Like most Braves fans, I’m rooting for the Royals to win it all but for Huddy to prevail tonight. KC counters with Jeremy Guthrie, whose career number most closely parallel Paul Maholm, according to Baseball Reference. Guthrie has been solid of late, however, winning 7 with an ERA under 3.00 since the first of August. And he’s pitched better on the road, as has Huddy.
Timmy will face a line-up without DH Billy Butler, who’s driven home 7 runs in 10 postseason games. Alex Gordon moves up to the 2-hole — where he should have been hitting all along — Lorenzo Cain shifts to RF and Dyson gets the start in CF.