Dillon Gee (0-0, 2.61 ERA) and Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 5.06 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Kansas City Royals (17-18) and the Atlanta Braves (8-26) at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won the last game 5-1, and Kansas City leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 14 and can be seen on FSKC and FSSO.
Gee pitched 5.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run, striking out three and walking one in a 6-3 defeat to the Yankees. Eric Hosmer (.338, 19 Rs, 6 HRs, 16 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 1 yesterday with one run. Foltynewicz went 7.0 innings, surrendering two runs and striking out eight in a 5-3 defeat to the Diamondbacks in his last outing.
The odds for Kansas City and Atlanta are Royals -180, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Royals have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - KC
Atlanta recorded at least two errors for the ninth time this season.
The Royals are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Braves have a 0-5 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 2-15. The Royals have a 3-10 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 30th in home runs, Atlanta has hit nine this season. Kansas City ranks 22nd with 32 home runs.
Ranking 27th, Atlanta is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.59 per game. Kansas City ranks in the top half at 14th with 8.51.
Atlanta tops the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .000 this season. Kansas City ranks near the bottom at 22nd with an OPS of .697.
The Braves are 2-19 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Royals are 9-13 when they allow at least one homer.