Game 118, Royals at Mariners
RHP Zach Greinke (gr-EI-nke, commenters) v RHP Joel Pineiro (pin-EI-ro, commenters).
The Royals have lost 16 games in a row. Joel Pineiro, with the new hands-up motion (quick, how many times does that get mentioned in the broadcast), has had a couple decent starts in a row, leading to an encore presentation of “is he back?” arguments.
Bloomquist bats second, Morse goes to DH, and the insane-fielding Betancourt plays short again. The Royals counter with… bleaacchhhh. If Pineiro’s looking to rack up a decent start without Felix’s stuff, this is a good time to do it. You cleared waivers! Make daddy proud so he can find you a new home.