Originally written on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 10/23/14
  Cleveland Indians (8-11) at Kansas City Royals (10-8)  Series 8, Games 20, 21, 22 and 23 Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City: 0.863, Extreme pitchers park.   Friday, April 26 8:10 EDT (STO) Scott Kazmir (0-0, 16.20 ERA)  vs. Ervin Santana (2-1, 2.48 ERA)   Santana now has quality starts in each of his past three appearances, a 2-1 record, 2.48 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 26:5 K:BB ratio in 29 innings over four outings. Considering his previous career best in ERA (3.38 in 2011), it remains to be seen if he can sustain his peripheral numbers, namely a 1.55 BB/9IP, according to ESPN Stats and Info. He'll attempt to do so in this game vs. the Indians, against whom he's racked up a 3.72 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts in 46 frames in seven starts over the last three seasons. However, this is an entirely new lineup he faces. As a four-seam fastball pitcher, Santana is naturally more of a flyball pitcher. Although it worked for him in Angel’s Stadium, it will be interes...

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