KC Royals: Five Reasons The Royals Will Defeat Blue Jays

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Oct 14, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Johnny Cueto reacts after retiring the Houston Astros in the 7th inning in game five of the ALDS at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports


You can see the probable pitching match-ups for each game of the series, here at the Bleacher Report.

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Ok, this might not be the most rational of reasons. But, I think this series is going seven games because these teams are very well matched. In a close series, I’m going to want my ace pitching the rubber game.

That’s where Johnny Cueto is scheduled to pitch for the KC Royals.

Yes, I know there is a risk that Cueto will only pitch once in this series. That’s why conventional wisdom holds that you pitch your ace Game 1. Since the Kansas City Royals needed Johnny Cueto to win Game 5 against the Astros, he’s not going to be available until Game 3 of the ALCS.

I, honestly, like that result.

Johnny Cueto mowed down 19 Houston Astros in a row Wednesday night, which is the longest streak for any pitcher in a post-season game since Don Larsen in 1956. Cueto, at long last, has hit his stride with the Kansas City Royals.

I think he’s going to pitch the KC Royals into the 2015 World Series.

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