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OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 02:00 PM
You know things are crappy for the Royals when Soria blows the save. Freaking Carlos Pena owns the Royals.

Damn it and I thought the 3 game streak was over now we have to hope we can win in extras, if it gets that far.

Mecca
07-07-2008, 02:02 PM
The Rays they have the kind of heart and talent you can only dream of the Royals having.

DaKCMan AP
07-07-2008, 02:02 PM
AWESOME!

I was checking the score at work and was disappointed that we were going to drop one before heading to NY.

Hopefully instead we'll get our 8th series sweep of the season. :)

Anyong Bluth
07-07-2008, 02:03 PM
Had the gamecast up in the background and almost didn't want to jinx by specifically watching the last out in the 8th when the Rays had a guy on 3rd.

Now this shit!

Can't I get just a bit of good news, today! I'm having a serious post 4 of July return to work Monday hangover

SCTrojan
07-07-2008, 02:03 PM
Been listening to the game all day. Meche was an escape artist, but it may have been in vain. I'm never optimistic about their chances in an extra-inning scenario, especially on the road.

Anyong Bluth
07-07-2008, 02:04 PM
2 botched saves out of what? 26. Still, I'll take it, and the Royals actually managed to sign the guy for the next 6 years at a steal.

Mr. Arrowhead
07-07-2008, 02:05 PM
how could he, Soria is worthless. WTF. I guess he is human. J/k of course

Anyong Bluth
07-07-2008, 02:05 PM
Plus, the Royals have escaped this game being already over all day!

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 02:06 PM
The Rays they have the kind of heart and talent you can only dream of the Royals having.


I don't expect that anytime soon in KC. We have wasted so many draft picks on guys that project out instead of guys that can play. The Beltran trade set the Royals back 5 years. Teahan, who I like, is not worthy of starting, Buck is servicable and Wood is somewhere else now. Instead of top shelf talent we got marginal big league players. We did not get one player that would start on a playoff team and that hurts.

The drafts the last couple years have been OK but with as many HS kids we took it will be 5 years before we see those guys. While some think the future is really bright I think it is a bit dim and I am a huge homer.

Mecca
07-07-2008, 02:08 PM
I don't expect that anytime soon in KC. We have wasted so many draft picks on guys that project out instead of guys that can play. The Beltran trade set the Royals back 5 years. Teahan, who I like, is not worthy of starting, Buck is servicable and Wood is somewhere else now. Instead of top shelf talent we got marginal big league players. We did not get one player that would start on a playoff team and that hurts.

The drafts the last couple years have been OK but with as many HS kids we took it will be 5 years before we see those guys. While some think the future is really bright I think it is a bit dim and I am a huge homer.

Our team can't even draft properly.....we got Hochevar instead of Lincecum.

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 02:09 PM
I know Buck has been good with Men on base but please pitch hit for him!

Mecca
07-07-2008, 02:10 PM
Oh great, now people will think Buck is good...

POND_OF_RED
07-07-2008, 02:10 PM
I know Buck has been good with Men on base but please pitch hit for him!

Good thing you are not coaching.

thurman merman
07-07-2008, 02:11 PM
3 run homer for buck!!!!!

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 02:11 PM
I know Buck has been good with Men on base but please pitch hit for him!

Wow, was I ever wrong. Nice HR John Buck!

Anyong Bluth
07-07-2008, 02:11 PM
Ding for 3! Buck! Avilies goes yard for 1 right after!

Mecca
07-07-2008, 02:11 PM
Good thing you are not coaching.

That doesn't change that Buck pretty much sucks...

Anyong Bluth
07-07-2008, 02:12 PM
Now Soria can't even get the "save" but the win...

DaKCMan AP
07-07-2008, 02:12 PM
:cuss:

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 02:12 PM
Ding for 3! Buck! Avilies goes yard for 1 right after!


Maybe Mike is getting his stroke back! That would be great.

POND_OF_RED
07-07-2008, 02:12 PM
That doesn't change that Buck pretty much sucks...

Oh I know. I just loved the reverse mojo there.

thurman merman
07-07-2008, 02:12 PM
Ding for 3! Buck! Avilies goes yard for 1 right after!

what the hell is going on here? is jimmy gobble pitching for the rays?

ChiTown
07-07-2008, 02:13 PM
:cuss:

:LOL:

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 02:13 PM
what the hell is going on here? is jimmy gobble pitching for the rays?

I think they put in Tomko or Yabuta

Anyong Bluth
07-07-2008, 02:13 PM
God heard my plea after mentioning how crap my day has been so far!

Mecca
07-07-2008, 02:14 PM
:LOL:

Well his team is actually good so he laughs last and loudest.

DaKCMan AP
07-07-2008, 02:14 PM
Now we'll only be up 4.5 on Boston and 8.5 on NY. :(

Mr. Arrowhead
07-07-2008, 02:16 PM
Now Soria can't even get the "save" but the win...

I guess Soria knew what he was doing all along

Stewie
07-07-2008, 02:21 PM
Our team can't even draft properly.....we got Hochevar instead of Lincecum.

If Lincecum pitches for three more years without arm problems I'll be amazed.

thurman merman
07-07-2008, 02:22 PM
ANOTHER HOMER!? WTF SORIA?

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 02:22 PM
It's so awesome when 0 for Pena is in the game. That guy is not worth a Major league spot. I don't know why the Royals are so worried someone is going to snatch him off waivers. Who needs a .155 hitting SS.

Mecca
07-07-2008, 02:23 PM
If Lincecum pitches for three more years without arm problems I'll be amazed.

For what reason?

His background actually speaks to flexibility and the like I think he'll be an exception.

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 02:23 PM
ANOTHER HOMER!? WTF SORIA?

It's the curse of the All Star Nod. It pretty much ruins all our players.

SCTrojan
07-07-2008, 02:27 PM
Great win, especially after how it started. Wish Soria could have got the save instead of the win, though.

Mizzou_8541
07-07-2008, 02:27 PM
Now Soria can't even get the "save" but the win...

A blown save and a win? What is he, bored?

Adept Havelock
07-07-2008, 02:29 PM
Ugly, but I'll take it. :)

SPATCH
07-07-2008, 02:29 PM
Now we'll only be up 4.5 on Boston and 8.5 on NY. :(

bandwagon much?

Stewie
07-07-2008, 02:29 PM
For what reason?

His background actually speaks to flexibility and the like I think he'll be an exception.

His style of delivery puts excessive strain on his shoulder.

Demonpenz
07-07-2008, 02:31 PM
HERE HE COMES

Demonpenz
07-07-2008, 02:31 PM
THE MEXICUSIONER!!!!

thurman merman
07-07-2008, 02:32 PM
It's so awesome when 0 for Pena is in the game. That guy is not worth a Major league spot.


same could be said for joey gathright, esteban german, jimmy gobble, and joel peralta.

beavis
07-07-2008, 02:37 PM
I knew Soria was overrated. If Moore doesn't trade him before the deadline, we ought to fire him too.

Reaper16
07-07-2008, 02:38 PM
same could be said for joey gathright, esteban german, jimmy gobble, and joel peralta.
German, at least, used to be a quality bat.

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 02:38 PM
His style of delivery puts excessive strain on his shoulder.

And Hochever's delivery puts excessive pressure on the offenese to score 6 plus runs a game. I'll take my chances on Lincecum and the lower ERA and high strike outs to Hochevers ability to give up 6 runs a game. I would rather have a few years of greatness for all that money then 10 years of back of the rotation crap.

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 02:40 PM
same could be said for joey gathright, esteban german, jimmy gobble, and joel peralta.

The Royals do carry a lot of guys that could not even make a roster on a good club. Most teams would have cut Gobble and Peralta by now but not the Royals. Gathright is a bum and for the most part not even a good fielder. Sure he had speed but he takes such a bad path to the ball sometimes he makes routine plays look spectacular. German at least has value as he can play any spot on the field.

DaKCMan AP
07-07-2008, 02:41 PM
bandwagon much?

You're just jealous. :p

Dartgod
07-07-2008, 02:51 PM
And Hochever's delivery puts excessive pressure on the offenese to score 6 plus runs a game. I'll take my chances on Lincecum and the lower ERA and high strike outs to Hochevers ability to give up 6 runs a game. I would rather have a few years of greatness for all that money then 10 years of back of the rotation crap.
Yeah, Lincecum has put up great numbers to this point, but it cracks me up how people want to label Hochever a bust with less than 1 season in the bigs under his belt.

SCTrojan
07-07-2008, 02:54 PM
Yeah, Lincecum has put up great numbers to this point, but it cracks me up how people want to label Hochever a bust with less than 1 season in the bigs under his belt.

Agreed. I'm not a big fan of Hochevar right now, and, to me, he has not looked deserving of the #1 pick to this point. But I'm not yet ready to call him a bust. Maybe after two complete years we could get a better sense of what he'll be.

SPATCH
07-07-2008, 02:57 PM
Yeah, Lincecum has put up great numbers to this point, but it cracks me up how people want to label Hochever a bust with less than 1 season in the bigs under his belt.

exactly... and he's shown signs of being a pretty damn good pitcher... they tweaked his mechanics quite a bit in the minors to make his motion to the plate a little quieter and a little more consistent.

It will pay off when he's winning fifteen a season and Lincecum is working on his third tommy john...

Mecca
07-07-2008, 03:01 PM
Yeah, Lincecum has put up great numbers to this point, but it cracks me up how people want to label Hochever a bust with less than 1 season in the bigs under his belt.

Are you aware that Hochevar is older than Lincecum?

SPATCH
07-07-2008, 03:04 PM
Are you aware that Hochevar is older than Lincecum?

are you aware that doesn't change the fact that he still hasn't pitched a full major league season?

Mecca
07-07-2008, 03:06 PM
It's just really hard to justify to me that Hochevar will ever be a better pick, he's older, he's not as polished or developed and his stuff isn't as good...

Hochevars best will never be as good as Lincecum's

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 03:57 PM
I am not labeling him a bust yet. Nothing I have seen from him makes he think he is a front line guy though. Being taken number one you better look like a front line guy from the get go. He never even looked like a front line guy in the minors. Until Lincecum blows out an arm all that specualtion is crap. It is like speculating that Gordon is going to be a 25 to 30 HR guy or that Billy Butler will win a batting title. All things people think could happen but until that day comes we have to judge them by what they have done, not what we think they are going to do.

Deberg_1990
07-07-2008, 04:30 PM
The Rays they have the kind of heart and talent you can only dream of the Royals having.


Come on, while the Rays are having a great season, this is really the only season in their 10 year history they have been good.

OmahaChief
07-07-2008, 04:40 PM
Come on, while the Rays are having a great season, this is really the only season in their 10 year history they have been good.

While that maybe true, their drafted players look more promising for the future than ours do at this point. They have a lot of talented guys on that team.

BigRock
07-07-2008, 04:49 PM
it cracks me up how people want to label Hochever a bust with less than 1 season in the bigs under his belt.
That's the (hilarious) recurring theme throughout these threads. Not just with Hochever, but all these young players being analyzed like they have 5-10 year track records. So and so is a bust, and we may as well make room in the HOF for some guys having a good first year in the bigs.

I'd like to find the summer 2003 version of these threads when people were high on the Royals. Boy, that Berroa, what a career he's gonna have.

Sure-Oz
07-07-2008, 04:57 PM
That's the (hilarious) recurring theme throughout these threads. Not just with Hochever, but all these young players being analyzed like they have 5-10 year track records. So and so is a bust, and we may as well make room in the HOF for some guys having a good first year in the bigs.

I'd like to find the summer 2003 version of these threads when people were high on the Royals. Boy, that Berroa, what a career he's gonna have.

Agreed in a sense there...i am more patient with these young guys, another ROY we had was Bob Hamelin

DeezNutz
07-07-2008, 05:03 PM
It's just really hard to justify to me that Hochevar will ever be a better pick, he's older, he's not as polished or developed and his stuff isn't as good...

Hochevars best will never be as good as Lincecum's

The irony is that Lincecum's name was tossed about leading up to the draft, but he was considered a signability option.

That's the (hilarious) recurring theme throughout these threads. Not just with Hochever, but all these young players being analyzed like they have 5-10 year track records. So and so is a bust, and we may as well make room in the HOF for some guys having a good first year in the bigs.

I'd like to find the summer 2003 version of these threads when people were high on the Royals. Boy, that Berroa, what a career he's gonna have.

There's no doubt that patience is needed, but the depressing thing is that most great players, the true stars, tend to hit the ground running, at least in recent years. Though our guys aren't at the "bust" stage yet, it's clear that they've been disappointing at the very least.

little jacob
07-07-2008, 05:04 PM
yeah, most people are going to not look so hot when you compare them to one of the best at their trade to come around in a long time.

that glen dorsey, what a waste, he's never going to be merlin olsen. another squandered pick

DeezNutz
07-07-2008, 05:07 PM
yeah, most people are going to not look so hot when you compare them to one of the best at their trade to come around in a long time.


Are you talking about Hochevar, Gordon, Butler, Buck, or Teahen?

Nightfyre
07-08-2008, 01:39 AM
to me, it looked like soria was having trouble getting any motion on the ball. Maybe he was just having a bad day :shrug:

MIAdragon
07-08-2008, 05:50 AM
Now we'll only be up 4.5 on Boston and 8.5 on NY. :(

Never gonna last.......

DaKCMan AP
07-08-2008, 05:54 AM
Never gonna last.......

ok. :thumb:

petegz28
07-08-2008, 06:16 AM
wow, 2 times in how many chances? And he still got the win.

Ultra Peanut
07-08-2008, 06:27 AM
Relievers have bad innings from time to time?

thurman merman
07-08-2008, 08:37 AM
Relievers have bad innings from time to time?

yeah, but 2 home runs in 2 innings is extremely uncharacteristic of soria.

MIAdragon
07-09-2008, 02:39 PM
Now we'll only be up 4.5 on Boston and 8.5 on NY. :(

only 2 up.......

DaKCMan AP
07-09-2008, 02:54 PM
only 2 up.......

Thankfully the last 3 are against Cleveland.

MIAdragon
07-09-2008, 02:56 PM
Thankfully the last 3 are against Cleveland.


:thumb:

MIAdragon
07-13-2008, 02:05 PM
Thankfully the last 3 are against Cleveland.

How'd that work out for ya?

StcChief
07-13-2008, 02:07 PM
The great American League so I guess Soria isn't all that.

Bowser
07-13-2008, 02:09 PM
The great American League so I guess Soria isn't all that.

Two blown saves in the first half, against American League teams (majority). How many saves have the Cardinals blown so far? 22?

Pasta Giant Meatball
07-13-2008, 02:10 PM
How'd that work out for ya?

Heh, I sense that the Rays bandwagon will be getting a bit lighter after thier performance this week.

StcChief
07-13-2008, 02:14 PM
Two blown saves in the first half, against American League teams (majority). How many saves have the Cardinals blown so far? 22?who the F cares.... where are the AAA Royals running last.

eazyb81
07-13-2008, 02:18 PM
who the F cares.... where are the AAA Royals running last.

That AAA team punked the deadbirds and the rest of your joke of a league this season. LMAO

Bowser
07-13-2008, 02:19 PM
who the F cares.... where are the AAA Royals running last.

Damn, dude. It must have really chapped your ass that the Cards lost the season series to the Royals this year. Don't worry - you guys will be in the hunt next year while the Royals still flirt with .500. Oh, and get a real closer.

Pasta Giant Meatball
07-13-2008, 02:26 PM
Damn, dude. It must have really chapped your ass that the Cards lost the season series to the Royals this year. Don't worry - you guys will be in the hunt next year while the Royals still flirt with .500. Oh, and get a real closer.

Can't really argue with you here. Royals won the season series, but Cards will have a better record and compete for the playoffs even with a bad bullpen and seemingly no answer at closer right now. Royals do have the season series braggin rights, so not much can be said there.

Bowser
07-13-2008, 02:28 PM
Can't really argue with you here. Royals won the season series, but Cards will have a better record and compete for the playoffs even with a bad bullpen and seemingly no answer at closer right now. Royals do have the season series braggin rights, so not much can be said there.

The Cards have just had the shit beat out of them with injuries that past couple of years. The Royals are just the Royals. (Although I will say things are genuinely looking up)

Pasta Giant Meatball
07-13-2008, 02:33 PM
The Cards have just had the shit beat out of them with injuries that past couple of years. The Royals are just the Royals. (Although I will say things are genuinely looking up)

I didn't expect much from this Cardinal team, so this season has been a pleasant surprise. Ludwick coming out of nowhere w/ 21 homers has been huge...as for KC they just need thier young players like Gordon, Butler, and Hochevar to play up to expectations next year and they should have a solid year overall.

DaKCMan AP
07-13-2008, 02:40 PM
How'd that work out for ya?

Eh, the bats didn't make the road trip and the pitching got destroyed in Cleveland. Hopefully they regroup after the break.

Reaper16
07-13-2008, 02:55 PM
The great American League so I guess Soria isn't all that.
who the F cares.... where are the AAA Royals running last.

This is b.s. below even your normal standards.

StcChief
07-13-2008, 03:03 PM
This is b.s. below even your normal standards.I guess BBQ cooking and drinkin', watch game day here.....

what ever. Royals improving but which way could they go.

let's see who get's traded.

WilliamTheIrish
07-13-2008, 03:27 PM
The great American League so I guess Soria isn't all that.

I wish I knew what this statement actually meant. I think it's trying to say that Soria isn't very good. But i'm not sure since it's a post that looks like it should be written in crayon.

Sometimes you have to consider the source.

Sure-Oz
07-13-2008, 04:09 PM
The great American League so I guess Soria isn't all that.

That's like saying Priest Holmes sucks after getting held to 1 td in a game

DaKCMan AP
08-31-2008, 02:59 PM
Now we'll only be up 4.5 on Boston and 8.5 on NY. :(

Never gonna last.......

bump ;)

Rays 84-51 --
Sox 79-57 5.5
Yanks 72-64 12.5

:)

MIAdragon
08-31-2008, 04:35 PM
bump ;)

Rays 84-51 --
Sox 79-57 5.5
Yanks 72-64 12.5

:)


Ill eat some crow, see ya in the post season.:eek:

Ari Chi3fs
08-31-2008, 05:07 PM
Id like to eat those nipples.

MIAdragon
09-08-2008, 09:38 PM
bump ;)

Rays 84-51 --
Sox 79-57 5.5
Yanks 72-64 12.5

:)

bump ;)

Rays 85-57 --
Sox 85-58 .5
Yanks 76-66 9

:)