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Deberg_1990
04-16-2008, 08:11 PM
Lets see if i can help Meche get back on track tonight!!

CoMoChief
04-16-2008, 08:13 PM
Meche has been pitching like shit.

Coach
04-16-2008, 08:19 PM
1-0 Royals. Should had been 2-0, but Gathright got picked off at 1st.

Coach
04-16-2008, 08:26 PM
2-0 now.

Coach
04-16-2008, 08:27 PM
That's the end of the top of the inning. Weaver has tossed 30+ pitches already.

Kraus
04-16-2008, 08:29 PM
Well, Meche is getting some run support. Time for him to do his part.

Coach
04-16-2008, 08:35 PM
Wow. Great effort/hustle by Olivo to get that ball and force a double play.

Inning over.

Adept Havelock
04-16-2008, 08:44 PM
Damn, looks like Gathright hurt his leg. Hopefully, nothing serious.

Coach
04-16-2008, 08:45 PM
And I hate Weaver. F**ker always want to throw pickoff attempts that it actually makes the game drag out even longer.

SPchief
04-16-2008, 08:46 PM
NICE

Coach
04-16-2008, 08:46 PM
3-0 now as Weaver can't catch the ball from the first baseman to get Grudz out.

Runners on 1st, 2 outs.

Adept Havelock
04-16-2008, 08:46 PM
LMAO

3-0

SPchief
04-16-2008, 08:47 PM
Even if he catches it, I think Grudz would have beat him.

Coach
04-16-2008, 08:47 PM
PITCH, BITCH! Grudz isn't going anywhere. He ain't Joey Gathright.

Adept Havelock
04-16-2008, 08:49 PM
49 pitches in the second. How long can Weaver go? Heh...

Deberg_1990
04-16-2008, 08:50 PM
OK..Meche BETTER win tonight. Hes been spotted 3 runs

Kraus
04-16-2008, 08:50 PM
This is great. Weaver is f***ed.

Coach
04-16-2008, 08:51 PM
And that is a flyout. Mid 2nd. 3-0, Good guys.

Fish
04-16-2008, 08:51 PM
I'm waiting for Weaver's arm to fall off and wobble through the air like a bat slipping out of someone's hand....

SithCeNtZ
04-16-2008, 08:54 PM
The big downside to this team is that offensively when we hit a mistake pitch it is always a single. 7 hits in 2 innings and we only have 3 runs. That isn't very efficient.

Dylan
04-16-2008, 08:55 PM
Breaking News

Yankee Stadium: Red Socks 9 Yankees 11 Bottom of the 8th, Abreu up... A-Rod on deck

:D

petegz28
04-16-2008, 08:56 PM
Meche is pitching scared

Adept Havelock
04-16-2008, 08:57 PM
Breaking News

Yankee Stadium: Red Socks 9 Yankees 11 Bottom of the 8th, Abreu up... A-Rod on deck

:D

With all due respect, GTFO! :cuss: :p

petegz28
04-16-2008, 08:59 PM
How about Gullien and Gordon for back-back jacks?

Kraus
04-16-2008, 09:02 PM
Breaking News

Yankee Stadium: Red Socks 9 Yankees 11 Bottom of the 8th, Abreu up... A-Rod on deck

:D

Nobody here cares. BE-GONE!!!

Molitoth
04-16-2008, 09:05 PM
wow how many times can the royals get thrown out on shitty base running?

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 09:07 PM
i don't think it is shitty base running they are just being super aggressive because they don't have any power

Dylan
04-16-2008, 09:08 PM
With all due respect, GTFO! :cuss: :p

Thanks for the option.

Yankees 15 Socks 9 that was quick... :D

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:09 PM
he made them make a good play and they did. So far outside of the pick-off that is the only good play they have made.

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:09 PM
Breaking News

Yankee Stadium: Red Socks 9 Yankees 11 Bottom of the 8th, Abreu up... A-Rod on deck

:D

Series Scoreboard

Royals - 2
Yanks - 1

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:09 PM
Great catch by Teahen.

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 09:12 PM
this is a snack attack!

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:20 PM
Sit your ass down, Matthews.

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:21 PM
Over the shoulder basket catch by Grudz. What a tough catch....

Molitoth
04-16-2008, 09:23 PM
eh, I'm watching on gameday since I'm out of town on business.

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:26 PM
Goddammit.

Angels score 2.

3-2 now.

SPchief
04-16-2008, 09:26 PM
Shit. That was a great hit by him

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:27 PM
Shit. That was a great hit by him

Yeah, a tough one. It wasn't a bad pitch by Meche, just sometimes the pitcher wins, and sometimes the batter wins.

Looks like the batter won this time.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:32 PM
man that was BS

Adept Havelock
04-16-2008, 09:32 PM
Run out the pop-up!! :cuss:

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:32 PM
Looks like Butler is gonna get his ass chewed by Hillman. Run it the **** out, even if it's a foul ball.

Deberg_1990
04-16-2008, 09:32 PM
God...if Meche loses this game....move him to our #5 pitcher...

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 09:32 PM
What a stupid ass play...that's what he gets for not running.

KcMizzou
04-16-2008, 09:32 PM
Ah, Butler... WTF.

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 09:33 PM
Funny how an apparent mistake pays off huge for the Angels.

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 09:34 PM
Grudz wasn't running either...so if he was running and the dude caught the ball he would've been out right?

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 09:34 PM
Lol wow...nice play then!!

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:35 PM
Grudz wasn't running either...so if he was running and the dude caught the ball he would've been out right?

Grudz had to hang cause it was 1 out so yes he would of been out but Butler would of been on

KcMizzou
04-16-2008, 09:35 PM
God...if Meche loses this game....move him to our #5 pitcher...Eh, I think Meche has looked pretty good tonight. So far, anyway.

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 09:35 PM
man if that would have rolled foul that would have been huge

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:36 PM
**** you MECHE! Lead off walk is such BS.

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 09:36 PM
nice catch!

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:38 PM
Meche always gets guys 0-2 and then falls off

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:39 PM
Jesus, Gil is losing it....

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 09:39 PM
angels are a good hitting team

Fish
04-16-2008, 09:39 PM
Meche getting lit up now.... what's his deal?

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:40 PM
Meche always gets guys 0-2 and then falls off

That's his problem. Once he gets that 0-2 count, he just gets too cute on his off-speed pitches and all.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:43 PM
Great now the ump is ****ing us

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:45 PM
Nice job on running him down.

2 down.

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 09:46 PM
i would say intentionally walk vlad but he will probably swing and hit it out to right

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:46 PM
0-2...now go after him damn it!

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:47 PM
And the Royals get out of the jam without any damage (thankfully).

Fish
04-16-2008, 09:47 PM
Whhheeeeehhhhh...

SPchief
04-16-2008, 09:47 PM
Nice job getting out of the jam.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:47 PM
Bannister and Grienke are doing so good cause they are not afraid to pitch to contact. Meche seems to me to be trying to strike everyone out.

KcMizzou
04-16-2008, 09:47 PM
Settle down, fools.

GJ Meche. :p

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 09:47 PM
on that cavilear commercial there is actually only 10 years apart of those actors

Deberg_1990
04-16-2008, 09:48 PM
Bannister and Grienke are doing so good cause they are not afraid to pitch to contact. Meche seems to me to be trying to strike everyone out.

There u go.

Trust your fielders.

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:49 PM
Ripped it foul.

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:50 PM
Smoked it to left field for a stand-up double!

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:50 PM
Ok, great way to lead off the inning.

KcMizzou
04-16-2008, 09:50 PM
Right on... lets get some added run support.

Adept Havelock
04-16-2008, 09:50 PM
Gullien with a double. Think I'll join him...where's my bottle?

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:52 PM
Why do you swing on 3-0 against this guy?

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:52 PM
Damn, that Kotchman is pissing me off....

Nice stab by the way.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:52 PM
Rotten hitting luck for Gordon.

Adept Havelock
04-16-2008, 09:52 PM
Nice defense...damnit.

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:53 PM
Way to work the pitcher Olivo. :shake:

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:54 PM
I hope Pena hits a triple now

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:54 PM
In fact I'd almost send up Callespo

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:55 PM
you have to take it personal when Gload gets the intentional cause they would rather pitch to you

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:57 PM
And the leadoff double goes to waste....

F**k

SPchief
04-16-2008, 09:57 PM
Damn you TPJ

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:57 PM
wasted

Chief Chief
04-16-2008, 09:58 PM
Earlier in the broadcast, Paul Splittorf was talking about how the Angels are tough to strike out, making the remark: "They're a contact hitting team."

WTF??!?!!

Would anyone care to elaborate on how you can get a hit without making contact?

kcchiefsus
04-16-2008, 09:58 PM
God Damnit. Way to waste a ****ing lead off double.

Adept Havelock
04-16-2008, 09:59 PM
Earlier in the broadcast, Paul Splittorf was talking about how the Angels are tough to strike out, making the remark: "They're a contact hitting team."

WTF??!?!!

Would anyone care to elaborate on how you can get a hit without making contact?

Just think of it as Splittorf's version of a Maddenism.

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:59 PM
What a great play by Gload.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 09:59 PM
**** yea GLOAD!

SPchief
04-16-2008, 10:00 PM
Ross ****ing Gload!!!

Fish
04-16-2008, 10:00 PM
Wow..... Gload showing up Kotchman........

Chief Chief
04-16-2008, 10:00 PM
If Split's gonna throw around Maddenisms, he should be required to preface them with words such as "Boom!", "Pow!", etc.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:01 PM
dont walk him meche!

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:02 PM
God damn it quit walking people! Meche is trying to be too fine. Just throw strikes damn it.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:04 PM
Here we go again

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 10:05 PM
k i'm tryin to get into this baseball thing...how many walks is bad?

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:05 PM
Great...2nd walk of the inning

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:06 PM
Damn Meche throw a ****ing strike already!

Adept Havelock
04-16-2008, 10:06 PM
Can it please be bullpen time now?

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:06 PM
And got out another jam.

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:07 PM
How much mill do we pay him to walk? wtf meche

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Jesus Christ.....Meche better get his head out of his ass cause I know he has better stuff than what we have seen so far.

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:07 PM
k i'm tryin to get into this baseball thing...how many walks is bad?

Any walk is bad. It can come back and bite you in the ass.

Fish
04-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Meche just being overdramatic........

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:08 PM
avging almost 4 walks a game, way too much

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:09 PM
I just assume see Nunez in the 7th. If we are going to blow the game might as well say it was to a young kid pitcher and not your alleged ace of your staff.

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:10 PM
Meche was lucky to get away with 2 runs this game, we really shouldnt push it. He has around 100 pitches now

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 10:12 PM
Any walk is bad. It can come back and bite you in the ass.

It's not smart to walk maybe good hitters?

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:12 PM
It's not smart to walk maybe good hitters?

Depends on a certain situation but overall, make them put it in play

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:13 PM
It's not smart to walk maybe good hitters?

Not when it is the tying or go-ahead run. You have 7 guys behind you and the lead. DONT ****ING WALK ANYONE!

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:15 PM
It's not smart to walk maybe good hitters?

As Sure-Oz mentioned, it depends on the situation. If there is nobody on, and 1 out, in the 7th, and roided up Barry Bonds in his prime, and my team is up by one, I'd IBB him.

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 10:15 PM
the walks are alright. you can't throw the ball down the middle or it will end up in the stands

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:16 PM
As Sure-Oz mentioned, it depends on the situation. If there is nobody on, and 1 out, in the 7th, and roided up Barry Bonds in his prime, and my team is up by one, I'd IBB him.

I would never intentionally put the tying or lead run on base. You are swinging the bat and may the best man win.

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:18 PM
Come on Billy, bust this loose!

Adept Havelock
04-16-2008, 10:18 PM
OK Billy, f*** the song, time to be a hero.

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:19 PM
I would never intentionally put the tying or lead run on base. You are swinging the bat and may the best man win.

Again, it really depends on the situation. Sometimes you have to take the chance of walking him. I wouldn't want to take the chance of Bonds getting a double or a solo home run.

It's a double edged sword.

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:19 PM
Terrible call there ump. That was below the knees.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:19 PM
Ump just ****ed Butler

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:20 PM
Why the **** are we running????

Goddammit!

SPchief
04-16-2008, 10:20 PM
Gathright needs to stop trying to steal 3rd with butler up there.

kcchiefsus
04-16-2008, 10:21 PM
Damnit Gathright you ****ing idiot.

markk
04-16-2008, 10:21 PM
i don't really fault them, that wasn't a terrible situation to run in. but when gathright goes to third with two outs the question is still why, when he could score on most base hits. if he picks up something then ok, but... doesn't seem to be high percentage base for him so far this year

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:21 PM
Mother ****ers

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:21 PM
what a wasted inning

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:22 PM
Terrible decision to steal 3rd, especially with one out, and with Butler and Guillen up....

Jimney Christmas....

kcchiefsus
04-16-2008, 10:22 PM
Horrible!!! These batters need to pull their heads out of their asses.

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:22 PM
This UMP has butt ****ed meche but helps the angels with strikes, ****ing annoying

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:23 PM
I'm not mad about the steal but he needs to learn to slide head first. I know it's debatable but I always feel in this close situatuons head first is a split second faster

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:23 PM
This UMP has butt ****ed meche but helps the angels with strikes, ****ing annoying

This is the same crew we had in Seattle.

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 10:23 PM
i am willing to bet gathright leads the majors in trying to steal third. this isn't the 80's. Let your bat bring in the runs. I kind of hope they lose by 1 right now so you can say you lost this game with metal mistakes, but go royals

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:24 PM
This team seriously lacks power, i really hope that Gordon and Butler can develop 25-30+ hr within the next year

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:24 PM
This is the same crew we had in Seattle.

they must have a west coast bias, stupid bitches

markk
04-16-2008, 10:25 PM
I'm not mad about the steal but he needs to learn to slide head first. I know it's debatable but I always feel in this close situatuons head first is a split second faster

it's been studied and i've never seen it determined that headfirst was faster

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:25 PM
Sit your ass down!

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:26 PM
Nice Ramirezz

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 10:27 PM
I always liked sliding headfirst because you can manouver your arms easier if you need to avoid a tag, but you can stand up and run to the next base on an errant throw feet first. I like when guys go in feet first when i was tagging because it gave me a bigger target to tag. This is just some of my opinions

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:27 PM
it's been studied and i've never seen it determined that headfirst was faster

A foot first slid requires the complete reversal of your body while trying to maintain momentum. You are alreay leaning forward so if you are going to slide just stick your arms out and dive. It's my opinion. It is wht I did and I ws a Gathright type player. All speed little power.

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:27 PM
I hate chone fignewtons

0-2 strike the ****er OUT!

Jenson71
04-16-2008, 10:30 PM
Cmon dammit buckle down!

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:30 PM
*sigh*

Come on, I'd like a inning ending double play, please.

kcchiefsus
04-16-2008, 10:32 PM
Games probably over. I have no faith in our batters to get the lead back once we lose it.

ChiTown
04-16-2008, 10:32 PM
Games probably over. I have no faith in our batters to get the lead back once we lose it.

:spock:

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 10:33 PM
What's counted as an error?

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:34 PM
O Jesus Christ this ump sucks!

SPchief
04-16-2008, 10:34 PM
Very close

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:35 PM
What's counted as an error?

An error is the act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or baserunner to reach one or more additional bases, when such an advance should have been prevented given ordinary effort by the fielder. It is also an error when a fielder muffs a foul fly to prolong the time at bat of a batter, whether the batter subsequently reaches first base or is put out.

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:35 PM
Well, at least we got him out.

One more.....

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:36 PM
C'mon gobble get your man out

alnorth
04-16-2008, 10:36 PM
A foot first slid requires the complete reversal of your body while trying to maintain momentum. You are alreay leaning forward so if you are going to slide just stick your arms out and dive. It's my opinion. It is wht I did and I ws a Gathright type player. All speed little power.

I believe your probably right, but many studies have shown that if there is a difference, it is very slight. IMO, unless its the playoffs where there is no tomorrow, I'd prefer players to slide feet-first to avoid injury.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:37 PM
I believe your probably right, but many studies have shown that if there is a difference, it is very slight. IMO, unless its the playoffs where there is no tomorrow, I'd prefer players to slide feet-first to avoid injury.

I am saying if you are going to be a base stealer you better learn to slide head first. Just my opinion.

alnorth
04-16-2008, 10:38 PM
C'mon gobble get your man out

Not a problem. He may be reduced to just a LOOGY, but he is damned good in that limited role.

Fish
04-16-2008, 10:39 PM
Good timing with Gobble...

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:39 PM
0-2 now...

Get this clown!

alnorth
04-16-2008, 10:39 PM
I am saying if you are going to be a base stealer you better learn to slide head first. Just my opinion.

Well, it is kinda hard to steal from the DL.

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:40 PM
Yes!

Inning over!

SPchief
04-16-2008, 10:40 PM
Nice job Gobble

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:40 PM
Nice job Gobble!

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 10:40 PM
Damn...good thing we came out of that without giving up a run...

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:40 PM
He gobbled him up with that ground ball

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:40 PM
Well, it is kinda hard to steal from the DL.

Yeah did you see Gathright twink his ankle on his feet first slide earlier? ROFL


You can injur yourself on any type of slide.

Jenson71
04-16-2008, 10:41 PM
insurance please

Fish
04-16-2008, 10:41 PM
Wow.... 2 LOB every damn inning seems like...

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 10:41 PM
able to jimmy his way out of that jam

alnorth
04-16-2008, 10:46 PM
Yeah did you see Gathright twink his ankle on his feet first slide earlier? ROFL


You can injur yourself on any type of slide.

You can also injur yourself by getting out of bed awkwardly, but no one is going to argue that waking up is more dangerous than being a prize fighter in a middleweight boxing match.

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 10:46 PM
Olivo with a solid double

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:46 PM
Way to keep the pressue on Olivo. Nice poke.

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 10:47 PM
Keep TPJ in there we are interviewing TPJ for next year

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 10:47 PM
what's the strategy there?

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 10:48 PM
oh..pena is up..i get it :D

SPchief
04-16-2008, 10:48 PM
Make them pay TPJ

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:48 PM
You can also injur yourself by getting out of bed awkwardly, but no one is going to argue that waking up is more dangerous than being a prize fighter in a middleweight boxing match.

:deevee:

kcchiefsus
04-16-2008, 10:48 PM
LMAO. I love seeing Pena insulted by Gload being intentionally walked his last 2 at bats.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:48 PM
Another bullshit call by the ump

Fish
04-16-2008, 10:48 PM
.122 Pena............ word.......

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 10:48 PM
what's the strategy there?

Tony pena is an aweful hitter so they are trying to hit to him, but the bad thing is he gets to bat. I agree with walking to get to TPJ here but earlier if you can get gload then you get tony pena coming up first which is an automatic out

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 10:50 PM
i would rather go after gload, gload doesn't scare anyone than you got an automatic out coming up the next inning

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 10:50 PM
oops :D

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:52 PM
Jesus F**king Christ Pena.

You f**king suck!

petegz28
04-16-2008, 10:53 PM
OMG what a terrible at bat

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 10:53 PM
oh what a bad swing...

Fish
04-16-2008, 10:53 PM
Atta boy TPJ.... just slide the bat on out there......

SPchief
04-16-2008, 10:53 PM
That was only four ****ing feet off of the ****ing plate

chiefbowe82
04-16-2008, 10:53 PM
atta boy pena

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 10:54 PM
someone needs to buy volume 3 of tom emaski's guide to baseball

Coach
04-16-2008, 10:58 PM
Atta boy! 2 down.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:01 PM
ok, throw strikes

Coach
04-16-2008, 11:02 PM
1-2-3 inning.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:02 PM
Great job Nunez.

Tactical Funky
04-16-2008, 11:03 PM
I love watching Nunez pitch. The ball just explodes off of his arm and looks strange considering he's such a little guy.

Demonpenz
04-16-2008, 11:03 PM
i don't understand that cialus commercial that girl who comes home with clothes in the bag is hotter **** that chick and get the older cougar later

alnorth
04-16-2008, 11:04 PM
Hmmm, Napoli and Aybar coming up, probably will have to be pinch-hit.

Presuming the Royals dont score, you work at a sportsbook, and you have to set a quick proposition wager on Soria blowing this save, what odds do you offer?

I think I'd have to offer at least 15-to-1 to get anyone to bet money on it. This game is ovah.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:04 PM
WTF are you looking at Gathright...RUN!

Fish
04-16-2008, 11:06 PM
i don't understand that cialus commercial that girl who comes home with clothes in the bag is hotter **** that chick and get the older cougar later

I was thinking... hey Cialus ad guy.... if you want a tip on working up a boner, don't go to the museum to seduce your woman and follow it up with separate tubs.... sheesh...

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 11:08 PM
aw dayum!

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:08 PM
Damn we couldn't get 2 more feet!!!!

Coach
04-16-2008, 11:08 PM
DAMN! Off the center field wall for a stand-up double.

SPchief
04-16-2008, 11:08 PM
>< close

Fish
04-16-2008, 11:08 PM
Damn..... about 4" under 400'...........

Coach
04-16-2008, 11:08 PM
2 feet? Sure looked like two inches.

SPchief
04-16-2008, 11:08 PM
It's Soria time!

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:09 PM
Butler is swinging at the first pitch too much.

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 11:10 PM
C'mon Soria!!

alnorth
04-16-2008, 11:11 PM
All hail probably the greatest closer in baseball this year.

kcchiefsus
04-16-2008, 11:12 PM
Worst group of batters in the majors.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:13 PM
NASTY!

SPchief
04-16-2008, 11:13 PM
Sit your ass down!!

Coach
04-16-2008, 11:13 PM
SIT YOUR ASS DOWN!

SPchief
04-16-2008, 11:15 PM
2 down.

Coach
04-16-2008, 11:15 PM
Jesus, that was nasty. That part of the bat just went flyin out to the right field.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:15 PM
Gotta give it to TPJ on the D side though. Just wish his bat could be a steady .240

Coach
04-16-2008, 11:16 PM
0-2! Strike this motherf**ker out!

SPchief
04-16-2008, 11:16 PM
Sick


Royals win!!!!!!

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:16 PM
GAME OVER BITCH!!!!

Coach
04-16-2008, 11:16 PM
SIT YOUR F**KING ASS DOWN!

ROYALS WIN! ROYALS WIN! ROYALS WIN! HEY HEY!

SPchief
04-16-2008, 11:16 PM
That was just nasty

siberian khatru
04-16-2008, 11:16 PM
Joakim Soria is a bad, bad man.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:17 PM
Soria is ****ing wicked-sick-nasty

Frazod
04-16-2008, 11:17 PM
That was nasty. :thumb:

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 11:17 PM
Soria is ****ing MONEY!

KcMizzou
04-16-2008, 11:17 PM
HAHAHAHA!

PBJ

Fish
04-16-2008, 11:17 PM
****ing beautiful Soria......... just wow.....

2 years ago we would have blown that game bigger than shit.....

kcchiefsus
04-16-2008, 11:18 PM
Gotta give it to TPJ on the D side though. Just wish his bat could be a steady .240

Just isn't worth it IMO. The D is fine and all but you simply cannot have an automatic out in your lineup.

Tactical Funky
04-16-2008, 11:18 PM
Soria is one badass motherlicker.

What a nice string-'em-out win by the Royals. :)

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 11:19 PM
Just isn't worth it IMO. The D is fine and all but you simply cannot have an automatic out in your lineup.

There has to be another guy out there that can play solid defense and hit atleast .250....

He makes Rey Sanchez look like Hanley Ramirez

Wa-Z
04-16-2008, 11:19 PM
So why isn't someone like Soria a starting pitcher?

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:20 PM
So why isn't someone like Soria a starting pitcher?

They talked about it with him. He was put in as a closer last year as a stop-gap and just is too good not to have him there.

thurman merman
04-16-2008, 11:20 PM
soria is filthy. i cannot wait to get his jersey next time i'm at a game.

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 11:20 PM
Too bad Teahan missed that HR

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 11:21 PM
They talked about it with him. He was put in as a closer last year as a stop-gap and just is too good not to have him there.

No shit, we have an intimidator out there at closer finally...leave him be there. Papelbon was supposed to be a starting pitching prospect as well as Gagne. When those guys are on there are so many wins preserved because of them.

Pitt Gorilla
04-16-2008, 11:23 PM
Noonie and Soria are awesome.

thurman merman
04-16-2008, 11:24 PM
good to see meche finally get a win too.

noa
04-16-2008, 11:24 PM
God I love Soria

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 11:25 PM
good to see meche finally get a win too.

Should help his confidence a bit, he needs to work on throwing strikes and letting his defense get him outs.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:28 PM
Should help his confidence a bit, he needs to work on throwing strikes and letting his defense get him outs.

With as much movement as he can get he should have no quams with letting guys hit early in the count. That is how Bannister and Grienke go for 9 innings.

alnorth
04-16-2008, 11:29 PM
Soria probably needs to be tried out as a starter someday, but I'm in no hurry. The rotation doesnt appear to be the complete disaster some were dreading, and we have a couple waiting to come in from the minors.

If the Royals just completely collapse into 4th-5th place at the break with rotation injuries and failures galore, then we can always find out if he can start later when it doesnt matter. Right now, the need isnt really there.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:29 PM
No shit, we have an intimidator out there at closer finally...leave him be there. Papelbon was supposed to be a starting pitching prospect as well as Gagne. When those guys are on there are so many wins preserved because of them.

Hell yes. This guy right now IS Mariano Rivera. We have to be stupid to even think of moving him.

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 11:29 PM
With as much movement as he can get he should have no quams with letting guys hit early in the count. That is how Bannister and Grienke go for 9 innings.

I have no idea what his deal is so far, he was pretty solid last year. This team can win these close games as long as he doesn't walk half the lineup.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:30 PM
Thing is Soria has now done this in 1 run games on the road twice now to powerful lineups.

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 11:32 PM
Soria probably needs to be tried out as a starter someday, but I'm in no hurry. The rotation doesnt appear to be the complete disaster some were dreading, and we have a couple waiting to come in from the minors.

If the Royals just completely collapse into 4th-5th place at the break with rotation injuries and failures galore, then we can always find out if he can start later when it doesnt matter. Right now, the need isnt really there.

I think if we draft right we can get starters out there, lets just hope everyone stays healthy, so we can leave Soria alone.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:32 PM
AL Central Update

Sox over the O's 3-1
Tigers over the Tribe 13-2
Twins over the Rays 6-5

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 11:35 PM
AL Central Update

Sox over the O's 3-1
Tigers over the Tribe 13-2
Twins over the Rays 6-5

Tigers need to stay down, damnit

tk13
04-16-2008, 11:36 PM
I was for moving Soria into the rotation. But as good as he's pitching right now, I don't know. If Hochevar comes up and pitches well, and I actually think he's gonna be a good pitcher... we might just be better off leaving things as they are. Having a front four like Meche/Bannister/Greinke/Hochevar with Nunez/Soria slamming the door is how you eventually win playoff series.

petegz28
04-16-2008, 11:42 PM
Tigers need to stay down, damnit

Funny the two teams who battled to stay out of last place last year are battling for first place this year

Sure-Oz
04-16-2008, 11:54 PM
Funny the two teams who battled to stay out of last place last year are battling for first place this year

Pretty funny....

I hope Guillen starts getting multiple hit games...

He just missed a HR down the line and got a double earlier again atleast

alnorth
04-16-2008, 11:55 PM
I was for moving Soria into the rotation. But as good as he's pitching right now, I don't know. If Hochevar comes up and pitches well, and I actually think he's gonna be a good pitcher... we might just be better off leaving things as they are. Having a front four like Meche/Bannister/Greinke/Hochevar with Nunez/Soria slamming the door is how you eventually win playoff series.

At the moment we have the luxery of not caring about whether he can start because we seem to have plenty of guys who can. If the rotation goes completely to hell and stops giving us a lead to save, we'll then have to fully evaluate his abilities to see what he can and cant do, but that time is not now.

ChiTown
04-17-2008, 06:28 AM
At the moment we have the luxery of not caring about whether he can start because we seem to have plenty of guys who can. If the rotation goes completely to hell and stops giving us a lead to save, we'll then have to fully evaluate his abilities to see what he can and cant do, but that time is not now.

I'm not too thrilled with our #4 - Bale. I just don't think he's worth throwing out there every 5 days. Hopefully, Hochevar is ready to go sometime in May and we can place Bale in Pen and jettison Nomo (who is just friggen horrible). Better yet, I'd like to see Bale packing as well, and bring up Neal Musser. It would be nice to have another lefty in the pen.

keg in kc
04-17-2008, 07:03 AM
Nice to finally see a quality start out of Meche.

We've now won more games in April than we did last year. Or the year before, or any other year going back to 2003 (that's when they started the season/month 9-0, finishing 17-7, and then went 10-19 in May).

Demonpenz
04-17-2008, 07:47 AM
I think the way he was walking batters was on purpose that is a tough lineup. Better to give up a walk than the longball.

Anyong Bluth
04-17-2008, 09:39 AM
I'm not too thrilled with our #4 - Bale. I just don't think he's worth throwing out there every 5 days. Hopefully, Hochevar is ready to go sometime in May and we can place Bale in Pen and jettison Nomo (who is just friggen horrible). Better yet, I'd like to see Bale packing as well, and bring up Neal Musser. It would be nice to have another lefty in the pen.


Yeah, but aren't we bringing Hochevar after he gets a couple of warmup starts down in Omaha? Pretty sure they said they expected him to come up fairly soon and take over 1 of the spots in the rotation.

AJKCFAN
04-17-2008, 10:30 AM
Yeah, but aren't we bringing Hochevar after he gets a couple of warmup starts down in Omaha? Pretty sure they said they expected him to come up fairly soon and take over 1 of the spots in the rotation.

May be seeing Hochevar as early as THIS Sunday:

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/royals/story/579705.html

Seeking alternatives

Left-hander John Bale will be monitored closely over the next few days after professing to a “dead arm” following his rough outing Tuesday in Seattle.

“He’s just tired,” pitching coach Bob McClure said. “Most pitchers get it at some point in the season. It just feels like the ball isn’t coming out of your hand right. It usually goes away.

“There is some concern there that it happened this early. We need to keep an eye on it.”

Bale is a converted reliever who won a spot in the rotation by posting a strong spring. But he is 0-3 and has allowed 13 runs and 25 hits in 15 1/3 innings.

The obvious replacement candidate is Luke Hochevar, who pitched six shutout innings Tuesday for Omaha in a 4-1 victory at Nashville. He could slide into Bale’s spot and pitch Sunday on his usual rest.