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alnorth
03-29-2009, 10:18 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> H </td><td> E </td></tr>
<tr> <td>KC (16-11-3 spring)</td> <td> 2 </td> <td> 5 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 9 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 17 </td><td> 22 </td><td> 0 </td></tr>
<tr> <td>SEA (14-15-2 spring)</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 8 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 12 </td><td> 18 </td><td> 3 </td></tr>
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http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/mlb/teams/20080123/80x60/kan.gif

Zack Greinke 2IP 8R 8ER 1BB 1K
Joel Peralta 1IP 1R 1ER 0BB 1K
Brandon Duckworth 2IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Win, (2-0 spring) Ron Mahay 1IP 1R 1ER 0BB 1K
Juan Cruz 1IP 1R 1ER 0BB 2K
Kyle Farnsworth 1IP 1R 1ER 0BB 2K
Tim Hamulack 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K

VS

http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/mlb/teams/20080123/80x60/sea.gif

Jarrod Washburn 6IP 7R 7ER 1BB 3K
Blown Save, (2 spring); Loss, (0-2 spring) David Aardsma 0.2IP 5R 5ER 2BB 0K
Roy Corcoran 0IP 4R 4ER 1BB 0K
Denny Stark 1.1IP 1R 0ER 1BB 0K
Shawn Kelley 1IP 0R 0ER 1BB 2K

Starting Lineups

KC

1. Coco Crisp, CF
1. Mitch Maier, pr/CF
2. David DeJesus, LF
2. Shane Costa, LF
3. Jose Guillen, RF
3. Ross Gload, RF
4. Billy Butler, 1B
5. Mike Jacobs, DH
6. John Buck, C
6. Brayan Pena, C
7. Alex Gordon, 3B
7. Willie Bloomquist, pr/3B
8. Alberto Callaspo, 2B
9. Tony Pena Jr, SS
9. Luis Hernandez, SS

SEA

1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
1. Wladimir Balentien, pr/RF
2. Franklin Gutierrez, CF
2. Chris Burke, CF/2B
2. Freddie Guzman, 2B
3. Ken Griffey Jr, LF
3. Mike Wilson, LF
4. Adrian Beltre, 3B
4. Chris Woodward, pr/3B
5. Mike Sweeney, DH
5. Mike Morse, DH
6. Russell Branyan, 1B
6. Chris Shelton, 1B
7. Jose Lopez, 2B
7. Brent Johnson, CF
8. Kenji Johjima, C
8. Jamie Burke, C
9. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
9. Reegie Corona, SS

alnorth
03-29-2009, 10:23 AM
We are at about that time of year where the spring training games arent a joke anymore, no one's really experimenting and most of the roster decisions have been made (except 2B and the back of the rotation). Kind of like the last exhibition game in the NFL, the starters for both teams should be out there trying to win for at least half the game.

For this game, the Royals have announced that they will try to get work for these relief pitchers:


Kyle Farnsworth
Ron Mahay
Juan Cruz
Robinson Tejeda


Duckworth, Peralta, and a couple minor league guys I havent heard much about are also available today if needed.

WilliamTheIrish
03-29-2009, 10:24 AM
Mahay needs some innings.

Stewie
03-29-2009, 10:40 AM
MLB TV is showing this game, but it shows it starting at 4:00 Central Time.

alnorth
03-29-2009, 12:21 PM
MLB TV is showing this game, but it shows it starting at 4:00 Central Time.

The Royals, Mariners, and MLB schedule all say its 3:05. Either MLB.tv is wrong, or they plan to break into the game in the 4th inning.

KChiefs1
03-29-2009, 01:08 PM
for those with the sports package on Directv you can watch it on channel 687 on FSNWHD at 3:00pm.

alnorth
03-29-2009, 01:57 PM
Well, that useless pile of suck is at SS today. When are we going to just cut him?

doomy3
03-29-2009, 01:58 PM
I don't understand why we wouldn't be playing Teahan at 2B everyday right now.

alnorth
03-29-2009, 02:04 PM
I don't understand why we wouldn't be playing Teahan at 2B everyday right now.

Judging from Trey Hillman's comments the other day, I think Teahen is going to do a bit of everything. He might start a lot of games at 2B, but for now he seems to be penciled in as 2B/whatever. If Callaspo is going to play second when Teahen is giving other people a rest, then Callaspo needs some starts too.

alnorth
03-29-2009, 02:05 PM
Top 1st

Crisp singles to center
DeJesus bunt fouls out to third
Guillen doubles to left, Crisp scores
Butler singles to center, Guillen to third
Jacobs sacrifices (fly) to center, Guillen scores
Buck strikes out (swinging) 2-3

2 runs, 3 hits

Bottom 1st

Suzuki flies out to left
Gutierrez bunt grounds out to pitcher
Griffey Jr singles to right
Beltre strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
03-29-2009, 02:21 PM
Top 2nd

Gordon homers to deep right
Callaspo doubles to right
Pena Jr hits a bunt infield single to pitcher, Callaspo to third
Crisp singles to center, Pena Jr to third, Callaspo scores. Crisp to third, Pena Jr scores on an Error by SS
DeJesus fouls out to third
Guillen doubles to right, Crisp scores
Butler singles to right, Guillen to third
Jacobs sacrifices (fly) to right, Guillen scores
Buck flies out to center

5 runs, 6 hits, 1 error

Bottom 2nd

Sweeney singles to left
Branyan singles to right, Sweeney to second
Lopez singles to left, Branyan to second, Sweeney to third
Johjima singles to left, Lopez to second, Branyan to third, Sweeney scores
Betancourt hits an infield single to shortstop, Johjima to second, Lopez to third, Branyan scores
Suzuki reaches on a 5-2 fielder's choice, Betancourt to second, Johjima forced out at third, Lopez safe at home and scores
Gutierrez singles to center, Suzuki to third, Betancourt scores
Griffey Jr singles to center, Gutierrez to second, Suzuki scores
Beltre hit by pitch, Griffey Jr to second, Gutierrez to third
Sweeney doubles to center, Beltre to third, Griffey Jr and Gutierrez scores, Beltre thrown out at home 8-2
Branyan walks
Lopez doubles to left, Branyan to third, Sweeney scores
Johjima fouls out to catcher

8 runs, 9 hits

alnorth
03-29-2009, 02:31 PM
With that Guillen double, all runs are now earned. Crisp still would have scored without the error

KChiefs1
03-29-2009, 02:31 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4024978&name=gammons_peter

Improved Royals could surprise in 2009
Peter Gammons
Sunday, March 29, 2009 | Print Entry (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=4024978&type=blogEntry)


We all know that Kansas City is a small market. Fine. But we also know what it was like before any player made $3 million per year, when in the George Brett era -- from 1975 through 1989 -- the Royals averaged 89 wins a season, the ballpark was a model of civility, and their fan base was loyally rooted in small havens across Missouri and Kansas, from Columbia to Lawrence and dots along I-70, baseball's original road west of the Mississippi.

By the time of the 1994 strike, the franchise was already struggling to deal with the material realities. And since the strike, the Royals have had only one winning season and have averaged 94 losses. The smudged post-strike history is dotted with a refusal to fund the draft and poor ownership decisions. But now, with GM Dayton Moore apparently supported by the Glass family, there seems to be hope. This team that won 56 games in 2005 and last season won 75 is one of those franchises -- like the Reds and Giants -- that have been designated as this spring's fair-haired risers.

"We are getting better, I really believe that," says manager Trey Hillman.

"We have a ways to go, but there is progress. If we pitch and some of our young players improve the way we think they can, we will be improved.

How much? I don't know."

The American League Central is a fascinating division, running from the $83M payroll of the Indians to the $140M of the Tigers, with the Royals somewhere in the middle at $90M. Moore looked at a team whose .320 on-base percentage was 26th in the majors and whose .389 slugging percentage ranked second-to-last in the American League and acquired Coco Crisp (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5299) and Mike Jacobs (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6385) for relievers Ramon Ramirez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6503) and Leo Nunez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6272), which necessitated signing Kyle Farnsworth (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=4049).

Their front three starters -- Zack Greinke (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5883), Gil Meche (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=4105), Kyle Davies (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6208) -- can be very good if Greinke is what one other GM predicted (the 2009 Cy Young Award winner) and Davies is what he was in his last five starts of 2008. If the traditionally frustrating Farnsworth has taken to pitching coach Bob McClure, then along with Ron Mahay (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=3235), the Royals' 'pen can be adequate in front of Joakim Soria (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28688).

Then it's a matter of the maturation of Alex Gordon (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28636), Billy Butler (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6396) and Mark Teahen (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6011). If all that happens, can they win an additional 10 games to get to 85? It's possible.

Crisp was frightened by the death valley that is center and right-center field in Fenway Park. Is he a .400 on-base leadoff hitter? No, but he is a career .280 hitter, frees David DeJesus (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5799) to bat behind him, and makes their outfield defense far better. Mike Aviles (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=29145) hit 20 homers between the minors and majors last season. Jacobs has made defensive strides this spring; now he has to improve on his career .318 on-base percentage to be a force.

But most important is the development of Gordon, Butler and Teahen. Each has a career OPS in the .750-.755 range, which would be graded as underachieving, especially since Butler's OPS his last two seasons in Omaha was .961.

"It's a matter of each one of them thinking about staying back and staying in the middle of the field," says hitting coach Kevin Seitzer. "We've really seen progress this spring, progress I believe they can take into the season. Teahen has had a great spring."

Teahen has also been the focus of a major experiment; he's been playing second base after a career at third and in the outfield. "I still think I'll probably mix and match with [Alberto] Callaspo," says Hillman. "But we've seen some very good instinctive plays from Teahen, plays that encourage us."

Within the AL Central, the Twins, Indians and White Sox are all likely capable of winning 90 games, but they are all flawed. The Tigers are very hard to read, and it's hard to ask owner Mike Ilitch -- with something like a 40-percent drop in season tickets -- to fund that payroll with some unmoveable contracts in a dreadful economy.

So if the bullpen holds, they find two starters out of the Brian Bannister (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6474)/Sidney Ponson (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=3823)/Luke Hochevar (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28643)/Horacio Ramirez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5072) group and Gordon, Butler and Teahen indeed make 50-100 point jumps in OPS, the Royals can contend and bring life back to a Middle American franchise with a proud tradition worth revisiting.

The Reds can contend in the NL Central. The Cubs still have issues to be determined, but before everyone puts Cincinnati in second place, the Cardinals could triple the number of starts for Chris Carpenter (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=3610) and Adam Wainwright (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5403) and surprise everyone again. And if the Brewers can straighten out their pitching and if their exceptionally talented everyday players all mesh, then they are going to be very dangerous.

But while the 2008 Reds were quantifiably one of the game's worst defensive teams, if Alex Gonzalez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=3916) is healthy and Ramon Hernandez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=4097) bounces back, they will be much better defensively with only one below-average position (third base). Johnny Cueto (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28955) and Edinson Volquez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6401) are big-timers with high ceilings, Bronson Arroyo (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=4416) is as tough as it gets, they have five-hole pitching depth with Micah Owings (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28660) and Homer Bailey (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28668). So if Aaron Harang (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5181) is healthy, the Reds have good starting pitching and a deep bullpen. Can they win 83-86 games? Yes, they can, maybe more if Jay Bruce (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28954), Joey Votto (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28670) and Brandon Phillips (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5031) all take off.

Remember, the Reds are 120 games under .500 over the past eight seasons.

It's easy to buy the notion that the Giants can contend. Tim Lincecum (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28705) and Matt Cain (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6202) are really good at the top of the rotation, Randy Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=2131) has changed speeds this spring and thrown in the 90s, and in his last start Barry Zito (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=4233) -- who maintains his delivery is coming back -- threw harder and with a better breaking ball than at any time this spring. Bruce Bochy is trying to fill out the bullpen in front of closer Brian Wilson (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6521), who could easily be mistaken for a Metallica roadie.

But as much as there is hope for Pablo Sandoval (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=29212) at third and Travis Ishikawa (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6509) at first, there are questions about the defense on the left side of the infield and about how many runs the Giants can score.

Sure, they are improved, but the thought is that their pitching will allow the Giants to eat up a weak NL West division and win 87-90 games. The problem is, other than the Padres trying to rebuild from ground zero, the rest of the NL West isn't as bad as portrayed. The Dodgers probably have the best positional team in the league, although they have pitching depth issues. The Diamondbacks strike out a ton, but if Justin Upton (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28841), Stephen Drew (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6298) and others improve and if they can line up the rotation and bullpen to the point of adequacy behind Brandon Webb (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5455) and Danny Haren (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5565), the D-backs can be an 85-90 win team.

And I may be crazy, but the Rockies are nowhere near as bad as some think. They will badly miss Matt Holliday (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5940) and Jeff Francis (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6038), but if they get stability behind Aaron Cook (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=4762) and Ubaldo Jimenez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28625), if Ian Stewart (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28722) blossoms, if Todd Helton (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=3709) comes back, this is a dangerous team; they have Dexter Fowler (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=29252), Ryan Spilborghs (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6350), Carlos Gonzalez (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28658), Matt Murton (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6349), Brad Hawpe (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=5955) and Seth Smith (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28920) for outfielders. That's a lot of talent.

The Royals, Reds and Giants are the spring improvement stories, all with huge questions, all playing in divisions that are playable. Let's see where Gordon, Bailey and Zito are come August. But for three teams that haven't had much to dream about the past few years, there is hope. That's what spring training is about.

Jenson71
03-29-2009, 02:51 PM
Grienke falling apart :deevee:

alnorth
03-29-2009, 02:58 PM
Well, that was unpleasant. I'm not too worried though, Greinke should have been out undamaged several times.

In the Royals half of the inning they mashed a lot of solid hits, but Seattle kept finding holes through the infield for weak singles.

alnorth
03-29-2009, 02:58 PM
Top 3rd

Gordon flies out to left
Callaspo singles to left
Callaspo to third on an Error by P (pickoff attempt)
Pena Jr walks
Crisp strikes out (looking)
DeJesus grounds out to second

0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error

Bottom 3rd

Joel Peralta relieves Greinke

Betancourt homers to left
Suzuki flies out to center
Gutierrez fouls out to first
Griffey Jr strikes out (looking)

1 run, 1 hit

alnorth
03-29-2009, 03:18 PM
Top 4th

Guillen flies out to right
Butler grounds out to shortstop
Jacobs doubles to left
Buck fouls out to first

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 4th

Brandon Duckworth relieves Peralta

Beltre flies out to left
Sweeney singles to left
Branyan flies into a 9-3 double play, Sweeney out at first

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
03-29-2009, 03:31 PM
Top 5th

Gordon singles to right

Willie Bloomquist runs for Gordon

Callaspo grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, Bloomquist out at second
Pena Jr strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 5th

Bloomquist comes in at 3B

Lopez pops out to second
Johjima flies out to left
Betancourt fouls out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits

DeezNutz
03-29-2009, 03:32 PM
Top 5th

Gordon singles to right
Callaspo
Automatic Out

ROFL

Go Mizzou & Chiefs
03-29-2009, 03:33 PM
Top 5th

Gordon singles to right
Callaspo
Automatic Out

Is Aviles hurt?

alnorth
03-29-2009, 03:39 PM
Is Aviles hurt?

Dont think so. I guess we need to give our doomsday scenario "oh my God, Aviles is out for the year" backup shortstop some work.

Please don't be hurt, Aviles.

alnorth
03-29-2009, 03:41 PM
Top 6th

Crisp singles to right

Mitch Maier runs for Crisp

DeJesus grounds into a 3-6-3 double play, Maier out at second
Guillen grounds out to third

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 6th

Mitch Maier comes in at CF

Shane Costa replaces DeJesus in LF

Ross Gload replaces Guillen in RF

Ron Mahay relieves Duckworth

Suzuki singles to center

Wladimir Balentien runs for Suzuki

Gutierrez flies out to left
Griffey Jr flies out to right
Beltre singles to right, Balentien to second

Chris Woodward runs for Beltre

Mike Morse bats for Sweeney at DH

Morse doubles to right, Woodward to third, Balentien scores

Branyan strikes out (swinging)

1 run, 3 hits

Go Mizzou & Chiefs
03-29-2009, 03:42 PM
Dont think so. I guess we need to give our doomsday scenario "oh my God, Aviles is out for the year" backup shortstop some work.

Please don't be hurt, Aviles.

the Royals would drop from 2nd or 3rd in the central to 5th :(
dont be hurt!

alnorth
03-29-2009, 03:58 PM
Top 7th

Balentien comes in at RF

Woodward comes in at 3B

Chris Burke replaces Gutierrez at CF

Mike Wilson replaces Griffey Jr at LF

David Aardsma relieves Washburn

Butler walks
Jacobs walks, Butler to second
Buck grounds out to first, Jacobs to second, Butler to third
Bloomquist flies out to right
Callaspo doubles to center, Jacobs and Butler scores
Pena Jr homers to center, Callaspo scores
Maier doubles to right

Roy Corcoran relieves Aardsma

Costa singles to right, Maier scores, Costa to second on the throw home
Gload walks
Butler singles to center, Gload to second, Costa scores

Ryan Shealy bats for Jacobs at DH

Shealy homers to right, Butler and Gload scores
Buck singles to right

Denny Stark relieves Corcoran

Bloomquist flies out to right

9 runs, 7 hits

Bottom 7th

Luis Hernandez replaces Pena Jr at SS

Juan Cruz relieves Mahay

Lopez flies out to center
Johjima homers to deep left
Betancourt strikes out (looking)
Balentien strikes out (looking)

1 run, 1 hit

Go Mizzou & Chiefs
03-29-2009, 04:03 PM
Top 7th

David Aardsma relieves Washburn

Butler walks
Jacobs walks, Butler to second
Buck

sounds like the pitcher sucks :)

Go Mizzou & Chiefs
03-29-2009, 04:09 PM
Callaspo
= automatic out

Go Mizzou & Chiefs
03-29-2009, 04:11 PM
Callaspo
= automatic out

nevermind

Go Mizzou & Chiefs
03-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Top 7th

Balentien comes in at RF

Woodward comes in at 3B

Chris Burke replaces Gutierrez at CF

David Aardsma relieves Washburn

Butler walks
Jacobs walks, Butler to second
Buck grounds out to first, Jacobs to second, Butler to third
Bloomquist flies out to right
Callaspo doubles to center, Jacobs and Butler scores
Pena Jr homers to center, Callaspo scores
Maier doubles to right
Costa

seriously!?

Jenson71
03-29-2009, 04:18 PM
LMAO This is insane.

alnorth
03-29-2009, 04:19 PM
seriously!?

I guess if you close your eyes and swing as hard as you can, every once in a while you might connect.

Go Mizzou & Chiefs
03-29-2009, 04:19 PM
LMAO This is insane.

:D

WilliamTheIrish
03-29-2009, 04:25 PM
He did it last Sunday too.

Go Mizzou & Chiefs
03-29-2009, 04:30 PM
9 runs in an inning is crazy

chiefqueen
03-29-2009, 04:32 PM
BTW, the game is on MLB Network (1 hour delay) in case you want to see the 9-run explosion.

alnorth
03-29-2009, 04:37 PM
Top 8th

Chris Shelton replaces Branyan at 1B

Brent Johnson replaces Lopez and comes in at CF

C. Burke moves to 2B

Jamie Burke replaces Johjima at C

Reegie Corona replaces Betancourt at SS

Freddie Guzman replaces C. Burke at 2B

Callaspo doubles to left
Hernandez reaches on an Error by SS, Callaspo to third
Maier walks, Hernandez to second
Costa lines out to first
Gload grounds out to second, Maier to second, Hernandez to third, Callaspo scores
Butler lines out to shortstop

1 run, 1 hit, 1 error

Bottom 8th

Brayan Pena replaces Buck at C

Kyle Farnsworth relieves Cruz

Guzman strikes out (swinging)
Wilson pops out to first
Woodward homers to left
Morse strikes out (swinging)

1 run, 1 hit

alanm
03-29-2009, 04:44 PM
Saying that the pitching isn't solid for either team is the understatement of the day. ROFL

alnorth
03-29-2009, 04:57 PM
Top 9th

Shawn Kelley relieves Stark

Shealy flies out to left
Pena walks
Bloomquist singles to left, Pena to third
Callaspo strikes out (looking)
Hernandez strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 9th

Tim Hamulack relieves Farnsworth

Shelton lines out to shortstop
Johnson strikes out (swinging)
J. Burke singles to left
Corona flies out to left

0 runs, 1 hit

Royals win, 17-12

Go Mizzou & Chiefs
03-29-2009, 04:58 PM
all the pitchers are Nolan Ryan's:spock:

alnorth
03-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Couple funny quotes on a Royals fan board

Our offensive line played really well today and our linebackers did a good job in 3rd down and close situations.

They really did, holding them to 4 field goals in the red zone is how you win ballgames.

Mr. Krab
03-29-2009, 05:22 PM
Shealy rocks one

alnorth
03-29-2009, 05:29 PM
<TABLE cellPadding=4 border=3><TR><TD>Final</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>4</TD><TD><CENTER>Pts</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR><TD>Chiefs</TD><TD>7</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>7</TD><TD><CENTER>17</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR><TD>Seahawks</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD><CENTER>12</CENTER></TD></TR></TABLE>

Go Mizzou & Chiefs
03-29-2009, 05:58 PM
<TABLE cellPadding=4 border=3><TR><TD>Final</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>4</TD><TD><CENTER>Pts</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR><TD>Chiefs</TD><TD>7</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>7</TD><TD><CENTER>17</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR><TD>Seahawks</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD><CENTER>12</CENTER></TD></TR></TABLE>

LMAO

Bowser
03-29-2009, 06:00 PM
<TABLE cellPadding=4 border=3><TR><TD>Final</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>4</TD><TD><CENTER>Pts</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR><TD>Chiefs</TD><TD>7</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>7</TD><TD><CENTER>17</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR><TD>Seahawks</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD><CENTER>12</CENTER></TD></TR></TABLE>

LMAO

40 hits? 29 runs? Were the pitchers just practicing throwing fastballs today?

tk13
03-29-2009, 06:06 PM
Still probably not as bad as the game last Sunday where there were 15 homers. I know the ball carries in Arizona but this spring has been crazy. Who knows what's gonna happen when the team goes from this, back to the K where home runs are tough to come by.

Bowser
03-29-2009, 06:16 PM
Still probably not as bad as the game last Sunday where there were 15 homers. I know the ball carries in Arizona but this spring has been crazy. Who knows what's gonna happen when the team goes from this, back to the K where home runs are tough to come by.

Not to mention opening the season in Chicago, where it will probably still be snowing. BONUS - getting to play a night game second game of the season! In Chicago. :spock:

VonneMarie
03-29-2009, 07:00 PM
<TABLE cellPadding=4 border=3><TR><TD>Final</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>4</TD><TD><CENTER>Pts</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR><TD>Chiefs</TD><TD>7</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>7</TD><TD><CENTER>17</CENTER></TD></TR>
<TR><TD>Seahawks</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD><CENTER>12</CENTER></TD></TR></TABLE>

ROFL

All jokes aside, I'm really worried about our starting pitching.

Jenson71
03-29-2009, 07:03 PM
The good news is that spring training pitching is usually not in top form. Does anyone have any real data that shows the relevance of spring training pitching to regular season?

Bowser
03-29-2009, 07:04 PM
Leslie Nielsen restores order regarding our starting pitching thus far....

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WilliamTheIrish
03-29-2009, 07:06 PM
Still probably not as bad as the game last Sunday where there were 15 homers. I know the ball carries in Arizona but this spring has been crazy. Who knows what's gonna happen when the team goes from this, back to the K where home runs are tough to come by.

I was at the game last Sunday. The wind was blowing 30+ to dead CF and it was 81*. Today it was 74* with negligible wind.
There were 40 hits in that game also. So I'm going to disagree with you and say that today was probably worse for both teams.

Again, I expect reality to kick in with cool weather and the fact that most professionals will kick it into gear when the real season starts.

But I'm impressed with the hitting thus far.

alanm
03-29-2009, 08:33 PM
The good news is that spring training pitching is usually not in top form. Does anyone have any real data that shows the relevance of spring training pitching to regular season? Greinke didn't exactly inspire confidence in possibly his last tune up. :shake:

BWillie
03-29-2009, 10:17 PM
Greinke didn't exactly inspire confidence in possibly his last tune up. :shake:

You think Greinke really gives a sh*t right now? I don't. Greinke is crazy. He's probably trying to throw a 12th pitch or throwing that goofy 50 mph lob just because he's bored.

alnorth
03-29-2009, 11:31 PM
You think Greinke really gives a sh*t right now? I don't. Greinke is crazy. He's probably trying to throw a 12th pitch or throwing that goofy 50 mph lob just because he's bored.

He actually said today was his 2nd-best day all Spring. (last outing was the best)

He basically said he had his stuff, all his pitches went where he wanted them, and he did not want to come out when they pulled him. A lot of the other pitchers basically got hit hard, but you could tell from the play by play that Greinke had some pretty bad luck with ground balls either dying in the grass for infield singles or barely crawling out of the infield.