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The Dawg
05-30-2012, 06:50 AM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/preview?gameId=320530105


Starting Pitchers

Kansas City: Chen (3-5, 4.81 ERA)

Cleveland: Gomez (3-3, 3.94 ERA)


A rough few days have dropped the Cleveland Indians from first place in the AL Central.

The Indians look to bounce back from their latest home loss to the Kansas City Royals in Wednesday's series finale.

One night after pounding out 14 hits to snap a three-game skid with an 8-5 win over Kansas City, Cleveland (27-22) was held to five during Tuesday's 8-2 defeat to the Royals, falling one-half game behind surging Chicago in the Central.

Asdrubal Cabrera went 1 for 4 in his return after missing three straight games with a hamstring injury, but the Indians didn't score after the first inning. Cleveland has been outscored 28-18 while losing three of five at home to Kansas City (20-28), which has won three of four overall.

Mike Moustakas homered and had a career-high four RBIs while Alex Gordon and Johnny Giavotella each had two hits with an RBI for the Royals. Center fielder Jarrod Dyson went 1 for 4 after he struck out in the ninth inning Monday against Indians closer Chris Perez, who made a gesture toward the outfielder and added to an already contentious relationship between the teams.

"You've got to beat him out there," Dyson told the Royals' official website. "Talking trash back and forth, that ain't going to get you nowhere until you beat somebody. That's how I look at it."

Kansas City's seven runs over the first two innings -- combined with six solid frames from starter Will Smith -- prevented Perez from making an appearance Tuesday.

"I must confess, that had to be the most boring game I have ever been part of," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "That (five-run) second inning just sucked all the energy out of us. It was pathetic."

Wednesday may be more interesting considering Moustakas and the Royals also have a history with scheduled Cleveland starter Jeanmar Gomez (3-3, 3.94 ERA).

The right-hander makes his first start versus Kansas City since he was ejected for hitting Moustakas to begin the third inning during Cleveland's 11-9, 10-inning win April 14. The incident came shortly after the Royals' Jonathan Sanchez plunked Shin-Soo Choo to empty both benches.

Gomez gave up six runs, six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings of a 9-3 loss at Chicago on Friday after allowing only an unearned run over 13 1/3 innings in his previous two outings.

He is 2-2 with a 3.81 ERA in six starts versus Kansas City.

Scheduled Royals starter Bruce Chen (3-5, 4.81) is 2-1 with a 1.44 ERA in four starts at Progressive Field, but he's looking for a better performance than his last outing overall. The left-hander had allowed six runs in 19 2/3 innings while winning three consecutive starts before giving up six in four-plus innings of an 8-2 loss at Baltimore on Friday.

"It's part of baseball," Chen said. "I have to make better pitches."

Cleveland center fielder Michael Brantley, batting .367 with seven RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak, is 5 for 8 versus Chen.

It's uncertain if Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner will return for the finale after missing six straight games with a sore knee.

The Dawg
05-30-2012, 06:51 AM
Getting closer and closer to that .500 mark. Let's go win an early game today boys!

As far as I know, no local TV for this game- so any update would be appreciated.

mr. tegu
05-30-2012, 08:50 AM
I really wish they would have consulted me before scheduling an 11 am game local time.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 09:05 AM
COME ON, CHEN!

YOU'RE A DINGLEBERRY, GOMEZ!

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 10:03 AM
I am guessing nobody has an online stream of this game today?

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 10:05 AM
I got off just in time to catch the game. Destiny.

Ceej
05-30-2012, 10:08 AM
Could this possibly be the first ever Royals game thread started by a guy who got banned before it even started?

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2012, 10:12 AM
Could this possibly be the first ever Royals game thread started by a guy who got banned before it even started?

LMAO

Awesome

SPchief
05-30-2012, 10:13 AM
Could this possibly be the first ever Royals game thread started by a guy who got banned before it even started?

Our time!

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 10:14 AM
It's hardly an official thread with only three asterisks. This is why noobs shouldn't start gamethreads.

Ceej
05-30-2012, 10:14 AM
Do we dare leave it and hope the Royals embrace it??

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 10:20 AM
That Hosmer catch was pretty pro for having the sun in his face.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 10:21 AM
Kipnis just stole second and third. The Royals really need Salvador Perez back.

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 10:23 AM
Bruce Chen might be getting senile in his old age, ignoring runners at second.

DBoweShow
05-30-2012, 10:28 AM
Wonder if any extra-curricular activity happened after the HBP to Frenchy.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 10:29 AM
Gomez hits another batter.

YOU HIT US, WE HIT YOU

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 10:29 AM
Wonder if any extra-curricular activity happened after the HBP to Frenchy.

Wouldn't it be nice if the Major League Baseball professional sporting event was on television so we could know?

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 10:30 AM
wewt hoz

DBoweShow
05-30-2012, 10:30 AM
Good baserunning Frenchy. Jesus

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 10:31 AM
Eh. The Shortstop probably should have tried to turn two.

DBoweShow
05-30-2012, 10:32 AM
Wow. Dyson is so fast.

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 10:32 AM
Wow.

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 10:49 AM
Bruce Chen has not had very good stuff this year.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 10:50 AM
Wow. Dyson is so fast.

How are you watching this game?

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 10:51 AM
mlb.tv

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 10:52 AM
mlb.tv

Do you have a subscription or is it the free game today?

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 10:58 AM
Moustakas strikes again.

SPchief
05-30-2012, 11:00 AM
Moose is just raking right now

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 11:10 AM
Do you have a subscription or is it the free game today?

I bought the year-long sub.

Dartgod
05-30-2012, 11:10 AM
Come on, Chen!

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 11:10 AM
Chen is having a rough time lately.

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 11:12 AM
Why such an early start?

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 11:20 AM
Chen strikes out Krotchman with the bases loaded. Way to go, Bruce.

ChiTown
05-30-2012, 11:30 AM
ALICE! with a big 2 out RBI double

3-3

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 11:30 AM
Gordlesby!

ChiTown
05-30-2012, 11:31 AM
ALICE! with a big 2 out RBI double

3-3

GIO follows that up with a 2 out single to score Gordon. Good Guys up 4-3

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 11:32 AM
GIO!

ChiTown
05-30-2012, 11:33 AM
GIO!

picked off first:banghead:

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Rock

arrowheadnation
05-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Buddy Bell was hired 7 years ago today after Tony Pena resigned after starting the season 8-25. The Royals began the Buddy Bell era by sweeping the Yankees in a 3 game series and winning 11 of their first 15 under Bell. Reality soon returned though and later in the season the Royals went on a 19 game losing streak ending with another pitiful record.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 11:44 AM
Buddy Bell was hired 7 years ago today after Tony Pena resigned after starting the season 8-25. The Royals began the Buddy Bell era by sweeping the Yankees in a 3 game series and winning 11 of their first 15 under Bell. Reality soon returned though and later in the season the Royals went on a 19 game losing streak ending with another pitiful record.

Hey, get that out of here. That was the past. Now it is OUR TIME.

Pasta Giant Meatball
05-30-2012, 11:47 AM
Clowns on MLB Network said the Tribe should have no problem sweeping the Royals before this series started. Whoops!

Ceej
05-30-2012, 11:48 AM
Clowns on MLB Network said the Tribe should have no problem sweeping the Royals before this series started. Whoops!

I need to get another job. Dangit.

Or maybe a meteorologist.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 11:51 AM
Way to make em pay, Pena.

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 11:55 AM
Clowns on MLB Network said the Tribe should have no problem sweeping the Royals before this series started. Whoops!

If these morons paid any attention at all, they'd know the Royals are a good road team. +.500

PunkinDrublic
05-30-2012, 11:58 AM
Chris Perez should keep running his mouth. Swept by the White Sox and the possibility of losing 2 out of 3 at home.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 12:01 PM
FYI, MLB Network just tuned in to this game. It should be on intermittently throughout the rest of the game.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 12:03 PM
LOL Indians picked off to end the inning.

Reaper16
05-30-2012, 12:03 PM
RT @brokenbatsingle Fun Fact: In their last 5 starts, Hochevar has a better ERA and BAA than Chen. That even includes a 2 IP, 7 run outing for Hoch.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 12:10 PM
5 innings, 5 runs, 10 hits. Good game, JEANMAR. Cool name, JEANMAR.

AndChiefs
05-30-2012, 12:20 PM
Frenchy you idiot.

Reaper16
05-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Frenchy, you twat. The guy in his first major league appearance can't throw strikes and you swing on the first pitch to end the inning. Great approach.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 12:22 PM
MLB Network says they are going to live bonus coverage starting in the 7th inning.

Canofbier
05-30-2012, 12:24 PM
MLB Network says they are going to live bonus coverage starting in the 7th inning.

Just tuned in, thanks.

noa
05-30-2012, 12:24 PM
Frenchy swinging at that pitch really pisses me off. Guy was pitching horribly and Frenchy's refusal to have any discipline bails him out.
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ChiTown
05-30-2012, 12:38 PM
WTF do we get picked off 1B so much?

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 12:43 PM
I fucking LOVE those blue jerseys. I want one.

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 12:46 PM
Crow! Fucking NAILS!

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 12:48 PM
The Indian's play-by-play guy, Tom Hamilton, is about the best in baseball.

Canofbier
05-30-2012, 12:50 PM
I ****ing LOVE those blue jerseys. I want one.

I like them better than the grey ones, that's for sure. I do wish that they'd wear the power blue jerseys a bit more often, though. They're my favorite.

Canofbier
05-30-2012, 12:54 PM
ROFL

A four pitch walk to a batter trying to do a sac bunt!

petegz28
05-30-2012, 12:54 PM
You pinch run Falu for Gio???? Serious?

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 12:56 PM
You pinch run Falu for Gio???? Serious?

What is wrong with that?

Canofbier
05-30-2012, 12:56 PM
You pinch run Falu for Gio???? Serious?

Gio did get picked off first earlier.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 12:57 PM
Come on, Royals. Blow this game open so you can afford to bean someone.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 12:57 PM
Gio did get picked off first earlier.

And Falu is faster. And Falu plays better defense.

Pete is grasping for straws trying to find something to bitch about with the Royals winning.

Canofbier
05-30-2012, 12:59 PM
Come on, Royals. Blow this game open so you can afford to bean someone.

Better yet, we could just crush them into the ground and act like we don't give a shit.

BigCatDaddy
05-30-2012, 12:59 PM
Come on, Royals. Blow this game open so you can afford to bean someone.

I'd put Broxton in just for that. Who the hell is going to charge that big sumbitch?

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 01:00 PM
Better yet, we could just crush them into the ground and act like we don't give a shit.

Yeah, that works too.

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 01:05 PM
Why not let Crow pitch the 8th? He only threw 4 pitches in the 7th.

mr. tegu
05-30-2012, 01:06 PM
I'd put Broxton in just for that. Who the hell is going to charge that big sumbitch?

I would prefer Herrera with that 100 mph fastball.

mr. tegu
05-30-2012, 01:07 PM
Nice to see the bats doing good in back to back games. Especially nice to see them pick up Chen.

Nightfyre
05-30-2012, 01:18 PM
Hosmer still making good contact just to have the ball fly into the glove of a fielder.

DBoweShow
05-30-2012, 01:24 PM
Come on Brox!

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 01:27 PM
Haha sweet defense by Broxton.

Chief_in_Commander
05-30-2012, 01:29 PM
just throw strikes fat boy

Dartgod
05-30-2012, 01:30 PM
Has Broxton ever got a save where he retired the side in order?

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 01:30 PM
Fucking throw strikes, Brox

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 01:31 PM
Has Broxton ever got a save where he retired the side in order?

I doubt it. We should call him TNT.

He knows Drama.

noa
05-30-2012, 01:31 PM
Come on Broxton, he can't throw a strike for his life. Wake up.
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petegz28
05-30-2012, 01:32 PM
Broxton looking to blow another one

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 01:32 PM
Fuck you, Brox

noa
05-30-2012, 01:32 PM
He keeps throwing the same ball over and over.
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noa
05-30-2012, 01:32 PM
Holy shit Ned warm someone up please.
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Chief_in_Commander
05-30-2012, 01:32 PM
my god do I hate Broxton

DBoweShow
05-30-2012, 01:32 PM
Broxton looking to blow another one

He has blown two all year. He's actually been pretty solid. Get out of here with your negativity.

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 01:33 PM
Get him out of there.

noa
05-30-2012, 01:33 PM
What a fat piece of shit.
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Canofbier
05-30-2012, 01:34 PM
Brox's ERA doesn't reflect his performance at all.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 01:34 PM
He has blown two all year. He's actually been pretty solid. Get out of here with your negativity.

At least he's complaining about something that's not completely ridiculous this time.

Dartgod
05-30-2012, 01:34 PM
He has blown two all year. He's actually been pretty solid. Get out of here with your negativity.

Bullshit. He is lucky to have blown only two with all the fucking base runners he allows.

noa
05-30-2012, 01:34 PM
I don't care if he's been solid this year, it's plain as day he doesn't have it today. Get him out now.
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BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 01:35 PM
Does Yost have anyone in the Pen?

DBoweShow
05-30-2012, 01:35 PM
Ground ball ends it.

Reaper16
05-30-2012, 01:35 PM
Barnyard Ned can't for the life of him recognize when relief pitchers don't have it.

noa
05-30-2012, 01:36 PM
This is torture.
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Canofbier
05-30-2012, 01:36 PM
I don't care if he's been solid this year, it's plain as day he doesn't have it today. Get him out now.
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I remember thinking the same thing before he hit the consecutive batters to lose. Bases loaded here, can he do it again?

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 01:36 PM
He has blown two all year. He's actually been pretty solid. Get out of here with your negativity.

The point is, he always does this.

Chief_in_Commander
05-30-2012, 01:36 PM
Absolute joke, get him the fuck out FFS

Kraus
05-30-2012, 01:36 PM
JFC Broxton....

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 01:36 PM
Has Broxton ever got a save where he retired the side in order?

6 times this year so far.

DBoweShow
05-30-2012, 01:36 PM
I remember thinking the same thing before he hit the consecutive batters to lose. Bases loaded here, can he do it again?

He would have to hit 4 to lose the game though. Haha :thumb:

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 01:37 PM
BOOM!

Chief_in_Commander
05-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Thank god Lopez is an idiot

BigMeatballDave
05-30-2012, 01:37 PM
FUCK YEAH!

Brox is gonna give me heart problems

OmahaChief
05-30-2012, 01:37 PM
He has blown two all year. He's actually been pretty solid. Get out of here with your negativity.

Do you even watch the Royals and see him pitch. He has had maybe three good outings and the rest have been Mike McDougal saves. Remember those, let 2 guys on early and hope for the best.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Bullshit. He is lucky to have blown only two with all the ****ing base runners he allows.

He has a 1.12 WHIP.

RockChalk
05-30-2012, 01:37 PM
unbelievable...

I was just about to type up how Ned was going to blow this game via not pulling Broxton in time.

BigCatDaddy
05-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Way to go Broxton!

noa
05-30-2012, 01:38 PM
Holland should have been warming up way earlier. Fuck you Ned.
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DBoweShow
05-30-2012, 01:38 PM
Get him outta there hah. TOLD you guys a ground all ends it

Discuss Thrower
05-30-2012, 01:38 PM
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Mr. Arrowhead
05-30-2012, 01:38 PM
LMAO brox had you all on the edge of your seats, and he knew he had all along

noa
05-30-2012, 01:38 PM
Haha I forgive everyone. Broxton rules! Ned is brilliant!
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Dartgod
05-30-2012, 01:38 PM
That looked like something Frenchy would do, first pitch swinging when the pitcher is obviously having trouble locating the plate.

ROFL

Reaper16
05-30-2012, 01:39 PM
Trollyals Win!

DBoweShow
05-30-2012, 01:39 PM
Do you even watch the Royals and see him pitch. He has had maybe three good outings and the rest have been Mike McDougal saves. Remember those, let 2 guys on early and hope for the best.

Over half of his saves have been 1-2-3 innings. That is pretty decent I would think.

Ceej
05-30-2012, 01:39 PM
FIRST TIME EVER A THREAD STARTER HAS BEEN BANNED, UNBANNED AND THE ROYALS WINNNNNN2!@#!#$!!@@!


Who wants to volunteer for FRIDAY'S GAME?

FAGGOTS!

Dartgod
05-30-2012, 01:39 PM
He had a 1.12 WHIP.
FYP

dmahurin
05-30-2012, 01:39 PM
God Broxton makes me nervous every time I see him on the mound.

thurman merman
05-30-2012, 01:41 PM
FYP

Thanks.

Still, though, he's been pretty damn solid. He's had a couple of shaky outings, but overall he's been more than adequate.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-30-2012, 01:42 PM
PBJ

:Royals:

Saul Good
05-30-2012, 01:50 PM
Five games over .500 outside the streak. Maybe we just play better when the pressure is off.

DeezNutz
05-30-2012, 01:51 PM
Yep. I was officially nervous in the 9th, yelling at the TV when Yost didn't yank Brox.

Should send a Thank You card to the dipshit for first ball swinging when everything about Brox (body language, tempo, results...) said he didn't have it.

OmahaChief
05-30-2012, 01:54 PM
Over half of his saves have been 1-2-3 innings. That is pretty decent I would think.

Only four of his 11 saves have been clean. No hits no walks type of saves. In six of his save opporunties he has given up multiple hits or walks, this includes his two blown saves.

This is the same crap MacDougal did and when Soria was showing signs of his arm falling off.

Not every save is going to be a clean one but I would expect our closer to have more clean or one baserunner saves than multiple base runners allowed saves.

DeezNutz
05-30-2012, 01:56 PM
I want Brox to hold on until close to the break and then trade his ass for a decent prospect. Could be a high-upside AA guy for all I care.

Even if the Royals somehow get into this thing, I have no faith in his ability to perform in high leverage situations.

KCUnited
05-30-2012, 01:59 PM
Jeff Francoeur is questioning Lopez swinging in that situation.

Saul Good
05-30-2012, 02:00 PM
Hosmer saw ten total pitches in five at bats with one of them being a walk. Maybe that's why you can't hit, dumb-fuck.

OmahaChief
05-30-2012, 02:01 PM
I want Brox to hold on until close to the break and then trade his ass for a decent prospect. Could be a high-upside AA guy for all I care.

Even if the Royals somehow get into this thing, I have no faith in his ability to perform in high leverage situations.

Totally agree. If we can could just get a B propsect and a lottery ticket I would do backflips.

DeezNutz
05-30-2012, 02:08 PM
Totally agree. If we can could just get a B propsect and a lottery ticket I would do backflips.

Yep. Total win, and his inflated salary off the books.

gblowfish
05-30-2012, 02:45 PM
Nice win today. Now lets get some revenge on Oakland. Those carpetbagging bastards....

gblowfish
05-30-2012, 02:48 PM
Only four of his 11 saves have been clean. No hits no walks type of saves. In six of his save opporunties he has given up multiple hits or walks, this includes his two blown saves.

This is the same crap MacDougal did and when Soria was showing signs of his arm falling off.

Not every save is going to be a clean one but I would expect our closer to have more clean or one baserunner saves than multiple base runners allowed saves.

Jeff Montgomery was the same way. He'd always push it right to the brink, then somebody would hit a double play ball. Makes for a lot of pepto-bismol games.

Oh, one more thing: Congrats to Chen, who now has a career winning record. By one game!

keg in kc
05-30-2012, 03:01 PM
15-13 in May after that 6-15 start. 16-11 on the road for the year. And of course, unfortunately, 5-17 at home.

Bambi
05-30-2012, 03:05 PM
Them Royals makin us proud. :)

mr. tegu
05-30-2012, 03:06 PM
15-13 in May after that 6-15 start. 16-11 on the road for the year. And of course, unfortunately, 5-17 at home.

Yuck.

DBoweShow
05-30-2012, 03:08 PM
Yuck.

Only 2 back of Detroit at the end of may with a 12 game losing streak, I think I'll take it.

keg in kc
05-30-2012, 03:15 PM
That home number isn't going to get a whole better this year, not after the losing streak. Their overall record can, but there's no way they're going to win 10 in a row at the K to even that ugly number out. Win a few series and they'll chip some games off of it, but that's a lot of games to make up.

That said, I'm pretty satisfied with the steady progress they've made out of that particular mariana-sized hole they dug themselves into. Still need to win a few more at home (5-7 since the streak is not good enough...) but all-in-all they're heading in the right direction as far as the win/loss column goes. I think everybody (including me) but them wrote them off a month ago, but May as a month was basically exactly how I expected them to play this year.

Saul Good
05-30-2012, 03:18 PM
Gotta win 4 of 6 on this homestand.

Al Bundy
05-30-2012, 03:24 PM
Very good back to back wins. Fuck you Chris Perez.

PunkinDrublic
05-30-2012, 03:48 PM
So satisfying to beat those bitches. If the White Sox are the faiders than Cleveland is the broncos of the central. The Indians have a lot of shitbags I can't stand on that team.

Demonpenz
05-30-2012, 03:52 PM
I hate Carlos Santana... I don't care how "Smooth" He thinks he is.