May 23, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Kansas City Royals starter Brad Keller pitches during the first inning of game one of a double header against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Wednesday. GETTY IMAGES/SCOTT KANE/TNS

Wednesday’s 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. He’d 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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