Dodger Pitching Will Stifle Royals Bats

We did pretty well with the Field of Dreams game last night but the struggle came with the other two games. We would’ve been fine if the Diamondbacks didn’t score seven runs in the seventh. I don’t have the desire to see how many seven-run innings they’ve had this season. I can’t imagine it is any, though. When things are going bad, you run into tough luck. Oh well, let’s start off with a great weekend.

I’ve been on this train for the majority of the year. However, I backed off a bit after Tony Gonsolin started struggling. While he has been super strong this year, he really excels at home. However, that isn’t to say he is bad on the road. He still is keeping opponents to fairly low scores. In his last start, he held the Padres to no earned runs over five innings. The Dodgers don’t really unleash Gonsolin, but they have a strong enough bullpen that I see him going five innings and them handling it from there.

Though the Dodgers have a couple of bullpen pitchers on the injured list right now, I think we still have enough talented arms to close this out. As a whole, the Dodgers bullpen has a 3.15 ERA, which is the fourth best in the majors. Craig Kimbrel hasn’t been the guy that had a historically great ERA, but he’s still talented and doing a good job of closing out games. If Gonsolin goes six innings and the bullpen can close it out in the last three innings, the Royals shouldn’t score more than three runs. Play their team total under.

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  1. Seven of the Royals 13 position players are true rookies. Around six of them are in the lineup on any given night plus Salvador Perez [your reigning MLB HR/RBI champ].

    Gonsolin is great, but we don’t really know yet what these young Royals are capable of.

    They just took 3/4 from Boston then 3/4 from the White Sox—beating Lance Lynn and Dylan Cease.

    Careful on that ‘fade’ button.

    • Royals are playing pretty well, no doubt about it. It was a situational spot rather than a fade of them. Lucky for us the play cashed yesterday. Gonsolin and team totals under 3.5 have been great this year for me.

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