After a deflating pair of losses these past two nights at Comerica Park, the Royals require a sturdy effort from staff ace James Shields on Wednesday.
If, of course, the game can be played in the first place.
There is a nasty stretch of thunderstorms in the forecast heading toward Motown on Wednesday. You can read more about the storms here, if you are interested in such matters.
Here is a breakdown of the expected precipitation, from Weather.com:
7 p.m.: 90 percent.
8 p.m.: 70 percent.
9 p.m.: 80 percent.
10 p.m.: 70 percent.
11 p.m.: 70 percent.
12 a.m.: 40 percent.
So, that’s not encouraging.
The teams share a mutual off-day, Sept. 18. The next night, the Tigers come to Kauffman Stadium for another three-game series.
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“Why Bother At All” by Koufax.