ESPN and Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that the Kansas City Royals’ game against the Angels on Aug. 16 at Kauffman Stadium has been selected to be the network’s “Sunday Night Baseball” national game of the week and will feature a 7:08 p.m. start.
Even after dealing left-handed pitchers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed for pitcher Johnny Cueto, the Royals are believed to possess a prospect base capable of acquiring Oakland super-utility man Ben Zobrist.
Royals pitchers Edinson Volquez and Johnny Cueto were teammates for four seasons in Cincinnati from 2008-2011, and even lived with each other their first two years in the Queen City. The two speak every day, and Volquez is happy they are reunited.
Is the time coming when Wade Davis will be the KC Royals closer? Andy McCullough answers this question and ones on John Lamb’s future, Salvador Perez’s plate discipline (and many more) in his weekly mailbag. You’ll be reminded that there is no crying in baseball.
Here are the lineups as Danny Duffy battles Scott Feldman as the Royals and Houston Astros play game two of a three-game series tonight at Kauffman Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. Fox Sports Kansas City will televise the game.