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Inside the Matchups: Silva vs. Royals, Harden vs. Astros

5/5/2009
Silva will try to buck a trend of terrible pitching against Kansas City. kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Royal crush

On Wednesday night, the Royals face Carlos Silva and his fastball that Little Leaguers could hit. Last season, hitters batted .332 against his fastball; this year, they're hitting .297 against the veteran's heat. Of the 163 fastballs that players have swung at in 2009, only six swings have missed. So which fastball-mashing Royals should you make sure are in your lineup?