O’Sullivan had a brief, and successful, stint in the pen before taking over the 5th spot in the Royals rotation, which hasn’t been quite as fruitful. As a reliever O’Sullivan, O’Sullivan posted a .86 WHIP and 1.29 ERA in 7 innings. As a starter, O’Sullivan’s WHIP has risen to 1.38, while his ERA has skyrocketed to 6.09 spanning 6 starts, 2 of the quality variety. He made a relief appearance on Sunday since his last start ten days ago.
Galarraga was phenomenal last time out, allowing only 3 hits and 0 ER in 7 innings. He has not bee consistently good in almost two months, but perhaps the Royals are just the potion he needs. Note that opponents are hitting .185 against him the first time through the order, and .302 after that. He’s also prone to the long ball, allowing 13 in 16 starts this year.
– Rhymes is batting .360 during August.
– Boesch is 6 for 18 during the homestand.
Today’s lineup coming soon.