if the Royals win today, they will be 17-38. For those of you who were around in the Lorenzo Cain/World Series days, you know. For those of you who weren’t, just do a Google search that includes the terms “Fetty Wap” and “Royals.”
Fascinatingly, the Royals were in this exact position last year. Standing at 17-37, a loss would have put them at 17-38. They won, somewhat frustratingly. Hopefully the Royals win today to achieve that record. And if they do, they’ll also hand a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. That, dear readers, is what they call a win-win.
Josh Staumont will be the opener. Don’t expect him to go more than a few innings.