The story of today's Royals and Nationals game -- and the reason MLB Network is carrying it -- is Stephen Strasburg's fourth start.
For the Royals, Brian Bannister is pitching, and that's interesting for Kansas City folks because he's trying to recover from two pretty bad starts in a row.
“What happened in Cincinnati,” Bannister said, “I hadn’t gotten over that when I pitched in Atlanta. But I’ve had another five days, and it’s my job to go out there and be ready to go. And I will be.”
That's 16 runs in seven-plus innings.
Today Bannister will try to, you know, not give up 16 runs in seven innings.
For more on Wednesday's game, check out Royals Review.