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alnorth
04-28-2009, 04:22 PM
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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>TOR (15-7)</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 4 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 3 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 8 </td><td> 14 </td><td> 1 </td></tr>
<tr> <td>KC (10-10)</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 6 </td><td> 0 </td></tr>
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http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/mlb/teams/20080123/80x60/tor.gif

Win, (3-0) Scott Richmond 7IP 1R 1ER 3BB 5K
Jesse Carlson 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K
Brandon League 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K

VS.

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

Loss, (1-2) Gil Meche 3.2IP 5R 5ER 5BB 2K
Robinson Tejeda 2.1IP 0R 0ER 1BB 2K
Horacio Ramirez 1IP 3R 3ER 0BB 1K
Kyle Farnsworth 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K
Ron Mahay 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 2K

Starting Lineups

TOR

1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Aaron Hill, 2B
3. Alex Rios, RF
4. Vernon Wells, CF
5. Adam Lind, DH
6. Scott Rolen, 3B
7. Lyle Overbay, 1B
8. Rod Barajas, C
9. Travis Snider, LF

KC

1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. David DeJesus, LF
3. Mark Teahen, 3B
4. Jose Guillen, DH
5. Mike Jacobs, 1B
6. Alberto Callaspo, 2B
7. John Buck, C
8. Mike Aviles, SS
9. Mitch Maier, RF

Short Leash Hootie
04-28-2009, 04:24 PM
Nice. I hope Meche fucking kills this mother fucking team!

sportsman1
04-28-2009, 04:26 PM
When a guy talks about coming to our place where he has a chance to win and compete against the Yankees and the Red Sox, and then he goes to a place like Kansas City, that’s an eye-opener. We may have dodged a bullet with that one.”

I had almost forgot about that.. Ha ha. It is time to stick it to em' Gil. Bats gotta stay alive tonight.

CaliforniaChief
04-28-2009, 04:31 PM
Nice quote, Al....I'm sure Gil's probably going to remember that one too.

Random post here...I am getting pumped for the series here in Fullerton/Anaheim/Los Angeles/Yorba Linda/whatever you call it against the Mouseketeers.

I had purchased tix awhile ago on StubHub and now it looks like it's going to be the night Zack's on the hill. Front row, upper deck with my wife and son. Go Royals!

58-4ever
04-28-2009, 04:56 PM
I hope Meche and Greinke dominate the next two nights. That should continue to serve notice to the rest of the American League that this team is another slugger away from being great.

petegz28
04-28-2009, 05:06 PM
Finally I get to see a good pitcher for one. Seen Ponson twice and Ramirez. Needless to say I have yet to go to a winning game this year.

chiefqueen
04-28-2009, 05:25 PM
Nice quote, Al....I'm sure Gil's probably going to remember that one too.

Random post here...I am getting pumped for the series here in Fullerton/Anaheim/Los Angeles/Yorba Linda/whatever you call it against the Mouseketeers.

I had purchased tix awhile ago on StubHub and now it looks like it's going to be the night Zack's on the hill. Front row, upper deck with my wife and son. Go Royals!

Hate to rain (literally) on your parade but heavy rain is forcasted for the next 2 days in KC. That could throw the rotation off.

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 05:31 PM
scott richmond blows

alnorth
04-28-2009, 06:10 PM
Top 1st

Scutaro walks
Hill grounds into a 1-6-3 double play, Scutaro out at second
Rios grounds out to pitcher

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 1st

Crisp flies out to left
DeJesus singles to right
Teahen grounds into a 4-3-5 double play, DeJesus out at third

0 runs, 1 hit

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 06:13 PM
NICE double play, that.

SnakeXJones
04-28-2009, 06:14 PM
I just found this Link for the people who just watch gameday(like me) http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jays-ball

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 06:25 PM
more awful baserunning

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 06:25 PM
Ok, that was a nicer double play. Motherfuck Aaron Hill.

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 06:26 PM
DeJesus is one of the worst baserunners in the league.

No hyperbole.

alnorth
04-28-2009, 06:29 PM
In this game, David DeJesus learns that its hard to go first to third on a routine grounder to first

alnorth
04-28-2009, 06:29 PM
Top 2nd

Wells doubles to left
Lind strikes out (looking)
Rolen singles to left, Wells to third
Overbay sacrifices (foul fly) to left, Rolen to second, Wells scores
Barajas walks
Barajas to second, Rolen to third on a Passed Ball
Snider walks
Scutaro grounds out to shortstop

1 run, 2 hits

Bottom 2nd

Guillen strikes out (swinging)
Jacobs strikes out (swinging)
Callaspo walks
Buck fouls out to first

0 runs, 0 hits

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 06:30 PM
well dejesus would have made it, if he wasn't acting like he was out on his morning jog.

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 06:32 PM
In this game, David DeJesus learns that its hard to go first to third on a routine grounder to first

I know he's a productive ML player, and we certainly need more of these...

But I can't stand DeJesus's pussy ass. In many ways, he's my least favorite Royal. I'm talking Pena-level disgust.

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 06:39 PM
yikes they scored do we have the firepower to get 2 runs. and damnit buck catch the ball now a basehit scores 2 more and puts this out of reach

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 06:43 PM
The Royals can't get a single call in their favor from this ump.

petegz28
04-28-2009, 06:44 PM
The Royals can't get a single call in their favor from this ump.

was it a bad call?
Posted via Mobile Device

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 06:46 PM
was it a bad call?
Posted via Mobile Device
You guys in the stadium sure were booing it. It was borderline.

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 06:46 PM
Bullpen is going to do some work tonight; Meche with over 30 pitches in this inning.

petegz28
04-28-2009, 06:49 PM
You guys in the stadium sure were booing it. It was borderline.

looked close enough to call from where I sit
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Reaper16
04-28-2009, 06:49 PM
looked close enough to call from where I sit
Posted via Mobile Device
I agree with you.

alnorth
04-28-2009, 07:02 PM
Top 3rd

Hill walks
Rios flies out to center
Wells flies out to center
Lind grounds out to pitcher

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 3rd

Aviles singles to right
Maier singles to center, Aviles to second
Crisp reaches on a 1-5 fielder's choice, Maier to second, Aviles out at third
DeJesus grounds out to pitcher, Crisp to second, Maier to third
Teahen walks
Guillen fouls out to catcher

0 runs, 2 hits

SnakeXJones
04-28-2009, 07:05 PM
That was an awesome catch by covelli...

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 07:09 PM
lol bunt fail

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 07:10 PM
Nothing gets a manager in the good graces of his fanbase like a meaningless argument with an umpire.

petegz28
04-28-2009, 07:10 PM
lol bunt fail

looked like a bad call....was it?
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Reaper16
04-28-2009, 07:11 PM
looked like a bad call....was it?
Posted via Mobile Device
Aviles was out, but it was very close.

Chiefless
04-28-2009, 07:11 PM
bunting there seams weird. Was it a sac-attempt or was he bunting for a hit?

alnorth
04-28-2009, 07:12 PM
I'm normally not crazy about sac bunts, but in this situation I'm fine with it because Coco isnt necessarily trying to sacrifice, he has the bunting and running ability to get infield hits, and if it doesnt work, you "settle" for the sacrifice.

alnorth
04-28-2009, 07:13 PM
looked like a bad call....was it?
Posted via Mobile Device

it was pretty close even on replay, definitely not worthy of going insane at the ump

Saul Good
04-28-2009, 07:15 PM
Small ball is stupid in most situations. Bunting is only slightly more likely to advance a runner, and it gives up an out. Unless it's late in the game and you need one run to tie or win, it's the wrong play.

It would be like pulling your starter in the second inning to bring in the closer to get one out.

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 07:17 PM
Two on, nobody out, zero runs. Yay!

alnorth
04-28-2009, 07:18 PM
Top 4th

Rolen strikes out (swinging)
Overbay hits a ground-rule-double to right *
Barajas doubles to left, Overbay scores
Snider grounds out to first 3-1, Barajas to third
Scutaro walks
Hill singles to right, Scutaro to second, Barajas scores
Rios hits an infield single to shortstop, Hill to second, Scutaro to third
Wells singles to center, Rios to second, Hill and Scutaro scores

Robinson Tejeda relieves Meche

Lind pops out to first

4 runs, 5 hits

Bottom 5th

Jacobs strikes out (swinging)
Callaspo grounds out to shortstop
Buck flies out to right

0 runs, 0 hits

* The ballboy in right mistakenly fielded a fair ball. He would have made it to second, but ruined any chance at a triple

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Small ball is stupid in most situations. Bunting is only slightly more likely to advance a runner, and it gives up an out. Unless it's late in the game and you need one run to tie or win, it's the wrong play.

It would be like pulling your starter in the second inning to bring in the closer to get one out.

Especially dumb in the AL.

Fucking small ball in the bottom of the fucking 3rd. Fail.

I figured Hillman argued because he was embarrassed by his own stupidity.

Chiefless
04-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Guillen can only pop up the first pitch fastball he knew was coming AFTER a four pitch walk to load the bases. Brutal.

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 07:21 PM
lol Jacobs fail

lol ballboy epic fail

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 07:21 PM
And that looked about like what I'd expect from Jacobs.

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 07:22 PM
lol at the ballboy

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 07:30 PM
good lord gil

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 07:31 PM
Not good.

Wells has hit it *well* (sorry) all night.

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 07:33 PM
Fuck. 5-0.

With our offense, you can almost put a fork in this thing.

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 07:35 PM
Pete, you gotta' stop going to the games. For the betterment of the team, you know?

Chiefless
04-28-2009, 07:36 PM
what was the injury?

BigMeatballDave
04-28-2009, 07:37 PM
Gil sucking balls.

Chiefless
04-28-2009, 07:38 PM
Tejada hasn't seen action in like two weeks...

Mr. Arrowhead
04-28-2009, 07:38 PM
i was thinking back in the 2nd inning that something isnt right with Gil,hopefully it isnt serious

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 07:40 PM
i was thinking back in the 2nd inning that something isnt right with Gil,hopefully it isnt serious

He's probably just pissed off about the draft.

When he turned in disgust, I thought I saw him mouth, "Fucking 5 technique..."

Reaper16
04-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Rusty Kuntz is awesome.

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 07:42 PM
Rusty is my new favorite Royal.

"Next time I want you to throw Lyle Overbay out."

Chiefless
04-28-2009, 07:42 PM
i was thinking back in the 2nd inning that something isnt right with Gil,hopefully it isnt serious

That would be bad. Hoch would have some big shoes to fill.

alnorth
04-28-2009, 07:44 PM
update: White Sox will likely split their double-header, Tigers bullpen just gave up 10 runs to the yankees.

alnorth
04-28-2009, 07:47 PM
Top 5th

Rolen doubles to left
Overbay walks
Barajas flies out to left
Snider grounds into a 4-6-3 double play, Overbay out at second

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 5th

Aviles pops out to second
Maier flies out to left
Crisp hits an infield single to shortstop
DeJesus doubles to right, Crisp scores
Teahen grounds out to second

1 run, 2 hits

petegz28
04-28-2009, 07:47 PM
3rd base ump has been none to kind to the home tam
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DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 07:49 PM
3rd base ump has been none to kind to the home tam
Posted via Mobile Device

What are you talking about?

Aviles was out and Meche sucked dog shit.

Was there a call that I missed? Or one that actually mattered?

alnorth
04-28-2009, 07:55 PM
unassisted triple play to second coming right here

alnorth
04-28-2009, 07:57 PM
unassisted double play to second coming right here

FMP

alnorth
04-28-2009, 08:00 PM
great bullpen management right there, nice to know we can bring in one of our best relievers to hold a 5-run deficit.

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 08:01 PM
just a few scores
detroit down 10-0
white sox down 7-0
royals down 5-0

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 08:01 PM
great bullpen management right there, nice to know we can bring in one of our best relievers to hold a 5-run deficit.

Hillman doesn't like to be questioned.

We're going to institute the Pioli rule in here. Since Trey is relatively new, nothing but praise is allowed.

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 08:02 PM
I'm pretty sure we need to see that chick's tits.

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 08:06 PM
Now this would be a terrible steal situation.

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 08:06 PM
Now this would be a terrible steal situation.

And that's exactly why.

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 08:07 PM
rally rally the pitchers name is sally

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 08:07 PM
First fucking pitch swinging and he wraps around the fucking thing.

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 08:07 PM
can ya hit it a little weaker teahan

alnorth
04-28-2009, 08:09 PM
Top 6th

Scutaro flies out to left
Hill doubles to right
Rios strikes out (swinging)
Wells strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 6th

Guillen strikes out (swinging)
Jacobs grounds out to second
Callaspo grounds out to second

0 runs, 0 hits

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 08:11 PM
well atleast this thread isn't dead tonight...

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 08:12 PM
well atleast this thread isn't dead tonight...

Why is that dumb fuck still in your avi?

chiefbowe82
04-28-2009, 08:13 PM
Why is that dumb **** still in your avi?

It's OHHHHKKKAAAAAYYY

Jenson71
04-28-2009, 08:18 PM
It's OHHHHKKKAAAAAYYY

LMAO

Goldmember
04-28-2009, 08:21 PM
is there any way to listen to the Royals games on the internet or does MLB block that for their pay service?

KcKing
04-28-2009, 08:28 PM
is there any way to listen to the Royals games on the internet or does MLB block that for their pay service?


I just found this Link for the people who just watch gameday(like me) http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jays-ball

^^

alnorth
04-28-2009, 08:30 PM
Top 7th

Horacio Ramirez relieves Tejeda

Lind strikes out (swinging)
Rolen flies out to right
Overbay grounds out to second 4-1

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 7th

Buck strikes out (swinging)
Aviles grounds out to first 3-1
Maier walks
Maier steals second
Crisp grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
04-28-2009, 08:45 PM
Top 8th

Barajas singles to left
Snider bunts an infield single to pitcher, Barajas to second
Scutaro singles to center, Snider to third, Barajas scores

Kyle Farnsworth relieves Ramirez

Hill singles to dasouhdas;ioh I'm done with this game.

Blue Jays win, score TBD

petegz28
04-28-2009, 08:50 PM
What are you talking about?

Aviles was out and Meche sucked dog shit.

Was there a call that I missed? Or one that actually mattered?

Oh, when he said JAcobs swung and he didn't. Just saying..we have had no love from the guy at all tonight. Avilles may have been out but it looked like DDJ was safe. Though that was at the game, I never saw a replay.

petegz28
04-28-2009, 08:53 PM
So the word on Mehce is tightness in the back

alnorth
04-28-2009, 08:55 PM
Chicago and Detroit were both destroyed tonight. We will either be tied for first or (likely) second.

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 08:55 PM
Perfect game for Farnsworth.

petegz28
04-28-2009, 08:56 PM
I am so glad I left the game early.....though I have yet to be at a game that I didn't leave early this year

alnorth
04-28-2009, 08:58 PM
I'm done following this game, I'll update the box later

alnorth
04-28-2009, 09:00 PM
I am so glad I left the game early.....though I have yet to be at a game that I didn't leave early this year

I think I've done that once, down 9 runs drizzling in 40 degree windy weather.

Other than that, I've sat through a lot of 6-run losses in empty stadiums.

Chiefless
04-28-2009, 09:01 PM
This one's a stinker. Royals pitching gave up 13 hits and 6 walks. HoRam followed by Farnsworth is not gonna be a great combo this year.

petegz28
04-28-2009, 09:01 PM
I think I've done that once, down 9 runs drizzling in 40 degree windy weather.

Other than that, I've sat through a lot of 6-run losses in empty stadiums.

wife was cold, I was cold....the wind is blowing chilly where our seats are still....I have 17 more games to go.....

alnorth
04-28-2009, 09:03 PM
HoRam's ERA is now within striking distance of Farnsworth, 10.80 to 11.12.

Farnsworth needs to start giving up some bombs if he doesnt want to relinquish his crown.

alnorth
04-28-2009, 09:07 PM
Farnsworth's ERA is now (barely) 3 digits.

Ladies and Gentlemen, your new crappiest Royals reliever: Horacio Ramirez

petegz28
04-28-2009, 09:08 PM
great camera work...Teahen hits a double and they show Rusty Kuntz

Chiefless
04-28-2009, 09:10 PM
HoRam's ERA is now within striking distance of Farnsworth, 10.80 to 11.12.

Farnsworth needs to start giving up some bombs if he doesnt want to relinquish his crown.

giving up two runs for HoRam ERA was shrewd. I think he really wants out from under the stigma of having the highest ERA on the team.

petegz28
04-28-2009, 09:12 PM
I swear Jacobs sucks! I know he has power but he has to be the easiest strike out on the team

petegz28
04-28-2009, 09:27 PM
What a shit game....Buck another 0-4.....Jacobs...0-4....I'll cut Guillen some slack

Chiefless
04-28-2009, 09:36 PM
'member when Buck was hitting?

On a similar note, it's no fun watching 4 hitters you were counting on to have predictably solid (if not better) years all suck balls at the same for three weeks and counting. Aviles, DeJesus, Butler, Gordon. Especially Gordon.

petegz28
04-28-2009, 09:38 PM
'member when Buck was hitting?

On a similar note, it's no fun watching 4 hitters you were counting on to have predictably solid (if not better) years all suck balls at the same for three weeks and counting. Aviles, DeJesus, Butler, Gordon. Especially Gordon.

Buck has never hit well. He gets 1-2 games here and there and then sucks for 10-12

KC_Connection
04-28-2009, 09:42 PM
The good: We destroyed your team. It was awesome.

The bad: I started Meche in fantasy on both of my teams.

Chiefless
04-28-2009, 09:47 PM
Buck has never hit well. He gets 1-2 games here and there and then sucks for 10-12

I was being sarcastic. I agree he is a frustrating player to watch. The 1-2 games are power bonanzas tho...makes people want to play him to see if he can EVER be consistent. It's not looking promising to me.

alanm
04-28-2009, 10:57 PM
I don't care what anyone says, I'm ecstatic that they are hovering around .500 as April comes to a close. Now they have to keep it up in May and not fall down a man hole.

BWillie
04-29-2009, 01:24 AM
HAHA I told you all Olivio was just as good if not better hitter than Buck. You all scoffed at me. Either way, our catchers are the least of this teams problems. They hit for power, and do what they are supposed to do. Appears Buck has at least learned how to throw runners out occasionally this year. Don't know what the deal was last year.

WoodDraw
04-29-2009, 01:34 AM
There is nothing more I love in baseball more than being in contention during the trade deadline, other than October baseball. If that could happen, I'd take a week off just to watch the wires. That's baseball.

Anyway, today isn't a big deal. Toronto has a good offense, and Meche will have a bad game now and then. He's a great #2 though, and we shouldn't get concerned about him. Crappy game - let's recover tomorrow.

KC_Connection
04-29-2009, 02:14 AM
I've been thinking Greinke gives up his first ER tomorrow.