Game 2 of the 2014 World Series kicks off at 5:07 PM PT this afternoon with the San Francisco Giants looking to take a solid series lead over the Kansas City Royals before heading back to San Francisco.
Jake Peavy is on the mound for the Giants facing Royals rookie Yordano Ventura. He’s a hard throwing rightie, often hitting up around 100+ mph on his fastballs. That said, the Giants hit hard thrown fastballs (above 95 mph) better than any other team (.283), according to the KNBR Morning Show (sorry, I don’t remember exactly WHO said it).
For the Royals, this is a must win game. I mean, it’s not Game 7, but in their minds, it may as well be. They certainly don’t want to head into San Francisco with a two-game deficit and without a DH in a National League park.
For the Giants, they need to win this one and relax a bit knowing they’ll be returning to the friendly confines of AT&T Park. As long as they bats can stick, I imagine the pitching matchup will be fair. Peavy has been here before, just last year actually, so he should be as nervous as the rookie. However, Peavy is hittable so the Giants lineup will need to help him out tonight.