Royals Set For Pivotal Four Game Set Against The Tigers
If the Kansas City Royals want to make the playoffs this year, they are going to have to come up big when facing the defending AL Central Champions. That is why this week’s four game series against the Detroit Tigers means as much as a pre-All Star break series can mean. The Royals currently sit five games behind the Tigers, a team that has run away with the Central division for the past three years.
According to barry’s ticket service, the average price for Royals tickets for their upcoming series is only $53.79. Compared to their regular season average, that is $13 below, so this weekend appears to be a great opportunity to see the Royals in person against the division leaders for an affordable price. Here’s a breakdown of each game…
Thursday, July 10: Average Price = $45, Get-In = $10
Drew Smyly will get the start versus Jeremy Guthrie. Though Smyly’s record is only 4-8, he does boast an ERA below 4.00, currently sitting at 3.89. Guthrie meanwhile is at 5-7 with an ERA just a bit north of 4.00 at 4.02
Friday, July 11: Average Price = $60.48, Get-In = $19
There will be fireworks after Friday night’s game, though don’t expect much before the ending as both squads will send pitchers sporting ERA’s below 3.20 to the mound. Anibal Sanchez gets the nod for the Tigers, currently at 5-3 and Danny Duffy will make the start for the Royals. Duffy currently has 61 strikeouts on the year to go along with his 2.86 ERA.
Saturday, July 12: Average Price = $61.11, Get-In = $15
Royals Ace James Shields will pitch on Salvador Perez Bobblehead night Saturday. Perez, the 24 year old backstop for Kansas City, was just named to his second consecutive All-Star Game. He already has 10 home runs on the year, looking well on his way to eclipsing last year’s 13.
Sunday, July 13: Average Price = $42, Get-In = $9
The final game of this four game series will have Jason Vargas going up against Justin Verlander. At only $9 to get-in the building, this is the cheapest game of the four and an opportunity to see a Cy Young winner for an absurdly low price.