Opinion

Danny Duffy leads Royals into series with Diamondbacks

Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy (41) will start the series Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy (41) will start the series Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Kansas City Star

The Royals scattered for Monday’s day off, but they will reconvene on Tuesday afternoon at Chase Field. After grabbing a series from Oakland, Kansas City has a chance to take advantage of three games against one of the National League’s worst teams.

Here are the matchups for these three nights against the Diamondbacks:

Tuesday, 8:40 p.m.: Danny Duffy (5-10, 2.42 ERA) vs. Wade Miley (7-7, 4.14 ERA).

Wednesday, 8:40 p.m.: Yordano Ventura (8-8, 3.50 ERA) vs. Josh Collmenter (8-5, 4.07 ERA).

Thursday, 8:40 p.m.: Jeremy Guthrie (7-9, 4.50 ERA) vs. Vidal Nuno (0-2, 3.07 ERA).

FROM THE STAR

Kyle Zimmer has spent all summer at the team’s complex in Surprise. He may finally leave in a couple weeks, and he may join the big-league club next month as a reliever.

THE ROYALS’ PLAYOFF PERCENTAGE (ACCORDING TO BASEBALL PROSPECTUS)

21.2 percent.

HERE IS SOME ROCK MUSIC

“Fun Never Ends” by Sense Field.

To reach Andy McCullough, call 816-234-4370 or send email to rmccullough@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @McCulloughStar.

Related stories from Kansas City Star

  Comments