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alnorth
06-25-2010, 12:52 PM
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Loss, (0-3) Jeff Suppan 5IP 3R 3ER 2BB 3K
Dennys Reyes 1⅓IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K
Mitchell Boggs 1⅔IP 1R 1ER 0BB 1K

VS.

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Win, (3-8) Zack Greinke 8IP 2R 1ER 2BB 6K
Save, (18) Joakim Soria 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K

Home Runs

none

Royals Prospects Today

AAA: Alex Gordon, (LF) 3/5, 1K, 1HR (1 triple)
AAA: Kila Ka'aihue, (1B) 1/3, 2BB, 1K, 1HR
AA: Mike Moustakas day off
Adv. A: Eric Hosmer, (1B) 1/4 (1 double)

Starting Lineups

STL

1. Skip Schumaker, 2B/LF
2. Matt Holliday, LF
2. Yadier Molina, C
3. Albert Pujols, 1B
4. Ryan Ludwick, DH
5. Colby Rasmus, CF
6. Felipe Lopez, SS
7. David Freese, 3B
8. Jason LaRue, C
8. Aaron Miles, ph/2B
9. Randy Winn, RF

KC

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

alnorth
06-25-2010, 03:14 PM
Jeff Suppan? I would have thought the Cardinals would have had a better option vs Greinke.

Chiefspants
06-25-2010, 03:19 PM
Jeff Suppan? I would have thought the Cardinals would have had a better option vs Greinke.

Meh, they wanted to play against someone that he could hold to one run or less.

alanm
06-25-2010, 03:43 PM
Did the Cardinals bus crash yet?

alnorth
06-25-2010, 06:21 PM
Lineups are now up

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 06:23 PM
thank god Guillen is back at DH

chefsos
06-25-2010, 06:33 PM
Sort of a hijack...

Philly at Toronto has been relocated to Philly with the Blue Jays as home team, DH, etc. Ryan Howard is the Phils' DH and (Royals fans will love this) the 1B is Ross Gload.

And Gload just drove in a run.

ImAWalkingCorpse
06-25-2010, 06:58 PM
Jason Kendall at the 2 hole makes no sense...

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 07:09 PM
Jason Kendall at the 2 hole makes no sense...

Yost has been a HUGE improvement over Hillman, but his handling of Kendall is mind boggling.

Dude should not be playing every......fucking.......game and sure as hell shouldn't be hitting second.

Mr. Laz
06-25-2010, 07:11 PM
thank god Guillen is back at DH
he hasn't been terrible in the field lately

McWickedson
06-25-2010, 07:12 PM
Time for the KC World Series!!

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 07:13 PM
he hasn't been terrible in the field lately I might of missed couple games but thats news to me usual he is a risk out there

petegz28
06-25-2010, 07:18 PM
Here we go again, Suppan getting calls Zack didn't. I hope this is not a theme for the night.

petegz28
06-25-2010, 07:19 PM
Yost has been a HUGE improvement over Hillman, but his handling of Kendall is mind boggling.

Dude should not be playing every......****ing.......game and sure as hell shouldn't be hitting second.

Have to agree. Pena isn't very good at defense but at least he can hit.

petegz28
06-25-2010, 07:19 PM
And Kendall leaves Podz hung out to dry on the hit and run.

alnorth
06-25-2010, 07:25 PM
Top 1st

Schumaker singles to center
Holliday flies out to right
Pujols grounds into a 5-4-3 double play, Schumaker out at second

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 1st

Podsednik singles to left
Podsednik caught stealing 2-6, out at second
Kendall walks
DeJesus strikes out (looking)
Butler grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
06-25-2010, 07:30 PM
Top 2nd

Ludwick strikes out (swinging)
Rasmus singles to center
Lopez grounds out to first, Rasmus to second
Freese walks
LaRue strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 2nd

Guillen grounds out to third
Callaspo singles to right
Aviles reaches on a 4-6 fielder's choice, Callaspo out at second
Aviles steals second
Maier flies out to right

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
06-25-2010, 07:31 PM
In AAA, Gordon just hit a triple, followed by a 2-run homer from Kila.

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 07:39 PM
should we be counting Z's now? well ZZ

alnorth
06-25-2010, 07:46 PM
Top 3rd

Winn grounds out to pitcher
Schumaker grounds out to first 3-1
Holliday grounds out to third

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 3rd

Betancourt strikes out (swinging)
Podsednik triples to right
Kendall singles to left, Podsednik scores
DeJesus grounds out to third, Kendall to second
Butler doubles to right, Kendall scores
Guillen singles to right, Butler scores
Callaspo walks, Guillen to second
Aviles flies out to right

3 runs, 4 hits

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 07:51 PM
how many pitches was thrown in that inning?

alnorth
06-25-2010, 07:52 PM
how many pitches was thrown in that inning?

six

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 07:59 PM
Finally Kendall got a hit I was hoping if he didnt I would go Tonya Harding on his knee & now Butterball with a double 2-0 KC

Priest31kc
06-25-2010, 08:07 PM
3-0!

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 08:07 PM
19 game hitting streak for trade bait

Somebody bite......please

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:12 PM
If this is going to be the strike zone, Greinke should have a nice day.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 08:13 PM
Well Zack, there's your run support now nail it down

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:14 PM
Top 4th

Pujols grounds out to shortstop
Ludwick grounds out to shortstop
Rasmus strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 4th

Maier strikes out (swinging)
Betancourt lines out to shortstop
Podsednik singles to center, Podsednik to second on an Error by LF
Kendall grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:16 PM
wow, Kila Ka'aihue is just a walking fool. 2 walks already in the 4th inning to go with his homer.

Pitt Gorilla
06-25-2010, 08:16 PM
And Kendall leaves Podz hung out to dry on the hit and run.Yeah, that RBI stunk.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 08:17 PM
wow, Kila Ka'aihue is just a walking fool. 2 walks already in the 4th inning to go with his homer.

Damn, how much longer are we gonna let him rot down there?

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 08:17 PM
:clap:

Nice quick inning there

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 08:18 PM
Wait that inning is over already lol how many pitches was that im losing count here

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:18 PM
well...

Thank you very much, Cardinals. 7 pitch inning after a 6-pitch inning. Greinke could get a complete game shutout at this rate.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 08:19 PM
Wait that inning is over already lol how many pitches was that im losing count here

Not very many

Zack's got 38 through 4 innings so far

SPchief
06-25-2010, 08:20 PM
i thought he had 31 before that inning
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SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 08:21 PM
ok i counted a 7 pitches in that inning wow this is the zack we havent seen in awhile

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 08:22 PM
Pods 3-3

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:24 PM
Top 5th

Lopez grounds out to pitcher
Freese grounds out to shortstop
LaRue grounds out 1-6-3

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 5th

DeJesus flies out to center
Butler grounds out to second
Guillen flies out to left

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:25 PM
ok i counted a 7 pitches in that inning wow this is the zack we havent seen in awhile

zack only had a little something to do with that, the Cardinals are hacking away today. They apparently decided that there's little point in working the count since Zack is going to attack the plate. That only works if you get the hits, if you don't, you flirt with a shutout.

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 08:27 PM
zack only had a little something to do with that, the Cardinals are hacking away today. They apparently decided that there's little point in working the count since Zack is going to attack the plate. That only works if you get the hits, if you don't, you flirt with a shutout.I am watching this by gameday so its kind of hard to tell thanks

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 08:27 PM
And a 7 pitch inning

45 pitches through 5

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:29 PM
wow, another 7-pitch inning. It is way too late for St. Louis to start working the count now, Zack's only up to 45 pitches so they are stuck with him for the rest of the game.

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:35 PM
Top 6th

Winn doubles to left
Schumaker singles to left, Winn to third
Holliday grounds out to pitcher, Schumaker to second
Pujols walks
Ludwick grounds into a 5-4-3 double play, Pujols out at second

0 runs, 2 hits

Bottom 6th

Dennys Reyes relieves Suppan

Callaspo singles to center
Aviles flies out to right
Maier strikes out (swinging)
Betancourt flies out to left

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:37 PM
calling it: strikeout, then double play, no runs scored.

Priest31kc
06-25-2010, 08:37 PM
Crap, Cmon Zack avoid the big inning.

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:40 PM
1 out, men on 2nd and 3rd, Pujols up. Why the hell are we pitching to him?

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:42 PM
1 out, men on 2nd and 3rd, Pujols up. Why the hell are we pitching to him?

answer: we aren't, we just wanted to see if he wanted to get himself out.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 08:43 PM
Ump squeezing him now

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 08:45 PM
5-4-3 DP

:clap:

Still 3-0

Priest31kc
06-25-2010, 08:45 PM
HELL YA GREINKE!

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 08:46 PM
:thumb:

alnorth
06-25-2010, 08:47 PM
Gordon just hit a solo homer in AAA

SPchief
06-25-2010, 08:47 PM
the whole stadium was on their feet for that pitch and he only ones left standing were in blue
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ChiefsCountry
06-25-2010, 08:47 PM
Greinke is such a stud. Bases loaded and gets them to DP.
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tk13
06-25-2010, 08:54 PM
Edwin Jackson of the D'backs is one out from a no hitter in Tampa.

tk13
06-25-2010, 08:57 PM
And Jackson gets it... walked 8 guys... but it's a no-hitter.

OnTheWarpath58
06-25-2010, 08:57 PM
Edwin Jackson of the D'backs is one out from a no hitter in Tampa.

Got it.

What's with all the no hitters/perfect games?

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 08:58 PM
And Jackson gets it... walked 8 guys... but it's a no-hitter. It took 130+ pitches his arm is probably numb

AndChiefs
06-25-2010, 08:58 PM
Got it.

What's with all the no hitters/perfect games?

149 pitches...

tk13
06-25-2010, 08:58 PM
Jackson also through 149 pitches... wow. 8 BB, 6 K

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 08:59 PM
Jackson also through 149 pitches... wow. 8 BB, 6 K Well shit even worse

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 08:59 PM
149 pitches...

Gil Meche's right arm (God rest its soul) would be proud

alnorth
06-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Top 7th

Rasmus strikes out (swinging)
Lopez grounds out to second
Freese strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 7th

Podsednik grounds out to second

Mitchell Boggs relieves Reyes

Kendall hit by pitch
DeJesus reaches on a 6-4 fielder's choice, Kendall out at second
Butler grounds out to third

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
06-25-2010, 09:20 PM
Top 8th

Aaron Miles bats for LaRue

Miles singles to center
Winn strikes out (swinging)
Schumaker singles to left, Miles to second
Holliday flies out to right, Miles to third
Pujols grounds into a 6-4 fielder's choice, Schumaker out at second

0 runs, 2 hits

Bottom 8th

Miles comes in at 2B

Yadier Molina replaces Holliday and comes in at C

Schumaker moves to LF

Guillen singles to center

Willie Bloomquist runs for Guillen

Callaspo singles to right, Bloomquist to third
Aviles pops out to shortstop
Maier reaches on a 4-6 fielder's choice, Callaspo out at second, Bloomquist scores
Betancourt strikes out (swinging)

1 run, 2 hits

Vette on Route 66
06-25-2010, 09:24 PM
Well shit even worse

What's with all the pansies here brainwashed by Rob Neyer? You guys are like parrots.

It's Major League ****ing Baseball. I pay hard earned money to watch these guys so I want to see them put their well being on the line at a chance at glory.

Anybody who wanted A.J. Hinch to pull Jackson for one of his gas can relievers can kiss my ass:cuss:

There is a time and place for pampering pitchers and tonight wasn't one of them.

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 09:27 PM
What's with all the pansies here brainwashed by Rob Neyer? You guys are like parrots.

It's Major League ****ing Baseball. I pay hard earned money to watch these guys so I want to see them put their well being on the line at a chance at glory.

Anybody who wanted A.J. Hinch to pull Jackson for one of his gas can relievers can kiss my ass:cuss:

There is a time and place for pampering pitchers and tonight wasn't one of them.
140+ pitches is extremely hard a players shoulder and arm I wouldnt be surprised if he has a meche type injury soon

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 09:28 PM
Nice recovery Zack

tk13
06-25-2010, 09:28 PM
Great job by Greinke tonight.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 09:30 PM
140+ pitches is extremely hard a players shoulder and arm I wouldnt be surprised if he has a meche type injury soon

It is tough, but a manager would have to have titanium balls to pull a pitcher with a no-no going....The media would crucify him

petegz28
06-25-2010, 09:30 PM
have to bring soria in for the 9th

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 09:32 PM
It is tough, but a manager would have to have titanium balls to pull a pitcher with a no-no going....The media would crucify him Very true but not worth a risk on the players arm but im just a type of guy that would pull him worrying about that risk than a media frenzy

Vette on Route 66
06-25-2010, 09:33 PM
140+ pitches is extremely hard a players shoulder and arm I wouldnt be surprised if he has a meche type injury soon

It was a one time deal.

It's not a case of prolonged and consistent abuse of a young starting pitcher.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 09:34 PM
1st and 3rd no out, have to get an insurance run or two here

alnorth
06-25-2010, 09:35 PM
Very true but not worth a risk on the players arm but im just a type of guy that would pull him worrying about that risk than a media frenzy

I'll have to disagree here. 99% of the time, I'm with you, but I don't even care if the pitcher is only 22 years old in his rookie season, pitchers do not get chances at a no-hitter every day. You keep him in, send him to the trainer afterward, and plan to skip his next start.

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 09:36 PM
It was a one time deal.

It's not a case of prolonged and consistent abuse of a young starting pitcher. than your lucky you dont have dusty baker or a trey hillman to ruin your pitchers than

Vette on Route 66
06-25-2010, 09:36 PM
Very true but not worth a risk on the players arm but im just a type of guy that would pull him worrying about that risk than a media frenzy

Pitching is a risk in general. It's a unnatural motion. A hurler can blow his arm out in the bullpen.

Fans pay good money to watch pro baseball, they shouldn't be given a watered down product because of gun shy wussies like you with no balls.

alnorth
06-25-2010, 09:39 PM
Pitching is a risk in general. It's a unnatural motion. A hurler can blow his arm out in the bullpen.

Fans pay good money to watch pro baseball, they shouldn't be given a watered down product because of gun shy wussies like you with no balls.

well, if we are only talking about a mere complete game or shutout, you pull him way before 149 pitches. A win (which you'll probably get anyway) is not worth trashing a multi-million dollar arm.

However, no-hitters and perfect games are different. pitchers can take some very occasional abuse here and there.

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 09:39 PM
I'll have to disagree here. 99% of the time, I'm with you, but I don't even care if the pitcher is only 22 years old in his rookie season, pitchers do not get chances at a no-hitter every day. You keep him in, send him to the trainer afterward, and plan to skip his next start.I am agreeing with that it's a amazing accomplishment but if its a one time thing making him going over that many pitches than he deserved to atleast try and he did so congrats to him but if it was greinke or meche(well his arm is gone totally anyway) i would have a major problem

SnakeXJones
06-25-2010, 09:43 PM
is kendall or bentacourt gone yet?

alnorth
06-25-2010, 09:43 PM
Top 9th

Ludwick reaches on catcher's interference
Rasmus doubles to center, Ludwick to third

Joakim Soria relieves Greinke

Lopez sacrifices (fly) to right, Rasmus to third, Ludwick scores
Freese singles to right, Rasmus scores
Miles grounds out 1-6-3, Freese to second
Winn flies out to right

2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error

Royals win, 4-2

Vette on Route 66
06-25-2010, 09:44 PM
well, if we are only talking about a mere complete game or shutout, you pull him way before 149 pitches. A win (which you'll probably get anyway) is not worth trashing a multi-million dollar arm.

However, no-hitters and perfect games are different. pitchers can take some very occasional abuse here and there.

You won't get any arguments from me here.

The 25-and-under crowd are the ones who should be limited to a strict 110 pitch count though.

When a pitcher matures, I would like to see managers push them a little more. I don't have a problem watching Roy Halladay or C.C. Sabathia get stretched out to 125-130 pitches occassionally.

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 09:44 PM
Nail it down Zack

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 09:45 PM
Dammit, catcher's interference

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 09:47 PM
They need to get Soria up

Edit: I guess he already was

alnorth
06-25-2010, 09:50 PM
well, crap. I had Greinke's career CG and SHO milestones researched and ready to go.

alanm
06-25-2010, 09:55 PM
Should of let Greinke go for the CG shutout.

petegz28
06-25-2010, 09:55 PM
all this started with Kendall taking away an out

AndChiefs
06-25-2010, 09:56 PM
They always have to make it interesting don't they.

Buck
06-25-2010, 09:56 PM
This game is being shown on MLB Network right now if you cant watch it elsewhere....nevermind

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 09:56 PM
Nice play Yuni (for once)

petegz28
06-25-2010, 09:57 PM
good play by Yuni...great play by Yuni, even

BillSelfsTrophycase
06-25-2010, 09:57 PM
Royals win!

petegz28
06-25-2010, 09:57 PM
That's the game. Royals win!

alnorth
06-25-2010, 10:01 PM
Should of let Greinke go for the CG shutout.

I was fine with pulling him. Greinke had his chance, and even got a mulligan after the interference. At 2nd and 3rd no out, the shutout is basically gone anyway, and we were getting to the point where Yost needed to worry about nailing down the win.

Mr. Laz
06-25-2010, 10:01 PM
DEATH TO THE SHITBIRDS!!!

Sure-Oz
06-25-2010, 11:14 PM
Edwin Jackson threw a 149 pitch no hitter, holy shit

Time for his arm to fall of he had 8 walks