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alnorth
04-09-2011, 12:38 PM
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<tr><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> KC (5-3) </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> 5 </td><td> 0 </td></tr>
<tr> <td> DET (3-5) </td> <td> 0 </td> <td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 5 </td><td> 0 </td></tr>
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http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/images/logos/80x80/kc.png

Win, (1-0) Bruce Chen 6IP 0R 0ER 1BB 7K
Hold, (1) Aaron Crow 1⅓IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K
Hold, (1) Tim Collins ⅓IP 0R 0ER 2BB 1K
Hold, (2) Robinson Tejeda ⅓IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Save, (2) Joakim Soria 1IP 1R 1ER 0BB 1K 1HR

VS.

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/images/logos/80x80/det.png

Loss, (0-2) Phil Coke 6⅔IP 2R 2ER 4BB 7K
Robbie Weinhardt 1⅓IP 1R 1ER 0BB 1K
Brad Thomas 1IP 0R 0ER 1BB 0K

Home Runs

KC

none

DET

Ryan Raburn, (1) - Bottom 9th solo shot to left

Royals Prospects Today

AAA: Eric Hosmer, (1B) 2/4, 1BB
AAA: Mike Moustakas, (3B) 0/5
AAA: Johnny Giavotella, (2B) 0/3, 2BB
AAA: Danny Duffy, (SP) 5IP 3R 2ER 1BB 4K 1HR
AA: Christian Colon, (SS) 1/3
AA: Wil Myers, (RF) 1/4, 3K
AA: Salvador Perez - day off
AA: Will Smith, (SP) 4⅓IP 2R 1ER 0BB 3K
Adv. A: Tyler Sample, (SP) 4⅔IP 3R 1ER 4BB 2K 1HR

Starting Lineups

KC

1. Chris Getz, 2B
2. Melky Cabrera, CF
3. Alex Gordon, LF
4. Billy Butler, DH
5. Kila Ka'aihue, 1B
6. Jeff Francoeur, RF
7. Wilson Betemit, 3B
8. Brayan Pena, C
9. Alcides Escobar, SS

DET

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Will Rhymes, 2B
3. Magglio Ordonez, DH
4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
5. Victor Martinez, C
6. Ryan Raburn, LF
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Brandon Inge, 3B
9. Casper Wells, RF
9. Brennan Boesch, ph

alnorth
04-09-2011, 03:10 PM
Top 1st

Getz walks
Cabrera grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, Getz out at second
Gordon strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 1st

Jackson strikes out (looking)
Rhymes grounds out to second
Ordonez grounds out to third

0 runs, 0 hits

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:13 PM
Chases a pitch low and away

kstater
04-09-2011, 03:14 PM
Cmon Alice take one off the helmet for the team.

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:15 PM
That looked like old school alice chasing 2 low and aways

noa
04-09-2011, 03:17 PM
Cheebus Gordon, don't dig yourself in an 0-2 hole. He has way too many strikeouts, but that's nothing new.

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:17 PM
If Alex's approach is new, it won't happen overnight...signs of old alex will appear here and there

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 03:18 PM
C'mon Chen

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 03:19 PM
I will say one thing about Alice, he's playing at a gold glove level in left so far

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 03:20 PM
Nice Getz

noa
04-09-2011, 03:21 PM
Great play by Getz

alnorth
04-09-2011, 03:22 PM
Top 2nd

Butler walks *
Ka'aihue strikes out (swinging)
Francoeur singles to center, Butler to second
Betemit singles to left, Francoeur to second, Butler scores, Betemit to second, Francoeur to third on the throw home
Pena walks
Escobar reaches on a 6-4 fielder's choice, Pena out at second, Betemit to third, Francoeur scores
Getz grounds out to second

2 runs, 2 hits

* During Butler's at-bat, a ball was charged to the pitcher for going to his mouth while on the pitching rubber.

Bottom 2nd

Cabrera strikes out (looking)
Martinez walks
Raburn strikes out (swinging)
Peralta flies out to left

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
04-09-2011, 03:26 PM
Chen cut his ERA by 25% in just one inning.

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:26 PM
Kila looking ugly

noa
04-09-2011, 03:27 PM
Awful swing there on that last pitch, but those first two pitches were pretty good. I don't blame Kila for laying off them.

alnorth
04-09-2011, 03:30 PM
Kila looking ugly

he'll probably keep looking ugly for a while today. Phil Coke has not been good this year so far, but he still murders lefties.

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:31 PM
Good god billy looks like those slugs running from Starcraft

Mr. Laz
04-09-2011, 03:31 PM
dam Billy is slow as hell

KCUnited
04-09-2011, 03:31 PM
Billy grimacing after that.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 03:31 PM
Billay was toast if dude handles that cleanly

noa
04-09-2011, 03:31 PM
Go Billy Go!

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:33 PM
Pena wtf was that

Mr. Laz
04-09-2011, 03:33 PM
Billy grimacing after that.
he was grimacing back when he went to 2nd

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:35 PM
Nice job Pena

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:37 PM
Thank goodness Alcides is fast

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:40 PM
Who is in charge of doing the shitty royals commercials.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 03:42 PM
Sit the fuck down

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 03:42 PM
you go get em Chen

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:42 PM
Nice strikeout chen

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 03:45 PM
wow nice curve

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:46 PM
Gordon is our Ryan Braun!111

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 03:46 PM
That close to being tied

alnorth
04-09-2011, 03:47 PM
Top 3rd

Cabrera strikes out (swinging)
Gordon flies out to center
Butler flies out to center

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 3rd

Inge strikes out (swinging)
Wells singles to center
Jackson flies out to right
Rhymes grounds out to shortstop

0 runs, 1 hit

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 03:49 PM
good cut melky

alnorth
04-09-2011, 03:50 PM
Geez, lay off the curve ball. He cant throw it for a strike today.

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:50 PM
Damn that fucking CF, thats a HR anywhere else

noa
04-09-2011, 03:51 PM
Well, Chen didnt get to rest long

tk13
04-09-2011, 03:52 PM
Butler hammered that ball... too bad CF is 420 feet away.

Jethopper
04-09-2011, 03:54 PM
drn

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 03:55 PM
it's 420 and it is cold

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 03:57 PM
No hitter gone damnit!111111

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 03:57 PM
everyone can go back to sit next to chen as the no hitter is broken up

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 03:59 PM
Rafael Belliard sighting

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 04:00 PM
Escobar to KILA!

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:00 PM
I'm liking Escobar


Hard not to after two years of Yuni

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:00 PM
short hop is easy long hop is easy but that in between hop is a killer. Great job Kila

noa
04-09-2011, 04:01 PM
Nice defensive work all around there

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:01 PM
when you are going to your back hand side like what kila was doing that glove seems to weigh 10 pounds

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:01 PM
Top 4th

Ka'aihue strikes out (swinging)
Francoeur grounds out to pitcher
Betemit grounds out to third

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 4th

Ordonez flies out to right
Cabrera flies out to left
Martinez strikes out (looking)

0 runs, 0 hits

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:03 PM
Kila looks lost against this dude

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 04:04 PM
Frenchy swings for the frences on every pitch

DeezNutz
04-09-2011, 04:04 PM
All year, Kila looks lost against the breaking ball.

FYP.

He's going to need to adjust. Quickly.

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:04 PM
kila you suck

DeezNutz
04-09-2011, 04:04 PM
This is Ryan Mallett's favorite pitcher.

keg in kc
04-09-2011, 04:06 PM
4A hitter strikes again.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:06 PM
kila you suck

Eh, he's just keeping the spot warm for Hosmer anyway

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:07 PM
Kila's bat is supposed to be slider speed. he can't even hit the slider

DeezNutz
04-09-2011, 04:09 PM
Melky's last K was maybe the worst swing that I've ever seen in my life. Immediately after witnessing it, Fever paused and said, "Frank...your thoughts?"

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:09 PM
Been pretty impressed with alex gordon play in Left Field

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:11 PM
5 K's

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:11 PM
i want all of those hot dogs

Bowser
04-09-2011, 04:11 PM
Melky's last K was maybe the worst swing that I've ever seen in my life. Immediately after witnessing it, Fever paused and said, "Frank...your thoughts?"

Did Frank respond with his signature chuckle and "Well, you know, Ryan......"

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:12 PM
Top 5th

Pena flies out to center
Escobar grounds out to third
Getz strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 5th

Raburn bunt grounds out to catcher
Peralta strikes out (swinging)
Inge strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:12 PM
Royals start a soft-tossing lefty flyball pitcher who tops out at 85 against the Tigers. The result? Lots of strikeouts, apparently.

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:13 PM
Jim Abbott had the worst swing I had ever seen.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:14 PM
Helluva bunt

just foul

DeezNutz
04-09-2011, 04:14 PM
Did Frank respond with his signature chuckle and "Well, you know, Ryan......"

Yes, but...

I'm a huge fan of White's. I think the dude is outstanding with Fever in the booth. They both agreed to "put it on the list." Which I can only assume is the list of "most embarrassing things we've seen in our fucking lives."

Dartgod
04-09-2011, 04:14 PM
This dufus I ran into last night thought that Aviles should be moved back to second because "he played Gold Glove quality defense there before".

DeezNutz
04-09-2011, 04:16 PM
This dufus I ran into last night thought that Aviles should be moved back to second because "he played Gold Glove quality defense there before".

I hope you told him to kill himself or, at the very least, provided him with directions to the nearest Alomar forest.

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:16 PM
Brandon Inge Professional Ball player

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:16 PM
This dufus I ran into last night thought that Aviles should be moved back to second because "he played Gold Glove quality defense there before".

:spock:

I must have slept through those games

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:17 PM
Yes, but...

I'm a huge fan of White's. I think the dude is outstanding with Fever in the booth. They both agreed to "put it on the list." Which I can only assume is the list of "most embarrassing things we've seen in our ****ing lives."

they have a list of terrible swings

KCUnited
04-09-2011, 04:17 PM
Coke having a numbing effect on our hitters.

Dartgod
04-09-2011, 04:18 PM
I hope you told him to kill himself or, at the very least, provided him with directions to the nearest Alomar forest.
Yeah, I should have just killed him on the spot in case he decides to procreate some day.

Bowser
04-09-2011, 04:18 PM
Coke having a numbing effect on our hitters.

They look all crazy up there.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:21 PM
KKKKKK

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:21 PM
How the hell is Chen getting all these strikeouts?

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:23 PM
KKKKKKK

Bowser
04-09-2011, 04:23 PM
How the hell is Chen getting all these strikeouts?

Sold his soul.

CaliforniaChief
04-09-2011, 04:23 PM
How the hell is Chen getting all these strikeouts?

I was just thinking the same thing. 7 in 5 innings? Wow.

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:24 PM
Bruce is dealing

AndChiefs
04-09-2011, 04:25 PM
How the hell is Chen getting all these strikeouts?

He paid off the radar gun guy to show him throwing 85 when he's really throwing 99.

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:25 PM
How the hell is Chen getting all these strikeouts?

because he hates Gene Lamont

CaliforniaChief
04-09-2011, 04:25 PM
It would be a pity to waste such a fine performance. We need the Melk-man and Alex to set the table right now.

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:25 PM
Top 6th

Cabrera fouls out to left
Gordon flies out to right
Butler singles to left
Butler caught stealing, 2-6, out at second

0 runs, 1 hit

Bottom 6th

Wells fouls out to first
Jackson grounds out to pitcher
Rhymes singles to center
Ordonez doubles to left, Rhymes thrown out at home 7-6-2

0 runs, 2 hits

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:26 PM
I remember that time Trey Hillman brought a cutting board and a knife and wanted Chen to cut off his pinky for losing face infront of an elder

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:26 PM
Denny Reyes

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:29 PM
who ever thought of a chen vs coke pitching duel

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:29 PM
gordon trying to yank everything

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:29 PM
Come on Billay

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:30 PM
dam that was close

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:30 PM
who ever thought of a chen vs coke pitching duel

I'm happy about it. Its a nice warm sunny day. I wouldn't be disappointed at all if this game ended in record time.

tk13
04-09-2011, 04:30 PM
Butler is killing the ball.

Oso
04-09-2011, 04:31 PM
ROFL

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:31 PM
my gosh, Kila looks terrible, i thought he was a pretty patient hitter in the minor leagues

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:32 PM
You have got to be shitting me

LMAO

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:32 PM
oh Butler, you silly bastard.

Dartgod
04-09-2011, 04:32 PM
Why the fuck was Billy...er...running?

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:32 PM
WTF, I have seen it all

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:32 PM
swing the bat kila

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:32 PM
Vince Coleman...Billay is not

Bowser
04-09-2011, 04:32 PM
HAD to be a hit and run. Right?

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:33 PM
that had to be a hit and run call and kila just missed the sign

tk13
04-09-2011, 04:34 PM
I think he was trying to steal. I think if it was a hit and run he would've been thrown out by even more. He actually made that close considering his speed.

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:35 PM
I think he was trying to steal. I think if it was a hit and run he would've been thrown out by even more. He actually made that close considering his speed.

yep, it had to be a straight steal. In a hit and run you wait a little bit to make sure you aren't picked off.

Bowser
04-09-2011, 04:36 PM
Kila is rocking quite the flavor saver.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:36 PM
Chen mowin 'em down

Oso
04-09-2011, 04:38 PM
ESCOBAR!!

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:38 PM
HELL YEA!!!!

Dartgod
04-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Gordon! Hell yeah!!!

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:38 PM
emphatic tag by pena!

KcMizzou
04-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Wow.. nice play.

Blankey
04-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Pena blocked the shit out of that plate

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Fuck yeah Alex

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Great play by all 3

petegz28
04-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Bitch got shot!

Bowser
04-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Nice throw and relay, but we stole a run and an out there. It looked like Pena didn't even tag him.

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Leyland is gonna stroke out

Bowser
04-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Nice throw and relay, but we stole a run and an out there. It looked like Pena didn't even tag him.

Nah, he got his arm. Great fucking play.

petegz28
04-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Pena blocked the shit out of that plate

I thought Treanor was catching?

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:40 PM
Top 7th

Ka'aihue strikes out (swinging)
Francoeur strikes out (swinging) 2-3
Betemit walks

Robbie Weinhardt relieves Coke

Pena grounds out to second

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 7th

Aaron Crow relieves Chen

Cabrera grounds out to third
Martinez flies out to center
Raburn grounds out to second

0 runs, 0 hits

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:40 PM
I thought Treanor was catching?

Pena catches our two lefty starters

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Chen has cut almost 5 points off his ERA today.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Jesus Kila

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:42 PM
my goodness Kila

Bowser
04-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Jesus, Kila. Go put some work in at the cage.

tk13
04-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Kila needs to stop pressing.

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 04:42 PM
its getting chilly in Hawaii

noa
04-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Kila, do you learn nothing?

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Kila is so bad that it might take him 20 at bats to straighten himself out

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:43 PM
Wow

Blankey
04-09-2011, 04:43 PM
Francouer you idiot

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 04:43 PM
JFC

KCUnited
04-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Kendall would've needed a cut off man to make that throw.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:45 PM
Finally got that fucker out of there

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:45 PM
Kendall would've needed a cut off man to make that throw.

sad, but true

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 04:45 PM
Coke is not smiling

Crush
04-09-2011, 04:49 PM
Damn it.

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Don't you get the impression that, during the off-season, Jim Leyland just sits around the house and drinks scotch and smokes Marlboros from dusk to dawn?

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:51 PM
Its Crow Time

kstater
04-09-2011, 04:52 PM
Don't you get the impression that, during the off-season, Jim Leyland just sits around the house and drinks scotch and smokes Marlboros from dusk to dawn?
I figure he tosses in a strip club visit occasionally to break the monotony.

Mr. Arrowhead
04-09-2011, 04:52 PM
Don't you get the impression that, during the off-season, Jim Leyland just sits around the house and drinks scotch and smokes Marlboros from dusk to dawn?

I bet hes at Coke's house alot

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:53 PM
Easily one of the 10 or 20 best days of Chen's career.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Nice, that was quick

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Scherzer checking out his ex teammate

CaliforniaChief
04-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Aaron ****ing Crow. LOVE it.

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Crow just set down Detroit's best hitters in 6 pitches. He may as well come back for the 8th.

noa
04-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Good stuff from Crow there

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 04:56 PM
a Chen-sation!!!

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 04:57 PM
he got all of that one

alnorth
04-09-2011, 04:58 PM
Top 8th

Escobar lines out to second
Getz grounds out to shortstop
Cabrera strikes out (swinging)

0 runs, 0 hits

Bottom 8th

Peralta singles to left
Inge strikes out (looking)

Brennan Boesch bats for Wells

Tim Collins relieves Crow

Boesch walks, Peralta to second
Jackson strikes out (swinging)
Rhymes walks, Boesch to second, Peralta to third

Robinson Tejeda relieves Collins

Ordonez pops out to second

0 runs, 1 hit

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Hopefully Soria's over whatever the hell was wrong with him on Wednesday

It doesn't look like we're scoring anytime soon

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 04:59 PM
damn, Milk was swinging for the fences

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:04 PM
Nasty

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:05 PM
No swing??? wtf

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:06 PM
STFD

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:06 PM
ok people, no 'short' jokes

alnorth
04-09-2011, 05:08 PM
Look at Yost, gettin all crafty and stuff

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:10 PM
Not good

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:12 PM
Sit down bitch

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:14 PM
hope we keep Rhymes in check, if you catch my meaning

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:16 PM
FUCK

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:16 PM
Collins losing the lefties

Dartgod
04-09-2011, 05:16 PM
Where in the fuck was that, blue?

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:17 PM
I would have had Soria warming there

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:17 PM
WOW he got screwed

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:18 PM
Pena didn't frame it well enough it was close

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:18 PM
I dont see this ending well

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:19 PM
he he

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:19 PM
FUCK YEAH

tk13
04-09-2011, 05:19 PM
That'll work.

Crush
04-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Whew

alnorth
04-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Royals Bullpen

Blankey
04-09-2011, 05:19 PM
That was funny

Dartgod
04-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Hell yeah!!

noa
04-09-2011, 05:20 PM
LOUD SIGH OF RELIEF

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:20 PM
I totally have been behind this whole time....forgot i paused it for like a min lol

Dartgod
04-09-2011, 05:20 PM
Let's get 2 or 10 insurance runs.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:20 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Royals Bullpen

The cardiac kids (at least today)

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:21 PM
wow, I just ate 3 brats and half a veggie tray. I better take a bible to the shitter later today.

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:22 PM
Gordon turns on it

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:22 PM
That'll work

alnorth
04-09-2011, 05:22 PM
Top 9th

Gordon singles to right
Butler doubles to left, Gordon to third

Brad Thomas relieves Weinhardt

Ka'aihue walks
Francoeur sacrifices (fly) to left, Gordon scores
Betemit grounds into a 5-4-3 double play, Ka'aihue out at second

1 run, 2 hits

Bottom 9th

Joakim Soria relieves Tejeda

Cabrera strikes out (swinging)
Martinez flies out to left
Raburn homers to left
Peralta flies out to center

1 run, 1 hit

Royals win, 3-1

Saul Good
04-09-2011, 05:23 PM
Gordon leads the AL in hits by 2? How is that possible?

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:23 PM
The chest protector of the Tiger's catcher has a super hero quality to it.

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:24 PM
No Ryan, DDJ wont be a royal again

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:25 PM
Billay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:25 PM
billay!

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:25 PM
NICE runners at 2nd adn 3rd cmon Kila!

alnorth
04-09-2011, 05:25 PM
I'd kinda like to see us score a bunch of runs, give Soria a break, and let Tejeda cash in on a save.

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Kila is adjusting

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Looks almost like they're pitching around him

Sure-Oz
04-09-2011, 05:29 PM
3 straight shit pitches that Kila fell for earlier

alnorth
04-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Kila is adjusting

easy to adjust when the pitcher is narrowly avoiding a wild pitch

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:30 PM
Alright Frenchy

alnorth
04-09-2011, 05:30 PM
Well, Thomas bailed Kila out. I had a nifty golden sombrero image ready to go.

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:31 PM
I'll take that

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:31 PM
Finally a sac fly

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:31 PM
damn, i HEARD that swing

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:32 PM
A Royals tradition like no other

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:32 PM
Dr McNasty reporting

Dartgod
04-09-2011, 05:34 PM
Fuck you and your rally hat.

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:35 PM
filth

Oso
04-09-2011, 05:35 PM
Disgusting.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:35 PM
Filthy

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Yellow hammer

Blankey
04-09-2011, 05:38 PM
Gameday gave Soria's curveball a 10 (out of 100) for "Nasty Factor." I was thinking that "stat" was a joke but that has confirmed it.

tk13
04-09-2011, 05:38 PM
We're going to burn Soria out by mid-June at this rate.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:38 PM
WTF, a meatball right down the middle?

petegz28
04-09-2011, 05:39 PM
Ugh. Come on, Soria....close em out, buddy

Dartgod
04-09-2011, 05:39 PM
There goes the shutout. Stop this shit now Soria.

Archie F. Swin
04-09-2011, 05:39 PM
scoreboard

petegz28
04-09-2011, 05:39 PM
Game over. Royals win.

KCUnited
04-09-2011, 05:39 PM
Wooohooo.

Demonpenz
04-09-2011, 05:40 PM
noowce

Crush
04-09-2011, 05:40 PM
w00t

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:40 PM
I can't wait to hear Yost's explanation for running Billy

Jethopper
04-09-2011, 05:40 PM
Concerned.....

alnorth
04-09-2011, 05:42 PM
well, poop. I was right in the middle of researching the last time we shut out the Tiggers.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:43 PM
We're going to burn Soria out by mid-June at this rate.

He might already be (hope not)

Dude's not looking right

Reaper16
04-09-2011, 05:44 PM
well, poop. I was right in the middle of researching the last time we shut out the Tiggers.
Greinke's Cy Young season, I'm sure.

petegz28
04-09-2011, 05:49 PM
He might already be (hope not)

Dude's not looking right

Meh, he will be fine. He had a bad outing last game and as Frank White said, it wasn't so much bad pitches as it was just some well placed hits. Today, he made 1 mistake with 2 out, 0 on and up by 3. I will live with that.

GoHuge
04-09-2011, 05:51 PM
I can't wait to hear Yost's explanation for running BillyDidn't see the play live but did in the box score. Just a hunch but Yost trying to take Billy out of the double play scenario altogether? Kind of a "let's get this shit over with or maybe we'll get lucky and it'll be a REALLY late throw?" Can't think of any other reason for it. Just grasping at straws trying to make some sense out of it......

DeezNutz
04-09-2011, 05:52 PM
Let's take the series tomorrow.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 05:57 PM
Didn't see the play live but did in the box score. Just a hunch but Yost trying to take Billy out of the double play scenario altogether? Kind of a "let's get this shit over with or maybe we'll get lucky and it'll be a REALLY late throw?" Can't think of any other reason for it. Just grasping at straws trying to make some sense out of it......

I hope it was a hit and run and Kila missed the sign...that would be in the Hillman stupid realm straight stealing Butler with two outs in a close game

alnorth
04-09-2011, 06:04 PM
I hope it was a hit and run and Kila missed the sign...that would be in the Hillman stupid realm straight stealing Butler with two outs in a close game

The possibility does exist that Billy went for the steal without prompting. He's been talking about in spring how he might look for steal situations where he thinks the pitcher will throw a curveball. That pretty much fit the situation to a T, except he didn't end up throwing a curve.

thurman merman
04-09-2011, 06:06 PM
Just got here. Here are my 10 thoughts on the game:

1) Billy Butler is so awesome. .528 OBP and .414 AVG. this year.
2) Aaron Crow is awesome and can replace Davies in the rotation any day now.
3) Pena's plate block was awesome. Pena and Treanor are both playing well enough to never have Jason Kendall back.
4) Escobar is the best defensive shortstop this team has had in a long, long time.
5) Betemit is way better than Aviles, and should continue starting until Moustakas is ready.
6) Tejeda's 1-pitch outing was excellent.
7) Why is Billy Butler trying to steal bases? Do they think Jason Kendall is catching?
8) Great performance by Chen. The pitching this year, outside of Davies, has been much better than expected.
9) Kila should probably stop striking out every single time he's up.
10) Don't worry about Soria. He'll be fine.

BillSelfsTrophycase
04-09-2011, 06:11 PM
The possibility does exist that Billy went for the steal without prompting. He's been talking about in spring how he might look for steal situations where he thinks the pitcher will throw a curveball. That pretty much fit the situation to a T, except he didn't end up throwing a curve.


Could be, but Billy should NEVER be trying to steal in any situation...Not even if a knuckleballer is out there and Jason Kendall is behind the plate (assuming my dream of JK getting cut ever comes to fruition)

Coach
04-09-2011, 06:21 PM
Great win!

alnorth
04-09-2011, 10:03 PM
Minor leagues are done except Omaha. Wil Myers had a bad day. Everyone else was or is so far, mediocre today.

DeezNutz
04-10-2011, 09:05 AM
Minor leagues are done except Omaha. Wil Myers had a bad day. Everyone else was or is so far, mediocre today.

Thanks for these updates, bud. Much appreciated.