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alnorth
07-16-2010, 11:12 AM
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http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/mlb/images/team_logos/60x60/oak.gif

Win, (8-6) Gio Gonzalez 7IP 1R 1ER 1BB 3K
Craig Breslow 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 2K
Michael Wuertz 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K

VS.

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/mlb/images/team_logos/60x60/kc.gif

Loss, (5-9) Zack Greinke 6IP 5R 2ER 4BB 3K
Kyle Farnsworth 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Robinson Tejeda 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Joakim Soria 1IP 0R 0ER 1BB 0K

Home Runs

none

Royals Prospects Today

AAA: Alex Gordon, (LF) 1/4, 1BB, 2K
AAA: Kila Ka'aihue, (1B) 0/4
AAA: Mike Moustakas, (3B) 0/4, 1BB, 1K
Adv. A: Christian Colon, (SS) 3/5 (1 triple)
Adv. A: Eric Hosmer, (1B) 2/5
Adv. A: Wil Myers, (DH) 1/4, 1K

Starting Lineups

OAK

1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Daric Barton, 1B
3. Kurt Suzuki, C
4. Jack Cust, DH
5. Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B
6. Mark Ellis, 2B
7. Gabe Gross, RF
8. Rajai Davis, LF
9. Cliff Pennington, SS

KC

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

AED
07-16-2010, 01:03 PM
BTW you should really add William Myers to the prospects list, that kid has a serious bat! Anyways thank god baseball is back, I've been real bored.

Reaper16
07-16-2010, 01:40 PM
BTW you should really add William Myers to the prospects list, that kid has a serious bat! Anyways thank god baseball is back, I've been real bored.
Myers is probably the best prospect in the whole organization.

CaliforniaChief
07-16-2010, 01:50 PM
The NW Arkansas Naturals' website can probably go down for maintenance for awhile. At least until Myers/Hosmer get there.

gblowfish
07-16-2010, 03:28 PM
I'm going tomorrow night, and snag one of those cool retro caps.

Priest31kc
07-16-2010, 03:34 PM
BTW you should really add William Myers to the prospects list, that kid has a serious bat! Anyways thank god baseball is back, I've been real bored.

I agree, Myers needs to be added!!

alnorth
07-16-2010, 04:03 PM
BTW you should really add William Myers to the prospects list, that kid has a serious bat! Anyways thank god baseball is back, I've been real bored.

Sure, why not. I think he's only had one great season (this one) and he didn't start the year as a hot prospect but he'd probably be in the top 10 or top 15 right now.

Reaper16
07-16-2010, 04:32 PM
Sure, why not. I think he's only had one great season (this one) and he didn't start the year as a hot prospect but he'd probably be in the top 10 or top 15 right now.
Top 10 or 15? Someone would have to do a heck of a lot of convincing to me that he isn't top 3, if not #1. This is his only "great season" because this is his first season period. He played less than 25 games last year split between Rookie League and A-ball.

Dude is 19 years old and put up a .908 OPS in A-ball, was moved up to High-A already and hasn't missed a beat so far. The only flaw in his game is defense at Catcher, and he's athletic enough to move to the outfield no problem.

alnorth
07-16-2010, 05:21 PM
Top 10 or 15? Someone would have to do a heck of a lot of convincing to me that he isn't top 3, if not #1. This is his only "great season" because this is his first season period. He played less than 25 games last year split between Rookie League and A-ball.

Dude is 19 years old and put up a .908 OPS in A-ball, was moved up to High-A already and hasn't missed a beat so far. The only flaw in his game is defense at Catcher, and he's athletic enough to move to the outfield no problem.

exactly, 3rd rounder, basically 1 year of experience. Everybody looks great in Burlington, its why I don't bother to even look or track how people are doing until Wilmington.

We have at least 2 prospects in Omaha, Hosmer, and several pitchers scattered throughout all levels who I'd rank higher. That isn't a knock on Wil, he's done terrific so far with what few AB's he's had.

petegz28
07-16-2010, 05:30 PM
Don't think this game is gonna start on time

alnorth
07-16-2010, 06:10 PM
Top 1st

Crisp "doubles" to right *
Barton walks
Suzuki reaches on a 6-4 fielder's choice, Barton out at second, Crisp to third
Cust sacrifices (fly) to right, Crisp scores
Suzuki picked off 1-3, out at first

1 run, 1 hit

Bottom 1st

Podsednik doubles to left
Kendall hits an infield single to second, Podsednik to third
DeJesus grounds into a 4-6-3 double play, Podsednik scores
Butler grounds out to shortstop

1 run, 2 hits

* hit down the right-field line, called foul. Umpires reversed and decided to give Coco Crisp a double.

alnorth
07-16-2010, 06:16 PM
hahaha, what are the odds, this happened to us again?

I understand Crisp was probably going to be safe at second, but who knows, maybe he tries to stretch a triple and dies at third.

You cant, or at least shouldn't, reverse calls like this.

alnorth
07-16-2010, 06:31 PM
Top 2nd

Kouzmanoff doubles to center
Ellis reaches, Kouzmanoff scores on an Error by P
Gross flies out to left
Davis grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, Ellis out at second

1 run, 1 hit, 1 error

Bottom 2nd

Guillen flies out to right
Callaspo singles to left
Aviles reaches on a 1-6 fielder's choice, Callaspo out at second
Bloomquist singles to left, Aviles to second
Betancourt grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 2 hits

Blankey
07-16-2010, 07:07 PM
So... this game's been terrible...

alnorth
07-16-2010, 07:10 PM
Top 3rd

Pennington walks
Crisp reaches on a 1-6 fielder's choice, Pennington safe at second on an Error by SS
Barton sacrifices (bunt) to first 3-4, Crisp to second, Pennington to third
Suzuki walks
Cust called out (infield fly)
Kouzmanoff singles to center, Suzuki to second, Crisp and Pennington scores
Ellis singles to center, Kouzmanoff to second, Suzuki scores, Kouzmanoff out at third 8-4

3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error

Bottom 3rd

Podsednik flies out to left
Kendall strikes out (swinging)
DeJesus strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
07-16-2010, 07:11 PM
Top 4th

Gross grounds out to second
Davis strikes out (swinging) 2-3
Pennington walks
Crisp grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 4th

Butler singles to left
Guillen walks, Butler to second
Callaspo singles to center, Guillen to second, Butler to third
Aviles flies out to right
Bloomquist strikes out (swinging)
Betancourt grounds out to third

0 runs, 2 hits

petegz28
07-16-2010, 07:21 PM
Man, Zack really doesn't have it tonight.


And that was a total horseshit call in the 1st inning

petegz28
07-16-2010, 07:23 PM
and fat ass can't run his ass home

petegz28
07-16-2010, 07:24 PM
bases loaded, 0 outs and Aville swings at the 1st god damn pitch!

petegz28
07-16-2010, 07:27 PM
JFC, bases loaded, 0 outs and we get 0 runs.....:facepalm:

alnorth
07-16-2010, 07:28 PM
Top 5th

Barton strikes out (looking)
Suzuki grounds out to second
Cust strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 5th

Podsednik grounds out to second
Kendall grounds out to third
DeJesus grounds out to second

0 runs, 0 hits

Goldmember
07-16-2010, 07:28 PM
JFC, bases loaded, 0 outs and we get 0 runs.....:facepalm:

Royals excel at LOB

alnorth
07-16-2010, 07:32 PM
awesome, love those 3 red dots at the end!

http://www.fangraphs.com/lgraphs/20100716_Athletics_Royals_0_39_lbig_.png

petegz28
07-16-2010, 07:32 PM
Royals excel at LOB

Between Avilles and Betencourt those two have cost us 2-3 runs

And by that I mean Avilles not turing the DP, Betencourt dropping a low but very catchable ball, and then the both of them swinging at the first strike with bases loaded

cabletech94
07-16-2010, 07:34 PM
i used to think aviles could be a "player".

more of a flash in the pan here lately.

alnorth
07-16-2010, 07:36 PM
Colon having a good day today. Guess he needed a bit of time to get used to not playing college ball any more.

alnorth
07-16-2010, 07:42 PM
Top 6th

Kouzmanoff grounds out to second
Ellis grounds out to shortstop
Gross flies out to center

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 6th

Butler grounds out to shortstop
Guillen grounds out to shortstop
Callaspo reaches on an Error by 2B
Aviles flies out to center

0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error

petegz28
07-16-2010, 07:45 PM
I gotta give Bloomy credit. He may not be the best ballplayer but you know you are going to get 110% from him every game he plays.

alnorth
07-16-2010, 07:51 PM
Top 7th

Kyle Farnsworth relieves Greinke

Davis singles to left
Pennington flies out to left
Davis steals second
Crisp flies out to center
Davis to third on a Wild Pitch
Barton grounds out to second

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 7th

Bloomquist grounds out to second
Betancourt singles to center
Podsednik reaches on a 3-6 fielder's choice, Betancourt out at second
Podsednik to second on a Wild Pitch
Kendall pops out to first

0 runs, 1 hit

alnorth
07-16-2010, 08:12 PM
well, this game has been craptastic so far

alnorth
07-16-2010, 08:15 PM
Top 8th

Robinson Tejeda relieves Farnsworth

Suzuki singles to left
Cust flies out to left
Kouzmanoff pops out to second
Suzuki steals second
Ellis reaches on an infield single to second, Suzuki to third
Gross grounds out to pitcher

0 runs, 2 hits

Bottom 8th

Craig Breslow relieves Gonzalez

DeJesus strikes out (swinging)
Butler grounds out to shortstop
Guillen strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 0 hits

petegz28
07-16-2010, 08:27 PM
Well, when you look at it and break it down, I see it like this...

The Umps cost us 1 run because of the BS call in the 1st aided by Avilles being a rehab
Then the always reliable for an error with Greinke on the mound Betancourt commits an error that costs us 3 runs

There's 4 runs right there that never should have scored

petegz28
07-16-2010, 08:29 PM
we look like we've just given up

alnorth
07-16-2010, 08:29 PM
Top 9th

Joakim Soria relieves Tejeda

Davis walks
Pennington flies out to left
Davis to second on a Balk
Crisp grounds out to first 3-1, Davis to third
Barton flies out to center

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 9th

Michael Wuertz relieves Breslow

Callaspo flies out to center
Aviles grounds out to shortstop
Bloomquist flies out to center

0 runs, 0 hits

Athletics win, 5-1

CaliforniaChief
07-16-2010, 08:30 PM
Is it just me or do we play our worst baseball against the Athletics?

I have no stats to back that up, just feel like they own us with players that honestly I've never heard of before.

Alright Royals, we get it. You're not contenders. We're sellers. But Judas, feel free to mix in a win here soon. And while you're at it, GMDM, can we get this Guillen deal done now and bring up the Kila?

alnorth
07-16-2010, 08:31 PM
Soria in to try to qualify for a win

CaliforniaChief
07-16-2010, 08:32 PM
Soria in to try to qualify for a win

Even the Mexicutioner can't get the stink of this game off of him. A 4 pitch walk.

petegz28
07-16-2010, 08:36 PM
WTF???

petegz28
07-16-2010, 08:36 PM
WHAT A HORSESHIT CALL!!!

gblowfish
07-16-2010, 08:41 PM
Why are you guys wasting time watching this crapfest on a Friday night? Is there nothing else on cable?

CaliforniaChief
07-16-2010, 08:42 PM
It's a curse. I love the Royals. I can't help it.

petegz28
07-16-2010, 08:45 PM
terrible game all the way around. The defense sucked. The offense sucked. The pitching sucked. The umpiring sucked.

CaliforniaChief
07-16-2010, 08:46 PM
terrible game all the way around. The defense sucked. The offense sucked. The pitching sucked. The umpiring sucked.

Agreed. What a piece of crap.

petegz28
07-16-2010, 08:49 PM
Agreed. What a piece of crap.

I don't know but I would wager that if you went back and looked at the stats that you would see Yuni has an error in just about every one of Zack's starts.

Sure-Oz
07-16-2010, 08:55 PM
Our Royals are back, now hurry the fuck up and trade guillen and the rest of the scrap

alnorth
07-16-2010, 09:16 PM
I don't know but I would wager that if you went back and looked at the stats that you would see Yuni has an error in just about every one of Zack's starts.

sounds like a fun distraction. I have no idea if you are right or not before starting this, I'm just bored.

April 5, Yuni error, 1 unearned run for Zack
April 10, clean
April 16, Bloomquist error, 2 unearned runs for Zack which led to him taking a loss instead of ND.
April 21, Gordon error, no damage
April 27, clean
May 2, clean
May 7, Yuni error (only his 3rd, 2 of them now while Zack is pitching), 1 unearned run for Zack
May 13, clean
May 18, Bullington (pitcher) error, no damage
May 23, Yuni error (#4 for him, 3 while Zack is pitching!), 1 unearned run for Zack
May 29, 3 errors by Aviles, Yuni (#6, 4 while Zack is pitching), and Tejeda (pitcher), somehow no damage from any of them
June 3, Getz error, no damage
June 8, Butler error, no damage
June 13, Kendall error, no damage
June 19, Yuni error (#8, 5 with Zack), 1 unearned run for Zack, Tejeda takes 1-run loss
June 25, Kendall error, 1 unearned run for Zack
June 30, clean
July 6, Aviles error, 1 unearned run for Zack
July 16, 2 errors by Zack (pitcher) and Yuni (#11, 6 with Zack), 3 unearned runs for Zack, all from Yuni's error

starts: 19
starts with no errors: 5

Total errors for the year: 60
Yuni errors for the year: 11

Total errors when Zack starts: 18
Minus pitcher errors: 15

So, Yuni accounts for 1/3 of errors during starts by Zack, and only 1/8 of errors when someone else starts. To be fair, shortstops usually get most of the errors just because it is a tough position, so its not unusual to see them lead a team in errors, but that difference between Zack starting/not starting is kind of weird.

Sure-Oz
07-16-2010, 09:24 PM
Good to see Colon starting to hit. Moose 0-7 and 0-9/10 from the all star game?

alnorth
07-16-2010, 09:36 PM
cool, Gordon, Kila, and Moustakas are coming up bases loaded down 1 no outs.

edit: and Gordon ties the game, still loaded for Kila.

edit2: Kila pops out, still loaded for Mike Moustakas

edit3: Mike strikes out, still looking for his first AAA hit

Sure-Oz
07-16-2010, 09:42 PM
damnit moose!

petegz28
07-16-2010, 10:43 PM
sounds like a fun distraction. I have no idea if you are right or not before starting this, I'm just bored.

April 5, Yuni error, 1 unearned run for Zack
April 10, clean
April 16, Bloomquist error, 2 unearned runs for Zack which led to him taking a loss instead of ND.
April 21, Gordon error, no damage
April 27, clean
May 2, clean
May 7, Yuni error (only his 3rd, 2 of them now while Zack is pitching), 1 unearned run for Zack
May 13, clean
May 18, Bullington (pitcher) error, no damage
May 23, Yuni error (#4 for him, 3 while Zack is pitching!), 1 unearned run for Zack
May 29, 3 errors by Aviles, Yuni (#6, 4 while Zack is pitching), and Tejeda (pitcher), somehow no damage from any of them
June 3, Getz error, no damage
June 8, Butler error, no damage
June 13, Kendall error, no damage
June 19, Yuni error (#8, 5 with Zack), 1 unearned run for Zack, Tejeda takes 1-run loss
June 25, Kendall error, 1 unearned run for Zack
June 30, clean
July 6, Aviles error, 1 unearned run for Zack
July 16, 2 errors by Zack (pitcher) and Yuni (#11, 6 with Zack), 3 unearned runs for Zack, all from Yuni's error

starts: 19
starts with no errors: 5

Total errors for the year: 60
Yuni errors for the year: 11

Total errors when Zack starts: 18
Minus pitcher errors: 15

So, Yuni accounts for 1/3 of errors during starts by Zack, and only 1/8 of errors when someone else starts. To be fair, shortstops usually get most of the errors just because it is a tough position, so its not unusual to see them lead a team in errors, but that difference between Zack starting/not starting is kind of weird.

I knew I was close. 1/3 of the errors when Zack pitches is pretty fucked up.