The Braves are 9-4, the Royals are 4-9. Hopefully, when this series is over, the Braves will be 12-4 and the Royals will be 4-12. Like their current record, the Braves and Royals have been going in opposite directions as a franchise. The Royals haven’t had a winning season since their 2015 World Series victory, and the Braves have rattled off 5 straight winning seasons and look as though that’ll not stop any time soon. Let’s take a look at the pitching matchups for the series.
Game 1, Charlie Morton vs. Brady Singer
Singer was drafted in the 1st round, 18th overall in the 2018 draft and had a promising 2022, but has been shaky thus far in 2023 with the deadly combo of a lower K-rate and higher BB-rate.
Game 2, Bryce Elder vs. Kris Bubic
Bubic has shown an uptick in velocity on his fastball, but that’s not been his difference make as his change, slider, and curve have all graded out above average and are used as his out pitches.
Game 3, Kyle Wright vs. Zack Greinke
I like this. Wright faces off against a grizzled veteran. I’m anxious to see Wright again. His stuff was darting all over the place and he couldn’t harness it, but reps should make all the difference.
Know Thy Enemy: The Royals Starting Lineup
I don’t know much about them, but I know that Vinnie Pasquantino guy can crush a baseball.