What can go wrong when the World Series winners, and team with the 3rd highest batting average in the AL, take on the team with the worst batting average in all of baseball? The Royals have averaged 3.9 runs per game so far this year with just 3 per game for the Angels. When it comes to pitching, the Royals have the 3rd best ERA in the AL, and the Angels come in 7th. Both teams are pretty comparable in batting average against their pitching staff.
During 2015 these two teams faced off 7 times, and the Angels only picked up 1 win, thanks to some 9th inning heroics last August.
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 is still day that haunts me. It's the day the blue devils (AKA Royals) destroyed my hopes of a deep playoff run, sending the Angels to an 0-2 start in the ALDS. It probably pains me more because I was sitting a few dozen feet away from that HR by Hosmer in the 11th. Oh the humanity... The Royals are still a tough team, and as much as I'd like to see them get swept under the rug, we'll be lucky to come away with a series win against los diablos azules.
Biggest question: Can the Angels score more than in 1 inning each game?
Garrett Richards vs. Ian Kennedy
Friday April 25, 2016 @ 7:05PM
Former Padre Kennedy is off to a great start while Richards is (hopefully) just getting warmed up.
Jered Weaver vs. Edinson Volquez
Saturday, April 26, 2016 @ 7:05PM
Weaver had a rough time against the Royals in 2015 and Volquez comes in with a 1.46 ERA and 3-0 record.
Nick Tropeano vs. Chris Young
Sunday, April 27, 2016 @ 7:35PM
Tropeano has only ever pitched to Morales from the Royals side, and he 0 for 2. Young has had a rough year so far, but pitched great against the Orioles in his last outing (6IP, 10K, 4H, 2R, Win)