The Royals enjoyed an off day on Monday after finishing the American League Division Series on Sunday. Today, they were back at it with a workout at Kauffman Stadium.
Media members asked Manager Ned Yost which way he was leaning on using Danny Duffy or Jeremy Guthrie in the rotation for the ALCS. Yost said that he was leaning, but did not indicate his thoughts at this time. Guthrie threw a simulated game after the workout.
Yost talked about how his players are relishing the big stage and big crowds. Earlier in the year, media members had mentioned that the Royals record in front of large crowds was under .500.
The Royals received clutch home runs from Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer in Anaheim. Moose hit the first extra-innings home run in Royals history on Thursday, with Hoz following up in the 11th inning on Friday, making the Royals the first club to ever win three consecutive extra-inning games in the postseason. We’ll see you on Sunday at The K for an exciting Game 3!!!
Team photographer Chris Vleisides sent over many great photos from Game 2 of the ALDS. We noticed this one of Brandon Finnegan taking in the scene during before the game. Little did we know at the time that Finnegan would make history a few hours later as the first Royals rookie pitcher to earn a win in a playoff game. He tossed a scoreless 10th, with the Royals scoring three in the 11th to take a 4-1 lead. Finnegan is also the youngest Royal to win a postseason game, just a few days younger than Bret Saberhagen was for Game 3 of the 1985 World Series.
The Royals have announced gate times and parking information for the American League Division Series game against the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, October 5. First pitch is scheduled for 6:37 p.m.
Tollgates to the Truman Sports Complex will open at 1 p.m. Please note that parking will be $15, and guests must pay in cash. Parking for RVs and buses will be $25 cash.
There will be no parking upgrades available for sale at the tollgates throughout the 2014 Postseason. The Royals are encouraging fans to arrive early to help reduce traffic congestion at Kauffman Stadium.
Gates to Kauffman Stadium will open at 4:30 p.m. Fans will need to present a ticket labeled 2014 ALDS Home Game #1 for admittance.
Guests may call the Royals Gameday Assistance Hotline at (816) 504-4040, option 5, beginning at 11 a.m. until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game for questions or assistance.