The KC Royals play their first night game of the Cactus League season tonight, as they travel to Peoria to take on the new look San Diego Padres.
If you were looking to see Jeremy Guthrie start this game or Yordano Ventura to start Saturday’s game at Glendale (Chicago White Sox), you will be missing out. Both will be starting in minor league games. However Alex Gordon is expected to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.
Instead, Chris Young will start tonight’s game versus his former team, the Padres. The Padres will be starting Ian Kennedy.
Here is how the Royals will lineup tonight:
Alcides Escobar (SS), Mike Moustakas (3B), Lorenzo Cain (CF), Eric Hosmer (1B), Kendrys Morales (DH), Alex Rios (RF), Ryan Jackson (2B), Erik Kratz (C), and Jarrod Dyson (LF).
On Saturday afternoon, Joe Blanton (who has not pitched since his last start on March 11th) will make the start against the White Sox and Brad Penny. So it will be a battle of reclamation projects.