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DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 01:07 PM
Let's see if the guns that had Hochevar hitting 96 in his first outing were rigged.

Also, Gordon in the lineup today hitting 8th. Let's eagerly anticipate him striking out on breaking balls off the plate and in the dirt.

JASONSAUTO
04-18-2010, 01:12 PM
i will eagerly await gordons next stint on the dl. that may be all we can expect from him, well except what you said but id rather not see any more of him if thats what we get
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tk13
04-18-2010, 01:15 PM
Depends on if their gun is juiced. It was obvious the K's gun was juiced... Meche was ringing it up there at 97 in his first start. Soria, Greinke and Davies were all throwing pretty hard too. I think a lot more places are doing that now that a lot of scoreboards put the pitch speed up there.

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 01:18 PM
LMAO.

You're not that fast, biiilllllaaaayyy.

KCUnited
04-18-2010, 01:19 PM
Jesus.

Delano
04-18-2010, 01:19 PM
Cuddyer played that like a guy playing in a new ballpark. But, I thought his throwing reputation was well known.
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BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 01:19 PM
JFC, Billy

He thinks he's got Rickey Henderson Speed

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 01:21 PM
92. 92. 92.

Gun at the K = bullshit.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 01:23 PM
He was out

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 01:25 PM
White with another good point about Betancourt's positioning when taking the throw, though.

And he's not on the staff why, again?

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 01:25 PM
"He is whom we thought he was."

Delano
04-18-2010, 01:26 PM
He was out

In ultra slow motion you can barely tell the tag was in time. I wouldn't be pissed if it was a Royal that was safe. That was very close.
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petegz28
04-18-2010, 01:29 PM
So the Ump missed the call....nice, twice in one inning

Delano
04-18-2010, 01:32 PM
So the Ump missed the call....nice, twice in one inning

What was the other occasion?
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BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 01:33 PM
Nice play Ankiel

petegz28
04-18-2010, 01:35 PM
What was the other occasion?
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Ball 4 to allow the run to score that Fox Tracks showed as strike 2

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 01:37 PM
young's ball would have been a homerun at most parks

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 01:37 PM
Ball 4 to allow the run to score that Fox Tracks showed as strike 2

Borderline, right?

Dems da breaks, pete. Have you ever umpired before?

Professional or not, these ****ers are going to miss calls that take replays and slowmo for us to see definitively.

Oh, and Hochevar still sucks.

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 01:37 PM
and you just don't get it you signed scott podsednick

petegz28
04-18-2010, 01:44 PM
Borderline, right?

Dems da breaks, pete. Have you ever umpired before?

Professional or not, these ****ers are going to miss calls that take replays and slowmo for us to see definitively.

Oh, and Hochevar still sucks.

Yeah, 2 in one inning

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 01:45 PM
is it that hard to catch a popup popular

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 01:46 PM
popular = proper

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 01:47 PM
Yeah, 2 in one inning

oh noez. two close calls in one inning didn't go our way.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 01:49 PM
oh noez. two close calls in one inning didn't go our way.

That's what I said....

KCUnited
04-18-2010, 01:50 PM
Lets hope Gordon can build off yesterdays walk.

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 01:50 PM
AND GET 2 WALKS

Blankey
04-18-2010, 01:52 PM
Alex Gordon please save us

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 01:57 PM
mine as well double up on the bunting

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 01:59 PM
Podsednik's been money so far

KCUnited
04-18-2010, 01:59 PM
Bout time for Dave Owen to run us into a dp.

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 01:59 PM
pods has been a ball player

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 02:01 PM
billy can rake

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 02:02 PM
Guillen still red hot

KCUnited
04-18-2010, 02:05 PM
Ankiel with a 4 pitch at bat = Quality at bat.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 02:09 PM
Callaspo with the 3 run bomb

6-2

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 02:10 PM
Beautiful swing.

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 02:10 PM
man we have something in callaspo. Reminds me of carlos bierga

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 02:12 PM
twins not playing twins baseball

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 02:12 PM
These motherfuckers might as well pull a LaRussa and wave the white flag with Pavano on the mound.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 02:22 PM
Nice throw, Gordon

petegz28
04-18-2010, 02:23 PM
JFC, how many breaks are the Twins going to get this inning?

Reaper16
04-18-2010, 02:28 PM
I'm not watching the game 'cuz I'm at work. Are those infield singles the Twins got really hits or were they errors?

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 02:30 PM
gordon had a chopping ball and threw wide pulled butler off the bag bentoncourt had to dive for the ball got up had plenty of time and pulled butler off the bag

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 02:32 PM
The ball to Betancourt was one of the deceptive times where it looks like he's made a great play.

But really it's a product of his lack of lateral range and is a routine play for a higher-quality ML SS.

If Betancourt is diving/sliding for a ball, most shortstops are playing it with a backhand.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 02:33 PM
I'm not watching the game 'cuz I'm at work. Are those infield singles the Twins got really hits or were they errors?

One was a tough play by Yunni that pulled Butler off the bag. Legit hit. The next was a bad throw by Gordon that pulled Butler off the bag, error. The next was a ground ball to Butler that hit the bag and popped over his head, legit and lucky hit.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 02:37 PM
billy can rake

3-3 with 2 doubles now

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 02:40 PM
this basset commercial is stupid

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 02:48 PM
JFC Luke

petegz28
04-18-2010, 02:48 PM
back-back 4 pitch walks....nice, Luke, nice. Way to load the bases with 2 outs

petegz28
04-18-2010, 02:49 PM
And just got a gimme call for a strike

Dartgod
04-18-2010, 02:49 PM
Whew!

petegz28
04-18-2010, 02:49 PM
Well, he bailed himself out but we could have done without the drama

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 02:49 PM
And just got a gimme call for a strike

What does this mean?

Strike 2?

petegz28
04-18-2010, 02:52 PM
What does this mean?

Strike 2?

Um, english please?

Blankey
04-18-2010, 03:05 PM
DDJ really needs to stop doing that XD

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 03:06 PM
that dudes head was bleeeding

LetsSignRussell
04-18-2010, 03:09 PM
when does zach pitch next? is there a website where it shows the pitching rotation? i don't see it on the new yahoo baseball sites.

tk13
04-18-2010, 03:11 PM
Podsednik is in another dimension right now. His average is approaching .500....

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 03:12 PM
Podsednik is in another dimension right now. His average is approaching .500....

Unfortunately, we should expect a dip. Probably to around .400 or so, but I guess that's ok.

Blankey
04-18-2010, 03:12 PM
when does zach pitch next? is there a website where it shows the pitching rotation? i don't see it on the new yahoo baseball sites.

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/probable_pitchers/index.jsp?c_id=kc

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 03:12 PM
Nice tits.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 03:21 PM
Ankiel having a not so good day at the plate

Blankey
04-18-2010, 03:30 PM
Yay let's walk people in front of Mauer

AndChiefs
04-18-2010, 03:30 PM
Can we bring in Soria for the 3 inning save?

Saulbadguy
04-18-2010, 03:37 PM
Here we go...

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 03:38 PM
come on umpire neighborhood play

AndChiefs
04-18-2010, 03:39 PM
We may as well just have our starters pitch 8 innings no matter what.

Al Czervik
04-18-2010, 03:40 PM
LOL....3 Fucking walks....

Mizzou_8541
04-18-2010, 03:40 PM
I'm following the game on MLB.com Gameday...it said "on field delay" before Delmon Young's at bat. What happened?

petegz28
04-18-2010, 03:41 PM
You can't hang this one on Rupe. He got two ground balls that should have got us out of the inning. Sloppy defense.

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 03:41 PM
On field delay means Trey Hillman is crying about another stupid play by his fundamentally sound defense.

Delano
04-18-2010, 03:42 PM
I'm following the game on MLB.com Gameday...it said "on field delay" before Delmon Young's at bat. What happened?

You don't want to know. Just stick a pin in your Betancourt Voodoo dool.
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petegz28
04-18-2010, 03:42 PM
I'm following the game on MLB.com Gameday...it said "on field delay" before Delmon Young's at bat. What happened?

Hillman was questioning the safe call at 2nd during the failed DP

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 03:42 PM
Rupe got away with that 2-1 pitch

petegz28
04-18-2010, 03:43 PM
come on umpire neighborhood play

The Umps have called a tight zone this entire series.

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 03:44 PM
Way to hang Rupe.

Blankey
04-18-2010, 03:44 PM
Oh there is a God

petegz28
04-18-2010, 03:44 PM
Rupe hanging tough with the K of Thome.

Mizzou_8541
04-18-2010, 03:45 PM
You don't want to know. Just stick a pin in your Betancourt Voodoo dool.
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Hillman was questioning the safe call at 2nd during the failed DP

No way Betancourt messed up a double play. None. ;)

Thanks for the info.

Delano
04-18-2010, 03:45 PM
Thanks Morneau and Thome for your 9 runners left on.
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petegz28
04-18-2010, 03:45 PM
Yunni cost us 1-2 runs that inning.

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 03:45 PM
What a fucking nightmare. It's game 12 and I want to turn off the TV the second the starter leaves the game.

HotRoute
04-18-2010, 03:45 PM
Dodged a huge bullet there. And can someone find that Hughes kid and break his freaking arm so he can never pitch for us again. Good lord he is awful

petegz28
04-18-2010, 03:46 PM
No way Betancourt messed up a double play. None. ;)

Thanks for the info.

He was no where near the bag when he caught the ball. I don't know WTF he was thinking?

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 03:46 PM
Yunni cost us 1-2 runs that inning.

He certainly did his part, but Hughes was a fucking idiot that inning. Two BB, one a LO walk to Hudson after having him down 0-2.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 03:47 PM
What a ****ing nightmare. It's game 12 and I want to turn off the TV the second the starter leaves the game.

It seems when the Pen doesn't outright fuck us, our defense will. Or some combination of.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 03:48 PM
He certainly did his part, but Hughes was a ****ing idiot that inning. Two BB, one a LO walk to Hudson after having him down 0-2.

I agree. Leadoff walks are something I will never understand. Especially when you have a 4 run lead at the time. There is no excuse to not put one over and let the guy get himself out.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 03:49 PM
Ok, Yunni, time to redeem yourself, fugtard

Delano
04-18-2010, 03:53 PM
"Hey Dayton, how's my ass taste?" - Ron Mahay
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AndChiefs
04-18-2010, 03:57 PM
I can't count how many times the pitch has been in the zone on gameday and called a ball.

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 03:59 PM
I'd trade Eunuch-ieski Betancourt back to Castro for a good cigar. That fatass needs to lose about 30 lbs.

Ari Chi3fs
04-18-2010, 04:00 PM
"Hey Dayton, how's my ass taste?" - Ron Mahay
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You fuckin' Twins FUCK

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:00 PM
I can't count how many times the pitch has been in the zone on gameday and called a ball.

Dude, these Umps have squeezed the pitchers all series. I would be curious to see what their grades are.

Delano
04-18-2010, 04:03 PM
Played with fire on that 1-1 pitch. Justin is off.
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petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:04 PM
Sit down, bitch!

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 04:05 PM
Damn, Soria's filthy

kstater
04-18-2010, 04:05 PM
Royals baseball: Only 10 run leads are kind of safe.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:06 PM
Played with fire on that 1-1 pitch. Justin is off.
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Justin got fanned :clap:

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:06 PM
Royals baseball: Only 10 run leads are kind of safe.

You have more faith than I do...

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:07 PM
I wish they would put that Fox Tracks in the corner so we could have it for every pitch

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 04:10 PM
Guillen still raking

kstater
04-18-2010, 04:11 PM
LMAO Bloomquist would have been out by 4 feet had the catcher had a handle on that.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:14 PM
AC!!!!!

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 04:14 PM
Damn Callaspo

Another 3 run jack

Blankey
04-18-2010, 04:14 PM
CALLLASSPPPPPOOOOOO

tk13
04-18-2010, 04:14 PM
I'm glad I have Callaspo on my fantasy team.

KCUnited
04-18-2010, 04:14 PM
Damn son

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:14 PM
I don't give a fuck about his defense, when Getz comes back Gordon needs to ride the pine.

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 04:14 PM
LMAO. Boom.

Dear Barnyard, please don't use this game as evidence for why Callaspo should be in the 3 spot.

alnorth
04-18-2010, 04:15 PM
the cool thing about that is Soria still has a save opportunity.

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 04:15 PM
I don't give a **** about his defense, when Getz comes back Gordon needs to ride the pine.

How about Aviles instead of Getz, who can't hit for fuck.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:15 PM
LMAO. Boom.

Dear Barnyard, please don't use this game as evidence for why Callaspo should be in the 3 spot.

Lets hope not

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 04:16 PM
Last night, Kendall should have been credited with a homerun for sending a fly to the track.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:16 PM
How about Aviles instead of Getz, who can't hit for ****.

Well, I don't care either way at 2nd, Getz or Avilles, my point is AC needs to stay in the lineup and Gordon is oddman out, imo.

Delano
04-18-2010, 04:17 PM
the cool thing about that is Soria still has a BLOWN save opportunity.

*crosses fingers*
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petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:17 PM
Last night, Kendall should have been credited with a homerun for sending a fly to the track.

Hey man, you can't gripe on Kendall. He has done well so far. I can count on one hand and not use all my fingers on how many passed balls we have had so far.

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 04:17 PM
Well, I don't care either way at 2nd, Getz or Avilles, my point is AC needs to stay in the lineup and Gordon is oddman out, imo.

We should care, though, because Aviles can hit and Getz cannot.

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 04:17 PM
I wish they would put that Fox Tracks in the corner so we could have it for every pitch

Don't know if you're interested Pete but I found this article: http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/the-compassionate-umpire/

that may interest you about strike zone interpretation using pitch/fx data. It shows that umpires have a 50% larger zone on 3-0 than on 0-2. It made me think about how umpires really do affect games.

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 04:17 PM
And nice job by 'Berto giving the guys some breathing room.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:18 PM
Ok, I know it is a 5 run lead but why do you pull your best outfielder? Maybe I answered my own question, but still

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:19 PM
He swung!

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 04:20 PM
he swung at that

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:20 PM
That's a swing, like it or not

Blankey
04-18-2010, 04:20 PM
That's a swing

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 04:20 PM
Take a fucking shower Gardenhire.

Delano
04-18-2010, 04:20 PM
Come on now Gardy, that was a tossable argument.
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BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 04:21 PM
Sit down Ron

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:22 PM
Don't know if you're interested Pete but I found this article: http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/the-compassionate-umpire/

that may interest you about strike zone interpretation using pitch/fx data. It shows that umpires have a 50% larger zone on 3-0 than on 0-2. It made me think about how umpires really do affect games.

Very interesting

KCUnited
04-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Pussy exercise with the pop up

Ari Chi3fs
04-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Royals Baseball!

Winning 1 out of 3!!

Delano
04-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Haters gonna hate.
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WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Very interesting

I really enjoyed it. It's long and detailed but it gives some great analysis.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-18-2010, 04:24 PM
Mexicutioner FTW

Chiefspants
04-18-2010, 04:24 PM
Did Crain pitch around Ankiel to get to Callaspo last inning? It kind of looked that way on Gameday.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:24 PM
Game over.

Royals Win!!

Yes, that was not a typo....Royals Win!

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 04:24 PM
Haters gonna hate.
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Didn't know Twins fans suffered from KU fan syndrome.

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 04:25 PM
ugly win but i will take it

AndChiefs
04-18-2010, 04:25 PM
At least Rupe is looking pretty decent so far. Him, Parrish, and Soria at least gives us a couple bullpen arms.

petegz28
04-18-2010, 04:27 PM
At least Rupe is looking pretty decent so far. Him, Parrish, and Soria at least gives us a couple bullpen arms.

Rupe had a great game. He should not have had to be out there as long as he was. He got the ground ball for the DP that was needed. Got another. Then struck out Thome with bases loaded. You can't ask for more than that.

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 04:27 PM
No English, really?

I could care less, but that's a willful choice when you've been living in a country for, what, four years or so?

BigCatDaddy
04-18-2010, 04:28 PM
At least Rupe is looking pretty decent so far. Him, Parrish, and Soria at least gives us a couple bullpen arms.

I would also live with Tejeda going out there. Just keep Cruz, Farnsworth, and Mendoza out when you have a lead or are tied.

Demonpenz
04-18-2010, 04:31 PM
i thought callapso was black no mexican

Reaper16
04-18-2010, 04:34 PM
No English, really?

I could care less, but that's a willful choice when you've been living in a country for, what, four years or so?
He spends the MLB season playing baseball all the time with people that speak Spanish. He spends the Dominican Winter League season playing baseball all the time with people that speak Spanish. Dude may live in America for most of the year but then it is very easy to live in America and not have to speak any English.

Reaper16
04-18-2010, 04:35 PM
i thought callapso was black no mexican
Al-bert-oh Coe-lasp-oh rite

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 04:35 PM
He spends the MLB season playing baseball all the time with people that speak Spanish. He spends the Dominican Winter League season playing baseball all the time with people that speak Spanish. Dude may live in America for most of the year but then it is very easy to live in America and not have to speak any English.

Absolutely.

I just find it interesting. Little harder to do that in the KC area, however.

WilliamTheIrish
04-18-2010, 04:36 PM
He hits like that and he speak Martian (like Trey) for all I care.

Reaper16
04-18-2010, 04:37 PM
Absolutely.

I just find it interesting. Little harder to do that in the KC area, however.
Harder than L.A.? Yeah. Hard at all? Not hard whatsoever. The 2010 Census is going to surprise people with how strong the Hispanic presence in KC is.

DeezNutz
04-18-2010, 04:56 PM
Harder than L.A.? Yeah. Hard at all? Not hard whatsoever. The 2010 Census is going to surprise people with how strong the Hispanic presence in KC is.

Yeah, that will also be interesting and enlightening information.

Mr_Tomahawk
04-18-2010, 05:24 PM
Just got back form the game...

GORGEOUS STADIUM.

I counted 4 Royals fans including myself. Got a foul ball tossed to me [front row] from DeJesus.

Deberg_1990
04-18-2010, 05:42 PM
GORGEOUS STADIUM.



Bout time they got rid of that Dump the Metrodome. Baseball should be mandatory outdoor play.

Sure-Oz
04-18-2010, 06:52 PM
great win, but alberto learn the damn language