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alnorth
04-25-2010, 11:15 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> MIN (13-6) </td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 2 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 3 </td><td> 12 </td><td> 0 </td></tr>
<tr> <td> KC (7-11) </td> <td> 1 </td> <td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> X </td><td> 4 </td><td> 9 </td><td> 2 </td></tr>
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http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/mlb/teams/20080123/80x60/min.gif

Loss, (2-2) Kevin Slowey 5.1IP 4R 4ER 3BB 2K 1HR
Ron Mahay 0.2IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K
Alex Burnett 2IP 0R 0ER 1BB 2K

VS.

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

Win, (1-1) Brian Bannister 6.1IP 2R 2ER 2BB 0K 1HR
Hold, (2) Dusty Hughes 0.2IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Hold, (3) Josh Rupe 1IP 0R 0ER 2BB 1K
Save, (5) Joakim Soria 1IP 1R 1ER 0BB 2K

Home Runs

MIN

Justin Morneau, (4) - Top 2nd solo shot to right

KC

Jose Guillen, (7) - Bottom 5th solo shot to left

AL Central

Final: SEA 2, CWS 3
Bottom 6th: DET 4, TEX 8
Bottom 4th: CLE 0, OAK 3

Starting Lineups

MIN

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Orlando Hudson, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Michael Cuddyer, RF
6. Jim Thome, DH
7. Delmon Young, LF
8. J.J. Hardy, SS
9. Brendan Harris, 3B
9. Jason Kubel, ph
9. Alexi Casilla, pr/3B

KC

1. David DeJesus, RF
2. Scott Podsednik, LF
3. Billy Butler, 1B
4. Jose Guillen, DH
5. Alberto Callaspo, 2B
6. Jason Kendall, C
7. Alex Gordon, 3B
8. Mitch Maier, CF
9. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS

gblowfish
04-25-2010, 11:17 AM
Are we mathematically eliminated yet?

alnorth
04-25-2010, 11:20 AM
Are we mathematically eliminated yet?

No, we still have a great chance at the #1 pick. Maybe we can draft a relief pitcher.

gblowfish
04-25-2010, 11:21 AM
Maybe we can pick a third baseman.
Whatever happened to that Alex Gordon guy?

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 11:31 AM
E5.

HotRoute
04-25-2010, 11:33 AM
Maybe we can pick a third baseman.
Whatever happened to that Alex Gordon guy?

he is coming off a thumb injury, and has been playing. he hit a game winning HR against the blue jays a few games back

HotRoute
04-25-2010, 11:34 AM
No, we still have a great chance at the #1 pick. Maybe we can draft a relief pitcher.

this team is actually one setup guy away from becoming relevant again IMO

alnorth
04-25-2010, 11:36 AM
this team is actually one setup guy away from becoming relevant again IMO

Assuming we have that, we still need 1 (preferrably 2) more guys who can pitch the 7th when the starter gets worked all day for long counts. This bullpen is capable of blowing a lead in 2 or 3 batters.

teedubya
04-25-2010, 12:04 PM
In before the inevitable loss.

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 12:13 PM
this team is actually one setup guy away from becoming relevant again IMO

No. Not at all.

Starters:
1 #1
4 #4-5

Relievers:
Soria

Position players:
DeJesus
Butler (bat only)
Callaspo (bat only)
Pods

This team, properly run and with prospects developing, is 2-3 years from being relevant (as in capable of playing .500 ball).

petegz28
04-25-2010, 01:09 PM
Does anyone have the game? All I am getting is a blank screen.

alnorth
04-25-2010, 01:10 PM
Top 1st

Span grounds out to third
Hudson pops out to shortstop
Mauer flies out to center

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 1st

DeJesus doubles to left
Podsednik singles to center, DeJesus to third
Podsednik steals second
Butler lines out to second
Guillen sacrifices (fly) to left, DeJesus scores
Callaspo strikes out (looking)

1 run, 2 hits

alnorth
04-25-2010, 01:11 PM
oh hey, Gordon thinks he's a 3rd baseman today

KCUnited
04-25-2010, 01:11 PM
Great play by Gordon, probably broke something though.

Delano
04-25-2010, 01:17 PM
What happened to Ankiel? Out for a few days or did they put him on the DL?

Depleted bench and bullpen. Poor Trey!

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 01:17 PM
No bunt, no bunt.

alnorth
04-25-2010, 01:20 PM
I dont believe it. Our 3rd base coach made a correct decision.

KCUnited
04-25-2010, 01:21 PM
Watching Dave Owen coach third is like watching Butler field a pop up.

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 01:21 PM
I hope Ankiel has been DFA.

We don't need Ultra-Jacobs.

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 01:22 PM
If DeJesus is one of the league's worst base runners, Pods is one of the best.

Dude consistently gets great jumps.

petegz28
04-25-2010, 01:27 PM
Generous call by the Ump for strike 3, or so it appeared

alnorth
04-25-2010, 01:28 PM
Top 2nd

Morneau homers to right
Cuddyer grounds out to second
Thome grounds out to first
Young doubles to center
Hardy singles to left, Young scores
Harris doubles to right, Hardy to third
Span grounds out to first

2 runs, 4 hits

Bottom 2nd

Kendall pops out to first
Gordon walks
Maier pops out to shortstop
Betancourt singles to right, Gordon to third
DeJesus flies out to left

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
04-25-2010, 01:29 PM
Generous call by the Ump for strike 3, or so it appeared

this ump's strike zone is weird. It seems to be tall and skinny, as opposed to most ump's short and fat zone.

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 01:37 PM
Pods...wow, dude.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-25-2010, 01:38 PM
:facepalm:

alnorth
04-25-2010, 01:42 PM
well, coulda been worse.

alnorth
04-25-2010, 01:51 PM
Top 3rd

Hudson pops out to third
Mauer singles to center
Morneau reaches on a 5-4 fielder's choice, Mauer out at second
Cuddyer hits an infield single to third, Morneau to second, Morneau thrown out at third 5-3-6

0 runs, 2 hits

Bottom 3rd

Podsednik fouls out to shortstop
Butler grounds out to second
Guillen strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
04-25-2010, 02:06 PM
Top 4th

Thome doubles to left
Young grounds out to shortstop
Hardy grounds out to shortstop, Thome to third
Harris fouls out to right

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 4th

Callaspo doubles to center
Kendall grounds out to pitcher
Gordon flies out to left
Maier walks
Betancourt singles to center, Maier to second, Callaspo scores
DeJesus flies out to center

1 run, 2 hits

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 02:09 PM
Pods went full pussy near the wall. Too scared to even have alligator arms.

alnorth
04-25-2010, 02:31 PM
So close...

alnorth
04-25-2010, 02:32 PM
Top 5th

Span grounds out to second
Hudson hits an infield single to second
Mauer reaches on a 3-6 fielder's choice, Hudson out at second, Mauer to second on an Error by SS
Morneau walks
Error charged to C (dropped foul fly)
Cuddyer flies out to center

0 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors

Bottom 5th

Podsednik flies out to left
Butler flies out to right
Guillen homers to left
Callaspo doubles to left
Kendall grounds out to shortstop

1 run, 2 hits

petegz28
04-25-2010, 02:44 PM
WTF is with us being unable to catch fly balls on the infield?

petegz28
04-25-2010, 02:48 PM
Guillen has been a fucking monster so far this year.

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 02:49 PM
WTF is with us being unable to catch fly balls on the infield?

Shitty players. No more complicated than this.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-25-2010, 02:49 PM
Keep raking Jose, maybe someone will be dumb enough to trade us a bag of baseballs for you at the deadline

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 02:52 PM
If we're able get something of value in return for Guillen at the deadline, that would be outstanding.

alnorth
04-25-2010, 02:52 PM
Top 6th

Thome walks
Young grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, Thome out at second
Hardy grounds out to third

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 6th

Gordon walks
Maier triples to right, Gordon scores
Betancourt grounds out to third

Ron Mahay relieves Slowey

DeJesus flies out to left
Podsednik strikes out (swinging)

1 run, 1 hit

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-25-2010, 02:52 PM
Guillen has been a fucking monster so far this year.

It's all or nothing with this dude, eventually he's gonna go into a 2-20 slump

alnorth
04-25-2010, 02:58 PM
Well, Bannister is at 99 pitches and is done or close to it. Once again, here's the million-dollar question: unless we score 3 or 4 more, how the hell are we going to survive the next 2 innings? Keep in mind Soria went 2 innings last night and probably will be limited to the 9th.

LetsSignRussell
04-25-2010, 03:00 PM
I've pledged not to watch this team till they get within a couple games of first. If they don't - so be it.

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:03 PM
well, there you go. When you are facing a struggling pitcher and decide not to bunt, sometimes cool things happen.

AndChiefs
04-25-2010, 03:06 PM
well, there you go. When you are facing a struggling pitcher and decide not to bunt, sometimes cool things happen.

Yep I was sitting here thinking.... "Don't bunt, please don't bunt."

And for once Hillman actually let the team try rather than giving away outs.

Delano
04-25-2010, 03:07 PM
Watching Dave Owen coach third is like watching Butler field a pop up.

Easy on the man - it's his birthday.

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:12 PM
Top 7th

Harris hit by pitch
Span flies out to left
Hudson singles to left, Harris to second

Dusty Hughes relieves Bannister

Mauer reaches on a 6-4 fielder's choice, Hudson out at second, Harris to third
Morneau flies out to right

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 7th

Alex Burnett relieves Mahay

Butler singles to right
Guillen strikes out (swinging)
Callaspo walks, Butler to second
Kendall grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, Callaspo out at second

0 runs, 1 hit

KCUnited
04-25-2010, 03:16 PM
I'm going to dump a glass of water on myself so I can feel exactly the same as I did last night at this point in the game.

petegz28
04-25-2010, 03:16 PM
Oh fuck, Trey is going to make sure the Twins score 3 this inning

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:18 PM
Oh ****, Trey is going to make sure the Twins score 3 this inning

how so? Bannister is at 106 pitches, and our bullpen sucks. At this point all you can do is bring someone in and pray.

petegz28
04-25-2010, 03:18 PM
Is anyone watching the regular broadcast of this game on tv? I can only get it on my HD channel

petegz28
04-25-2010, 03:19 PM
how so? Bannister is at 106 pitches, and our bullpen sucks. At this point all you can do is bring someone in and pray.

Hughes??? Ok.

petegz28
04-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Ah, 7 innings into the game and Comcast gets the regular channel going.

Sure-Oz
04-25-2010, 03:22 PM
Callaspo you piece of shit

SPchief
04-25-2010, 03:22 PM
God damnit AC

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-25-2010, 03:22 PM
:facepalm::facepalm:

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 03:22 PM
Neighborhood.

petegz28
04-25-2010, 03:22 PM
God damn it, AC, we got a lucky call at 2nd and he fucks up the DP

Sure-Oz
04-25-2010, 03:23 PM
got lucky morneau didnt crush the ball

petegz28
04-25-2010, 03:23 PM
Ok, well Hughes makes me eat my words. Pass the ketchup.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-25-2010, 03:23 PM
A fucking miiracle they didn't score there

SPchief
04-25-2010, 03:24 PM
Did our bullpen just do something good?

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:26 PM
Ok, well Hughes makes me eat my words. Pass the ketchup.

heh, dont give him (or anyone not named Soria) too much credit. A stopped clock is correct 2 times a day.

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:28 PM
keep it coming, we need runs. We have almost no chance of getting through the 8th untouched.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-25-2010, 03:28 PM
Come on, blast one here

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-25-2010, 03:30 PM
:facepalm:

LetsSignRussell
04-25-2010, 03:30 PM
meh i guess i'll turn it on

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:32 PM
Hmmm... 2 run lead against the middle-bottom of the order. Is that low-leverage enough for Farnsworth to be a dominating beast or would he piss himself?

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 03:34 PM
Is Farnsworth coming out of the pen?

Odds of him giving up at least 2? Let's start at 2:1.

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:36 PM
Is Farnsworth coming out of the pen?

Odds of him giving up at least 2? Let's start at 2:1.

no idea, I'm just trying to think of any way we get through this inning

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:36 PM
Top 8th

Josh Rupe relieves Hughes

Cuddyer strikes out (swinging)
Thome grounds out to shortstop
Young singles to center
Hardy walks, Young to second

Jason Kubel bats for Harris

Young to third on a Wild Pitch
Kubel walks, Hardy to second

Alexi Casilla runs for Kubel

Span grounds out to first

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 8th

Casilla comes in at 3B

Gordon grounds out to second
Maier strikes out (looking)
Betancourt flies out to center

0 runs, 0 hits

DeezNutz
04-25-2010, 03:37 PM
I wonder if the fact that Hillman has, rightfully, buried Farnsworth has caused any friction between the GM and the manager?

Privately, do you think Moore owns up to completely shitting himself with the Farnsworth contract?

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:39 PM
huh? was that a strikeout?

LetsSignRussell
04-25-2010, 03:44 PM
and the shitfest has started

petegz28
04-25-2010, 03:44 PM
Rupe's arm looked dead on the last few pitches

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:46 PM
oh, for crying out loud

LetsSignRussell
04-25-2010, 03:47 PM
why can't these professionals throw strikes?

AndChiefs
04-25-2010, 03:47 PM
I hate our bullpen.

petegz28
04-25-2010, 03:47 PM
:facepalm:

AndChiefs
04-25-2010, 03:47 PM
Bring in Soria before we lose...

Demonpenz
04-25-2010, 03:49 PM
going to have to groove one here comes a grand slam

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:49 PM
Bring in Soria before we lose...

He threw 2 innings late last night. He's only available for the 9th today

LetsSignRussell
04-25-2010, 03:49 PM
and thats why we're 6-11

Demonpenz
04-25-2010, 03:49 PM
thanks for the help

SPchief
04-25-2010, 03:49 PM
whew

petegz28
04-25-2010, 03:49 PM
Why must we have this drama?? WHY?

DM should have his ass handed to him for what he did to our bullpen.

SPchief
04-25-2010, 03:50 PM
He threw 2 innings late last night. He's only available for the 9th today

If hes even available

AndChiefs
04-25-2010, 03:50 PM
He threw 2 innings late last night. He's only available for the 9th today

I know...but quit being a pansy he should pitch 3 innings a day. :harumph:

jbwm89
04-25-2010, 03:55 PM
what did split end up missing last year with? He sure doesn't sound like he has recovered all the way

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-25-2010, 03:55 PM
Does Soria have anything left after last night?

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-25-2010, 03:56 PM
what did split end up missing last year with? He sure doesn't sound like he has recovered all the way


Some kind of virus screwed up his speech, he still sounds like he had a stroke

jbwm89
04-25-2010, 03:59 PM
Some kind of virus screwed up his speech, he still sounds like he had a stroke

Yeah it does sound like a stroke

alnorth
04-25-2010, 03:59 PM
man, you look at the team stats, and the difference between Soria and the rest of the bullpen is stark

jbwm89
04-25-2010, 04:00 PM
Did anyone else just hear the ad for the mariner's series, "Come watch the royals build on the surprising start to the 2010 season". 6-11 ?????

alnorth
04-25-2010, 04:00 PM
Top 9th

Joakim Soria relieves Rupe

Hudson grounds out to first
Mauer singles to right
Morneau doubles to center, Mauer scores
Cuddyer strikes out (swinging)
Thome strikes out (swinging)

1 run, 2 hits

Royals win, 4-3

LetsSignRussell
04-25-2010, 04:02 PM
LMAO

AndChiefs
04-25-2010, 04:02 PM
I think God hates us.

petegz28
04-25-2010, 04:03 PM
Ok, explain this to me, we play Mauer up the middle-left center and we pitch him inside.

Then we play Morneu to right center and pitch him away.

WTF?

AndChiefs
04-25-2010, 04:04 PM
Every single pitch except the last one showed as a strike on the tracker.

KCUnited
04-25-2010, 04:05 PM
Dear Mauer,

Please establish, develope, and nurture a Steve McNair relationship.

Thanks.

KC

petegz28
04-25-2010, 04:07 PM
Sit down, mother fucker!!!

LetsSignRussell
04-25-2010, 04:07 PM
omg the royals won a game

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-25-2010, 04:07 PM
Royals Win!

petegz28
04-25-2010, 04:08 PM
The Royals have yet to be swept in a series. That's the good news.

The Royals have yet to win a series. That's the bad news.

gblowfish
04-25-2010, 04:10 PM
Yay!
Of our 7 wins, Soria has saved 5 of them.

Hey, I updated my Royals blog today!
http://www.georgeblowfish.com/Royals2010-1.html

thurman merman
04-25-2010, 07:27 PM
The Royals have yet to be swept in a series. That's the good news.

The Royals have yet to win a series. That's the bad news.

they won their series with the tigers the second week.

petegz28
04-25-2010, 07:58 PM
they won their series with the tigers the second week.

My bad, we have 1 series. One. I was all fucked up.