At Comerica Park on Friday night, the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers will play the opening game of their series.
The Kansas City Royals now have a record of 27-47 and have dropped four of their previous five games. Kansas City recently suffered a series defeat against Texas in which they dropped two of the three games. This season, the pitching staff for Kansas City has a 4.98 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and a.266 opponent batting average. The Royals’ offence has 283 runs scored while hitting for a.238 average and getting on base.303 percent of the time. For the Royals this year, Bobby Witt is hitting.243 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI. Brad Keller, who has pitched 79 innings this season and has a record of 2-9, 4.56 ERA, and 1.34 WHIP, is predicted to start for Kansas City.
The Detroit Tigers have won three of their last five games despite having a 29-45 record this year. Detroit recently completed a series split with San Francisco, winning one game and losing one. The Detroit pitching staff has an opponent batting average of.240, a 1.26 WHIP, and an earned run average of 4.10. The Tigers’ offence has produced 222 runs this season while batting at a.228 average and.283 on-base percentage. For the Tigers this year, Javier Baez is batting.222 with seven home runs and 25 RBIs. Michael Pineda, who has tossed 22.1 innings this season and has a record of 1-2, 3.22 ERA, and 1.07 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Detroit.
These two teams, which are among the worst in the MLB, are both having a very difficult season. Positively, Detroit has improved recently, and their offence is beginning to awaken. On the down side, Detroit’s starting pitching has suffered from injuries, and their team’s ERA has increased. Michael Pineda is expected to return to the Tigers from the IL, which will be a huge boost to them.
Free Pick: Detroit Tigers