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alnorth
04-29-2008, 06:12 PM
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<font size = 1>Brandon Boggs makes his Major League debut and singles in his first two at-bats</font>

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Brett Tomko 3.1IP 5R 5ER 3BB 3K
Win, (1-0) Ron Mahay 2.1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Hold, (3) Jimmy Gobble 0.2IP 0R 0ER 1BB 0K
Hold, (5) Ramon Ramirez 1.2IP 0R 0ER 1BB 2K
Joakim Soria 1IP 0R 0ER 1BB 2K

VS.

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Loss, (0-5) Jason Jennings 2IP 5R 5ER 1BB 0K
Scott Feldman 4IP 2R 2ER 3BB 4K
Jamey Wright 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K
Joaquin Benoit 1IP 2R 2ER 2BB 1K
Frank Francisco 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 2K

Starting Lineups

KC

1. David DeJesus, CF/LF
2. Mark Grudzielanek, 2B
3. Alex Gordon, 3B
4. Jose Guillen, LF
4. Joey Gathright, pr/CF
5. Mark Teahen, RF
6. Billy Butler, DH
7. Ross Gload, 1B
8. Miguel Olivo, C
9. Tony Pena Jr, SS

TEX

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
1. German Duran, 2B
2. Michael Young, SS
3. Josh Hamilton, RF
4. Milton Bradley, DH
5. David Murphy, CF
6. Chris Shelton, 1B
7. Frank Catalanotto, LF
7. Brandon Boggs, ph/LF
<font size = 1>Major League debut</font>
8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
9. Ramon Vazquez, 3B

alnorth
04-29-2008, 06:31 PM
Are you ready for a home run derby?

We had better be able to score against this pitcher today. This isnt a statistical anomaly created by small sample size, Jennings has a long history of futility to back up his craptacular stats. Teams keep giving him a chance every year because he gets more than his share of strikeouts, but he is highly familiar with working from the stretch.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 07:05 PM
Top 1st

DeJesus flies out to left
Grudzielanek singles to center
Gordon doubles to left, Grudzielanek to third
Guillen reaches on a 5-2 fielder's choice, Gordon to third, Grudzielanek safe at home and scores
Teahen singles to left, Guillen to second, Gordon scores
Butler singles to left, Teahen to second, Guillen to third
Gload reaches on a 4-6 fielder's choice, Butler out at second, Teahen to third, Guillen scores
Olivo pops out to shortstop

3 runs, 4 hits

Bottom 1st

Kinsler strikes out (looking)

Ian Kinsler ejected from the game

Young grounds out to shortstop
Hamilton doubles to right
Bradley walks
Murphy strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 07:17 PM
Kiiilll...meeeeeee....

http://www.fantascienza.com/cinema/alien-la-clonazione/media/clonerip.jpg

CHIEF4EVER
04-29-2008, 07:22 PM
Great start but to be fair we should only be up by 2-0. Still, i'll take it.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 07:24 PM
Great start but to be fair we should only be up by 2-0. Still, i'll take it.

probably 1-0. Grud was out, and Guillen wouldnt have scored.

CHIEF4EVER
04-29-2008, 07:24 PM
LMAO

Bye Kinzler.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 07:28 PM
All right guys, fess up. Who bribed the home plate umpire?

CHIEF4EVER
04-29-2008, 07:28 PM
Catch the effing ball Gload!

alnorth
04-29-2008, 07:32 PM
Top 2nd

German Duran replaces Kinsler and comes in at 2B

Pena Jr flies out to center
DeJesus singles to center
Grudzielanek doubles to left, DeJesus to third
Gordon intentionally walked
Guillen singles to left, Gordon to second, Grudzielanek and DeJesus scores
Teahen reaches on a 3-6 fielder's choice, Guillen out at second, Gordon to third
Butler flies out to center

2 runs, 3 hits

Bottom 2nd

Shelton flies out to center
Catalanotto flies out to center
Saltalamacchia walks
Vazquez strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

chiefbowe82
04-29-2008, 07:39 PM
are the rangers just gonna give us the game

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 07:41 PM
are the rangers just gonna give us the game

We just feel privileged to play in such a nice stadium.

chiefbowe82
04-29-2008, 07:42 PM
whats run rule

alnorth
04-29-2008, 07:49 PM
I'll be very surprised if Jennings comes out to pitch the 3rd.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 07:52 PM
LOL, I just noticed that their new leadoff hitter is batting .100

alnorth
04-29-2008, 07:54 PM
Top 3rd

Gload singles to right

Scott Feldman relieves Jennings (injury) with a 1-0 count against Olivo

Olivo fouls out to first
Pena Jr grounds out 1-4-3, Gload to second
DeJesus walks
Grudzielanek grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 3rd

Duran singles to center
Young singles to left, Duran to second
Young to second, Duran to third on a Wild Pitch
Hamilton singles to left, Young to third, Duran scores
Bradley pops out to second
Hamilton to second on a Wild Pitch
Murphy sacrifices (fly) to center, Hamilton to third, Young scores
Shelton grounds out to shortstop

2 runs, 3 hits

chiefqueen
04-29-2008, 07:56 PM
All right guys, fess up. Who bribed the home plate umpire?

It wasn't a bribe, it was a loan and he better pay me back, my final Chiefs payment is coming up.

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 08:02 PM
I'm gonna go to the Thursday game...I should make ready my broom?...err...maybe not

alnorth
04-29-2008, 08:29 PM
Top 4th

Gordon singles to center
Guillen homers to left, Gordon scores
Teahen lines out to second
Butler flies out to right
Gload grounds out to first 3-1

2 runs, 2 hits

Bottom 4th

Catalanotto walks
Saltalamacchia doubles to left, Catalanotto scores
Vazquez singles to right, Saltalamacchia scores
Duran sacrifices (bunt) to pitcher 1-4, Vazquez to second
Young doubles to left, Vazquez scores

Ron Mahay relieves Tomko

Hamilton grounds out to first
Bradley grounds out to second

3 runs, 3 hits

alnorth
04-29-2008, 08:30 PM
The difference in this game (aside from chiefqueen giving the HP ump a loan), is that our pitcher is a little luckier than Jennings. Unless he gets a couple easy innings, Tomko will probably not qualify for the win.

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 08:38 PM
more great fielding by Pena...now if he could just use that stick!

petegz28
04-29-2008, 08:44 PM
Way to go Tomko....twice you have ****ed off a 5 run lead

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 08:46 PM
Seriously. I root for the worst ****ing cursed teams ever.

petegz28
04-29-2008, 08:47 PM
Jesus Christ, Tomko you suck

thurman merman
04-29-2008, 08:48 PM
holy crap, 5 RBIs for guillen!

alnorth
04-29-2008, 08:53 PM
Top 5th

Olivo strikes out (swinging)
Pena Jr grounds out to shortstop
DeJesus walks
Grudzielanek strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 5th

Murphy grounds out to first
Shelton flies out to center

Brandon Boggs bats for Catalanotto

Boggs singles to center
Saltalamacchia grounds out to pitcher

0 runs, 1 hit

petegz28
04-29-2008, 08:53 PM
Man I hope we can hold on...Tomko ****ed off the best starting offensive performance we have had this season....what a dick

Reerun_KC
04-29-2008, 08:55 PM
WOW Tomko got bombed like Pearl Harbor...

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 08:59 PM
OK. I'm officially watching a baseball game for the first time this year.

RALLY CAPS ON. **** THE GAYALS.

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:02 PM
OWNED

DON'T STEAL ON OUR CANNON ARM CATCHER

BOOYAH

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:07 PM
Here is Wade Boggs love child with Oprah Winfrey.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 09:11 PM
Top 6th

Boggs comes in at LF

Gordon strikes out (swinging)
Guillen grounds out to second
Teahen walks
Butler singles to left, Teahen to second
Gload strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 6th

Vazquez singles to center
Duran flies out to right
Young pops out to second

Jimmy Gobble relieves Mahay

Hamilton flies out to right

0 runs, 1 hit

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:15 PM
SIT DOWN BITCH

alnorth
04-29-2008, 09:17 PM
I cant find any ML stats or service time for Boggs, so it looks like today was his first game.

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:23 PM
SIT DOWN BITCH

THREE RUN RALLY IN BOTTOM OF THE INNING!

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:26 PM
BASE KNOCK

HERE WE GO

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:31 PM
Lucky catch you assholes.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 09:35 PM
Feel the wrath of our struggling LOOGY.

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:35 PM
Eat my ass.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 09:36 PM
Top 7th

Jamey Wright relieves Feldman

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

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 7th

Bradley walks
Murphy pops out to first

Ramon Ramirez relieves Gobble

Shelton strikes out (swinging)
Boggs singles to center, Bradley to second
Saltalamacchia fouls out to catcher

0 runs, 1 hit

thurman merman
04-29-2008, 09:39 PM
switching teahen to right field = best managerial move in royals history.

Reerun_KC
04-29-2008, 09:40 PM
That was nasty.....

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:42 PM
Now the rally comes.

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 09:43 PM
Gobble...

*sigh*

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:46 PM
We gonna smoke that Turkey.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 09:49 PM
Well, our bullpen is supposed to be our biggest strength. Hopefully they can get it done tonight.

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:55 PM
Thank god Wade Boggs spent a night of passion with Oprah 22 years ago. This kid is going to the hall of fame.

Coach
04-29-2008, 09:56 PM
Hopefully this game will convince management that Tomko just sucks ass.

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 09:58 PM
**** me man. Can we get ARod back?

SPchief
04-29-2008, 09:58 PM
To the 8th

alnorth
04-29-2008, 09:59 PM
Top 8th

Joaquin Benoit relieves Wright

Grudzielanek doubles to left
Gordon strikes out (swinging)
Guillen walks

Joey Gathright runs for Guillen

Teahen triples to right, Gathright and Grudzielanek scores
Butler walks
Gload fouls out to third
Olivo flies out to center

2 runs, 2 hits

Bottom 8th

DeJesus moves to LF

Gathright comes in at CF

Vazquez strikes out (looking)
Duran grounds out to shortstop
Young walks
Hamilton grounds out to second

0 runs, 0 hits

Reerun_KC
04-29-2008, 09:59 PM
That one was to high....

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:00 PM
Hopefully this game will convince management that Tomko just sucks ass.

He hasn't been bad until tonight but sheesh what a choke job. 2 5-run leads that he more or less blew. :cuss:

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:01 PM
The Rangers are so awesome our hometown broadcasters are talking about the Nolan Ryan sausage on a stick. COME TO OUR PRETTY BALLPARK, GET FAT ON SHITTY FOOD AND WATCH OUR HORRIBLE BASEBALL TEAM! THIS IS AMERICA.

VonneMarie
04-29-2008, 10:02 PM
The Rangers are so awesome our hometown broadcasters are talking about the Nolan Ryan sausage on a stick. COME TO OUR PRETTY BALLPARK, GET FAT ON SHITTY FOOD AND WATCH OUR HORRIBLE BASEBALL TEAM! THIS IS AMERICA.

Ha ha!

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:03 PM
Come on Gordon damn!

Reerun_KC
04-29-2008, 10:05 PM
Now I know where that stiff south breeze is coming from...

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:06 PM
I've been watching the Rangers for Joaquin Benoit's entire career. He must have pictures of Tom Hicks or something because he is never going to die. Or leave the team.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 10:07 PM
Nice move by Hillman. Guillen is probably done for the day at the plate, so he brought in Gathright to avoid a double play.

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:07 PM
Great hit Teahen!

Reerun_KC
04-29-2008, 10:07 PM
Well that works...

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:07 PM
Nice move by Hillman. Guillen is probably done for the day at the plate, so he brought in Gathright to avoid a double play.

That move just paid off huge!

SPchief
04-29-2008, 10:07 PM
Gochiefs, does your butt hurt?

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 10:07 PM
nice knock for teabags

chiefqueen
04-29-2008, 10:07 PM
TRIPLE TEAHAN!!!

VonneMarie
04-29-2008, 10:08 PM
Suck it rump rangers!

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:08 PM
Gochiefs, does your butt hurt?

No, I'm used to it.

chiefqueen
04-29-2008, 10:09 PM
New season high for runs

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 10:10 PM
jebus...does Billy Butler weigh 275?

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:14 PM
Hey, Passion Cove 8 is on. I'm changing channels.

VonneMarie
04-29-2008, 10:14 PM
Olivo sucks!

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 10:15 PM
if it hadn't been for some great fielding tonight, the Royals could be losing, or very close to losing this game

CHIEF4EVER
04-29-2008, 10:15 PM
Nifty little asswhoopin we got going on here.

SPchief
04-29-2008, 10:20 PM
Good throw by TPJ

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 10:21 PM
gawd dayum...Pena has a freakin rifle!

Reerun_KC
04-29-2008, 10:21 PM
TPJ has a serious hose at SS.

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 10:22 PM
The Strangers are a crappy team, but I think Young is one of the best players in the AL...consummate pro

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:24 PM
Just my luck. This porn sucks, too.

SPchief
04-29-2008, 10:24 PM
To the 9th

alnorth
04-29-2008, 10:25 PM
Top 9th

Frank Francisco relieves Benoit

Pena Jr strikes out (swinging)
DeJesus flies out to left
Grudzielanek doubles to right
Gordon strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 9th

Joakim Soria relieves Ramirez

Bradley reaches on an Error by 2B
Murphy flies out to center
Shelton strikes out (swinging)
Boggs walks, Bradley to second
Saltalamacchia strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error

Royals win, 9-5

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 10:27 PM
The Rangers may be lookin to trade Jason Botts...the guy can hammer, but I dont know if the Royals would be interested or not

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:27 PM
too bad Pena's bat can't be half as good as his d

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:28 PM
"Margie I want to be a whole lot more than your friend."

This is riveting. NOW ****!

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:29 PM
I have a man-crush on Grudz!

VonneMarie
04-29-2008, 10:29 PM
Welcome back, Grudz!

alnorth
04-29-2008, 10:31 PM
I wonder if Ramirez has enough in the tank to finish this one off. He's the only one who can get a save at the moment.

Sure-Oz
04-29-2008, 10:32 PM
Gordon sure loves to strike out

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:32 PM
Filthy McNasty time......

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:32 PM
Gordon sure loves to strike out

That was a tough pitch to handle. Probably was a ball but was too close to take.

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 10:32 PM
I can't wait to see Zach pitch in person Thursday...I never thought I would say (type) that

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:33 PM
The second episode is starting. Let's hope this one is better.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 10:35 PM
...and here comes Soria.

Well, good win for the Royals, nice to see the offense come alive when they run against horrific pitching.

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:35 PM
There goes my man crush on Grudz....ugh

VonneMarie
04-29-2008, 10:36 PM
Way to go Grudz. Yay...

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:37 PM
This secretary really has the hots for her boss.

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 10:39 PM
come on teabags!!!

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:39 PM
Oh, but she doesn't get to **** him! Not til the end of the episode!

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:40 PM
STF DOWN!!!

SPchief
04-29-2008, 10:40 PM
Wicked

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:44 PM
hmm Soria looking human...

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:44 PM
Skinny dipping in broad daylight while your boss nails his business partner in the living room is just unrealistic.

VonneMarie
04-29-2008, 10:45 PM
Soria struggling?

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:46 PM
NASTY!!!! SIT IT DOWN BITCH!!!!

petegz28
04-29-2008, 10:47 PM
ROYALS WIN!!!

VonneMarie
04-29-2008, 10:48 PM
Sorias longest outing ever!

Archie F. Swin
04-29-2008, 10:48 PM
haha...geeze not only does your team lose, but to end the game you (while sitting in the stands) take a major league bat to the grill. Rub it in why dont you, Rangers

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:50 PM
Oh shit, he just said the secretary's name in the middle of sex with the other bitch. BUSTED!

alnorth
04-29-2008, 10:50 PM
Well, no mystery to this game. Both starters sucked horribly, but KC's bullpen >>> Ranger's bullpen, so that was it.

alnorth
04-29-2008, 10:52 PM
Season ERA's for today's bullpen pitchers:

KC

Mahay 2.02
Gobble 4.76
Ramirez 0.71
Soria zip, zero, nada

Texas

Feldman 6.00
Wright 4.20
Benoit 7.84
Francisco 5.40

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 10:58 PM
Bikini girls from the Lost Planet is on. This looks better.

Coach
04-29-2008, 11:01 PM
He hasn't been bad until tonight but sheesh what a choke job. 2 5-run leads that he more or less blew. :cuss:

Just give him time. His past numbers indicate me that he'll be in there in no time.

keg in kc
04-29-2008, 11:04 PM
Who was that dude with 5 RsBI and why hasn't be been playing all season?

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2008, 11:13 PM
"I heard that earth men actually eat their women!"