Lineups: Moustakas at The K

D20_9402 First-round draft pick Mike Moustakas is back at the ballpark Saturday, but instead of donning a suit and signing autographs for fans, Moose wore a BP uniform and took some swings in the cage. Moustakas jumped into the first round of Royals batting practice today in front of players, coaches, staff, media and family. The 19-year-old, who will head back to Royals Instructional League in Arizona this week, is visiting Kansas City with his family as part of Futures weekend.

It’s Fan Appreciation Night at the ballpark Saturday for the Royals-Indians game, 6:10 p.m. first pitch. Royals right-hander Gil Meche (9-13, 3.69 ERA) makes his final start of the season, while Cleveland turns to Jake Westbrook (6-9, 4.32 ERA). Also, in case you haven’t heard, 2006 first-round draft pick Luke Hochevar (0-0, 0.93 ERA) is scheduled to make his first big league start Sunday for the club’s final game of the season.

Here are today’s lineups…

For the Royals:
DeJesus – CF
Grud – 2B
Teahen – RF
Sweeney – DH
Gload – 1B
Gordon – 3B
Buck – C
Gathright – LF
Pena – SS
Meche – RHP

For the Indians:
Sizemore – CF
Cabrera – 2B
Hafner – DH
Martinez – C
Garko – 1B
Peralta – SS
Lofton – LF
Nixon – RF
Blake – 3B
Westbrook – RHP

1 Comment

I’m excited to see Hochevar get a start. It’s unrealistic to expect a 1.6 ERA, but he sure has great movement, more than adequate speed and control.
Sure, you almost have to have at least one lefty in the rotation, but I’ll still take Meche Bannister Greinke Hochevar1-4 all season in ’08.

With Davies, DeLaRosa, Hudson, Musser, Buckner and Duckworth for Depth.

How nice would a trade for Dontrelle Willis look.

We could stand pat on offense, maybe add a RH OF like Burrell or Sosa. But next year, there are no more excuses.

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