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alnorth
05-04-2009, 11:29 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>CWS (12-13)</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 6 </td><td> 1 </td></tr>
<tr> <td>KC (15-11)</td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 1 </td><td> 2 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> X </td><td> 3 </td><td> 10 </td><td> 0 </td></tr>
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Zack Greinke throws the 6th complete game, and the 2nd shutout of his MLB career. (3CG, 2SHO this season)

Zack Greinke is the 3rd pitcher in MLB history to have an ERA under 0.50 after 6 starts

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

Loss, (2-2) Bartolo Colon 5IP 3R 2ER 3BB 7K
Clayton Richard 3IP 0R 0ER 1BB 1K

VS.

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

Win, (6-0) Zack Greinke 9IP 0R 0ER 0BB 10K

Starting Lineups

CWS

1. Chris Getz, 2B
2. Jayson Nix, 3B/RF
3. Carlos Quentin, LF
4. Jim Thome, DH
5. Paul Konerko, 1B
6. A.J. Pierzynsky, C
7. Alexei Ramirez, SS
8. Scott Podsednik, RF/CF
9. Brent Lillibridge, CF
9. Wilson Betemit, ph/3B

KC

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

alnorth
05-04-2009, 11:31 AM
Again, this is pretty early, but I've been putting this up early for all of Greinke's starts, so what the hell.

We must score some runs tonight, because Zack Greinke simply can not be permitted to get his first loss to the White Sox. Any other team but them.

Jethopper
05-04-2009, 11:32 AM
Party day at the K

Fish
05-04-2009, 11:33 AM
$5 tix today. Come on out.....

Demonpenz
05-04-2009, 11:34 AM
I am calling it now. Grienke Plunks a whitesox and gets thrown out

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 11:35 AM
Betting line:

Royals opened at -165. Currently -180.

Jethopper
05-04-2009, 11:35 AM
Skip Bayless doesn't know what hes talkin about.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 11:36 AM
Betting line:

Royals opened at -165. Currently -180.

Hot damn. For baseball between teams with a similar record, thats incredible. As much as I like Greinke, I'm not betting the Royals with that line.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 11:38 AM
Hot damn. For baseball between teams with a similar record, thats incredible. As much as I like Greinke, I'm not betting the Royals with that line.

Yep. That's a huge line.

Says a lot about the national perception with Greinke on the hill.

Jethopper
05-04-2009, 11:44 AM
screw the money line.... what is the spread

Jethopper
05-04-2009, 11:44 AM
Too early to predict a no-no?

alnorth
05-04-2009, 11:49 AM
screw the money line.... what is the spread

I dont think they do spreads in baseball, its all money lines in this sport.

Ari Chi3fs
05-04-2009, 11:49 AM
Betting line:

Royals opened at -165. Currently -180.

never bet baseball before...

so, If I bet $100... how much would I win, if the Royals win?

Jethopper
05-04-2009, 11:51 AM
Royals currently at -1.5 according to betcris.com

Jethopper
05-04-2009, 11:51 AM
I dont think they do spreads in baseball, its all money lines in this sport.

There is a spread for everything hoss.

jidar
05-04-2009, 11:52 AM
never bet baseball before...

so, If I bet $100... how much would I win, if the Royals win?

You gotta bet $165 to win $100 is what that is saying since it's a negative line
-165

If it was a positive line like so
+165
then you would win $165 for betting $100

yeah it's kind of confusing.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 11:53 AM
never bet baseball before...

so, If I bet $100... how much would I win, if the Royals win?

Bet $180 to win $100. If thats the line for KC, I assume for Chicago it would be something like bet $100 to win $170 or whatever. Thats pretty freaking huge in baseball, given how often good teams lose and bad teams win, where a really great team would still lose 40% of their games. A normal baseball money line is between +/- 120

alnorth
05-04-2009, 11:55 AM
You gotta bet $165 to win $100 is what that is saying since it's a negative line
-165

If it was a positive line like so
+165
then you would win $165 for betting $100

yeah it's kind of confusing.

It OPENED at -165, its now at -180, which is hilarious. I'm not betting that line for any team in baseball, unless it was something like the AL All-Star team vs one of our old 100-loss Royal teams, and even then the expected value would be about break even.

This is a sucker bet for people who have fallen in love with Greinke, Colon and the White Sox have a better chance to win than this.

Demonpenz
05-04-2009, 11:56 AM
the word is the money line is that big because there hasn't been much action on the royals lately. Betters are still toeing the water it seems

alnorth
05-04-2009, 12:00 PM
hmm, I must have been missing something the last few years, its been a while since I checked baseball money lines because I see some similar lines for a few games out there. So, maybe this game doesnt stick out like a sore thumb like I was implying, but its still pretty lopsided.

The site I'm looking at now has KC at -190 and CWS at +170, the only game with a bigger favorite is Tampa Bay over Baltimore, but even then you have one team a lot better than the other with Kazmir VS a guy who is really struggling. Colon and the White Sox are getting no respect in our game.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 12:05 PM
HOU 135
WSH -150

MIL -135
PIT 125

CLE -103
TOR -107

BOS -102
NYY -108

BAL 200
TB -230

MIN 122
DET -132

CIN 142
FLA -157

NYM 114
ATL -124

SF 170
CHC -190

CWS 170
KC -190

PHI 122
STL -132

COL -117
SD 107

LAA -112
OAK 102

ARI 129
LAD -139

TEX 135
SEA -150

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 12:09 PM
Ok, this feels weird but I'm going to put it out there. I'm officially leaving the "I'm waiting for this to fall apart" bandwagon. This is a good baseball team and they're going to win at least 85 games this year. The starting pitching is too good for that not to happen. The offense is picking up, and we're doing this without good hitting from Butler, Gordon, and Jacobs.

I'm tired of Royals fans' mentality (which I have proudly carried for years) that we are a loser franchise. The corner has been turned and we're going to compete now. This in no way should discourage Pete from his "Game Over" posts because I respect that but I do not respect the jinx anymore.

Oh yeah, and I can't freaking WAIT until Saturday night. Got front row seats, upper deck for the game against the Angels. Zack's scheduled to pitch, and I'm pumped to not only go but also run Zack smack against the Mousketeers.

Kyle DeLexus
05-04-2009, 12:36 PM
Royals currently at -1.5 according to betcris.com

Thats not a spread thats a run line. There is no spread in baseball there's only the -1.5 run line. I'd guess that the payout on the run line would be even or damn close if the line is at -180

Demonpenz
05-04-2009, 12:40 PM
the spread at bets.com went up to royals plus 2 runs

WilliamTheIrish
05-04-2009, 12:44 PM
Want to get this in:

Pete: Shut up.

Demonpenz
05-04-2009, 12:45 PM
the spread on some of the other sites seem to be going up. 3 runs by the royals to 4 runs i haven't seen a spread like this since the spread in the NY Atlanta game. spread

WilliamTheIrish
05-04-2009, 12:50 PM
SOX made several moves on Friday:


CHICAGO - Prior to tonight's (5/1) game at the Texas Rangers, the Chicago White Sox made the following four roster moves.

Outrighted OF Jerry Owens to Class AAA Charlotte.
Placed OF Brian Anderson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique (retroactive to April 30)..
Purchased the contract of OF Scott Podsednik from Charlotte..
Returned INF Jayson Nix from his rehabilitation assignment at Charlotte and reinstate him from the 15-day disabled list..

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20090501&content_id=4510794&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

Podsednik will be forever a favorite for hitting that game winning WS HR off of Lidge in 05.

CoMoChief
05-04-2009, 12:54 PM
Ok, this feels weird but I'm going to put it out there. I'm officially leaving the "I'm waiting for this to fall apart" bandwagon. This is a good baseball team and they're going to win at least 85 games this year. The starting pitching is too good for that not to happen. The offense is picking up, and we're doing this without good hitting from Butler, Gordon, and Jacobs.

I'm tired of Royals fans' mentality (which I have proudly carried for years) that we are a loser franchise. The corner has been turned and we're going to compete now. This in no way should discourage Pete from his "Game Over" posts because I respect that but I do not respect the jinx anymore.

Oh yeah, and I can't freaking WAIT until Saturday night. Got front row seats, upper deck for the game against the Angels. Zack's scheduled to pitch, and I'm pumped to not only go but also run Zack smack against the Mousketeers.


Its good to have hopes and dreams. But reality sets in and its only beginning of May, traditonally the Royals have never had good Aprils and usually are out of it by June. This season thats not the case but the division is still wide open and the Royals aren't the greatest hitting team, I also dont think the pitching will be as good as it has been, especially after Meche and Greinke

Kyle DeLexus
05-04-2009, 12:55 PM
Of course Greinke is going to start giving up some runs, but who is to say that the bottom 3 once Hoch gets in there can't perform at a servicable level?

Kyle DeLexus
05-04-2009, 12:58 PM
the spread on some of the other sites seem to be going up. 3 runs by the royals to 4 runs i haven't seen a spread like this since the spread in the NY Atlanta game. spread

Damn. I should have got in when it was only at 1.5 what happens if the Royals only win by 4? A push in baseball?

WilliamTheIrish
05-04-2009, 01:00 PM
Contrary to yesterday's news:

Dye, Fields could miss opener in KC

Outfielder not ready to return; third baseman hit on wrist.


ARLINGTON -- Don't expect Jermaine Dye back in the White Sox lineup for Monday's series opener at Kauffman Stadium.

And it sounds as if Dye could have some banged-up company on the bench. Third baseman Josh Fields, who has reached base in 20 of his first 23 games this season, was struck in the left wrist by a Matt Harrison pitch in the first inning of Sunday's 5-1 loss.

Jayson Nix will most likely start in place of Fields.

Dye's own words:

"Right now, I can't grip a bat and I don't think I'm playing tomorrow, no matter what," said Dye, whose left hand still is noticeably swollen but not as bad as it was on Saturday night. "We'll still treat it and [White Sox athletic trainer] Hermie [Schneider] will ask me once I get into the stadium how it feels. If it feels good enough, I'll take some swings. If not, we'll keep treating it."

He could be out for the series.

irishjayhawk
05-04-2009, 01:19 PM
I very, very much want to go tonight. Unfortunately, I have too much self control.

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 01:37 PM
Its good to have hopes and dreams. But reality sets in and its only beginning of May, traditonally the Royals have never had good Aprils and usually are out of it by June. This season thats not the case but the division is still wide open and the Royals aren't the greatest hitting team, I also dont think the pitching will be as good as it has been, especially after Meche and Greinke

Dude, I've been a Royals fan my whole life. I know the history very well. I'm telling you that I think it's turning and I'm not going to spend the whole season waiting for the other shoe to drop. Hopes and dreams are believing in a team that has Luke Hudson as its ace. This team competes on paper with any team in the division and has so far shown itself to play very competitively in divisional games.

Demonpenz
05-04-2009, 01:41 PM
man just think if Alex Van Popple was as good as advertised

sd4chiefs
05-04-2009, 02:23 PM
Oh yeah, and I can't freaking WAIT until Saturday night. Got front row seats, upper deck for the game against the Angels. Zack's scheduled to pitch, and I'm pumped to not only go but also run Zack smack against the Mousketeers.

I plan on going to the game on Saturday but I don't have tickets yet. I was thinking of trying to buy them from someone in the parking lot. What section are you in?

Dartgod
05-04-2009, 02:46 PM
Want to get this in:

Pete: Shut up.
Fuck you. /pete

Demonpenz
05-04-2009, 02:52 PM
this thread is overated /pete

WilliamTheIrish
05-04-2009, 02:55 PM
"Nice SAC[K], Coco"! /

Pete expressing his desire, like Stewie Griffin did to Brian, to shave Coco's coin purse.

acesn8s
05-04-2009, 02:56 PM
HOU 135
WSH -150

MIL -135
PIT 125

CLE -103
TOR -107

BOS -102
NYY -108

BAL 200
TB -230

MIN 122
DET -132

CIN 142
FLA -157

NYM 114
ATL -124

SF 170
CHC -190

CWS 170
KC -190

PHI 122
STL -132

COL -117
SD 107

LAA -112
OAK 102

ARI 129
LAD -139

TEX 135
SEA -150I'm going to CP casino and get some of that action...oh wait. :sulk:

KChiefs1
05-04-2009, 04:45 PM
1. Crisp - CF
2. DeJesus - LF
3. Teahen - 3B
4. Guillen - RF
5. Butler - 1B
6. Jacobs - DH
7. Callaspo - 2B
8. Olivo - C
9. Aviles - SS
SP - Zack Greinke

petegz28
05-04-2009, 04:54 PM
I'm off to the ballpark...GO ROYALS!!

Kraus
05-04-2009, 05:14 PM
1. Crisp - CF
2. DeJesus - LF
3. Teahen - 3B
4. Guillen - RF
5. Butler - 1B
6. Jacobs - DH
7. Callaspo - 2B
8. Olivo - C
9. Aviles - SS
SP - Zack Greinke

We pulled Bloomquist? I'd rather him be in RF and have Guillen DH'ing instead of Jacobs.

Anyways... I haven't been more excited for a Royals game in a long time than I am for this one.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 05:16 PM
I question Callaspo at 7. Callaspo is a double machine. Why put him behind Butler and Jacobs, who have a .345 and .299 OBP respectively?

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 06:02 PM
Howdy guys...let's leave no doubt about this one. Let's bury these losers with all the venom we can muster and make a statement to the rest of the league that we are for real.

Predictions on tonight's attendance? I'm calling 32,500 for a 8-1 win.

Screw you, Ozzie Guillen.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:04 PM
MLB.tv.... engage!

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:11 PM
Top 1st

Getz strikes out (swinging)
Nix grounds out to third
Quentin pops out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 1st

Crisp grounds out to first
DeJesus fouls out to left
Teahen strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 0 hits

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:12 PM
Game on!

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:12 PM
gotta love how greinke jumps in front of the hitters

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:13 PM
Just barely got a piece of that one

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:13 PM
Sit down!!!

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:13 PM
HE STRUCK YOUR ASS OUT

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:16 PM
2 Down!!!

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 06:16 PM
ESPN doing a look-in on the game with the Yanks/Red Sox rain delay.

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:16 PM
1-2-3

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:16 PM
ESPN doing a look-in on the game with the Yanks/Red Sox rain delay.

Wow, that's major rep there

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 06:18 PM
Now they're on commercial. We'll see if they come back after the break. Probably only going to show Zack pitch.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:18 PM
man, once you get this low, you gotta really work to reduce that ERA further. 3 outs only got Greinke to 0.49

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 06:19 PM
Royals back on ESPN!

banyon
05-04-2009, 06:21 PM
Oustanding concentration and effort there by Quentin on that catch.

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 06:21 PM
Has anyone seen Willie Bloomquist? I think Colon ate him in the pregame meal.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:22 PM
bullshit call there

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:23 PM
That ump was really into that "strike."

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:23 PM
bullshit call there

If you're talking about the one that was a foot wide right of the plate... then yes. I did think strike 3 was indeed a strike though.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:23 PM
Top 2nd

Thome flies out to center
Konerko strikes out (swinging)
Pierzynsky strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 2nd

Guillen singles to center
Butler strikes out (looking)
Jacobs singles to right, Guillen to second
Callaspo singles to right, Jacobs to second, Guillen to third, Jacobs to third, Guillen scores on an Error by RF
Olivo strikes out (swinging)
Aviles strikes out (looking)

1 run, 3 hits, 1 error

petegz28
05-04-2009, 06:23 PM
bullshit call there
was it inside?
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Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:25 PM
it was low

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:25 PM
was it inside?
Posted via Mobile Device

no

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 06:26 PM
Strike 3 really was strike 3, IMO.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:26 PM
sick

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:26 PM
Strike 3 really was strike 3, IMO.

Agreed.

banyon
05-04-2009, 06:27 PM
Damn Greinke made Konerko look silly on that slider.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:28 PM
DAMN FILTHY

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 06:28 PM
You can grab some bench, POS. I hate the White Sox.

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:29 PM
6 up 6 down and 3 K's

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:29 PM
10-pitch inning with 2ks. Thats tough to do.

kstater
05-04-2009, 06:30 PM
Royals back on ESPN!

Such BS, all I'm getting is FLA/CIN and lookins at the rain.

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:31 PM
leave it out jose

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:31 PM
Such BS, all I'm getting is FLA/CIN and lookins at the rain.

same

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:31 PM
There you go Guillen

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:32 PM
Any body else having sound troubles with FSNKC? Ironically it started during the Hearing Center commercial.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:32 PM
God, those nicknames suck

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 06:33 PM
ESPN dodges in and out with the game...if it's all you have, stay with it. They're more likely to show it when Greinke's mowing 'em down.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:33 PM
Jesus.

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:33 PM
leave it out there butler

beer bacon
05-04-2009, 06:34 PM
Colon's fastball is pretty nasty today.

Pablo
05-04-2009, 06:35 PM
Ump looked like he was having a seizure on that last call.

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:35 PM
Huge strike zone tonight. Should be a low scoring game if this keeps up.

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:35 PM
he's calling them outside, time to adjust

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:35 PM
That was at the elbows...

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:36 PM
what in the jacobs

beer bacon
05-04-2009, 06:36 PM
Huge strike zone tonight. Should be a low scoring game if this keeps up.

Both of those called strikes were actually strikes. Colon's fastball is just cutting back towards the plate.

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:36 PM
Sure could use another double from Callaspo.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:36 PM
If Greinke gets that outside call, he will be very hard to beat

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:37 PM
Both of those called strikes were actually strikes. Colon's fastball is just cutting back towards the plate.

Looked high to me.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:37 PM
Come on Alberto

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 06:38 PM
Anyone seeing that dorkwad standing in the empty stands at FLA/CIN wearing that stupid hat? Glad ESPN captured that great TV. *shakes head*

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:38 PM
Nobody else is having sound problems?

Any body else having sound troubles with FSNKC? Ironically it started during the Hearing Center commercial.

Callaspo with the go ahead RBI!!!

Pablo
05-04-2009, 06:38 PM
Hell yeah.

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:38 PM
Callaspo the best hitter in baseball

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:38 PM
That's enough, mark it up as a win

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:38 PM
Nobody else is having sound problems?



Callaspo with the go ahead RBI!!!

nah

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:38 PM
Nobody else is having sound problems?



Callaspo with the go ahead RBI!!!

Nope

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:39 PM
Do you sac fly here, with ZG on the mound?

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:39 PM
another outside strike, just let them go! but with two strikes take a poke

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 06:39 PM
Game over.

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:39 PM
Nope

Must be something with Mediacom here in Springfield. :( The sound will come and go periodically.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 06:40 PM
Do you sac fly here, with ZG on the mound?

There's a sign for that?

I say give him the HR sign instead.

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:40 PM
not much you can do olivo when the umps racking up outside strikes on you

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:41 PM
That run will be unearned unless Aviles gets a hit

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:41 PM
There's a sign for that?

I say give him the HR sign instead.LMAO

Jethopper
05-04-2009, 06:42 PM
We need a "Zack Pack" which I envision being much like the ol' byrd's nest when paul was pitching.

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:43 PM
Aviles is going all TPJ with his swing.

CaliforniaChief
05-04-2009, 06:43 PM
Anyone see the crowd? Big? Average?

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:43 PM
HOLY SHIT UMP, WHY ARE YOU DOING MAJOR LEAGUE GAMES

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:43 PM
Fuck this ump

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:44 PM
That run will be unearned unless Aviles gets a hit

actually, never mind, looks like that is only a 1-base error for Jacobs to third. Scorer is giving the Guillen run to Colon.

Pablo
05-04-2009, 06:44 PM
This ump makes the dumbest fucking noises..he's like an ape back there grunting on K's.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:44 PM
actually, never mind, looks like that is only a 1-base error for Jacobs to third. Scorer is giving the Guillen run to Colon.

Thats what you get when you let Demonpenz keep score!

petegz28
05-04-2009, 06:45 PM
HOLY SHIT UMP, WHY ARE YOU DOING MAJOR LEAGUE GAMES

is it that bad? looks bad here.
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KevB
05-04-2009, 06:45 PM
Aviles is going all TPJ with his swing.

He looks lost. With his approach (stepping "in the bucket"), if he can't get to the fastball middle-in, I'm not sure what he'll be able to hit. That should be in his wheelhouse. Colon threw an 89 MPH fastball, and it looked like Aviles was trying to hit a Nolan Ryan fastball on his hands.

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:46 PM
can you do the limbo

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:46 PM
Top 3rd

Ramirez strikes out (swinging)
Podsednik singles to center
Podsednik caught stealing, 2-4
Lillibridge fouls out to first

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 3rd

Crisp strikes out (swinging)
DeJesus homers to right
Teahen singles to center
Guillen grounds out to third, Teahen to second
Butler singles to center, Teahen scores
Jacobs doubles to right, Butler to third
Callaspo intentionally walked
Olivo strikes out (looking)

2 runs, 4 hits

Farzin
05-04-2009, 06:46 PM
OH I WANT GIF OF THAT!

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:47 PM
Greinke needs to abuse that outside strike tonight, if the ump is giving it, then what the hell

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:47 PM
SIT DOWN!!!

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:47 PM
DAMN, nice comeback zach

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 06:47 PM
is it that bad? looks bad here.
Posted via Mobile Device

yeah the ump thinks the plate extends futher out there i guess, and there goes the no hitter

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:49 PM
Nice putout there

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:49 PM
DAMN, nice comeback zach

You cant spell "Zack" without a big fat K

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:49 PM
nice play by olivo

Jethopper
05-04-2009, 06:49 PM
Thud!

banyon
05-04-2009, 06:49 PM
Meat.

wild1
05-04-2009, 06:49 PM
He was only out by an inch, because of the poor tag.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:51 PM
You cant spell "Zack" without a big fat K

:redface: whoops

Short Leash Hootie
05-04-2009, 06:51 PM
two hilarious things from that top half...

That Pods hit was ridiculous...just shows how bad our defense continues to be. Hard hit ball, right to the fielder, who doesn't field it.

That hit and run attempt. LMAO

Did you see how ridiculous Greinke made Lillibridge look at the plate? Oh man, that was a professional swing! haha.

That slider is nasty today.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:52 PM
actually, never mind, looks like that is only a 1-base error for Jacobs to third. Scorer is giving the Guillen run to Colon.

geez, make up your damn mind already. The scorer went back and changed the run back to unearned, so I guess we should have ended the inning with the bases loaded.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:54 PM
now that the pitchers have figured out the wide strike zone, I can see this one ending 1-zip

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:54 PM
DDJ!!!!

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:54 PM
DDJ going yard!!!

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:54 PM
DDJ goes yard! He got the HR sign!

Farzin
05-04-2009, 06:54 PM
DDJ!!!

Kraus
05-04-2009, 06:54 PM
now that the pitchers have figured out the wide strike zone, I can see this one ending 1-zip

Nope.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:54 PM
now that the pitchers have figured out the wide strike zone, I can see this one ending 1-zip

or maybe 2-zip

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:54 PM
now that the pitchers have figured out the wide strike zone, I can see this one ending 1-zip

Or not

SPchief
05-04-2009, 06:55 PM
Crowd sounds loud

alnorth
05-04-2009, 06:56 PM
heh, the batters arent stupid. Teahen leaned out and got that outside strike. There's a reason why Greinke's been brushing batters back inside, if Colon doesnt wanna do that, then the outside strike will be owned only by Greinke.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 06:57 PM
Wonder if/when the Sox will flip a Royal?

Nice little rivalry developing between Zack and the Sox.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 06:59 PM
Hehe, the announcers are subtly sniping the ump.

HemiEd
05-04-2009, 06:59 PM
It is good to get to actually watch them on the tube, glad they are playing the White Sox.

Kraus
05-04-2009, 07:00 PM
Billllllaaaayyyy!!!

SPchief
05-04-2009, 07:01 PM
Billy fucking Butler! 3 runs is more than enough

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:01 PM
Is Butler really that slow?

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:01 PM
Time for some AC Ribbies!

SPchief
05-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Wise call to hold Billllayyyy. No way he's making it home

Kraus
05-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Jacobs is 2 for 2?!?!

Hopefully Callaspo will be able to drive'em in.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Guess so...

SPchief
05-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Is Butler really that slow?

Yes, yes he is

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Come on, Bert!

SPchief
05-04-2009, 07:03 PM
Come on Olivio

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:03 PM
Awww.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:03 PM
Yes, yes he is

With 2 outs, I thought surely he had to have a poor jump.

Nope.

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 07:03 PM
BABE RUTH IS DEAD JUST THROW STRIKES

Kraus
05-04-2009, 07:03 PM
F***ing pussies.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:03 PM
Sit on the slider, Olivo.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:03 PM
give him the HR sign!

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:04 PM
give him the HR sign!

:thumb:

That's right. Sac-fly sign does no good here.

Chiefless
05-04-2009, 07:05 PM
Make 'em pay tony

SPchief
05-04-2009, 07:05 PM
With 2 outs, I thought surely he had to have a poor jump.

Nope.

It's why JOPO came up with the Butler cycle, he'll never get a triple unless something freaky happens

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:05 PM
lol.

I hear that Seitz. I hear that.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 07:05 PM
Make 'em pay tony

:spock:

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:05 PM
Dude is clueless at the plate right now.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 07:05 PM
Fuck you ump

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 07:06 PM
am i missing something is that pitch breaking back and hitting the corner? I'm not seeing it

I think the ump just wants to put on his third strike show

-King-
05-04-2009, 07:06 PM
Dammit Olivo!!! :cuss:

Bugeater
05-04-2009, 07:06 PM
WTF was that?

petegz28
05-04-2009, 07:06 PM
Fuck you ump

that bad?
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Jethopper
05-04-2009, 07:06 PM
I now know why we brought 3 catchers into the season...Olivo cannot hit.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:06 PM
One would think Olivo would be familiar with the strike zone of this umpire.

Chiefless
05-04-2009, 07:07 PM
:spock:

LOL...long day.

Thig Lyfe
05-04-2009, 07:07 PM
When the hell is this fucker gonna pitch a no-hitter? What a fraud.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 07:08 PM
Top 4th

Getz grounds out to first 3-1
Nix strikes out (swinging)
Quentin strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 4th

Aviles grounds out to pitcher
Crisp flies out to center
DeJesus strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Chiefless
05-04-2009, 07:08 PM
I now know why we brought 3 catchers into the season...Olivo cannot hit.

Neither can Buck...not consistently anyway.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 07:10 PM
Hey Jacobs, I hope you like DH'ing, buddy.

Kraus
05-04-2009, 07:11 PM
5 K's!!!!

Pablo
05-04-2009, 07:11 PM
Greinke is a nasty mafucka, son.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:12 PM
I like the guy posting Zs

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:12 PM
wow!

Kraus
05-04-2009, 07:12 PM
6 K's!!!

Short Leash Hootie
05-04-2009, 07:13 PM
Greinke is a filthy, filthy man.

Kraus
05-04-2009, 07:13 PM
Anybody think GreinKKKKKKe can top his career high in strikeouts?

Short Leash Hootie
05-04-2009, 07:14 PM
When the hell is this ****er gonna pitch a no-hitter? What a fraud.
the first hit was a joke...any real 2nd baseman makes that play.

Even Steve Stone said it...that ball should have been fielded.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 07:14 PM
This probably wont surprise anyone even if you havent been looking at pitch count, but unless he gets into trouble, Zack is in terrific shape to throw his 3rd complete game of the year.

petegz28
05-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Greinke is a filthy, filthy man.

seems Colon has 2K's, the Ump 4 and Greinke 6. Am I right?
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WilliamTheIrish
05-04-2009, 07:14 PM
If I ever see Allard Baird, I'm going to hug him for not allowing ZG to fall of the face of the earth.

Buddy Bell too.

Chiefless
05-04-2009, 07:15 PM
Anybody think GreinKKKKKKe can top his career high in strikeouts?

:thumb:

Short Leash Hootie
05-04-2009, 07:16 PM
seems Colon has 2K's, the Ump 4 and Greinke 6. Am I right?
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that strike 3 on Olivo was a joke

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:17 PM
seems Colon has 2K's, the Ump 4 and Greinke 6. Am I right?
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No.

KChiefs1
05-04-2009, 07:17 PM
This probably wont surprise anyone even if you havent been looking at pitch count, but unless he gets into trouble, Zack is in terrific shape to throw his 3rd complete game of the year.

I can't remember a Royals pitcher with this kinda stuff...not Busby, Leonard, Saberhagen or Appier....amazing!

Kraus
05-04-2009, 07:17 PM
Terrible nicknames for Greinke.... can't we come up with something better?

chiefbowe82
05-04-2009, 07:18 PM
I agree with Frank, what terrible nicknames

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:18 PM
Terrible nicknames for Greinke.... can't we come up with something better?

This almost necessitates its own thread b/c of how embarrassing the options currently are.

KChiefs1
05-04-2009, 07:19 PM
the first hit was a joke...any real 2nd baseman makes that play.

Even Steve Stone said it...that ball should have been fielded.

If Greinke only gives up that is there any chance they'll change that to an error?

Kraus
05-04-2009, 07:19 PM
I'm sure we can figure something out before the end of the game.

HemiEd
05-04-2009, 07:20 PM
How fat is Roberto Colon, jeesh.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:20 PM
If Greinke only gives up that is there any chance they'll change that to an error?

Don't know how you could slap an error on lack of range...

Chiefless
05-04-2009, 07:20 PM
Greinke 1 hit 6K's on 47 pitches through 4.

Saul Good
05-04-2009, 07:20 PM
GreinKe with a backwards K would be pretty good.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:20 PM
Yea, but Soria's rightful nickname is Filthy McNasty. FSN just doesn't know that.

petegz28
05-04-2009, 07:20 PM
No.

seems you are in the minority. I dont have the luxury of replay here but...
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Jethopper
05-04-2009, 07:21 PM
Id rather watch greinke pitch than us bat.....

alnorth
05-04-2009, 07:21 PM
If Greinke only gives up that is there any chance they'll change that to an error?

not a chance. If the scorer isnt sure, he reviews it as soon as the half-inning is over. If its really weird he might look at it again between the next inning. At this point, its a hit.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 07:22 PM
Top 5th

Thome strikes out (swinging)
Konerko flies out to center
Pierzynsky singles to center
Ramirez grounds out to third

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 5th

Teahen flies out to right
Guillen walks
Butler grounds out to third, Guillen to second
Jacobs walks
Callaspo flies out to left

0 runs, 0 hits

WilliamTheIrish
05-04-2009, 07:22 PM
seems Colon has 2K's, the Ump 4 and Greinke 6. Am I right?
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It just wouldn't be the same without the musings of Pete. It's like having our very own retarded yak on angel dust.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:22 PM
seems you are in the minority. I dont have the luxury of replay here but...
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Good thing I'm right.

Tailing fastball.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:22 PM
Greinke has taken Thome's burst. Three pitch K number three.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 07:22 PM
sick

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:23 PM
Since they're hanging Z's, could we play upon the Zorro theme, since he was known for slashing Z's?

Zorro is Spanish for "fox"...

Chiefless
05-04-2009, 07:23 PM
three pitch strike out. love it.

WilliamTheIrish
05-04-2009, 07:23 PM
How fat is Roberto Colon, jeesh.

Fattolo was always chunky, but that mofo has a huge goiter like chin.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:24 PM
Earhole.

WilliamTheIrish
05-04-2009, 07:25 PM
seems you are in the minority. I dont have the luxury of replay here but...
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Tard.

Short Leash Hootie
05-04-2009, 07:25 PM
a 2nd baseman with range = perfect game still in tact

Chiefless
05-04-2009, 07:26 PM
I bet people start hacking on zack early in the count...because if he gets ahead of you he will make you look like you suck at baseball.

SnakeXJones
05-04-2009, 07:26 PM
Fattolo was always chunky, but that mofo has a huge goiter like chin.

His chin reminds me of Dennys Reyes when he played with royals

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:26 PM
It's hard to hate on Callaspo, imo.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 07:28 PM
I bet people start hacking on zack early in the count...because if he gets ahead of you he will make you look like you suck at baseball.

problem with that is your just asking him to throw a complete game. If you take some pitches and get some fouls, maybe you have a chance in the 7th or 8th.

-King-
05-04-2009, 07:29 PM
Since they're hanging Z's, could we play upon the Zorro theme, since he was known for slashing Z's?

Zorro is Spanish for "fox"..

http://hardwarelogic.com/articles/blogs/Website_Reviews_and_You/MoreYouKnow.jpg

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:29 PM
Is he chewing gum or eating?

I'm guessing the latter.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 07:29 PM
http://www.fangraphs.com/lgraphs/290504107_WhiteSox_Royals_125811511_lbig.png

Fangraphs gives us only an 87% chance to win. Clearly the computer doesn't understand the force of nature that is Greinke.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:31 PM
http://www.fangraphs.com/lgraphs/290504107_WhiteSox_Royals_125811511_lbig.png

Fangraphs gives us only an 87% chance to win. Clearly the computer doesn't understand the force of nature that is Greinke.

Pfft. That graph should be a straight line at 100%.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:31 PM
Ok. Make the miscue hurt.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:32 PM
Touches ears and rubs hand across chest.

(HR sign)

Mr. Krab
05-04-2009, 07:33 PM
Butler is so slow that then infielder and first baseman could actually play catch before he got to 1st base.

Nightfyre
05-04-2009, 07:34 PM
*rubs hands in a circular motion on belly*
(HR sign.)

Chiefless
05-04-2009, 07:35 PM
problem with that is your just asking him to throw a complete game. If you take some pitches and get some fouls, maybe you have a chance in the 7th or 8th.

Oh, I agree. but I think it's happening for him right now.

VonneMarie
05-04-2009, 07:35 PM
Way to work the count, Jacobs.

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:36 PM
Guillen and Jacobs walk in the same inning?

Computer model MUST be at 100 percent now.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 07:36 PM
nice walk. 96 pitches for Colon allready

alnorth
05-04-2009, 07:36 PM
Incredible. Jacobs came back 0-2 to work a walk. How much are we paying Seitzer?

WilliamTheIrish
05-04-2009, 07:37 PM
His chin reminds me of Dennys Reyes when he played with royals

Denny has several congenital anomalies. I believe he has some degree of scoliosis and has a leg length discrepancy that causes him to walk with a strange gait.

Fattolo's only anomaly is beer, pizza and ice cream.

Kraus
05-04-2009, 07:37 PM
Damn, that ball hung up just a little too long.

DJJasonp
05-04-2009, 07:37 PM
Question: Will Grienke be pitching Saturday at Anaheim? I'm going to make the drive up to Anaheim for the saturday night game and hoping he's pitching (I would think he would being that would be four days rest and pitch on the fifth day).

Cant pull off the sunday game due to mother's day.....

Anyone know?

alnorth
05-04-2009, 07:39 PM
Top 6th

Podsednik doubles to right
Lillibridge strikes out (swinging)
Getz flies out to right
Nix grounds out to first 3-1

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 6th

Clayton Richard relieves Colon

Olivo singles to center
Aviles flies out to left
Olivo picked off 1-3-4, out at first
Crisp grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 1 hit

KcMizzou
05-04-2009, 07:39 PM
I agree with Frank, what terrible nicknamesHolthus-esque

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:40 PM
Fattolo's only anomaly is beer, pizza and ice cream.

I fail to see the problem here.

SPchief
05-04-2009, 07:41 PM
doh, how is that ruled a double?

DeezNutz
05-04-2009, 07:41 PM
You're allowed to turn your glove, Billlayyyy.

alnorth
05-04-2009, 07:42 PM
doh, how is that ruled a double?

It was not a routine play. The scorer tends to give the benefit of the doubt to an infielder who has to get a hot shot with a short hop.

WilliamTheIrish
05-04-2009, 07:42 PM
Damn. That's no 2b. Make the f'ing play. Official scorers suck. They have for years.

VonneMarie
05-04-2009, 07:42 PM
Denny has several congenital anomalies. I believe he has some degree of scoliosis and has a leg length discrepancy that causes him to walk with a strange gait.

Fattolo's only anomaly is beer, pizza and ice cream.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/55/141575373_d6b69173c6.jpg?v=0