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alnorth
06-14-2009, 11:10 AM
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http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/mlb/teams/20080123/80x60/cin.gif

Loss, (6-4) Johnny Cueto 6IP 5R 0ER 1BB 4K
Daniel Ray Herrera 0.2IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Nick Masset 0.2IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Arthur Rhodes 0.2IP 2R 2ER 1BB 2K 1HR

VS.

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

Win, (5-3) Brian Bannister 8IP 1R 0ER 1BB 4K
Juan Cruz 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K

Home Runs

CIN

none

KC

Miguel Olivo, (9) - Bottom 8th 2-run homer to left

Other AL Central Games

Final: DET 3, PIT 6
Final: CWS 5, MIL 4
Final: MIN 2, CHC 3
Final: STL 0, CLE 3

Starting Lineups

CIN

1. Chris Dickerson, CF
2. Alex Gonzalez, SS
3. Brandon Phillips, 2B
4. Laynce Nix, LF
5. Johnny Gomes, DH
6. Jay Bruce, RF
7. Ramon Hernandez, 1B
8. Ryan Hanigan, C
9. Jerry Hairston Jr, 3B

KC

1. David DeJesus, LF
2. Willie Bloomquist, RF
3. Billy Butler, 1B
4. Mike Jacobs, DH
5. Miguel Olivo, C
5. Brayan Pena, C
6. Alberto Callaspo, 2B
7. Mark Teahen, 3B
8. Luis Hernandez, SS
8. Tony Pena Jr, SS
9. Mitch Maier, CF

KCUnited
06-14-2009, 12:30 PM
Banny's struggle with control nudges the sleeping pitbull.

petegz28
06-14-2009, 12:39 PM
hey, alnorth is back!!!

petegz28
06-14-2009, 12:39 PM
No Guillen today? Not even at DH?

alnorth
06-14-2009, 01:10 PM
Top 1st

Dickerson grounds out to first
Gonzalez singles to center
Phillips singles to center, Gonzalez to second
Nix reaches on a 3-6 fielder's choice, Phillips out at second, Gonzalez to third, Nix to second, Gonzalez scores on an Error by SS
Gomes pops out to second

1 run, 2 hits, 1 error

Bottom 1st

DeJesus grounds out to second 4-1
Bloomquist singles to center
Butler reaches, Bloomquist to second on an Error by 3B
Jacobs flies out to center
Olivo doubles to left, Butler to third, Bloomquist scores
Callaspo grounds out to first

1 run, 2 hits, 1 error

petegz28
06-14-2009, 01:11 PM
Why is Guillen not in? Day off? Jacobs went without a K so he is the man now?

petegz28
06-14-2009, 01:15 PM
JFC..another error on a play that allows us to get out of the inning, instead a run scores

Mr. Krab
06-14-2009, 01:17 PM
Hernandez shouldn't even finish the game. Hillman should of told him to pack his stuff and go back to Omaha as soon as that inning was over. WTF?!?!?

Frazod
06-14-2009, 01:23 PM
That was a great at bat.

Reaper16
06-14-2009, 01:25 PM
Well, neither team has a capable SS at least.

Reaper16
06-14-2009, 01:28 PM
That at-bat was surprisingly not Jacobsean.

Frazod
06-14-2009, 01:29 PM
Nice.

petegz28
06-14-2009, 01:30 PM
Olivo has been doing better at the plate with the increased time catching.
On cue Frank White says the same thing.

alnorth
06-14-2009, 01:35 PM
Top 2nd

Bruce grounds out to first
Hernandez lines out to shortstop
Hanigan grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 2nd

Teahen singles to center
Hernandez grounds into a 6-3 double play, Teahen out at second
Maier strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

DeezNutz
06-14-2009, 01:37 PM
al, I thought you'd seen enough of the Royals this year...

alnorth
06-14-2009, 01:45 PM
Top 3rd

Hairston Jr flies out to center
Dickerson grounds out to third
Gonzalez lines out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 3rd

DeJesus singles to center
Bloomquist reaches, DeJesus to third on an Error by 3B
Butler strikes out (swinging)
Jacobs walks, Bloomquist to second
Olivo reaches on a 6-4 fielder's choice, Jacobs out at second, Bloomquist to third, DeJesus scores
Callaspo triples to right, Olivo and Bloomquist scores
Teahen singles to center, Callaspo scores
Hernandez grounds out to shortstop

4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error

alnorth
06-14-2009, 01:45 PM
al, I thought you'd seen enough of the Royals this year...

I needed a break. I was OD'd on threads earlier in the year.

Dartgod
06-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Holy crap. These guys make us look like a team of gold glovers.

petegz28
06-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Wow....The Reds are looking like the Royals

SCTrojan
06-14-2009, 02:04 PM
Man, this game is dragging along.

So close, Billy.

Dartgod
06-14-2009, 02:07 PM
A gift? Replay will tell.

petegz28
06-14-2009, 02:07 PM
Good hustle Olivo....but I think we got away with one there

petegz28
06-14-2009, 02:07 PM
Tie goes to the runner

edit: he was safe anyway

Dartgod
06-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Nice hustle Miguel. And great call by the ump.

petegz28
06-14-2009, 02:08 PM
AC with the almost homerun turned into lucky drop triple!

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 02:09 PM
Jay Bruce wants to get out of the K, hell of an effort

SCTrojan
06-14-2009, 02:09 PM
Wow, is this good fortune actually happening to the Royals?

petegz28
06-14-2009, 02:09 PM
That really should have been caught....

Dartgod
06-14-2009, 02:10 PM
Wow, is this good fortune actually happening to the Royals?
Yeah. Unreal, ain't it?

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 02:10 PM
Callaspo is driving the ball alot lately, love it

alnorth
06-14-2009, 02:11 PM
There hasnt been a single earned run in this game yet

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 02:12 PM
OMG, Teahen didn't end a rally

petegz28
06-14-2009, 02:12 PM
Can we just play the Reds for the rest of the year?

petegz28
06-14-2009, 02:13 PM
There hasnt been a single earned run in this game yet

Not 1?

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 02:13 PM
Hernandez, tony pena 2

alnorth
06-14-2009, 02:15 PM
Not 1?

nope, all 6 runs are unearned

alnorth
06-14-2009, 02:15 PM
Top 4th

Phillips flies out to center
Nix strikes out (swinging)
Gomes strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 4th

Maier flies out to left
DeJesus flies out to right
Bloomquist strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

tk13
06-14-2009, 02:21 PM
Bannister's stuff is looking good.

petegz28
06-14-2009, 02:23 PM
Did we just miss an AB? I swear FSN misses more plays.....did anyone even see Maier hit the ball?

alnorth
06-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Top 5th

Bruce singles to right
Hernandez reaches on a 5-4 fielder's choice, Bruce out at second
Hanigan strikes out (swinging)
Hairston Jr strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 5th

Butler flies out to center
Jacobs grounds out to first
Olivo strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

DeezNutz
06-14-2009, 02:39 PM
Tie goes to the runner

edit: he was safe anyway

Official kickball rules?

There's no tying in baseball! /Hanks/

petegz28
06-14-2009, 02:40 PM
Official kickball rules?

There's no tying in baseball! /Hanks/

Frank White says tie goes to the runner...then tie goes to the runner.

DeezNutz
06-14-2009, 02:42 PM
Frank White says tie goes to the runner...then tie goes to the runner.

White likes kickball.

alnorth
06-14-2009, 02:46 PM
Top 6th

Dickerson grounds out to pitcher
Gonzalez flies out to center
Phillips grounds out to pitcher

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 6th

Callaspo pops out to third
Teahen singles to right
Hernandez flies into a 7-4-3 double play, Teahen out at first

0 runs, 1 hit

Nzoner
06-14-2009, 02:49 PM
Little early yet but Tigers and Twins are both losing

SCTrojan
06-14-2009, 02:51 PM
Banny going well.

Mr. Krab
06-14-2009, 02:59 PM
Tehen with another.

SCTrojan
06-14-2009, 02:59 PM
Fantastic at bat by Teahen. These can't be my Royals, these guys are making a pitcher work and extending his pitch count.

Mr. Krab
06-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Teahen makes up for the good bat with stupid base running. :banghead:

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Fantastic baserunning by teahan

Frazod
06-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Oops.

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Teahen WTF was that? And Fever says " a rare Teahen baserunning mistake..." bullshit..that is the 3rd or 4th time this year he has made a stupid decision on the bases

SCTrojan
06-14-2009, 03:01 PM
And he negates it with a baserunning gaffe. Maybe these are my Royals.

alnorth
06-14-2009, 03:01 PM
Top 7th

Nix grounds out to second
Gomes doubles to left
Bruce grounds out to shortstop
Hernandez grounds out to third

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 7th

Daniel Ray Herrera relieves Cueto

Maier flies out to center
DeJesus grounds out to third

Nick Masset relieves Herrera

Bloomquist grounds out to second

0 runs, 0 hits

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:03 PM
And where are the coaches on that play? Why was Owen and Kuntz not screaming at him to get his ass back?

alnorth
06-14-2009, 03:04 PM
Teahen WTF was that? And Fever says " a rare Teahen baserunning mistake..." bullshit..that is the 3rd or 4th time this year he has made a stupid decision on the bases

I used to think Teahen was a good baserunner, but now I think he's merely aggressive. Earlier in the year he was taking extra bases on iffy plays, but when it works your a good baserunner. Now its evening out. I dont remember him making a bad play by being too timid on the bases.

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 03:05 PM
Hernandez, hell of a play

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:05 PM
I used to think Teahen was a good baserunner, but now I think he's merely aggressive. Earlier in the year he was taking extra bases on iffy plays, but when it works your a good baserunner. Now its evening out. I dont remember him making a bad play by being too timid on the bases.


Agreed.

Mr. Krab
06-14-2009, 03:06 PM
Hernandez, hell of a play
To make up for his stupid ass play earlier.

alnorth
06-14-2009, 03:13 PM
What kind of strange deviant insists on being known by his full legal name? What, "Dan Herrera" isnt good enough for you?

alnorth
06-14-2009, 03:19 PM
Top 8th

Tony Pena Jr replaces Hernandez at SS

Hanigan walks
Hairston Jr fouls out to first
Dickerson reaches on a 4-6 fielder's choice, Hanigan out at second
Gonzalez flies out to center

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 8th

Butler flies out to right

Arthur Rhodes relieves Masset

Jacobs walks
Olivo homers to left, Jacobs scores
Callaspo singles to left
Teahen strikes out (swinging)
Pena Jr strikes out (swinging)

2 runs, 2 hits

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:22 PM
Ugh....leadoff walk.......

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:24 PM
great camera work......./sigh

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 03:25 PM
Nice to see banny and hochey pitching well this series and daviesey

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 03:28 PM
Looks like soria will come in for the 9th

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:28 PM
Didn't last night turn into a save situation when Soria gave up the jack?

alnorth
06-14-2009, 03:32 PM
Didn't last night turn into a save situation when Soria gave up the jack?

only if someone else would have come in to relieve him. If you do not come into a save situation, you cant get a save no matter what happens.

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:33 PM
only if someone else would have come in to relieve him. If you do not come into a save situation, you cant get a save no matter what happens.

ah, that's right

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:34 PM
Is there a microchip in the back of Jacobs' head that programs him to hit pop flys straight up in the air against LHP?

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:35 PM
God damn Olivo has found his stroke!!!

doomy3
06-14-2009, 03:35 PM
Olivo's on fire!

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 03:35 PM
icing on the cake, man the reds really suck

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:36 PM
I would say the extra playing time for him has really, really helped him at the plate. Hillman will do good to remember that when Buck returns.

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 03:37 PM
Olivo is definetly a power threat, he could probably hit 20-25 hr if he started all season

WoodDraw
06-14-2009, 03:37 PM
The only problem with playing the national league is that everyone else gets to too.

Mr. Krab
06-14-2009, 03:38 PM
When he hits the ball squarely, it's gonna go some place /Frank "Yogi Madden" White

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:38 PM
Olivo is definetly a power threat, he could probably hit 20-25 hr if he started all season

Well, that was the plan for him to do that and then Hillman fell back into the splitting of time between him and Buck because Buck had a few good games. I'll admit you have to plate the hot bat but Hillman kept splitting time even when Buck went ice cold.

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 03:38 PM
detroit losing to pittsburgh 6-3. d-train with 8 walks in 3 innings lol

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:39 PM
When he hits the ball squarely, it's gonna go some place /Frank "Yogi Madden" White

ROFL

alnorth
06-14-2009, 03:42 PM
Top 9th

Brayan Pena replaces Olivo at C

Juan Cruz relieves Bannister

Phillips strikes out (swinging)
Nix singles to left
Nix to second on defensive indifference
Gomes pops out to shortstop
Bruce flies out to right

0 runs, 1 hit

Royals win, 7-1

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:44 PM
Ok, what is the difference if you bring Soria in with a 4 run lead or 6 run? Hillman really baffles the fuck out of me at at times

KCUnited
06-14-2009, 03:48 PM
Banny's struggle with control nudges the sleeping pitbull.
I stand corrected and owe Banny an attaboy.

Mr. Krab
06-14-2009, 03:49 PM
Royals Win, Royals Win! PBJ PBJ

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 03:49 PM
Nice to see some damn wins! thank you NL

petegz28
06-14-2009, 03:50 PM
Good game....we got the series and the sweep. Put some runs on the board, had some good pitching.......still have to iron out the errors but all in all we beat a weak team that we should have beat. It is a nice sight for sore eyes.

SCTrojan
06-14-2009, 03:50 PM
Royals sweep! I don't care if it is against the National League - if they can get out of the deep funk they were in, I'll take it.

CaliforniaChief
06-14-2009, 03:52 PM
Alrighty boys! Nice to get a sweep. Let's keep rolling against AZ on Tuesday.

Reaper16
06-14-2009, 03:53 PM
I love interleague play. ;)

BigMeatballDave
06-14-2009, 03:56 PM
Whoa. How shitty are the Reds to have been swept by this team?

Nzoner
06-14-2009, 03:57 PM
Tigers go down again,Royals 5.5 out

kc1977
06-14-2009, 04:42 PM
5.5 games back.
Need to get to .500 by the All-Star Break.

BAS
06-14-2009, 05:29 PM
Report from Pittsburgh: a great game to watch if you are a Royals fan. They turned back the clock, unplugged all the gadgets, got rid of the gimmicks, eliminated the 7th inning stretch, and had no music. Just the announcer and the scoreboard. It was awesome!

Just like in 1909, the Pirates took the series. Either Willis or Gallaraga (sp.) will probably not be in the Detroit order anymore. The former went 3 2/3 with 6 ER on 6 hits and 8BB. He could not hit the strike zone. I think he walked the pitcher twice. The latter went 2 innings with 4 ER last night. Right now, Detroit cannot compete with the back two pitchers in their rotation, and from what my Tiger-fan friends tell me, there are no more starter arms around. They will hang around because the top 3 in their order are so good, but you can't win them all (not even Grienke can do that).

To make matters worse for them, their bats have gone cold. Magglio Ordonez was out of the order today, and there is talk that the Tigers might cut him to keep from paying his contract next year (something about playing half the season forcing the team to pick up the option on his contract). They can still hit when hot, but they are not the fearful bats that struck the Royals last month.

The bottom line: we can still get back into this thing!

Great day for Banny. We keep getting decent starts throughout the order, and the bats are starting to warm up again.

Let's Go Royals!

Ari Chi3fs
06-14-2009, 05:32 PM
If Bannister and Hochever can pitch to get groundballs... and actually start winning some games... our pitching rotation would be sick.

petegz28
06-14-2009, 06:16 PM
If Bannister and Hochever can pitch to get groundballs... and actually start winning some games... our pitching rotation would be sick.

Well, that's how they started off this year. Well Davies anyway. Bannister really has only had 2 bad games. And for a #5 guy you can't complain about that. We need the defense to stop the errors every fucking game and we need the bats to get back to where they were. This series and even really somewhat in the Cleveland series we finally started doing better at the plate. Guys have to be aware of the situation and Hillman has to be aware as well. I still think running Jacobs out there every day in the #4 spot is absolutley stupid. Especially against a LHP. Butler has been coming throughn in the #3 spot...David has been doing better at the leadoff spot and Olivo has probably shown the biggest improvment since he has been getting more playing time.

Hillman has to recognize what is working. Even though the Reds are not that great of a team this was a good starting point to putting some meaning back into the season. Now the team has to quit fucking around. And that includes Meche and his excessivley early high pitch counts. Although I find it ironic pitchers who have normally had Buck behind the plate have done better with Olivo. Coincidence? Maybe.

BAS
06-14-2009, 06:39 PM
Although I find it ironic pitchers who have normally had Buck behind the plate have done better with Olivo. Coincidence? Maybe.

It is not coincidence at all. A cannot remember who mentioned it a month ago, but the claim was that Buck does not call a good inside game. If you can't jam a hitter, you are going to be in trouble as a pitcher. His bat might keep him in the lineup, but his game calling is going to have a drastic effect on our pitching quality.

Miggy, keep hitting those HRs! We need you! :clap:

petegz28
06-14-2009, 06:55 PM
It is not coincidence at all. A cannot remember who mentioned it a month ago, but the claim was that Buck does not call a good inside game. If you can't jam a hitter, you are going to be in trouble as a pitcher. His bat might keep him in the lineup, but his game calling is going to have a drastic effect on our pitching quality.

Miggy, keep hitting those HRs! We need you! :clap:

I for one brought that up but it was brought up on Petro to begin with. I know Meche pitched one of his best games his last outing and Olivo was behing the plate. I think the last time Meche had Olivo behind the plate was the season opener and that also was one of his best games.

Silock
06-14-2009, 07:01 PM
I wish we could play the NL all the time.

Ari Chi3fs
06-14-2009, 08:02 PM
Fuck BUCK!!

Sure-Oz
06-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Olivo should be the starter with buck getting at best 1-2 starts in 7 games

BAS
06-14-2009, 08:30 PM
Olivo should be the starter with buck getting at best 1-2 starts in 70 games

I fixed it for you. :)

KChiefs1
06-14-2009, 08:58 PM
If the starting pitchers are hitting on all cylinders then this team can go on a long winning streak....

Greinke
Meche
Hochevar
Bannister
Davies

Silock
06-14-2009, 09:06 PM
It doesn't matter, IMO.

We have the pitching. We have had it all season. The bats just aren't there.