The Royals (95 – 67) have the best record in the Junior League and you’d think they’d have a clear edge on the Astros (86 – 76). Well, not so fast. The Royals are reigning Champions and have the fewest strikeouts (Astros led the League), but they have the second to last number of Home Runs while the Astros have the second most. The Royals do have Wade Davis, a devastating Reliever with a 0.94 ERA.
Starting for the Royals tonight is Yordano Ventura (R, 13 – 8, 4.08 ERA) while the Astros will be sending out Collin McHugh (R, 19 – 7, 3.89 ERA). Tonight’s game is a tough call, on paper McHugh is a much better pitcher but, you know, Davis.
My prediction? Royals in 4.
Game time is 7:30 on Fox Sports 1.