The Royals announced that they’re going with James Shields and Yordano Ventura in Games 1 and 2 of the World Series, respectively. Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports that the Giants are countering with Madison Bumgarner and Jake Peavy.
It’s certainly no surprise. Both pitchers have been excellent in Giants uniforms this season, including in the playoffs. In four post-season starts spanning 31 2/3 innings, Bumgarner has a 1.42 ERA with a 28/5 K/BB ratio. The lefty started Game 5 of the NLCS against the Cardinals in which his club punched their ticket to the World Series, but did not factor into the decision. Peavy, in two October starts, has allowed two runs with a 5/6 K/BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings.
The World Series begins on Tuesday night and will be broadcast on FOX. The first two games will be held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Pavlovic added that manager Bruce Bochy announced starters Tim Hudson and Ryan Vogelsong for Games 3 and 4 of the World Series, respectively. Tim Lincecum is on the roster and can contribute out of the bullpen, as will Yusmeiro Petit.