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alnorth
08-26-2007, 10:42 AM
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<td>Final / 11</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> 10 </td><td> 11 </td><td> R </td><td> H </td><td> E </td></tr>
<tr> <td>CLE (72-57)</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 2 </td><td> 5 </td><td> 14 </td><td> 0 </td></tr>
<tr> <td>KC (57-72)</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 3 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 3 </td><td> 11 </td><td> 1 </td></tr>
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Fausto Carmona 6IP 3R 3ER 1BB 2K
Rafael Perez 2IP 0R 0ER 1BB 1K
Win, (3-0) Rafael Betancourt 2IP 0R 0ER 0BB 3K
Save, (37) Joe Borowski 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K

VS.

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Gil Meche 6IP 2R 2ER 2BB 4K
Hold, (13) Jimmy Gobble 1.2IP 0R 0ER 0BB 2K
David Riske 0IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Blown Save, (4) Joakim Soria 1.1IP 1R 1ER 0BB 1K
Loss, (1-3) Joel Peralta 1.1IP 1R 1ER 1BB 0K
John Bale 0.2IP 1R 1ER 0BB 0K

Starting Lineups

CLE

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

KC

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

Jayhawkerman2001
08-26-2007, 11:12 AM
fookin finally you made another thread buddy. you were sorely missed in that department :-D

Marlboro_Chief
08-26-2007, 11:54 AM
Billy Butler is not starting so I won't be watching.

VonneMarie
08-26-2007, 12:00 PM
Alnorth, you are the glue when the Royals aren't on tv.

I don't know if that makes any sense or not...

alnorth
08-26-2007, 12:11 PM
Top 1st

Sizemore walks
Cabrera sacrifices (bunt) to catcher, Sizemore to second
Hafner strikes out (swinging)
Martinez grounds out to second

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 1st

Gathright hits an infield single to shortstop
German reaches on a 6-4 fielder's choice, Gathright out at second
German picked off 1-3, out at first
DeJesus singles to right
Gload grounds into a 6-4 fielder's choice, DeJesus out at second

0 runs, 2 hits

DeezNutz
08-26-2007, 12:14 PM
The Royals might win today, and there's no doubt they're an improved team, but that's one heck of punchless-looking lineup we're putting out there this afternoon. :shake:

HypnotizedMonkey
08-26-2007, 12:18 PM
is sopcast not working yet again? this technology would be my lifesaver if it actually worked fluidly.

alnorth
08-26-2007, 12:32 PM
Top 2nd

Garko singles to left
Peralta pops out to second
Lofton walks, Garko to second
Gutierrez reaches on a 6-4 fielder's choice, Lofton out at second, Garko to third
Blake singles to center, Gutierrez to third, Garko scores
Sizemore flies out to center

1 run, 2 hits

Bottom 2nd

Gordon hits an infield single to shortstop
Gordon caught stealing 2-4, out at second
Brown strikes out (swinging)
Smith singles to right
Costa singles to center, Smith to second
Buck lines out to shortstop

0 runs, 3 hits

alnorth
08-26-2007, 12:49 PM
If this keeps up, Meche wont make it to the 6th inning. He's up to 49 pitches after 2

alnorth
08-26-2007, 01:00 PM
Top 3rd

Cabrera strikes out (swinging)
Hafner lines out to center
Martinez grounds out to pitcher

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 3rd

Gathright grounds out to third
German grounds out to shortstop
DeJesus grounds out to second

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
08-26-2007, 01:13 PM
Top 4th

Garko lines out to shortstop
Peralta singles to center
Lofton flies out to left
Gutierrez strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 4th

Gload grounds out 1-6-3
Gordon fouls out to catcher
Brown grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
08-26-2007, 01:27 PM
Top 5th

Blake hits an infield single to third, Blake to second on an Error by 3B
Sizemore hits an infield single to first, Blake to third
Cabrera grounds into a 4-6-3 double play, Sizemore out at second, Blake scores
Hafner singles to left
Martinez flies out to left

1 run, 3 hits, 1 error

Bottom 5th

Smith strikes out (swinging)
Costa walks
Buck flies out to right
Gathright singles to left, Costa to second
German grounds into a 5-4 fielder's choice, Gathright out at second

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
08-26-2007, 01:47 PM
Top 6th

Garko grounds out to second
Peralta lines out to left
Lofton doubles to left
Gutierrez strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 6th

DeJesus singles to left
Gload singles to left, DeJesus to second
Gordon grounds out to second, Gload to second, DeJesus to third
Brown singles to center, Gload and DeJesus scores
Smith grounds out to second, Brown to second
Costa singles to left, Brown scores
Buck hit by pitch, Costa to second
Gathright flies out to left

3 runs, 4 hits

alnorth
08-26-2007, 02:16 PM
Top 7th

Jimmy Gobble relieves Meche

Blake lines out to shortstop
Sizemore flies out to left
Cabrera lines out to right

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 7th

Rafael Perez relieves Carmona

German grounds out to shortstop
DeJesus grounds out to shortstop
Gload singles to left
Gordon walks, Gload to second
Brown grounds out to pitcher

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
08-26-2007, 02:38 PM
Top 8th

Tony Pena Jr replaces German and comes in at SS

Mark Grudzielanek replaces Smith and comes in at 2B

Hafner strikes out (swinging)
Martinez strikes out (swinging)

David Riske relieves Gobble

Garko singles to center

Josh Barfield runs for Garko

Peralta singles to right, Barfield to third

Joakim Soria relieves Riske

Lofton flies out to center

0 runs, 2 hits

Bottom 8th

Chris Gomez replaces Barfield and comes in at 1B

Grudzielanek grounds out to second
Costa flies out to center
Buck strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

PunkinDrublic
08-26-2007, 02:47 PM
White Trash are down 5-1 to Boston.

VonneMarie
08-26-2007, 02:50 PM
No! Not Riske!

BTW, the Sux are down 7-1 to Bahston.

PunkinDrublic
08-26-2007, 02:51 PM
No! Not Riske!

BTW, the Sux are down 7-1 to Bahston.

Cool.

PunkinDrublic
08-26-2007, 02:52 PM
Riske had the strike out. The ump ****ed us on that call.

VonneMarie
08-26-2007, 02:53 PM
Seriously, wth is wrong with Riske? Is he hurt?

alnorth
08-26-2007, 02:56 PM
Seriously, wth is wrong with Riske? Is he hurt?

Not that I can tell. He just gave up 2 singles, on the verge of blowing it, so Buddy asked Soria to come in early and earn a 4-out save today.

PunkinDrublic
08-26-2007, 02:56 PM
Glad Soria got us out of that one.

VonneMarie
08-26-2007, 02:58 PM
Not that I can tell. He just gave up 2 singles, on the verge of blowing it, so Buddy asked Soria to come in early and earn a 4-out save today.
The last few times he's pitched, he got lit up.

alnorth
08-26-2007, 03:02 PM
Top 9th

Gutierrez strikes out (swinging)
Blake grounds out to shortstop
Sizemore doubles to center
Cabrera singles to center, Sizemore scores, Cabrera to second on the throw home
Hafner grounds out to shortstop

1 run, 2 hits

Bottom 9th

Rafael Betancourt relieves Perez

Gathright grounds out to shortstop
Pena Jr lines out to second
DeJesus strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 0 hits

PunkinDrublic
08-26-2007, 03:07 PM
What's the magic number to clinch 4th place?

PunkinDrublic
08-26-2007, 03:10 PM
Ump ****s us on another clear strikeout!

PunkinDrublic
08-26-2007, 03:11 PM
Goddammmitt :cuss:

VonneMarie
08-26-2007, 03:12 PM
Awww!

PunkinDrublic
08-26-2007, 03:13 PM
Umps 3 Royals 3.

VonneMarie
08-26-2007, 03:16 PM
Damn, Meche's 500th straight no decision. :shake:

alnorth
08-26-2007, 03:21 PM
Top 10th

Joel Peralta relieves Soria

Martinez grounds out to shortstop
Gomez singles to right
Peralta lines out to shortstop
Lofton flies out to left

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 10th

Gload pops out to shortstop
Gordon strikes out (swinging)
Brown strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Chiefspants
08-26-2007, 03:30 PM
Good Job Peralta, C'mon ROYALS!!

Chiefspants
08-26-2007, 03:31 PM
Man, sounds like there are alot of questionable calls

alnorth
08-26-2007, 03:38 PM
Top 11th

Gutierrez walks
Blake sacrifices (bunt) to catcher 2-4, Gutierrez to second

John Bale relieves Peralta

Sizemore hit by pitch
Cabrera flies out to right, Gutierrez to third
Hafner singles to center, Sizemore to second, Gutierrez scores
Martinez singles to left, Hafner to third, Sizemore scores
Gomez grounds out to second

2 runs, 2 hits

Bottom 11th

Joe Borowski relieves Betancourt

Grudzielanek flies out to left
Costa grounds out to first

Billy Butler bats for Buck

Butler flies out to right

0 runs, 0 hits

Indians win, 5-3

Jayhawkerman2001
08-26-2007, 03:44 PM
my word, we just cant help but strike out in very clutch situations sometimes i see

GoHuge
08-26-2007, 03:45 PM
This is frustrating as hell. Meche should have at least 12 wins by now. I know I speak the obvious but he can't get any help from his damn teammates. You think the Chiefs D felt like shit all these years for sqaundering win after win for the Chiefs. If I was a guy walking up to the plate for the Royals with the approach they are walking up there with right now, I'd have a tough time looking Meche in the eye after he gives his all every time and almost always gives them a chance to win the game.

On a lighter note I loved that beautiful Ken Griffey Jr swing that Alex had that missed by a foot and a half on that breaking ball in the 10th. Sure looked pretty. Got the style points at least!

Jayhawkerman2001
08-26-2007, 03:46 PM
bale promptly comes in and whacks sizemore... im smelling a bad inning here

VonneMarie
08-26-2007, 03:48 PM
That's the game.

Jayhawkerman2001
08-26-2007, 03:49 PM
i new that shit was ****ing going to happen... now our ****ing offense is going to sit back and strike out times in a row...

GoHuge
08-26-2007, 03:50 PM
F*&kers!! How many times do we have to give up lead off walks before our pitchers get it? He just walked across the plate to take the lead.

Jayhawkerman2001
08-26-2007, 03:50 PM
****ing asshole had to ****ing come in and totally **** up the game for the team when they actually showed some promise... i really ****ing hate how 1 ****ing man can come in and totally **** it uop for the entire ****ing team.........

PunkinDrublic
08-26-2007, 03:52 PM
Man, sounds like there are alot of questionable calls

Yeah the ump called a ball on a strike that hit the outside corner that would have one us the game.

Jayhawkerman2001
08-26-2007, 03:55 PM
now its time for our offense to roll over and die.... as usual

GoHuge
08-26-2007, 03:56 PM
Last out Billy!!! Crank one

Jayhawkerman2001
08-26-2007, 03:57 PM
roll over process complete... ****ing assholes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

Tactical Funky
08-26-2007, 04:05 PM
It could be worse...

We could be the White Sux. Ugh.

Jayhawkerman2001
08-26-2007, 04:06 PM
It could be worse...

We could be the White Sux. Ugh.
point very well taken my friend, and you succeeded in actually bringing a smile to my face. very hard to do when im really pissed off at the chiefs or royals.

thank you :-)

Tactical Funky
08-26-2007, 04:09 PM
point very well taken my friend, and you succeeded in actually bringing a smile to my face. very hard to do when im really pissed off at the chiefs or royals.

thank you :-)
No worries.

Hey, on the bright side, the Royals have shown quite a bit of improvement over last season - especially in the pitching department - and now we need to focus a bit on getting a power bat in the OF. Moore's got this team headed in the right direction, and I see signs of life for the first time in years. :)

petegz28
08-26-2007, 04:21 PM
Another game where bad decisions by Bell I say ended up costing us.....

Sending Gordon on a steal cost us what would of been the 4th run of the game, pulling Gobble after he waxed 5 guys straight I think came back to haunt us too

chiefsfan987
08-26-2007, 05:48 PM
Another game where bad decisions by Bell I say ended up costing us.....

Sending Gordon on a steal cost us what would of been the 4th run of the game, pulling Gobble after he waxed 5 guys straight I think came back to haunt us too

That didn't help but it wasn't just him making poor decisions. German getting picked off 1st DeJesus diving for the ball in the ninth inning giving Sizemore a double instead of a single, and then he followed it up with an even worse decision by throwing home on the single and promptly giving the Indians again what could have been the winning run in scoring position.

Had DeJesus just played that double by Sizemore straight up in the 9th inning he would have been stuck at first and never would have scored and the final would have been 3-2. Shoulda, coulda, woulda though.