TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:
Smyly has managed to string together a couple of solid outings his last two times out as he looks to put this disappointing year behind him. His last start came on the 30th against the Yankees where he earned his first victory since May 16th as he allowed two runs on four hits -- one home run -- while he walked one and stuck out six over six innings pitched.
Ian Kennedy Scouting Report:
This past off-season the Royals gave Kennedy a huge contract that'll pay him $70 million over five seasons. So far this year, he has rewarded them with subpar performances. However, his last time out was one of his best starts of the season as he completed seven innings against the Rangers on the 30th, allowing a run on six hits while he walked none and struck out six.
|PITCH||AVG. VELO.||vs LHB||vs RHB|
|KANSAS CITY ROYALS||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Alcides Escobar - SS||Logan Forsythe - 2B|
|Cheslor Cuthbert - 3B||Kevin Kiermaier - CF|
|Eric Hosmer - 1B||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Kendrys Morales - DH||Brad Miller - SS|
|Salvador Perez - C||Steven Souza - RF|
|Alex Gordon - LF||Corey Dickerson - DH|
|Paulo Orlando - RF||Nick Franklin - LF|
|Billy Burns - CF||Richie Shaffer - 1B|
|Christian Colon - 2B||Curt Casali - C|
|Ian Kennedy - RHP||Drew Smyly - LHP|