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7/2: Open Game Thread

First Pitch: 5:10pm PDT


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Hernandez (4-4, 4.33)       Meche (5-6, 3.28)

Okay, look, here's the deal: after his last start against Boston, Felix was presented with all the data regarding his pitch selection and made some encouraging statements about coming out in Kansas City with a new gameplan. Evidently this was the first time anyone had suggested that he start out doing something other than "establishing the fastball," and he appeared legitimately intrigued. Over the last few days, though, he's wavered a bit, suggesting that either he's reconsidering or that he ran the idea by someone else who disagreed with it. So, at this point, I don't know what to expect. Flip a coin. There's a real chance that he mixes in a few curveballs and sliders in the first inning, but he could also very easily stay just the same as he's been for pretty much the last two years. I just don't know, and we'll have to wait to find out. All I can say is that, by now, some people (Dave included) and I have done everything we possibly can, and that no longer can Felix fall back on an explanation of ignorance. He has the information. It's in his hands. Let's hope he's willing to try something new.

And if he's not, it's still the Royals.