Wednesdays doubleheader included a little bit of a reversal of roles for Royals starting pitchers Homer Bailey and Brad Keller. Bailey entered the day leading the Royals in wins and had been one of their steady while not spectacular pitchers since the season started.
Of course, the St. Louis Cardinals also had a ton of familiarity with Bailey. Hed started more games against the Cardinals than any active pitcher in the majors.
Meanwhile Keller had made just his third appearance and first start against the Cardinals. Whereas Bailey had been largely consistent, Keller came into the day having muddled through recent starts which had been distinguished by a lack of command and an inconsistent pitching delivery.
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