Kansas City at Toronto, July 30-August 1

Friday, July 30 2021 @ 06:45 PM EDT

Contributed by: Magpie

Who wrote that tired sea song
Set on this peaceful shore
You think you've heard this one before

It's major league baseball. In Toronto.

The Kansas City Royals are the first visitors to the Rogers Centre since Clay Buchholz beat Blake Snell to end his MLB career on a high note. Gosh, it was almost six years ago when the young Royals defeated the veteran Blue Jays in the 2015 ALCS (as opposed to 1985, when the veteran Royals beat the young Blue Jays.) No one from that 2015 Blue Jays team is on the current roster, but Salvador Perez is still catching for the Royals. Wade Davis and Greg Holland have returned to the bullpen. Danny Duffy was in the rotation until just yesterday, when he was traded to the Dodgers. The Royals slipped into irrelevance even quicker than the Blue Jays, and they fell even further, with a pair of 100 loss seasons. And their rebuild doesn't seem as far along. But flags fly forever.

The Jays ventured into Missouri back in April and it did not go well. The Royals abused Antony Kay in the Friday night game. The two teams split a double-header the next day: Steven Matz was pretty much unhittable in the opener, but the Royals walked it off against Joel Payamps in the night cap. On Sunday afternoon, Robbie Ray and Brady Singer exchanged zeroes for a while and then turned the game over to the bullpens. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer off T.J. Zeuch to account for all the runs that would score this day.

So, as always when the Royals are involved, a little payback is called for.


Fri Jul 30 - Lynch (1-2, 7.88) vs Stripling (3-6, 4.84)
Sat Jul 31 - Minor (8-8, 5.32) vs Manoah (2-1, 2.90)
Sun Aug 1 - Keller (7-9, 5.55) vs Berrios (7-5, 3.48)