Time: 7:10 Central. Vegas Line: -280 MIN / + 240 KC (those are humongously big odds)
Weather: 79° at first pitch, 3% chance of rain
Opponent’s excellent SB site: Royals Review
TV: FSN. Radio: 100% chance of Gladdening
Bullpen day today! It’ll be Randy Dobnak’s fantastic mustache against Eric Skoglund, whose name sounds like he should be the most Scandinavian guy, ever. “My name is Eric, and my parents are from Vynneoresbrrgstromsen, and I think weird staring-eyeball-at-you fish sandwiches are a totally normal thing.” Alas, the dude’s from Florida. And, why not? Somebody has to be.
|Whit Merrifield - RF||Mitch Garver - C|
|Adalberto Mondesi - SS||Jorge Polanco - SS|
|Jorge Soler - DH||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Hunter Dozier - 3B||Eddie Rosario - LF|
|Alex Gordon - LF||Miguel Sano - 3B|
|Ryan McBroom - 1B||Marwin Gonzalez - RF|
|Erick Mejia - CF||C.J. Cron - 1B|
|Nicky Lopez - 2B||Jonathan Schoop - 2B|
|Nick Dini - C||Ryan LaMarre - CF|
Enjoy, as always, the name Whit Merrifield, which utterly belongs in one of the Dickens novels you never finished reading.