K.C. and San Fran split games 1 & 2 in Kansas City. Then S.F. took 2 out of 3 games in the bay area to secure a 3-2 series lead.
But back in Kansas City last night, Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura threw 7 scoreless innings vs the Giants. Ventura only allowed 3 hits during his dominant outing. Tying the series at 3-3 and forcing 1 final game in this MLB 2014 postseason. Giving some renewed life to the hopes that the Royals can purge one of the longer sports championship droughts. Yep, it’s been 29 years…
Tim Hudson, who has had a very solid season for the Giants despite taking the loss in Game 3 this series, will take the ball for San Francisco against the journeyman Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Personally, I feel this match-up favors the Giants. But the Royals at this point are capable of anything. K.C. just simply surprises. Especially during this entire postseason run. With the championship on the line tonight, I don’t believe they’ll let the pitching match up stop them from achieving an incredibly improbable victorious end to this season.
(Quick mini feud)
Aside from the series, there was a small headline in San Francisco near the start of the Giants/Royals World Series match-up. Apparently, a S.F. based radio station suspended the play of Lorde’s hit song “Royals” throughout the World Series as a small little nod to support their home team.
I laughed at that notion when I heard. I have no problems with it. Just your typical “non-story becomes a story”, because of the times we live in these days. Even though the song lyrics have nothing to do with baseball, the song title was actually inspired by this photo of George Brett in a Time Magazine.
At this point, knowing the series is headed to game 7. I think that radio station in San Francisco should be worried about “Closing Time” by Semisonic more so than “Royals”. I think it is a bit more fitting for the Kansas City Royals on a few levels, but you can listen and decide for yourself. 🙂 Enjoy…
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”