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alnorth
04-19-2008, 11:27 AM
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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> <center>H</center> </td><td> E </td></tr>
<tr> <td>KC (9-9)</td> <td> 3 </td> <td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 5 </td><td> <center>8</center> </td><td> 1 </td></tr>
<tr> <td>OAK (11-8)</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 3 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 2 </td><td> 0 </td><td> X </td><td> 6 </td><td> <center>16</center> </td><td> 1 </td></tr>
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Zack Greinke 5IP 3R 2ER 4BB 6K
Blown Save, (1) Ramon Ramirez 1IP 1R 1ER 0BB 0K
Loss, (0-1) Joel Peralta 0.1IP 2R 2ER 0BB 1K
Jimmy Gobble 0.2IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Yasuhiko Yabuta 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K

VS.

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Greg Smith 5IP 4R 3ER 1BB 4K
Win, (2-0) Joey Devine 2IP 0R 0ER 1BB 2K
Hold, (2) Alan Embree 0.2IP 0R 0ER 1BB 1K
Save, (5) Huston Street 1.1IP 1R 1ER 0BB 2K

Starting Lineups

KC

1. David DeJesus, CF
1. Joey Gathright, CF
2. Mark Grudzielanek, 2B
3. Mark Teahen, LF
4. Billy Butler, 1B
5. Jose Guillen, RF
6. Alex Gordon, 3B
7. Miguel Olivo, DH
8. John Buck, C
8. Esteban German, pr
9. Tony Pena Jr, SS
9. Alberto Callaspo, ph

OAK

1. Kurt Suzuki, C
2. Daric Barton, 1B
3. Mark Ellis, 2B
4. Jack Cust, DH
5. Emil Brown, RF
6. Ryan Sweeney, CF
7. Bobby Crosby, SS
8. Chris Denorfia, LF
9. Jack Hannahan, 3B

thurman merman
04-19-2008, 12:06 PM
NO JAPANESE PITCHERS TODAY, PLEASE.

Bowser
04-19-2008, 12:13 PM
I think the A's just scored another run.

Stewie
04-19-2008, 01:30 PM
Zack is in the zone. I'm looking for another win.

Woodrow Call
04-19-2008, 01:32 PM
NO JAPANESE PITCHERS TODAY, PLEASE.

LMAO

KurtCobain
04-19-2008, 01:41 PM
wtf happened last night?!?!

alnorth
04-19-2008, 02:40 PM
Interesting.

Today Billy Butler is told to bring his glove to the ballpark. Hilarity Ensues.

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 02:42 PM
wtf happened last night?!?!Yasuhiko Yabuta and Hideo Nomo. Along with 4 hits and 2 runs scored against a starting pitcher with an ERA over 7.

Deberg_1990
04-19-2008, 03:05 PM
Yasuhiko Yabuta and Hideo Nomo.

IF those two guys NEVER pitch again, it will be too soon.

alnorth
04-19-2008, 03:05 PM
Top 1st

DeJesus singles to right
Grudzielanek flies out to right
Teahen reaches on a 5-4 fielder's choice, DeJesus out at second
Butler singles to center, Teahen to second
Guillen homers to left, Butler and Teahen scores
Gordon grounds out to second

3 runs, 3 hits

Bottom 1st

Suzuki strikes out (looking)
Barton strikes out (swinging)
Ellis hits an infield single to shortstop
Cust strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 1 hit

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 03:07 PM
IF those two guys NEVER pitch again, it will be too soon.They must be virtually solely responsible for the entire bullpen ERA.

kcchiefsus
04-19-2008, 03:08 PM
They must be virtually solely responsible for the entire bullpen ERA.

They pretty much are. For the most part guys like Ron Mahay, Leo Nunez, and Joaquim Soria have been lights out.

DeezNutz
04-19-2008, 03:13 PM
Top 1st

DeJesus singles to right
Grudzielanek flies out to right
Teahen reaches on a 5-4 fielder's choice, DeJesus out at second
Butler singles to center, Teahen to second
Guillen

Is there an on-line radio stream for the game?

thurman merman
04-19-2008, 03:19 PM
holy smokes! 3-run homer by guillen!?

for some reason the game is not on dish today. this is only like the 2nd game all year that hasnt been on tv.

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 03:20 PM
2 Ks to start the game for Zach.

thurman merman
04-19-2008, 03:21 PM
2 Ks to start the game for Zach.

sweet!

i think this lead is safe with greinke pitching. go ahead and chalk up the victory.

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 03:22 PM
sweet!

i think this lead is safe with greinke pitching. go ahead and chalk up the victory.And as soon as you say that they get an infield single. ROFL

thurman merman
04-19-2008, 03:24 PM
greinke strikes out the side!

alnorth
04-19-2008, 03:24 PM
Top 2nd

Error charged to 1B (dropped foul fly)
Olivo homers to left
Buck strikes out (swinging)
Pena Jr pops out to second
DeJesus flies out to center

1 run, 1 hit, 1 error

Bottom 2nd

Brown hits an infield single to third
R. Sweeney flies out to center
Crosby grounds out to third, Brown to second
Denorfia hits an infield single to shortstop, Brown to third
Hannahan walks, Denorfia to second
Suzuki flies out to center

0 runs, 2 hits

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 03:25 PM
We're doomed.

Ryan f*cking Lefebre just said he looks like he's on his way to his fourth victory as they went to commercial.

thurman merman
04-19-2008, 03:26 PM
We're doomed.

Ryan f*cking Lefebre just said he looks like he's on his way to his fourth victory as they went to commercial.

he speaks the truth! no doom!

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 03:27 PM
Wow, Olivo homer.

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 03:27 PM
Apparently the A's have commited an error in 12 consecutive games.

Deberg_1990
04-19-2008, 03:29 PM
Its finally nice to see that Grienke appears to be putting it all together this year and living up to his hype of the past 3 years.

thurman merman
04-19-2008, 03:31 PM
olivo is now 2 for 2 with 2 home runs when batting with a full count this season.

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 03:33 PM
TPJ with another shot to center field.

thurman merman
04-19-2008, 03:38 PM
wtf is with these infield singles?

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 03:42 PM
Christ, 3 infield singles. Talk about nickel and dimed to death.

thurman merman
04-19-2008, 03:43 PM
WTF?!? ANOTHER infield single??

DeezNutz
04-19-2008, 03:46 PM
Does no response indicate no on-line stream? Folks...? Is this thing on...? /tapping/

thurman merman
04-19-2008, 03:47 PM
Does no response indicate no on-line stream? Folks...? Is this thing on...? /tapping/

i have no idea. i am just watching the play by play on espn's website.

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 03:47 PM
Nice to see him get out of that.

alnorth
04-19-2008, 03:47 PM
Top 3rd

Grudzielanek walks
Grudzielanek picked off 1-3, out at first
Teahen strikes out (swinging)
Butler flies out to center

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 3rd

Barton strikes out (swinging)
Ellis doubles to left
Cust walks
Brown called out (infield fly rule)
R. Sweeney flies out to left

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
04-19-2008, 03:48 PM
I believe you have to pay mlb.com for a stream.

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 03:48 PM
I'm listening on the radio. I know 610 doesn't stream it.

DeezNutz
04-19-2008, 03:49 PM
Cool. Thanks guys.

thurman merman
04-19-2008, 03:55 PM
another pickoff? seriously?

the royals have to be the worst baserunning team in history.

alnorth
04-19-2008, 04:11 PM
Top 4th

Guillen strikes out (swinging)
Gordon hits an infield single to first
Olivo reaches 9-4 fielder's choice, Gordon out at second
Buck flies out to center

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 4th

Crosby strikes out (foul tip)
Denorfia tagged out on a bunt to first
Hannahan doubles to center
Suzuki flies out to left

0 runs, 1 hit

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 04:18 PM
Good ol' Emil Brown.

Bowser
04-19-2008, 04:21 PM
Good ol' Emil Brown.

Best arm in the outfield, next to Vlad Guerrero. Just ask him.

alnorth
04-19-2008, 04:28 PM
Top 5th

Pena Jr pops out to first
DeJesus singles to left
Grudzielanek strikes out (looking)
Teahen flies out to right

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 5th

Barton doubles to left
Ellis walks
Cust called out (infield fly rule)
Brown singles to center, Ellis to third, Barton scores
R. Sweeney reaches, Brown to second, Ellis scores on an Error by SS
Crosby singles to left, R. Sweeney to second, Brown scores
Denorfia strikes out (foul tip)
Hannahan walks, Crosby to second, R. Sweeney to third
Suzuki flies out to left

3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error

keg in kc
04-19-2008, 04:29 PM
Grienke needs a couple quick innings or he won't make it past the 6th.

He's keeping his ERA down, but this has been a relatively rough start (compared to the other 3...) and his pitch count is creeping up.

alnorth
04-19-2008, 04:54 PM
Top 6th

Joey Devine relieves Smith

Butler flies out to center
Guillen strikes out (looking)
Gordon flies out to left

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 6th

Ramon Ramirez relieves Greinke

Barton singles to right
Ellis pops out to third
Cust singles to right, Barton to second
Brown called out (infield fly rule)
R. Sweeney singles to left, Cust to second, Barton scores
Crosby grounds into a 6-4 fielder's choice, R. Sweeney out at second

1 run, 3 hits

alnorth
04-19-2008, 04:59 PM
In case anyone is wondering about earned runs for Greinke, apparently the official scorer decided not to assume the double play, and assume Ellis would have still scored without the error, but Barton would have been held to first base and never come around to score.

alnorth
04-19-2008, 05:15 PM
Well, crap. At least Greinke wont lose the game.

alnorth
04-19-2008, 05:15 PM
Top 7th

Olivo strikes out (swinging)
Buck walks
Pena Jr lines into a 4-3 double play

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 7th

Joel Peralta relieves Ramirez

Denorfia doubles to left
Hannahan strikes out (swinging)
Suzuki singles to center, Denorfia scores

Jimmy Gobble relieves Peralta

Barton triples to center, Suzuki scores
Ellis reaches on a 6-2 fielder's choice, Barton out at home
Ellis steals second
Cust flies out to left

1 run, 3 hits

alanm
04-19-2008, 05:17 PM
Top 7th

Olivo
Buck
Automatic Out
ROFL Let me guess, without looking I'm guessing Pena.

KcMizzou
04-19-2008, 05:20 PM
ROFL Let me guess, without looking I'm guessing Pena.
I'd rather watch Greinke bat.

chiefsfan987
04-19-2008, 05:24 PM
The Royals offense is just pathetic.

Deberg_1990
04-19-2008, 05:33 PM
The Royals offense is just pathetic.

Yea, pretty much. Its been discussed over and over but basically our corner outfielders have ZERO power. We have guys who can hit, but dont have alot of power. The Royals want to pretend its the 1970's still

eazyb81
04-19-2008, 05:36 PM
What happened to our vaunted bullpen?

After starting the game up 4 runs, this should have been a win.

alnorth
04-19-2008, 05:40 PM
Top 8th

Alan Embree relieves Devine

DeJesus flies out to right
Grudzielanek strikes out (swinging)
Teahen walks

Huston Street relieves Embree

Butler strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 8th

Yasuhiko Yabuta relieves Gobble

Joey Gathright replaces DeJesus in CF

Brown grounds out to third
R. Sweeney singles to right
Crosby singles to left, R. Sweeney to second
Denorfia reaches on a 6-4 fielder's choice, Crosby out at second, R. Sweeney to third
Hannahan strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 2 hits

alnorth
04-19-2008, 05:53 PM
ok guys, you had a homework assignment to complete today.

Did anyone learn how to say "My God, you suck!" in Japanese?

DeezNutz
04-19-2008, 05:58 PM
ok guys, you had a homework assignment to complete today.

Did anyone learn how to say "My God, you suck!" in Japanese?

Yabuta

siberian khatru
04-19-2008, 06:03 PM
Yea, pretty much. Its been discussed over and over but basically our corner outfielders have ZERO power. We have guys who can hit, but dont have alot of power. The Royals want to pretend its the 1970's still

Zero power, zero plate discipline, terrible baserunning.

Stat: Royals are 3rd in the AL in batting average, but 13th in OBP and 12th in SLG. So although they have a high BA, they are DEAD LAST in runs scored.

Not only are they not getting runners on base, but they are losing far too many of the few baserunners they have to caught stealing and getting thrown out trying to stretch singles into doubles, etc.

And please, don't anyone give me this "Well, at least we're aggressive." We're not being aggressive, we're being STUPID, and it's costing us two extremely valuable commodities right now -- baserunners and outs.

Sam Hall
04-19-2008, 06:06 PM
I'd like to see a list of potential free agent position players. More specifically, guys who strike out less than Guillen.

alnorth
04-19-2008, 06:09 PM
Top 9th

Guillen doubles to center
Gordon strikes out (swinging)
Olivo flies out right, Guillen to third
Buck singles to right, Guillen scores

Alberto Callaspo bats for Pena Jr

Esteban German runs for Buck

Callaspo flies out to left

1 run, 2 hits

Athletics win, 6-5

Fish
04-19-2008, 06:11 PM
Guillen finally getting his bat under him....

siberian khatru
04-19-2008, 06:18 PM
Fabulous AB by Gordon -- right up until he struck out.

kcchiefsus
04-19-2008, 09:49 PM
We are developing a trend. Score a few runs in the first couple of innings and then sit back and don't do shit on offense the rest of the game.

And the sad part is, do we really have anybody in the minors who looks to be a star positional player and can hit? We either have guys who can hit great but can't play in the field or guys that can play in the field but can't hit worth crap.

Smed1065
04-19-2008, 09:50 PM
grrrr