KC Royals Need a Big Weekend In Chicago Against White Sox
By Mike Vamosi
After taking two of three in Minneapolis, our KC Royals need a strong weekend in Chicago against the White Sox. They enter taking another series against the Twins but a sweep felt like the outcome that should’ve occurred this past series.
Kansas City needs to add sweeps in addition to not losing series from here on out in addition to getting help from others.
Probable Pitching Match-Ups
Friday, 7:10 pm – Yordano Ventura/RHP (10-9, 4.22) v. Carlos Rodon/LHP (6-8, 3.90)
Saturday, 6:10 pm – Edinson Volquez/RHP (10-10, 5.02) v. James Shields/RHP (3-10, 7.50)
Sunday, 1:10 pm – Ian Kennedy/RHP (10-9, 3.76) v. Chris Sale/LHP 15-7, 3.07)
Comments on Pitching Match-Ups – Chicago will throw two left handed pitchers, the young southpaw Rodon and veteran Sale who’s had quite the season. Old friend Shields pitches the middle game, he’s been more bad than good since coming back to the AL Central. KC will throw three guys who’ve had success and failure against the Pale Hoes, hopefully they get it going again.
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Series Outlook – Kansas City has played well against Chicago this season but will the White Sox being in spoiler mode move our boys in blue closer to the brink? Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier no doubt wouldn’t mind given that’s all they have to play for currently. Kendrys Morales has been mashing his series in Minneapolis was incredible collecting 10 RBIs with HR’s in each game. He’ll need to keep it up, fans also hope he hits enough that Joakim Soria isn’t used.
Prediction – Royals take two of three
It’s been all about the defending champs in the season series as KC has a 9-3 record against this central foe which includes taking two of three at Kauffman a few weeks ago.
All-time the Southsiders are 373-358, which includes the White Sox being 207-165 in their home ballpark on the southside
FOX Sports Kansas City will broadcast all four games from the the Southside of Chicago with Ryan Lefebvre and Rex Hudler. Joel Goldberg and KC Royals Hall of Famer Jeff Montgomery host Royals Live before and after the games.
On the Royals Radio Network (610 Sports in KC) will be Royals Hall of Famer/2007 Ford C. Frick Award winner Denny Matthews who’s joined in the booth by Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart.
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