KC Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles: Series Breakdown and Prediction
RHP Nate Karns (2-2, 4.56 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) vs. RHP Chris Tillman (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP)
Another good starting pitching matchup in this series. The KC Royals will send out Nate Karns on their side.
Karns has been a lot of what the KC Royals have hoped he would be. This has happened because Dave Eiland and crew have gotten his changeup going.
This start could go either way for Karns. The way he was locating his pitches though in his last start, the free swinging Baltimore Orioles could have their issues.
Making his second start of the year will be veteran righty Chris Tillman. After be placed on the DL to start the year, Tillman made his first start of the year recently, pitching five scoreless innings.
There are some concerns with Tillman though, as his spin rate and velocity are considerably down. Take a look for yourself at this graph from Brooks Baseball.