The Kansas City Royals got their second day off in the first four days of the season due to inclement weather in Detroit. The good news is that the Royals won’t return home with a three-game losing streak, but the bad news is that Kansas City takes a 2-game losing streak into the home opener against the Chicago White Sox.
WHO: Chicago White Sox (2-1) @ Kansas City Royals (0-2)
WHERE: Kauffman Stadium
WHEN: Monday, April, 4th – 3:10, CDT
TELEVISION: Fox Sports Kansas City
LIVE STREAM: MLB.TV (paid service)
If you are stuck at work, or away from your television, or out of area, we have you covered. You can catch the Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox at MLB.TV. This is a paid service, but you live out of area, it is a great way to catch Royals action all season long.
PITCHING MATCH UP
Yesterday’s rain out in Detroit could have turned into good news for Royals fans. In typical Royals’ fashion, Ned Yost decided he wasn’t going to start rookie Yordano Ventura in any of the next three games against the White Sox. Instead, Jeremy Guthrie will stay on schedule will open the season at home at Kauffman Stadium as planned, against rookie Erik Johnson. In 2013, Guthrie won 15 games and lost 12, with a 4.04 ERA and a 1.394 WHIP. Johnson started 5 games for the White Sox, going 3-2 with 3.25 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, in 27.2.
Guthrie was awful in Arizona this spring, with an ERA at 6.98 and a WHIP of 1.707. If the red hot Sox shellack Guthrie today, fans will certainly question Yost’s decision.
The Royals scored just 4 runs on 13 hits in 19 innings against the Tigers. They produced just 1 hit in 16 chances with runners in scoring position thus far. Conversely, Chicago pounded out 21 runs on 35 hits in their first three games against the Twins.