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World Series Game 3: Notes and discussion

The Giants and Royals turn to their rotation veterans

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3: San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals

Series tied 1-1
7:07 | TV: Fox

Blogs: McCovey Chronicles | Royals Review


Today's Lineups

Alcides Escobar - SS Gregor Blanco - CF
Alex Gordon - LF Joe Panik - 2B
Lorenzo Cain - RF Buster Posey - C
Eric Hosmer - 1B Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Mike Moustakas - 3B Hunter Pence - RF
Omar Infante - 2B Brandon Belt - 1B
Salvador Perez - C Travis Ishikawa - LF
Jarrod Dyson - CF Brandon Crawford - SS
Jeremy Guthrie - RHP Tim Hudson - RHP

A couple odd lineup choices here:

Royals: Ned Yost is stacking lefties Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas in the middle of the order, which makes it an easier LOOGY situation in the late innings.

Giants: Dave Cameron made the case that Juan Perez should be starting over Travis Ishikawa for defensive purposes, and he uses some Statcast data to underscore the Royals' ability to run on him.

Not odd: