KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What sounded like billboard material — or would it now be iPad or InstaStory material? — was just Blake Snell being Blake Snell.Yes, he said after Wednesday’s frustrating return to action from his broken toe, he “can’t wait” to face the Royals again.That opportunity comes tonight — weather permitting, which may be a big IF given a forecast for severe thunderstorms and potential hail in the Kansas City area.But Snell's focus isn't on getting back at the Royals, but on getting back after a disappointing outing to being his top-form self."I feel that way every time I face a team,'' Snell said Monday. "Looking forward to it. Watched a lot, learned a lot. Got to mix it up better. Got to be in the zone better with all my pitches."Real happy with watching, learning, understanding this team. Yeah, I'm excited to face them. I think it's going to be fun, especially because I just faced them. I know a lot about 'em. They know a lot about me. But I feel like there was a lot I didn't do as well as I should have. And I'm excited for that and getting this going again.''Snell’s biggest frustration was his lack of mixing his four pitches, which he felt made him too predictable to the Royals hitters, so much so "it almost looked like they knew what was coming.'' Per fangraphs, he threw his fastball a season-high 50.8 percent of the time and curve 34 percent, pretty much ignoring his changeup and slider.Snell will have more pitches, and innings, to work with tonight in his second start after the 10-day layoff, having thrown 65 over 3-1/3 in Wednesday’s loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks."Definitely looking to get deeper into the game,'' he said. "Happy with how I started, but I’ve got to mix it up better. Got to understand who I’m facing, what I should so, how I can get them out, a lot of that better. But very excited with what I’ve learned and grabbed on to, understanding them better and what I need to be better.''As for the broken fourth toe on his right foot?"It wasn't an issue (Wednesday), I don't think it will be an issue now,'' he said. "I think it's all just my mindset and my approach. That's everything."It’s broken, so, yeah, I’ll do as much as I can. But I don’t like to talk about it, don’t like to think about it. I’m able to pitch, no pain. So I should be fine, good to go. If I do ever bring up the toe, it’s just an excuse, so stay away from that.''