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alnorth
08-24-2007, 05:18 PM
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<td>Final</td> <td> 1 </td> <td> 2 </td><td> 3 </td><td> 4 </td><td> 5 </td><td> 6 </td><td> 7 </td><td> 8 </td><td> 9 </td><td> R </td><td> H </td><td> E </td></tr>
<tr> <td>CLE (70-57)</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 6 </td><td> 0 </td></tr>
<tr> <td>KC (57-70)</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> X </td><td> 2 </td><td> 5 </td><td> 0 </td></tr>
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Loss, (14-7) C.C. Sabathia 8IP 2R 2ER 2BB 6K

VS.

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Zack Greinke 3IP 0R 0ER 1BB 2K
Win, (1-1) John Bale 3IP 0R 0ER 0BB 5K
Hold, (12) Jimmy Gobble 0.2IP 1R 1ER 1BB 0K
Hold, (3) Joel Peralta 0.1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K
Hold, (14) David Riske 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K
Save, (14) Joakim Soria 1IP 0R 0ER 1BB 0K

Starting Lineups

CLE

1. Kenny Lofton, LF
2. Casey Blake, 3B
3. Grady Sizemore, CF
4. Victor Martinez, C
5. Travis Hafner, DH
5. Josh Barfield, pr/DH
6. Ryan Garko, 1B
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Franklin Gutierrez, RF
9. Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B

KC

1. Esteban German, 3B
1. Ross Gload, 1B
2. David DeJesus, CF
3. Mark Grudzielanek, 2B
4. Billy Butler, DH
5. Emil Brown, RF
6. Alex Gordon, 1B/3B
7. John Buck, C
8. Tony Pena Jr, SS
9. Joey Gathright, LF

Jenson71
08-24-2007, 05:26 PM
The White Sox are also playing a tough division leader (Red Sox). Whoever can overachieve this weekend can stay atop at 4th. The Twins have Baltimore, an easy series for them.

BigMeatballDave
08-24-2007, 05:28 PM
Ah, we own the Tribe...

Nzoner
08-24-2007, 05:29 PM
The White Sox are also playing a tough division leader (Red Sox). Whoever can overachieve this weekend can stay atop at 4th. The Twins have Baltimore, an easy series for them.

I'd be pulling for the BoSox no matter who they're playing,anything to keep those damn yankees from making another post-season.

Dr. Facebook Fever
08-24-2007, 05:30 PM
Thank goodness we're playing a good team agian. We do much better against good teams (except the Yankees) than we do bad ones.

Jenson71
08-24-2007, 05:31 PM
I'd be pulling for the BoSox no matter who they're playing,anything to keep those damn yankees from making another post-season.

Oh yeah. And I've become quite the Mariners fan the past few weeks, too. :D

Jenson71
08-24-2007, 06:14 PM
I completely forgot about last night's postponed Sox/Sox game! This afternoon, Boston beat Chicago 11-3 :clap:

They play tonight too.

KcMizzou
08-24-2007, 07:07 PM
Buckner with the pink Hello Kitty backpack LMAO

A little rookie hazing going on.

alnorth
08-24-2007, 07:08 PM
Gee, I'm glad to see that Pro-Zack's got such an easy pitching matchup for his return to the rotation.

I predict that most Royals fans will massively overreact to this game. If Greinke pitches well, the "he should be starting" camp will proclaim victory. If he pitches poorly, the other side will panic and say that we are ruining Zack, who gets bored starting and should be the closer for the rest of his career.

KcMizzou
08-24-2007, 07:09 PM
Royals to have the biggest video board in North America.

alnorth
08-24-2007, 07:10 PM
Top 1st

Lofton walks
Blake flies out to left
Sizemore strikes out (swinging) into a 2-6 double play, Lofton caught stealing and out at second

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 1st

German grounds out to first
DeJesus grounds out to second
Grudzielanek singles to center
Butler pops out to shortstop

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
08-24-2007, 07:25 PM
Top 2nd

Martinez grounds out to second
Hafner strikes out (looking)
Garko flies out to right

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 2nd

Brown singles to center
Gordon flies out to center
Buck flies out to left
Pena Jr strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
08-24-2007, 07:44 PM
Top 3rd

Peralta singles to right
Gutierrez grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, Peralta out at second
Cabrera flies out to center

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 3rd

Gathright flies out to left
German pops out to shortstop
DeJesus grounds out to second

0 runs, 0 hits

Jenson71
08-24-2007, 07:44 PM
The White Sox have taken an early 1-0 lead going into the 3rd in game 2 vs. the Red Sox.

alnorth
08-24-2007, 08:03 PM
They are really being careful with Zack tonight I guess. Out after 3 scoreless innings, 48 pitches

alnorth
08-24-2007, 08:03 PM
Top 4th

John Bale relieves Greinke

Lofton grounds out to shortstop
Blake flies out to center
Sizemore strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 4th

Grudzielanek walks
Butler doubles to left, Grudzielanek to third
Brown grounds out to shortstop, Grudzielanek scores
Gordon grounds out to pitcher
Buck grounds out to third

1 run, 1 hit

Jenson71
08-24-2007, 08:15 PM
Royals take a 1-0 lead!

alnorth
08-24-2007, 08:16 PM
Top 5th

Martinez singles to center
Hafner strikes out (looking)
Garko flies out to center
Peralta strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 5th

Pena Jr hit by pitch
Pena Jr to second on a Passed Ball
Gathright sacrifices (bunt) to third, Pena Jr to third
German sacrifices (fly) to center, Pena Jr scores
DeJesus doubles to left
Grudzielanek strikes out (swinging)

1 run, 1 hit

SCTrojan
08-24-2007, 08:24 PM
They are really being careful with Zack tonight I guess. Out after 3 scoreless innings, 48 pitches

I was thinking the same thing - can't go from a 1-2 inning reliever throwing 15-20 pitches to a 6-7 inning starter throwing 100 or so pitches. Gotta get that arm stretched out.

alnorth
08-24-2007, 08:27 PM
Gee, I'm glad to see that Pro-Zack's got such an easy pitching matchup for his return to the rotation.

I predict that most Royals fans will massively overreact to this game. If Greinke pitches well, the "he should be starting" camp will proclaim victory. If he pitches poorly, the other side will panic and say that we are ruining Zack, who gets bored starting and should be the closer for the rest of his career.

So much for my prediction. Neither side of the Zack Greinke holy war can declare a premature victory tonight.

Jenson71
08-24-2007, 08:28 PM
Boston is now lead Chicago 6-1 in the top of 5th

Jenson71
08-24-2007, 08:33 PM
9-1 now :eek: Still top of 5th

Jenson71
08-24-2007, 08:34 PM
And Pena scores!

alnorth
08-24-2007, 08:39 PM
Top 6th

Gutierrez strikes out (swinging)
Cabrera singles to left
Lofton sacrifices (bunt) to third, Cabrera to second
Blake strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 6th

Butler strikes out (swinging)
Brown grounds out to shortstop
Gordon strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Jenson71
08-24-2007, 08:45 PM
Baltimore's bullpen blows another lead. Twins now ahead of them 7-4 in the 9th inning.

alnorth
08-24-2007, 08:57 PM
Top 7th

Jimmy Gobble relieves Bale

Sizemore walks
Martinez pops out to first
Hafner grounds out to second, Sizemore to second

Joel Peralta relieves Gobble

Garko singles to center, Sizemore scores
Peralta strikes out (swinging)

1 run, 1 hit

Bottom 7th

Buck strikes out (swinging) 2-3
Pena Jr flies out to right
Gathright grounds out to third

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
08-24-2007, 09:23 PM
Top 8th

David Riske relieves Peralta

Ross Gload replaces German and comes in at 1B

Gordon moves to 3B

Gutierrez flies out to right
Cabrera triples to right
Lofton strikes out (swinging)
Blake grounds out to second

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 8th

Gload grounds out to first
DeJesus strikes out (swinging) 2-3
Grudzielanek walks
Butler singles to center, Grudzielanek to second
Brown grounds into a 5-4 fielder's choice, Butler out at second

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
08-24-2007, 09:45 PM
Top 9th

Joakim Soria relieves Riske

Sizemore walks
Martinez lines out to center
Hafner singles to center, Sizemore to second

Josh Barfield runs for Hafner

Garko called out (infield fly rule) on a popup to shortstop
Peralta grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 1 hit

Royals win, 2-1

Dartgod
08-24-2007, 10:00 PM
Nice win tonight

Nzoner
08-24-2007, 10:01 PM
Holy shit what a 8th and 9th inning,I think our team is starting to grow up.

DJJasonp
08-24-2007, 10:13 PM
a game and a half ahead of last place!

Woo hoo!

Nzoner
08-24-2007, 10:16 PM
I'll be there Sunday with a die hard Indian fan,oh how I'd love to be able to take a broom

VonneMarie
08-24-2007, 10:16 PM
I can't believe we won. When was the last time we beat Sabathia atleast twice in one season? PBJ PBJ PBJ

Nzoner
08-24-2007, 11:53 PM
So far this night has been excellent,Royals with a great win,White Sox lose twice,Yankees getting beat,Cubs win and Brewers getting handled.