Kyle Davies is very hittable, posting a 1.53 WHIP in 136 2/3 IP this year. He’s been decent as of late with 2 quality starts in his last three games. The non-QS came against the Yankees where he gave up 3 runs in 5 innings, but still got the W. In his career v. the Tigers he’s 2-6 with a 5.40 ERA, though he’s 2-1 with a 3.97 ERA at Comerica.
Porcello had two encouraging starts until he got shelled last Thursday in New York, allowing 6 earned in 5 innings. Porcello hasn’t been right all season, but consistency can be the hardest thing to grasp for a young pitcher. He’s still got great stuff, and well, it’s the Royals.
Cabrera has 11 BBs in his last 10 games, and 17 IBBs since the AS break. It seems that he’s been getting IBBd every plate appearance, but note that Bonds had 120 IBBs in 2004 and averaged roughly 60/year over his final 7 seasons. Dickerson pointed out yesterday via Twitter (Dan_Dickerson) that Cabrera’s last 4 intentional walks (over the last 3 games) have been followed by 4 hits that have driven in 6 runs.
Rhymes is batting .520 over his last six games, and .348 in August. 3/16 hits have been doubles.
Did you know that KC leads the all time series 280-264?
Tonight’s lineup is:
Jackson – CF
Rhymes – 2B
Damon – DH
Cabrera – 1B
Raburn – LF
Peralta – SS
Inge – 3B
Boesch – RF
Avila – C