TBA vs. RHP Kevin Gausman (2-3, 6.63 ERA, 1.74 WHIP)
Well, toeing the lab in the series finale for the KC Royals is TBA. In all seriousness, it will be probably be Chris Young. If it isn’t him, it will be Mike Minor or Travis Wood.
If it is Chris Young, here is something positive. In a year where he was just pure dreadful, Young actually had a good start against Baltimore. He collected his first win of the season last year, throwing six innings of two run ball.
Then going out for the Orioles will be their Opening Day starter Kevin Gausman. You may have seen him in the news recently, as he was ejected for hitting somebody with a curveball not to long ago.
Gausman hasn’t face Kansas City recently, not having pitched against them since 2014. He throws mainly fastball, slider, just like Chris Young. He even comes at you with the occasional split-finger. The KC Royals are the 4th best split-fingered hitting team in the majors since 2014.
Royals take 2 of 3
I really wanted to pick a KC Royals sweep here, I just couldn’t. I’ll say the one loss is the obvious one. The game Chris Young pitches. Have the bullpen ready.