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Coach
04-08-2005, 06:33 PM
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Denny Bautista (0-0) 0.00 ERA

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Paul Byrd (0-0) 0.00 ERA

Rookie right-hander Denny Bautista debuts as the Royals' fifth starter in the series opener at Anaheim.

Former Royal Paul Byrd made an impressive return from Tommy John surgery last season. Byrd will make his first start for the Los Angeles Angels.

Pitching matchup
KC: RHP Denny Bautista
• 0-4, 6.51 ERA in 2004
• Did not face LAA in 2004

LAA: RHP Paul Byrd
• 8-7, 3.94 ERA in 2004
• Did not face KC in 2004

Let's hope for a Royal victory today!

9:05 pm CST
TV: RTN, FSW
Radio: 810WB


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Royals 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 6 10 0
Angels 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 2

Royals win! Royals win!

Ari Chi3fs
04-08-2005, 06:37 PM
late night game, eh?

btw its teh Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim.

Coach
04-08-2005, 06:48 PM
late night game, eh?

btw its teh Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim.

Yeah it is a late game. And yeah, I know it's Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim, but who really wants to type all of that? :)

I might as well call them the California Angels.

Ninjaman
04-08-2005, 07:52 PM
I hope Bautista blows them away.

The angels have owned the 'Royals.

I like this team. We need some middle relief. Pathetic yesterday.

Woodrow Call
04-08-2005, 08:12 PM
I can't wait to watch Batista. I am glad to finally get out of Springfield watch a Royals game. I always got blacked out or had the Cardinals down my throat.

Nice to see Bryd also. I just hope Pickering and the boys don't give him whiplash tonight. :p

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 08:22 PM
Damn late games.

Right now i'm watching the Corn vs the Horns on ESPN2. Tied 3-3, runners on the corners, bottom of the 8th. Exciting.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 08:26 PM
BTW, I didn't want to start a thread about it, but WAAAAAAHHSU (Wichita State) got Rock Chalked 13-6 a few nights ago. They are winless vs their in-state rivals (KU/KSU) thus far.

Logical
04-08-2005, 08:59 PM
I cannot wait until the Royals are more than 1 game under 500 for good so these drive to 500 threads will stop. Matter of fact I hope they get to 10 games under quickly so all Royals threads stop.


Have I said lately how much I now hate MLB. :cuss:

tk13
04-08-2005, 09:00 PM
Pickering's back in the lineup today... Emil Brown gets the start in RF, Graffy gets to bat 2nd and play 3rd and Gotay is finally back in the lineup.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:00 PM
I cannot wait until the Royals are more than 1 game under 500 for good so these drive to 500 threads will stop. Matter of fact I hope they get to 10 games under quickly so all Royals threads stop.


Have I said lately how much I now hate MLB. :cuss:
Heh. We could always start "Drive to .250".."Drive to .384.." etc etc...

ExtremeChief
04-08-2005, 09:04 PM
I cannot wait until the Royals are more than 1 game under 500 for good so these drive to 500 threads will stop. Matter of fact I hope they get to 10 games under quickly so all Royals threads stop.


Have I said lately how much I now hate MLB. :cuss:


and you still opened it and even posted on it!!!!!

logical????


ROFL

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:05 PM
I cannot wait until the Royals are more than 1 game under 500 for good so these drive to 500 threads will stop. Matter of fact I hope they get to 10 games under quickly so all Royals threads stop.


Have I said lately how much I now hate MLB. :cuss:
And those ****ing threads will still be there.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:08 PM
Haha...Paul Byrd.

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:09 PM
Good jesus, Dejesus. :shake:

Count Alex's Losses
04-08-2005, 09:10 PM
You guys are toast. The mighty Texas Rangers only managed 1-2 against the Angels.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:10 PM
Graffanino at 3rd???

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:12 PM
1-2-3..exciting.

tk13
04-08-2005, 09:12 PM
Graffanino at 3rd???
Yeah, Pena wants to keep Graffinino in but can't keep sitting Gotay... you figure it out.

penguinz
04-08-2005, 09:13 PM
This is going to be a long game.

eazyb81
04-08-2005, 09:16 PM
Good God, what is Pena's obsession with playing washed up veterans? Why are we having a youth movement if we are playing Graffanino every ****ing day? He is a utility player, no more no less. I would much rather see Teahen and Gotay go through their ups and downs rather then see Graffy's mediocre ass in the lineup. I almost hope we don't do well this season so we can fire Pena's dumbass this year. Bring in Bobby Valentine.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:16 PM
Good play by Buck...

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:16 PM
Oh, Thank God.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:18 PM
Struck out Vlad...nice!

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:18 PM
Good job by Bautista... striking out the giant. :thumb:

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 09:18 PM
Wow ... he made Vlad look bad.

eazyb81
04-08-2005, 09:18 PM
nice....Denny K's Vlad..

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 09:19 PM
Yeah baby, 2 strikeouts and a bunt back to the pitcher....Great start by Denny!

tk13
04-08-2005, 09:20 PM
Denny's is open, drive thru... swoosh.

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:21 PM
Error!

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 09:21 PM
Figgins intimidated by Pick's speed.

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:22 PM
HBP! Two on no outs!

eazyb81
04-08-2005, 09:22 PM
WOOHOO!! Royals take the lead!

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:22 PM
Terrence long ! WOO!

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:22 PM
Long RBI...

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 09:22 PM
There's your lead, Denny. Make it hold up.

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 09:23 PM
Figgins intimidated by Pick's speed.

LOL

Watching Pick churn around 3b .......they musta been showing him a picture of a porkchop at home to get him to round the bag that hard :)

eazyb81
04-08-2005, 09:23 PM
Despite his bad rep, Long has played really well so far IMO. I hope he keeps it up.

eazyb81
04-08-2005, 09:24 PM
LOL

Watching Pick churn around 3b .......they musta been showing him a picture of a porkchop at home to get him to round the bag that hard :)

Better then seeing Harvey's fat ass rounding 3rd. I still can't believe AB actually had the balls to keep Pick and send Harvey to Triple A.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:27 PM
2-0 Royals!

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 09:29 PM
2-0 Royals!

Holy shit, Saul.......15K posts? Damn. I;ve been on here forvever and still can't get to 10K. Congrats.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:31 PM
Holy shit, Saul.......15K posts? Damn. I;ve been on here forvever and still can't get to 10K. Congrats.
Just noticed that meself..thanks.

DanT
04-08-2005, 09:32 PM
LOL

Watching Pick churn around 3b .......they musta been showing him a picture of a porkchop at home to get him to round the bag that hard :)

ROFL

tk13
04-08-2005, 09:32 PM
Solid inning...good situational hitting. Got a single with a runner at 2nd then with a runner at 3rd got a sac fly.

Demonpenz
04-08-2005, 09:33 PM
i want to see long swipe a bag

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:34 PM
I just want to take some time to tell you guys watching on RSTN how much I hate the new scoreboard logo thing. The old one was much easier to read.

Thank You.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:34 PM
Good play, Berroa, Sweeney...

Demonpenz
04-08-2005, 09:34 PM
i like the scoreboard thing.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:35 PM
It was confusing at first, but I like it now.

Demonpenz
04-08-2005, 09:35 PM
everyone says how shitty the lineup is but i don't think its that bad. Getting harvey out of there makes the lineup alot better

Logical
04-08-2005, 09:35 PM
and you still opened it and even posted on it!!!!!

logical????


ROFL
ROFL got me.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:36 PM
0-3..Bautista ROCKS!

So far.

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:36 PM
i like the scoreboard thing.
Denny punch out!

Why you can't read the count, or atleast I can't.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:36 PM
So..i'm starting to understand this. Whatever VonneMarie says will happen, the opposite will happen. (Bautista getting rocked..)

Although its still early..

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 09:36 PM
Denny's got some fine stuff.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:37 PM
Denny punch out!

Why you can't read the count, or atleast I can't.
I can read it.

tk13
04-08-2005, 09:37 PM
I just want to take some time to tell you guys watching on RSTN how much I hate the new scoreboard logo thing. The old one was much easier to read.

Thank You.
There was an article in the Star today about that... said there has been a ton of complaints about it. The RSTN people said the scoreboard looks great in the production truck at the game but after it gets filtered through satellites and whatnot into your TV, it doesn't look as good. Once this road trip is over and everybody comes home, they're gonna work on making it clearer.

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:37 PM
So..i'm starting to understand this. Whatever VonneMarie says will happen, the opposite will happen. (Bautista getting rocked..)

Although its still early..
First off, don't listen to what TK says.

Secondly, I'm just working my MOJO.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:38 PM
Denny's got some fine stuff.
Personally, I like their "Breakfast Dagwood"...The breakfast grand slam ain't bad either.

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 09:38 PM
Denny's got some fine stuff.

That's what I've been saying. We have some decent pitching on this staff. The problem's going to be in manufacturing enough runs to get the win.

eazyb81
04-08-2005, 09:38 PM
There was an article in the Star today about that... said there has been a ton of complaints about it. They said the scoreboard looks great in the production truck at the game but after it gets filtered through satellites and whatnot into your TV, it doesn't look as good. Once the team actually gets home next week, they're gonna work on making it clearer.

I think it is fine, i'm not sure what everyone is complaining about. It comes in clear on my tv.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:39 PM
I think it is fine, i'm not sure what everyone is complaining about. It comes in clear on my tv.
Same here...:shrug:

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:39 PM
There was an article in the Star today about that... said there has been a ton of complaints about it. They said the scoreboard looks great in the production truck at the game but after it gets filtered through satellites and whatnot into your TV, it doesn't look as good. Once the team actually gets home next week, they're gonna work on making it clearer.
They just need to put the count lower from the bottom of the crown part thing...

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:40 PM
They just need to put the count lower from the bottom of the crown part thing...
And maybe widen it a bit.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:41 PM
DeJesus with the steal...

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:42 PM
First steal of the season? ROFL

Dejesus no less?

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:47 PM
Pick bloop RBI single. 3-0 Royals!

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 09:47 PM
Pick with a SHOT into CF for a RBI.... ROFL

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:47 PM
Nice...

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:51 PM
Texas-Nebraska goes to the 15th..heh.

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:52 PM
4th SO for Bautista...

Count Alex's Losses
04-08-2005, 09:52 PM
Texas-Nebraska goes to the 15th..heh.

College baseball is so great! :rolleyes:

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:53 PM
Bautista you can't do that!

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:53 PM
Damn..I hope Bautista is alright. Ball hit him in his throwing hand. WTF is up with that..

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:53 PM
College baseball is so great! :rolleyes:
You are so gay! :rolleyes:

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:54 PM
I love my Brian Anderson but he looks like horrible hermit. :shake:

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:55 PM
There goes the perfect game...

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 09:55 PM
Damn. Dennys no hitter ..ruined!

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 09:57 PM
Bautista 5 k's!

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 09:57 PM
Looks like we've found the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner.

Sure-Oz
04-08-2005, 10:05 PM
So far so good for him, scared me when he stuck his hand out earlier...

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:06 PM
Nice play by Long

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:08 PM
Man, he's got Vlad's number.

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 10:08 PM
Damn

That was a wicked ass curve. Very Nice job by DB

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:10 PM
Ground out RBI, 3-1 ... bases empty.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:10 PM
After watching Hernandez, Greinke and now Bautista I am wondering why Lima was the opening day starter????

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 10:10 PM
There goes the shut out...

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 10:12 PM
After watching Hernandez, Greinke and now Bautista I am wondering why Lima was the opening day starter????
Bet you anything it's because of his history with Detroit.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:12 PM
That's 7 K's !!!!

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 10:12 PM
That was just wrong. His curve is working like a charm tonight..................

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:13 PM
Nice job minimizing the damage.

I'm impressed so far. I thought Bautista would try to overpower batters with his FB, but he's done a nice job mixing that curve in.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:13 PM
His curve ball is awesome! He seems to be a great junk ball pitcher I love it!

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:14 PM
Way to take a pitch there Buck!

tk13
04-08-2005, 10:15 PM
After watching Hernandez, Greinke and now Bautista I am wondering why Lima was the opening day starter????
Lima's the veteran, he's just got more experience... those three young guys probably will be our best three pitchers. If Brian Anderson pitches as well as he did this spring, Lima might be our 5th best starter. I'm not sure if I agreed with starting Lima opening day either, but what's done is done, it's one game of 162. Plus, it allowed them to set it up so Hernandez/Greinke/Bautista pitch the first home series at the K next week...

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 10:16 PM
Base hit! Tripple DeJesus!

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:16 PM
DeJesus OWNS the Angels ... 15 for 28 now

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:17 PM
Quit watching the ball and run DeJesus!!!

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 10:18 PM
Lima's the veteran, he's just got more experience... those three young guys probably will be our best three pitchers. If Brian Anderson pitches as well as he did this spring, Lima might be our 5th best starter. I'm not sure if I agreed with starting him opening day either, but what's done is done, it's one game of 162. Plus, it allowed them to set it up so Hernandez/Greinke/Bautista pitch the first home series at the K next week...
That's what they want you to think! He wanted his shot at Detroit talking his big game and got rocked like you would not believe.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 10:18 PM
Unbelievable

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:18 PM
SQUEEZE ... base hit, run scores 4-1!

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 10:18 PM
SUICIDE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Nice.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:18 PM
What a call!!!! I love it! I love it, I love it I LOVE it!

Nice call Pena!!

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 10:19 PM
Way to go Italy!

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 10:20 PM
Wow, just wow! 5-1 Royals!

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 10:20 PM
Looking pretty good so far.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:20 PM
Angels a tad sloppy ... 5-1. Way to go, Iron Mike.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:20 PM
Well the Angels surely aren't helping themselves.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 10:22 PM
good inning. Let's stop 'em in the bottom half.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:26 PM
Like a hot knife thru butter.

VonneMarie
04-08-2005, 10:27 PM
Another Sweeney split!

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:27 PM
Sweeney is earning his $'s at 1st base tonight. He looks a lot mroe like a 1st baseman than he has in the past.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 10:27 PM
9 pitches - kid's looking good

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:28 PM
9 pitches - kid's looking good


He is looking real good.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:30 PM
TIme for Angel to get a hit

beer bacon
04-08-2005, 10:31 PM
First hit for Gotay.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:31 PM
Good hit by Gotay...don't give Byrd the 1,2,3 inning.

beer bacon
04-08-2005, 10:31 PM
This is some real sloppy defense by the Angels tonight.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 10:32 PM
I like the aggression on the bases right now.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:32 PM
Heads up baserunning by Gotay. That hsould not be an error though it was a solidly hit ball.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:32 PM
I smell a 2-out rally!

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:33 PM
I smell a 2-out rally!


Oh...maybe that was the pizza I smelled :rolleyes:

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 10:33 PM
I smell a 2-out rally!

Nah, that was just me. I had a Sancho for dinner tonight.........

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:38 PM
Buck doesn't always have his head in the game does he?? We just dodged a bullet.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:39 PM
3-up...3-down.....rack em!

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 10:40 PM
Another nice inning. What's Bautista's pitch count right now? Does he have a pitch limit?

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:41 PM
Another nice inning. What's Bautista's pitch count right now? Does he have a pitch limit?


Knowing Pena he will pull him at 100. But I would let the kid go as long as he keeps it up. I would guess he is around 69 pitches.

Valiant
04-08-2005, 10:42 PM
After watching Hernandez, Greinke and now Bautista I am wondering why Lima was the opening day starter????


Because Lima can handle getting beat.. We did not want one of the stars going up and losing their first start... Lima can bounce back... Getting rocked did not faze him.. It might of, for the younger pitchers...

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:42 PM
Lead off double. Makes up for his FUBAR'd double play yesterday.

Coach
04-08-2005, 10:43 PM
You guys are toast. The mighty Texas Rangers only managed 1-2 against the Angels.

Toast eh? Check the scoreboard.

6-1 Royals!

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:43 PM
I LOVE Doubles! Best hit in baseball if you ask me! Pitchers hate em'!

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:43 PM
Pour it on, boys ... I don't want Bautista's gem to go to waste.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:44 PM
Hey Pickering. The idea is to actually MAKE CONTACT with the ball. Not just swing hard.

Coach
04-08-2005, 10:45 PM
Hey Pickering. The idea is to actually MAKE CONTACT with the ball. Not just swing hard.

But it's not a bad idea to get away from a ball that might come after you. heh. ;)

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 10:45 PM
Knowing Pena he will pull him at 100. But I would let the kid go as long as he keeps it up. I would guess he is around 69 pitches.

I think either way is acceptable this early in the season. Bullpen's been okay this year, but not automatic by any stretch. I wouldn't be critical if Pena pulled him after the seventh if the score stays the way it is.

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 10:45 PM
Hey Pickering. The idea is to actually MAKE CONTACT with the ball. Not just swing hard.


You really need to relax...........

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:46 PM
Looked safe to me!

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:47 PM
You really need to relax...........


Just frustrating to see a guy hacking away with no contact on 3 straight pitches pretty much.

Coach
04-08-2005, 10:48 PM
Knowing Pena he will pull him at 100. But I would let the kid go as long as he keeps it up. I would guess he is around 69 pitches.

He's at 70 right now.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:49 PM
Pleae no McDougal tonight. Please, please, please!

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 10:51 PM
He's kept Guerrero quiet tonight.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:51 PM
Still humming away at 95mph.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:54 PM
DB is starting to look a little more human but still effective!

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:54 PM
DB started falling behind hitters that inning, but kept coming back to get them to swing at 3-1 pitches.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 10:54 PM
Based on pitch count and the way he looks, I think he'll be back out to pitch the 8th.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:55 PM
82 pitches for DB ... let him start the 8th but start getting guys warmed up in the pen.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:55 PM
I'd let him go in the 8th bring in Mac or Afeldt in the 9th to close it out. Both scare me though.

Sure-Oz
04-08-2005, 10:55 PM
So far a great game pitched, good thing i picked him up for this start, good game for him going and not bad pitch count at all.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 10:58 PM
Hey, Oz -- Jeff Francis is getting his ass kicked tonight. Serves you right. :p :p

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 10:58 PM
I'd let him go in the 8th bring in Mac or Afeldt in the 9th to close it out. Both scare me though.

Those two seem to issue their share of walks.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:59 PM
Good poke by Angel

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:00 PM
Those two seem to issue their share of walks.


I was at the game when Ichiro hit his grand slam off Mac. He hasn't been the same since.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:01 PM
Boy Berroa brain farted that one.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:02 PM
I was at the game when Ichiro hit his grand slam off Mac. He hasn't been the same since.

Neither have I.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:03 PM
I was at the game when Ichiro hit his grand slam off Mac. He hasn't been the same since.

Was that the one to win the game? I seem to remember that. I didn't associate that moment with his demise though.

Not the best base running I've ever seen by Angel.

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:03 PM
Saw the recap of him. Damn, his stuff is filthy.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:04 PM
We get another 1,2,3 innig or even a 1,2,3,4 inning I think I let DB close it out himself.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:05 PM
Was that the one to win the game? I seem to remember that. I didn't associate that moment with his demise though.

Not the best base running I've ever seen by Angel.


Yes it won the game for them. We blew like a 5 run lead that game. All 5 to Mac I think.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:05 PM
Wow they actually hit one into the outfield.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:07 PM
Whew! Long foul ball. Thank God. Hate to see DB give up a long one now after sucha good outing.

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 11:07 PM
This will be his last inning. He's getting the ball up right now............

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:07 PM
Damn, nearly got a HR, but went foul.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:07 PM
Long strike.

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:08 PM
GOT HIM!

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:08 PM
Good Lord!

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:08 PM
This will be his last inning. He's getting the ball up right now............


I think so too. He is lookign a little tired.

And then he gets his 1st strike out since the 4th on a called 3rd strike! LOL!

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 11:08 PM
ROFL

What a fn pitch! Damn, this kid has ice in his veins........

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 11:09 PM
Bautista for Cy Young!

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:09 PM
Looks like we are gonna get some action in the pen maybe.

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:09 PM
Inning.

Ari Chi3fs
04-08-2005, 11:10 PM
heh. Bautista for J. Grimsley. ROFL

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:10 PM
100 pitches even.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:10 PM
Gotta agree. Great outing. Bullpen time.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:11 PM
ROFL

What a fn pitch! Damn, this kid has ice in his veins........


I lvoe it. I got so sick of Muser and his damn fast ball, fast ball, fast ball philosophy!

I love seeing a pitcher throw junk on a 3-2 count!

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 11:11 PM
heh. Bautista for J. Grimsley. ROFL

ROFL

Thats fn awesome. That might beat the Fran Healy for Larry Gura trade..........

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:12 PM
From seeing the hugging and congratulations, one has to think he is, indeed, done.

tk13
04-08-2005, 11:12 PM
Thank you, thank you. Who's been pimping Bautista all spring? Great, great outing. Man, 1 run, 3 hits, 8 K's against this lineup. That is major league. Let's finish this out so I can go over to the Angels board and run smack about that "bum" they thought they were facing today... :)

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:12 PM
Hernandez is freaking out DB I think!

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:13 PM
ROFL

Thats fn awesome. That might beat the Fran Healy for Larry Gura trade..........


ROFL

That was deftinaly an big time advantage to us about that trade. I remember alot of folks by that time said "Who the hell is Denny Bautista?"

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:13 PM
Affeldt AND Cerda warming up in the pen? Why 2 LH's?

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:13 PM
Thank you, thank you. Who's been pimping Bautista all spring? Great, great outing. Man, 1 run, 3 hits, 8 K's against this lineup. That is major league. Let's finish this out so I can go over to the Angels board and run smack about that "bum" they thought they were facing today... :)

Oh, don't forget. 0 BB's :)

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:14 PM
I like the lead off walk. Not to be greedy but would like to see it cost the Angels.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:14 PM
DB's line:

8.0 3 1 1 0 8

Awesome.

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:14 PM
Affeldt AND Cerda warming up in the pen? Why 2 LH's?

I guess he's playing the percentage game? :shrug:

Saulbadguy
04-08-2005, 11:14 PM
Thank you, thank you. Who's been pimping Bautista all spring?
Um....VonneMarie?

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 11:14 PM
DB's line:

8.0 3 1 1 0 8

Awesome.

Gotta love the no BB's. That's huge for this kid.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:16 PM
Gotta love the no BB's. That's huge for this kid.


0 BB's and only 3 hits! That is awesome for anyone!

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:18 PM
0 BB's and only 3 hits! That is awesome for anyone!

And he did it against one of the better lineups in the AL.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:19 PM
Ok time for Pickering to produce something here. Cash in on the lead off walk.

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:20 PM
Well that sucked. Would had been nice to bring home that "insurance" run ;)

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:20 PM
Pickering's swing reminds me of Harvey's only from the other side of the plate. Personally I would of had Stairs DHing tonight.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:21 PM
Pickering's swing reminds me of Harvey's only from the other side of the plate. Personally I would of had Stairs DHing tonight.

I think Stairs has an owie.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:22 PM
I think Stairs has an owie.


Ah, that would explain it then I guess.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:22 PM
Ok Affeldt let's limit this inning to 2 walks and 3 runs and we will be ok.

beer bacon
04-08-2005, 11:23 PM
Ok Affeldt let's limit this inning to 2 walks and 3 runs and we will be ok.

...And there is the lead off single.

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:23 PM
Ah, that would explain it then I guess.

Here ya go. Tightness in his hamstring.

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050407&content_id=1002776&vkey=news_kc&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:25 PM
Left handed pitcher...why are you not holding the runner on 1st??? Probably jsut cost us a shot at a DP or at least getting the lead runner.

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:26 PM
Great throw by Affeldt!

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:26 PM
Left handed pitcher...why are you not holding the runner on 1st??? Probably jsut cost us a shot at a DP or at least getting the lead runner.


Yeah I'm seeing that. He's not even bothering looking at the base runners.

Nice play there though to get Vlad out.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:26 PM
3rd nice stretch by Mike tonite

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:27 PM
3rd nice stretch by Mike tonite


Yes Sweeney has looked great at 1st tonight I must admit.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:27 PM
And Affeldt keeps getting nicked

beer bacon
04-08-2005, 11:27 PM
Affeldt :cuss:

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:27 PM
Well there ya go...not holding the runner on 1st just cost us a run.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:28 PM
I want the 2003 Affeldt back.

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 11:28 PM
so far, Affeldt has looked really shaky in his 2 appearances. His stuff just isn't breaking much..

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:28 PM
Ballgame.

Royals win! Royals win!

petegz28
04-08-2005, 11:29 PM
Game is over! Back to 500 ball YES!

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:29 PM
So happy for DB. Expect a glowing, uber-hype JoPo column soon.

Ari Chi3fs
04-08-2005, 11:29 PM
yes.

tk13
04-08-2005, 11:30 PM
Woo! Royals win! Royals win! Back at 2-2. If we could split these next two and finish the road trip at 3-3, I'd be very happy. After this week, almost the entire April schedule is at home and against the division.

beer bacon
04-08-2005, 11:31 PM
I can't understand a damn word Bautista is saying.

Deberg_1990
04-08-2005, 11:31 PM
Nice win Royals! Bautista pitched a great game. Way to go!!

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:31 PM
Quick game, too -- less than 2 1/2 hours.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:32 PM
I can't understand a damn word Bautista is saying.

"Beisbol been berry berry good to me."

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:32 PM
In both wins, it was as advertised - good pitching, solid defense, timely hitting and manufacturing runs. Let's hope they can keep it up through the season.

Deberg_1990
04-08-2005, 11:32 PM
Quick game, too -- less than 2 1/2 hours.

I noticed Bautista is a very fast worker on the mound.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:32 PM
In both wins, it was as advertised - good pitching, solid defense, timely hitting and manufacturing runs. Let's hope they can keep it up through the season.

That should happen about, oh, 65 times this year. :D

DaneMcCloud
04-08-2005, 11:33 PM
I'm happy to see the Reals are back to .500. I may even head down to see them on Sunday versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim County Corrections or whatever.

Dane
~Just happy to be .500

Sure-Oz
04-08-2005, 11:33 PM
Hey, Oz -- Jeff Francis is getting his ass kicked tonight. Serves you right. :p :p
son of a biscuit... :cuss:

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:33 PM
I noticed Bautista is a very fast worker on the mound.

They were saying before the game that sometimes he works too fast, and that Buck has to settle him down. But he sure looked like he was in a good rhythm tonite.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:34 PM
son of a biscuit... :cuss:

Eh, I got him for $4 in my local roto league. My ass is as red as yours now. :)

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:34 PM
That should happen about, oh, 65 times this year. :D

I'm hoping 70-75 times.

siberian khatru
04-08-2005, 11:34 PM
I'm hoping 70-75 times.

Pollyanna. :p :)

|Zach|
04-08-2005, 11:35 PM
Congrats to our new young gun...I listened to the last 2 innings on XM. Good stuff!

Deberg_1990
04-08-2005, 11:36 PM
I also noticed Calvin Pickering could lose a few pounds. Its the first time ive ever seen some of these guys tonight. Being in texas I dont get to see many games. Pickering looked like the 2nd coming of Cecil Fielder out there.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:37 PM
Pollyanna. :p :)
ROFL Been rooting for 'em for about 30 years now. Hope springs eternal at my house. I'm looking forward to the home opener.

Anyone know if Greinke's going to pitch on Monday?

tk13
04-08-2005, 11:37 PM
As for our "big three" young stud pitchers, Hernandez/Greinke/Bautista, over the last three days, this is what they've done....

17.1 IP, 12 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 12 K

2-0 record, 1.02 ERA, 0.85 WHIP

Pretty darn good. I don't expect them to be this great, but if they can be solid, we'll have a fighting shot 3 out of every 5 days, and Lima and Anderson aren't great but they can shine on good days. Now we've just gotta get the bullpen together, although Affeldt really hasn't pitched in a pressure situation yet, hopefully when that comes he'll crank it up a notch.

Deberg_1990
04-08-2005, 11:39 PM
As for our "big three" young stud pitchers, Hernandez/Greinke/Bautista, over the last three days, this is what they've done....

17.1 IP, 12 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 12 K

2-0 record, 1.02 ERA, 0.85 WHIP

Pretty darn good. I don't expect them to be this great, but if they can be solid, we'll have a fighting shot 3 out of every 5 days, and Lima and Anderson aren't great but they can shine on good days. Now we've just gotta get the bullpen together, although Affeldt really hasn't pitched in a pressure situation yet, hopefully when that comes he'll crank it up a notch.

whatever happened to Jimmy Gobble?

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 11:39 PM
ROFL Been rooting for 'em for about 30 years now. Hope springs eternal at my house. I'm looking forward to the home opener.

Anyone know if Greinke's going to pitch on Monday?

He's supposed to pitch on Wednesday/

tk13
04-08-2005, 11:40 PM
I also noticed Calvin Pickering could lose a few pounds. Its the first time ive ever seen some of these guys tonight. Being in texas I dont get to see many games. Pickering looked like the 2nd coming of Cecil Fielder out there.
He did lose a few pounds this offseason, if you can believe it. He's a huge, huge man. The Royals had him workout this offseason and drop some weight... he's still a real big guy though.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:41 PM
whatever happened to Jimmy Gobble?

I think Bautista beat him out for the fifth starter spot.

I think Anderson can be more than adequate when he's not the lead starter. If he pitches well, then I think he'll be gone by the All-Star break.

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 11:42 PM
whatever happened to Jimmy Gobble?

2 K's/9

He's in Omaha. Had a nice outing yesterday. 6 innings 5 hits 1 run

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:43 PM
He's supposed to pitch on Wednesday/

So Runelvys on Monday maybe?

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:45 PM
whatever happened to Jimmy Gobble?

He's in Omaha.

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 11:45 PM
So Runelvys on Monday maybe?

Yes. Elvis, Greinke and Bautista

Coach
04-08-2005, 11:48 PM
Lima goes on Saturday.
Anderson goes on Sunday.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:50 PM
Yes. Elvis, Greinke and Bautista

If they can stay consistent, might be a good start to the homestand.

ChiTown
04-08-2005, 11:52 PM
If they can stay consistent, might be a good start to the homestand.


I think, by years end, our top 4 in the rotation will look like this

1. Elvis

2. Greinke

3. Bautista

4. Lima

5. Some combo of Wood/Anderson/Snyder or Gobble

Sure-Oz
04-08-2005, 11:52 PM
Eh, I got him for $4 in my local roto league. My ass is as red as yours now. :)
I may eventually have to cut him who knows, i got moises on the DL and possibly be getting back schilling, prior and penny maybe by the end of next week, i wouldnt mind hangin on to bautista after this start esp.

Sure-Oz
04-08-2005, 11:54 PM
Affeldt has been sucking, i just dont get him, he seems like a left handed mcdougal except he doesnt walk dudes he just gives up alot of hits or something. Hopefully he'll work his shit out.

SCTrojan
04-08-2005, 11:56 PM
I think, by years end, our top 4 in the rotation will look like this

1. Elvis

2. Greinke

3. Bautista

4. Lima

5. Some combo of Wood/Anderson/Snyder or Gobble

Agree with the top three. Elvis showed some toughness when he pitched. If his arm holds up, I think his attitude will help keep him in games.

Sure-Oz
04-09-2005, 12:01 AM
Elvis is def. a competitor and a big man as well, he would make a good leader if his arm holds up.

|Zach|
04-09-2005, 12:03 AM
<img src="http://www.zachishere.com/picts/baut.jpg" alt="royals" />

VonneMarie
04-09-2005, 12:07 AM
"Beisbol been berry berry good to me."
ROFL

Sure-Oz
04-09-2005, 12:08 AM
ROFL
did you miss the game tonight??

VonneMarie
04-09-2005, 12:09 AM
did you miss the game tonight??
No, why?

Coach
04-09-2005, 12:10 AM
Bautista throws a gem for first career victory

By BOB DUTTON

The Kansas City Star


ANAHEIM, Calif. — This is the pitcher the Royals believe Denny Bautista can be. Electric. Overpowering. And virtually unhittable.

Bautista was all that and maybe a little more Friday night in a thoroughly dominant 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the opening game of a three-game weekend series.

Bautista allowed just one run and three hits in eight innings. He struck out eight and walked none before Jeremy Affeldt surrendered one run in the ninth.

It was Bautista's first major-league victory — and buddy, it was one impressive coming-out party in front of 39,167 at Angel Stadium.

Bautista retired the first eight hitters and later set down 14 in a row before Robb Quinlan looped a two-out single in the eighth. Bautista threw 102 pitches, including 68 for strikes.

The unlucky opponent for all this was an old friend, Paul Byrd, an ex-Royal who lasted seven innings in his first start for the Angels. He allowed six runs and nine hits while striking out four and walking none.

The Royals backed Bautista, 1-0, with a balanced 10-hit attack that included two hits from each of the top three hitters in the lineup: David DeJesus, Tony Graffanino and Mike Sweeney.

Five different players drove in runs; Sweeney drove in two.

The Royals grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second inning after Calvin Pickering reached on an error. Second baseman Chone Figgins was playing on the outfield grass — so deep that when he bobbled the grounder, even Pickering was able to make it safely to first.

Byrd, 0-1, then nicked Emil Brown with a pitch before Terrence Long flared an RBI single into left-center. Brown took third and scored on Ruben Gotay's one-out sacrifice fly.

The Royals conjured up a double web gem in the second when shortstop Angel Berroa flagged down Steve Finley's grounder over second and threw to first, where Sweeney did the splits in reaching for the catch.

Know what? Finley might have been safe, but style won out. It was that kind of night for Bautista and the Royals.

DeJesus extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a leadoff single in the third inning. That tied Amos Otis' 1974 streak for the seventh longest in club history. Tops is 30 by George Brett in 1980.

DeJesus then stole second — the Royals' first successful steal of the season in four attempts. He scored on Pickering's two-out bloop single for a 3-0 lead.

Bautista rolled through the first eight hitters. But the eighth, Quinlan, hit a chopper up the middle that Bautista grabbed at with his pitching hand.

He knocked it down and threw out Quinlan, but manager Tony Peña and others quickly huddled around Bautista to check for a possible injury.

The incident was far too similar to Thursday, when Zack Greinke left the game in the third inning after being hit in the right forearm by a line drive off the bat of Detroit's Carlos Guillen.

Bautista was able to continue, although he gave up a single to the next hitter, Figgins, who quickly stole second. Bautista quelled the threat by fooling Darin Erstad on swinging third strike for his fifth strikeout.

The Angels broke through in the fourth after Jeff DaVanon opened the inning with a double past third. DaVanon hit for the cycle against the Royals last Aug. 25 when the Angels completed a seven-game sweep of the season series with a 21-6 victory.

DaVanon went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Garret Anderson's one-out grounder to short. Bautista closed the inning by slipping a called third strike past Finley for his seventh strikeout — a career high.

The Royals responded immediately with a two-run fifth. DeJesus pulled a one-out triple past first and scored when Graffanino pushed a suicide-squeeze bunt past Byrd for an RBI single.

Sweeney made it 5-1 by lining an RBI double past third and into the left-field corner.

Doubles by Graffanino and Sweeney in the seventh pushed the lead to 6-1.

tk13
04-09-2005, 12:11 AM
Well, now we know why they tore it up tonight. Take that siberian!

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050408&content_id=1009041&vkey=news_kc&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc

Mayne, the man: Former Royals catcher Brent Mayne, who retired this year, greeted old teammates in the clubhouse before Friday night's game.

"I'm not doing a thing," Mayne said.

What, not even being the California surfer dude?

"He took 15 years off from surfing," Mike Sweeney said, "and now he's back doing what he loves."

Sure-Oz
04-09-2005, 12:13 AM
No, why?
over your head.

VonneMarie
04-09-2005, 12:14 AM
Why in the hell did Mayne retire?

VonneMarie
04-09-2005, 12:15 AM
over your head.
Sorry, that was a dumb question to ask.