2019-09-04 19:15:00 EDT
The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals will continue their MLB series on Wednesday.
In the Tuesday opener of this set, we had a pretty wild finish as the teams scored a combined six runs in the final two innings. When the dust settled, KC had a 6-5 walk-off win.
For Wednesday’s matchup, the Tigers will send out Edwin Jackson in the start. Over his 52.0 innings and 3-8 record this year, Jackson has a 9.35 ERA with 39 Ks and 25 BBs.
Detroit logged 14 hits in the loss Tuesday, but couldn’t translate much to the scoreboard until late. The Tigers’ leading hitter was Victor Reyes, with four knocks, an RBI and a run.
Over on the Royals’ side, they’re going with Jakob Junis in the start Wednesday. In his 160.2 innings and 8-12 mark thus far, Junis has a 4.93 ERA with 151 Ks and 52 BBs.
The hero for the Royals on Tuesday was Patrick O’Hearn, who bagged a pinch-hit solo home run in the ninth.
The Tigers are 20-42 in the last 62 Wednesday games and 15-46 in their last 61 in game two of a series. Detroit is 2-5 in Jackson’s last seven starts and 3-8 in his last 11 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Royals are 8-24 in their last 32 in game two of a series and 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games. KC is 3-8 in Junis’ last 11 home starts and 2-5 in his last seven in game two of a series.
Jackson has three straight losses right now, and has given up 16 earned runs on 21 hits over 12.1 innings in that span.
As for Junis, he’s surrendered eight earned in 10.0 innings on 13 hits over his last pair of starts, so he’s not doing very well either. Still, he had three straight quality starts before that, and even though I don’t like much of anything here I’m going Royals.