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Nzoner
04-14-2008, 07:12 PM
Don't believe I've ever started one of these so here's hoping my mojo is workin' and Zack can attack the Mariners.

Coach
04-14-2008, 07:25 PM
Late games @ the west coast suck balls. This one might not even be over until after 12:00 in the morning.

Coach
04-14-2008, 07:32 PM
And the Professor was named co-Player of the week in the AL (Ibanez the other)

Congrats Bannister. :clap:

Kraus
04-14-2008, 07:39 PM
David DeJesus is back in the lineup tonight batting lead-off.

Coach
04-14-2008, 07:39 PM
And DeJesus is back in the lineup, leading off and playing centerfield.

Edited: Dammit Kraus! :cuss:

Deberg_1990
04-14-2008, 07:50 PM
And DeJesus is back in the lineup, leading off and playing centerfield.

Edited: Dammit Kraus! :cuss:

Hillman did mention this morning that he would experiement with a lineup of Gaithright in Left, DeJesus in Center and Teahan at first.


http://www.kansascity.com/sports/columnists/jeffrey_flanagan/story/573621.html

Kraus
04-14-2008, 07:54 PM
On a side note, Detroit is losing again. ROFL

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 07:55 PM
I'm a Royals fan. 2nd. GO MARINERS!!!!!

Nzoner
04-14-2008, 07:56 PM
On a side note, Detroit is losing again. ROFL

Unfortunately for KC that means the Twins are winning

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:01 PM
Unfortunately for KC that means the Twins are winning

It's almost worth it just to see Detroit fall on their face.

Deberg_1990
04-14-2008, 08:01 PM
Unfortunately for KC that means the Twins are winning

am i the only one whe hates the unbalanced schedules these days??

I miss the old days when you would play every team the same amount. Its almost too many games with division rivals.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:04 PM
A little pre-game video for everybody:

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Nzoner
04-14-2008, 08:05 PM
am i the only one whe hates the unbalanced schedules these days??

I miss the old days when you would play every team the same amount. Its almost too many games with division rivals.

I wouldn't mind it so much if KC could just figure out a way to beat up on the Twinks a little more.

Nzoner
04-14-2008, 08:08 PM
Well I'm off to watch the game in bed with a cinnamon roll and glass of milk and I promise if KC loses I'll never start another game thread

C'mon Zack PBJ

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:14 PM
Well, that's not a way to start a game.

Deberg_1990
04-14-2008, 08:16 PM
3 and out to start the game...Imagine that!!

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 08:17 PM
Now that's the way to start a game.

Deberg_1990
04-14-2008, 08:19 PM
Ichiro = Best singles hitter of all time


Wish we had him...Damnit Carl!!!

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 08:19 PM
Do they show every Royals game in KC? They just started it this year in Seattle. Every Mariners game, in glorious HD.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:20 PM
I think they show 144 of them, 88 in HD.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 08:20 PM
Eat poop.

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:20 PM
Sweet looking double play.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:20 PM
Double play!!!

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 08:20 PM
Sweet looking double play.

That was a slow roller that was standard. No effort needed.

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:21 PM
Do they show every Royals game in KC? They just started it this year in Seattle. Every Mariners game, in glorious HD.

If I recall correctly, 140 will be televised, and 44 of them will be HD.

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:21 PM
End of inning 1.

0-0

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 08:21 PM
3 up 3 down. Not good when you sprinkle a hit in there.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:23 PM
If I recall correctly, 140 will be televised, and 44 of them will be HD.

I just looked it up. You're right on the # of games but it is 88 in HD.

http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/03/21/fsn-kansas-city-to-carry-88-royals-games-in-hd/

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:23 PM
HOME RUN!

BUTTERBALL!

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:24 PM
Home run Billy Butler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 08:24 PM
Make that a 13 game hitting streak.

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:24 PM
I just looked it up. You're right on the # of games but it is 88 in HD.

http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/03/21/fsn-kansas-city-to-carry-88-royals-games-in-hd/

I figured I was under. I just couldn't remember if it was 44 or 88.

Deberg_1990
04-14-2008, 08:25 PM
Hell Yea!! Butler can freakin rake!!

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:27 PM
Double for Guillen.

Hopefully this road trip will get him going....

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:27 PM
Guillen doubles! Still no outs and Alex G is up.

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:28 PM
Goddamn, Gordon was awful on that apperance... :shake:

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:28 PM
Our lefties are getting their asses handed to them.

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:30 PM
OLIVO!!!!

HOME RUN!!!!

3-0 Royals!

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:30 PM
Hell yeah!!! 2-Run Homer for Olivio!!!!

Where were these bats on Friday and Saturday?

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:30 PM
Our lefties are getting their asses handed to them.

But our righties are murdering them....

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:32 PM
But our righties are murdering them....

I'll take it.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 08:34 PM
I bet Grienke can hit better than Pena

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 08:35 PM
I hope Washburn can settle down. The Royals are playing good baseball right now.

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:36 PM
One pitch, one out.

Most excellent....

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:38 PM
Damn, runner on 1st.

Another DP, please.

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:39 PM
There's that sweet looking DP I asked for.

Love it.

End of 2. Still 3-0, Royals.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:39 PM
Another double play!!! Good D by the Royals.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 08:41 PM
Alright now settle down. Don't **** with Dejesus.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:42 PM
Holy hell, Detroit came back and beat the Twins. They scored 6 in the bottom of the 8th.

Nzoner
04-14-2008, 08:42 PM
Tigers beat the Twinks and Manny just went yard in the 9th to put the BoSox ahead of the Injuns and Oakland is beating the chisoxPBJ

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:44 PM
Tigers are now ahead of the Twinks and Manny just went yard in the 9th to put the BoSox ahead of the Injuns PBJ

CWS are losing too in the bottom of the 9th.

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:45 PM
Finally, a lefty on base....

Nzoner
04-14-2008, 08:46 PM
CWS are losing too in the bottom of the 9th.

I edited,hell you'd think KC was in a pennant race

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 08:47 PM
Oops. :-O

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:47 PM
Okay, not sure I totally understand that one. Bad baserunning there.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:48 PM
CWS are losing too in the bottom of the 9th.

Spoke too soon, CWS just got the winning run to the plate.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:49 PM
I edited,hell you'd think KC was in a pennant race

How long has it been since we've been over .500 and flirting with first place in the AL Central? I'm going to enjoy every bit of it for as long as it lasts.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:51 PM
CWS lose!

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:52 PM
Shit. Runners on 2nd and 1st with no outs....

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:54 PM
Well, we need another DP.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 08:54 PM
Damn Ichiro....too fast.

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:55 PM
Goddamn, Ichrio is fast....

Mr. Flopnuts
04-14-2008, 08:55 PM
Anyone but Ichiro and that's another DP.

Jenson71
04-14-2008, 08:55 PM
Ichiro you fast little bastard

alanm
04-14-2008, 08:56 PM
How long has it been since we've been over .500 and flirting with first place in the AL Central? I'm going to enjoy every bit of it for as long as it lasts.
2003

petegz28
04-14-2008, 08:57 PM
Lead off walk comes back to haunt us. I hate that! I hate it with a passion. I don't give a shit oif the guy hits a solo jack, make him swing the ****ing bat to get on base!

Coach
04-14-2008, 08:57 PM
A rough inning for Zack, but got out of it with only minimal damage.

End of 3. 3-1, Royals.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 08:59 PM
A rough inning for Zack, but got out of it with only minimal damage.

End of 3. 3-1, Royals.

Well he did it to himself with the walk. All in all good poise cause no one is going to hold a .065 ERA for long but still. Make the guy swing the bat. Especially the lead off guy. That is what killed us last year and we have done so much better with that this year so far.

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:00 PM
Way to work the pitcher, guys. :shake:

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:00 PM
Damn man 2 pitches 2 outs.

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:01 PM
Well he did it to himself with the walk. All in all good poise cause no one is going to hold a .065 ERA for long but still. Make the guy swing the bat. Especially the lead off guy. That is what killed us last year and we have done so much better with that this year so far.

I totally agree. But it's also nice to see that Zack got out of the mess that he created himself into. The younger Zack would more than likely come apart.

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:02 PM
Damn Gordon. That was a juicy hanging curveball. Gotta drive it.....

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:06 PM
Sweet defensive play by Grudz to get Beltre out.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 09:07 PM
Grudz with a great defensive play!

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:09 PM
1-2-3 inning for Zack.

Dartgod
04-14-2008, 09:10 PM
And DeJesus is back in the lineup, leading off and playing centerfield.

Edited: Dammit Kraus! :cuss:
Heh. I don't feel a bit ****ing sorry for you.

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:11 PM
Heh. I don't feel a bit ****ing sorry for you.

Gee, I wonder why? :hmmm:

Kraus
04-14-2008, 09:14 PM
Why the hell can't Buck at least take a pitch?

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:17 PM
Why the hell can't Buck at least take a pitch?

Becuase of the fact that he just sucks?

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:19 PM
Runners on 2nd and 1st, with 2 outs. Come on Grudz, make it happen....

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:20 PM
Ooooo, that has to hurt....

Hit him right on the triceps.

Dartgod
04-14-2008, 09:20 PM
Hit him. Bases loaded for Teahan

Dartgod
04-14-2008, 09:20 PM
Ooooo, that has to hurt....

Hit him right on the triceps.
I wonder if you could hear him yell "****" in the upper deck?

Kraus
04-14-2008, 09:21 PM
Come'on Teahen! EDIT: DAMMIT.

Dartgod
04-14-2008, 09:21 PM
Damn...

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:22 PM
Jesus F'ing Christ. It's called "Situational hitting" guys.

Left 3 men on base....

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:24 PM
Sit your ass down, Sexton!

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:28 PM
1-2-3 inning for Zack.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:28 PM
Zack looks so much better this year. Color me happy with our pitching coach.

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:32 PM
Terrible call ump!

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:40 PM
Ichiro is pissing me off....

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:43 PM
LOL!

Double Play!

Kraus
04-14-2008, 09:43 PM
That was great.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:43 PM
Sweet.

Nzoner
04-14-2008, 09:44 PM
Okay how about a run or two

DJJasonp
04-14-2008, 09:45 PM
Please....for the crowd who cant watch....what the hell just happened:???:

Last Play: J. Lopez flied into double play center to third to first, I. Suzuki out at first

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:46 PM
Good start. Olivo gets a bloop single.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:46 PM
Olivo with a good night at the plate.

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:47 PM
Please....for the crowd who cant watch....what the hell just happened:???:

Last Play: J. Lopez flied into double play center to third to first, I. Suzuki out at first

Lopez hit a ball right at center. At first, it looked like DeJesus wouldn't get it, but somehow caught it (easy run down actually) and Ichiro assumed that DeJesus wouldn't get it, or it was a failed hit-and-run where Ichiro was running towards third when DeJesus caught it.

Just threw it to Grudz, and Grudz tossed it to Butler, who tagged first base, and Ichiro was out.

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:48 PM
Buck walked. Olivo moves to 2nd.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:48 PM
Ok good plate appearance Buck. Lay down the bunt TPJ!

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:49 PM
the camera work sucks!

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:49 PM
Pena can't bunt worth a shit. :shake:

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:50 PM
Jesus Chirst Pena ...get the ****ing bunt down!

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:50 PM
Well, f**k me running. A soft liner to RF for a base hit.

The bases are clogged now.....

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:50 PM
Ok well way to make up for it you little bitch....lol

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:51 PM
Ok DD just get the ball in the air!!!

DeezNutz
04-14-2008, 09:51 PM
How can a player with no power NOT be able to bunt? Absolute joke.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 09:51 PM
Let's do this. Put the game away now.

Deberg_1990
04-14-2008, 09:51 PM
Tony Pena Jr. batting .062

Is that even possible???

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:52 PM
Tony Pena Jr. batting .062

Is that even possible???

Obviously :)

banyon
04-14-2008, 09:53 PM
Bases loaded biatches.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:53 PM
Ok wtf is it with guys and the hyphenated last name?

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:54 PM
great job DD!

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:54 PM
Sac fly for DeJesus. Olivo scores. Buck and Pena hold at 2nd and 1st.

4-1, Royals.

DeezNutz
04-14-2008, 09:55 PM
Gathright could have done that.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:56 PM
Gathright could have done that.

:LOL:

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:57 PM
OUCH!

Coach
04-14-2008, 09:57 PM
Damn, Grudz is taking a beating with the baseball today.....

Kraus
04-14-2008, 09:57 PM
Poor Grudz...

petegz28
04-14-2008, 09:58 PM
meh...hard to get mad at grudz

Kraus
04-14-2008, 09:59 PM
The guy is getting beat up tonight. I can't blame him.

Hopefully Hillman will give him a day off tomorrow to heal up. He is going to have some good bruises.

Teahen on the other hand has had two opportunities to drive in some runs....

DJJasonp
04-14-2008, 10:00 PM
Lopez hit a ball right at center. At first, it looked like DeJesus wouldn't get it, but somehow caught it (easy run down actually) and Ichiro assumed that DeJesus wouldn't get it, or it was a failed hit-and-run where Ichiro was running towards third when DeJesus caught it.

Just threw it to Grudz, and Grudz tossed it to Butler, who tagged first base, and Ichiro was out.

Gracias!

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:00 PM
Terrible. Should had just let that pitch go.... :shake:

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:00 PM
WTF are you swinging on 3-0 for Teahen????? DAMN IT!

DeezNutz
04-14-2008, 10:02 PM
ehh. He hit the ball hard. Stuff happens. I sure wish the Royals could find a SS that was as good a player as Grudz is a 2B.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 10:03 PM
ehh. He hit the ball hard. Stuff happens. I sure wish the Royals could find a SS that was as good a player as Grudz is a 2B.

I was hoping Callaspo would replace him, but that still isn't the answer for SS.

DeezNutz
04-14-2008, 10:04 PM
Nasty inside. Love it.

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:05 PM
Sit your ass down!

DeezNutz
04-14-2008, 10:05 PM
I was hoping Callaspo would replace him, but that still isn't the answer for SS.

Agreed. Greinke freakin dealing.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 10:05 PM
Another 1-2-3 inning for Greinke.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:05 PM
NAAAAAAAAASSSSSSTTTTYYYYYYY!!!!!

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:06 PM
The guy is getting beat up tonight. I can't blame him.

Hopefully Hillman will give him a day off tomorrow to heal up. He is going to have some good bruises.

Teahen on the other hand has had two opportunities to drive in some runs....

Na he had yesterday off, he will play until Sunday again probably. We have next Monday off so it would be a 2 day break for him.

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:12 PM
That was clearly ball 4 to Gullien.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:13 PM
That was clearly ball 4 to Gullien.

I don't know, this ump has had a pretty big zone tonight.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:16 PM
great hit Buck!

Kraus
04-14-2008, 10:16 PM
5-1 Royals!

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:17 PM
5-1 Royals as Buck singled, and Gordon scores.

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:17 PM
I don't know, this ump has had a pretty big zone tonight.

Some cases, it's a 6"x6" and others are 2"x2"

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:18 PM
And naturally, Pena ends the inning.

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:22 PM
Sit your ass down Wilkerson!

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:24 PM
Teahen just saved your ass there, Zack. Better buy him some beer.

What a hell of a catch!

Kraus
04-14-2008, 10:25 PM
Teahen robs the Mariners of a home run!

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:25 PM
WOW! Nice snag Teahen!

Bowser
04-14-2008, 10:25 PM
Grienke should have Teahan's baby.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 10:25 PM
**** yeah Teahan

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 10:26 PM
Grienke should let Teahan screw his gf.

FYP

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:26 PM
Emil Brown never makes that catch, I say.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:28 PM
Sheesh we are going to see the entire Seattle pen tonight

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:28 PM
Emil Brown never makes that catch, I say.

Shit, no. He'd pull a Canseco

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:29 PM
Man one mroe mother ****er throws at Grudz and I'm on a plane!

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:30 PM
Grudz swings at ball 4.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:31 PM
all right guys, 3 more outs is all we need.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 10:32 PM
This will be great if we can get two complete games in a row from our starters. Domination.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:33 PM
This will be great if we can get two complete games in a row from our starters. Domination.

Zack will be on a very short leash I am sure.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 10:34 PM
Ichiro is down.... 2 more to go.

Pitt Gorilla
04-14-2008, 10:35 PM
So close.

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:35 PM
Grab some pine, bitch!

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:35 PM
sit down bitch!

Kraus
04-14-2008, 10:35 PM
K for Greinke with a 95 mph fastball. 2 down...one to go.

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:36 PM
Come on Zack.....

Get this clown!

ChiTown
04-14-2008, 10:36 PM
YES!

Greinke is a fuggin man!

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:36 PM
Ball game.

Royals win! Royals win! Royals win! Hey hey!

Nzoner
04-14-2008, 10:37 PM
SWEET I'm 1-0 PBJ

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:37 PM
**** yeah! KC Royals up in this mother ****er biatch!!!!!

Kraus
04-14-2008, 10:37 PM
Game over!!! Royals Victory Rep for everybody!!! :)

Pitt Gorilla
04-14-2008, 10:37 PM
Back 2 back.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 10:37 PM
Back to Back CG's, ****in a

Nzoner
04-14-2008, 10:38 PM
Back 2 back.

complete games and 2 pitchers at 3-0

Valiant
04-14-2008, 10:38 PM
Amazing game.. two nights in a row..

Man I would be so stoked if this kept up all year.. Been to 3 games this year, and seen another 5-6 on TV, great for me so far..

Still remember the 85 series even though I was only 7...

Joe Seahawk
04-14-2008, 10:38 PM
Impressive game by Grienke.. I had never even heard of ther dude before tonight.. He looks good.. *ucker!

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 10:38 PM
It is really nice to see some damn fine pitching for the royals, its been a long time

Dylan
04-14-2008, 10:39 PM
Zack is such good pitcher... And he's only 24.

Why did the Royals sign him to a 1 yr deal? I can't believe his salary is $1.4 million.

I read his bio after he pitched 8 scoreless innings against the Yankees -- I'm glad he's doing well.

He needs to win 20 games and he'll find himself smack in the middle of a bidding war.

Royals are letting pitch 9 innings?

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 10:39 PM
The manager is not afraid to let the guys pitch over 6 innings

Valiant
04-14-2008, 10:40 PM
Man, he is a good player.. But he is crazy... This interview is brutal...

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:41 PM
The manager is not afraid to let the guys pitch over 6 innings

Bell would of pulled him at 7.

Jenson71
04-14-2008, 10:41 PM
Man, he is a good player.. But he is crazy... This interview is brutal...

He's really shy. And maybe a little mentally slow.

But HE SURE CAN PITCH!!! :clap:

Nzoner
04-14-2008, 10:41 PM
Just said on radio first time b2b complete games for KC in 8 years

Bowser
04-14-2008, 10:42 PM
Man, he is a good player.. But he is crazy... This interview is brutal...

Zack needs to not give live interviews. LMAO

Joe Seahawk
04-14-2008, 10:42 PM
The manager is not afraid to let the guys pitch over 6 innings

If i'm not mistaken he was only slightly over 100 pitches.. He had a couple innings with single digit pitches.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 10:42 PM
If i'm not mistaken he was only slightly over 100 pitches.. He had a couple innings with single digit pitches.

Pitched a hell of a game and has over powering stuff, just being smart with it and letting his fielders do the job/

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 10:43 PM
Bell would of pulled him at 7.

I'm so glad he is gone

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:43 PM
I like this Hillman's style. He makes sensible lineup changes when he does tweak the lineup. Like Olivo as DH, Butler at 1st. Bell was as bad as Boone when it came to constantly ****ing with the starting lineup.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 10:43 PM
I'm so glad he is gone

Amen to that.

ChiTown
04-14-2008, 10:43 PM
If i'm not mistaken he was only slightly over 100 pitches.. He had a couple innings with single digit pitches.

107 pitches - same as he had last game.

ChiTown
04-14-2008, 10:46 PM
Speaking of Zach reaching 95 mph in the 9th, here's a story going the opposite direction. This is why I love baseball so much......

Fascinating accounts, stories, and even myths about how fast - or not so fast - a pitch has gone are common in the annals of the game. One such account allegedly took place during a Spring Training game in 1968. A rookie catcher named Johnny Bench was behind the plate and eight-year veteran Jim Maloney was on the mound. Bench continuously called for breaking balls and Maloney continuously shook him off. Frustrated, the two met at the mound where Bench bluntly said, "Your fastball's not popping." Maloney, also blunt, replied, "%*$@ you." The rookie returned to his position behind the plate and called for a curve, only to be shaken off again. Bench gave in to the veteran (who had recently strung together four consecutive seasons with 200+ strikeouts) and signaled for a fastball. Maloney delivered. Before the pitch reached the plate Bench dropped his glove and caught the ball bare-handed - or so the story goes.ROFL

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:49 PM
I'm so glad he is gone

Hear hear!

Pitt Gorilla
04-14-2008, 10:50 PM
Zack is such good pitcher... And he's only 24.

Why did the Royals sign him to a 1 yr deal? I can't believe his salary is $1.4 million.

I read his bio after he pitched 8 scoreless innings against the Yankees -- I'm glad he's doing well.

He needs to win 20 games and he'll find himself smack in the middle of a bidding war.

Royals are letting pitch 9 innings?Um, bidding war with whom? The Royals have him for 3-4 more years without worry.

Deberg_1990
04-14-2008, 10:50 PM
SO far Dayton looks like he made another genious move with his hand picked Managerial choice of Hillman.


I mean....Trey Hillman??? INcredible.

Coach
04-14-2008, 10:51 PM
To put things in perspective...

Last year, in 162 games, the Royals starting pitchers has tossed only two complete games.

This year, in only 13 games, the Royals starting pitches already has tossed two complete games.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 10:53 PM
The whole team looks like a MLB team and not an insecure minor league team that has no clue wtf is going on

The team is definetly heading in the right direction, so far so good.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 10:53 PM
I like this Hillman's style. He makes sensible lineup changes when he does tweak the lineup. Like Olivo as DH, Butler at 1st. Bell was as bad as Boone when it came to constantly ****ing with the starting lineup.

He's being smart about things, something we have lacked at the manager position in many years

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:53 PM
SO far Dayton looks like he made another genious move with his hand picked Managerial choice of Hillman.


I mean....Trey Hillman??? INcredible.

The man puts off a winning vibe. He has won everywhere he ahs been, he expects to win and he expects his players to expect to win every game.

Gobble said it best the other night when he said "this year I feel like we are playing for now and not next year or the year after that..."

Tht attitude started the day Moore walked through the door. It is amazing what a few wins in April can do to point out how bad the previous guy was. Although I supported Bell until about 2 months in last year then I got fed up.

Deberg_1990
04-14-2008, 10:55 PM
Although I supported Bell until about 2 months in last year then I got fed up.

Seriously?? I honestly knew the moment the Royals hired him it would be a disaster.

Not all his fault....but damn, hes done nothing but lose everywhere hes been

Wa-Z
04-14-2008, 10:55 PM
Who's Olivo? He's been awesome...

petegz28
04-14-2008, 10:56 PM
He's being smart about things, something we have lacked at the manager position in many years

He plays old school baseball and I love it. Sandlot style even. Bunts, baserunning, pitching to contact, solid defense. And we are playing THE MOST fundamentaly sound baseball I think I have seen us play since the 80's. SERIOUSLY!

thurman merman
04-14-2008, 11:02 PM
bannister = 3-0, 0.86 ERA
greinke = 3-0, 0.75 ERA

this is incredible.

petegz28
04-14-2008, 11:05 PM
bannister = 3-0, 0.86 ERA
greinke = 3-0, 0.75 ERA

this is incredible.

Tomko can't be far behind.

ChiTown
04-14-2008, 11:09 PM
In our 8 wins thus far, we are averaging about 4.4 runs and giving up ONLY 0.8 runs per game. Amazing. In our 5 losses, we are averaging 1.6 runs and giving up 4.6 runs per game.

The point? We don't have to score a lot to be in most of these games. We just need to be efficient and effective on the base paths and opportunistic as possible at the plate (move base runners, swing at good pitches, take advtg of RISP with 1 out, etc.). Our discipline on the field (along with great pitching) has allowed us to be a player in the month of April, instead of talking about next season 13 games into the year.

I REALLY like what Hillman has done thus far. It's early, but he's certainly shown what he is capable of as a Manager.

Kraus
04-14-2008, 11:10 PM
Tomko can't be far behind.

Tomko has an ERA of 2.08

beer bacon
04-14-2008, 11:10 PM
Tomko can't be far behind.

Tomko: 1-1 2.08 ERA

petegz28
04-14-2008, 11:11 PM
Tomko has an ERA of 2.08

I'll take it! Considering his one loss was a 2-0 shutout where our O let him down.

Dylan
04-14-2008, 11:11 PM
Um, bidding war with whom? The Royals have him for 3-4 more years without worry.

I know this isn't football -- I could be reading this article wrong - i'm serious...

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/story/480767.html

can someone please help me read this... lol

thurman merman
04-14-2008, 11:15 PM
The point? We don't have to score a lot to be in most of these games.


unless meche is pitching.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 11:32 PM
He plays old school baseball and I love it. Sandlot style even. Bunts, baserunning, pitching to contact, solid defense. And we are playing THE MOST fundamentaly sound baseball I think I have seen us play since the 80's. SERIOUSLY!
It is excellent to watch and that is the way the Royals will win. By pitching, good defense and timely hitting. They wont overpower anyone but i think that will eventually happen with Gordon and Butler on O. I love the quiet confidence that Hillman has and the team feels it.

Reaper16
04-14-2008, 11:41 PM
Impressive game by Grienke.. I had never even heard of ther dude before tonight.. He looks good.. *ucker!
That's like someone not hearing of Felix Hernandez until he made a start against their team. Zack was the number 1 pitching prospect in the minors before he was called up in 2004; the vast majority of baseball fans that even casually follow the minor leagues knew about Zack for a long time.

Sure-Oz
04-14-2008, 11:46 PM
That's like someone not hearing of Felix Hernandez until he made a start against their team. Zack was the number 1 pitching prospect in the minors before he was called up in 2004; the vast majority of baseball fans that even casually follow the minor leagues knew about Zack for a long time.

There was some stuff said by Lefebre(sp?) saying that Greinke tried to model his MLB to Maddox and Glavine and niblle and not use his "stuff". Saying how Riske helped change him last year and tell him to use that 95 mph fastball and stop ****ing around

Reaper16
04-14-2008, 11:58 PM
There was some stuff said by Lefebre(sp?) saying that Greinke tried to model his MLB to Maddox and Glavine and niblle and not use his "stuff". Saying how Riske helped change him last year and tell him to use that 95 mph fastball and stop ****ing around
The results speak for themselves.

Joe Seahawk
04-15-2008, 12:07 AM
That's like someone not hearing of Felix Hernandez until he made a start against their team. Zack was the number 1 pitching prospect in the minors before he was called up in 2004; the vast majority of baseball fans that even casually follow the minor leagues knew about Zack for a long time.

Yep, I understand..

I don't follow baseball much anymore, at least outside of the mariners.

That dude could win the CY young this year ..

Pitt Gorilla
04-15-2008, 12:13 AM
I know this isn't football -- I could be reading this article wrong - i'm serious...

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/story/480767.html

can someone please help me read this... lolNot to worry, although my numbers weren't quite right. We have Teahen and Greinke under our control for this year plus another two. THEN, they will be FAs.

chiefsfan987
04-15-2008, 02:01 AM
First game I've been to and saw the Royals win in person in forever. Grienke looked amazing and Teahen's catch wasn't too shabby either. In fact the game went so well that I even heard a faint "Lets go Royals" chant. Of course some of that had to do with the fact nobody was there tonight. Too damn cold for baseball.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-15-2008, 02:14 AM
Good win for the Royals tonight. Hopefully the Mariners can bounce back.