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Dartgod
06-20-2012, 11:30 AM
We won the only other time I started a thread this year, so here goes.



Starting Pitchers
Kansas City: Bruce Chen (5-6, 5.05 ERA)
Houston: Jordan Lyles (1-3, 5.50 ERA)

Royals Lineup
1. Gordon - LF
2. Betancourt - 2B
3. Butler - 1B
4. Francoeur - RF
5. Moustakas - 3B
6. Escobar - SS
7. Pena - C
8. Dyson - CF
9. Chen - P


C'mon Chen!

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-20-2012, 11:34 AM
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Dartgod
06-20-2012, 11:36 AM
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Damn. I should have put that in the thread starter.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 11:39 AM
Damn. I should have put that in the thread starter.

Edit button?


Go Royals - need Chen to bounce back from that terrible start a couple days ago.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 11:40 AM
Edit button?


Go Royals - need Chen to bounce back from that terrible start a couple days ago.

I thought about it, but it might be bad mojo to steal it for my post.

At least his arm should be well rested.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 11:46 AM
I'll be damned.

Chen was the winning pitcher the last time I started a game thread...against another NL team.

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 12:03 PM
Too bad this game's not on tv. I'm a MLB.tv subscriber staying in kc for a few months, and they won't even let me watch the away broadcast because I'm in town, even though it's not even airing here. Dumb blackout rules.

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 12:24 PM
Too bad this game's not on tv. I'm a MLB.tv subscriber staying in kc for a few months, and they won't even let me watch the away broadcast because I'm in town, even though it's not even airing here. Dumb blackout rules.

Yeah, the blackout rules are completely ridiculous. Apparently if you live in the same state as a team, you are expected to attend every game, home or away, if it is not televised.

On that note, does anybody know of a stream of today's game?

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 12:30 PM
Yeah, the blackout rules are completely ridiculous. Apparently if you live in the same state as a team, you are expected to attend every game, home or away, if it is not televised.

On that note, does anybody know of a stream of today's game?

I'm in Utah and I'm blacked out. I watched the last two games.

PunkinDrublic
06-20-2012, 12:45 PM
How the fuck have the Royals managed only to get 1 hit through 3 innings against sorry ass Houston. JFC!

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 12:46 PM
Lyles sucks too.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 12:48 PM
We need this game. Can't lose to this lousy pitcher.

Old Dog
06-20-2012, 12:49 PM
7 pitch inning for Chen in the 3rd.....nice follow up to the 32 through the first 2

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 12:51 PM
What really sucks is I use my phone for the radio a lot but the 610 app doesn't play the games and instead goes to fox sports radio.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 12:55 PM
How the **** have the Royals managed only to get 1 hit through 3 innings against sorry ass Houston. JFC!

We have a shitload of ground ball outs already. He's a apparently keeping the ball down well.

sedated
06-20-2012, 12:57 PM
What really sucks is I use my phone for the radio a lot but the 610 app doesn't play the games and instead goes to fox sports radio.

I’ve heard of that as well. You need to subscribe to MLB’s radio package to get that.

I don’t think the game today is on TV at all.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:02 PM
Chen doing his best Broxton/Perez impression with his second hit batter.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:08 PM
Chen gets out of it. 59 pitches 0 ER through 4 innings.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:11 PM
Moose leadoff double to deep left center.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:11 PM
MOOOOOOOOSE with the leadoff double!

SPchief
06-20-2012, 01:11 PM
MOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEE

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:13 PM
All right, way to move the runner with outs.

1-0 Royals

SPchief
06-20-2012, 01:13 PM
1-0

Saul Good
06-20-2012, 01:14 PM
5 Ks in 4 innings. 83 by you.

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 01:15 PM
Bleh, listening to the game on radio sucks. Took me about thirty seconds after the fact to realize that Moose had scored on that ground-out by Pena.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:15 PM
Pena grounds out to second and Moose scores 1-0 Royals.

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 01:15 PM
How the fuck have the Royals managed only to get 1 hit through 3 innings against sorry ass Houston. JFC!
If people want to be mad at Yost then THIS is the reason. imo


team full of lovey,dovey pussies ... just like their manager.


He has them so proficient at being stoic about losing and failure that they don't have enough passion to win.

jmo

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:17 PM
Bleh, listening to the game on radio sucks. Took me about thirty seconds after the fact to realize that Moose had scored on that ground-out by Pena.

I know. You never know if we score or not. His voice never changes. When Billy tied the game against the cards it was "there's a high fly ball to left...(ten seconds later) and we have a tie ball game."

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:17 PM
5 Ks in 4 innings. 83 by you.

K K K K K K

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:19 PM
He has them so proficient at being stoic about losing and failure that they don't have enough passion to win.

jmo
We haven't layed down in a game all year that I can recall.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:19 PM
I know. You never know if we score or not. His voice never changes. When Billy tied the game against the cards it was "there's a high fly ball to left...(ten seconds later) and we have a tie ball game."

Which announcer* was that?










*Side rant: It drives me fucking crazy that we have 3 radio play-by-play guys.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Chen with an 11 pitch inning in the 5th and 70 total. If he can give us two more and with Hoch's outing yesterday as well as the off day, our pen will be loaded and rested for the Cards series.

Saul Good
06-20-2012, 01:22 PM
If people want to be mad at Yost then THIS is the reason. imo


team full of lovey,dovey pussies ... just like their manager.


He has them so proficient at being stoic about losing and failure that they don't have enough passion to win.

jmo

You're joking, right?

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:22 PM
A snippet from MLB Gameday about Lyle.

Opponents are hitting .247 against him on his first 45 pitches and .375 after that.

Moose's double was on pitch #45.

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Which announcer* was that?










*Side rant: It drives me ****ing crazy that we have 3 radio play-by-play guys.

Physioc, I'd assume, since he wasn't on TV that day. Odd that his call on that play was so ambiguous on the radio, because he's got a pretty distinctive HR call when he's doing TV.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:23 PM
Which announcer* was that?










*Side rant: It drives me fucking crazy that we have 3 radio play-by-play guys.

Denny I believe it was.

Saul Good
06-20-2012, 01:24 PM
This game is flying by. Five innings in just over an hour...

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:24 PM
Denny I believe it was.

That's surprising. I'd expect that from Bob Davis, but not Denny.

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 01:25 PM
Chen with an 11 pitch inning in the 5th and 70 total. If he can give us two more and with Hoch's outing yesterday as well as the off day, our pen will be loaded and rested for the Cards series.

Yep. Props to Hoch for giving the pen such a break yesterday, and Chen if can can do it again today. I doubt that the Cardinals have had such good fortune themselves, so their pen may still be worn from our long game, which could be a big help in the upcoming series.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:25 PM
1-out triple from Gordon. Let's get him home!

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 01:26 PM
Denny I believe it was.

My bad, then. Goes to show how little I listen to the radio broadcasts.

Gordon with the triple!

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:28 PM
2-0 Royals

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:28 PM
That's surprising. I'd expect that from Bob Davis, but not Denny.

I could be wrong though I had just gotten in the car driving home and I got home as Billy came to the plate so I waited there to listen. When he hit it I was so pumped up I ran inside. I do know I'm not the only who has noticed how dry the scoring plays can be.

SPchief
06-20-2012, 01:28 PM
2-0

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:29 PM
Billy not getting the ball up at all today.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:36 PM
Back-to-back m'fing walks. :#

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:36 PM
Chen with consecutive walks to lead off the sixth.

Saul Good
06-20-2012, 01:36 PM
Back to back fucking walks to start the inning?

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:37 PM
Double play. Nice!

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 01:37 PM
Yikes. C'mon Chen!

Right on cue, double play! Strike out Lowrie?

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:37 PM
Double play!

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:38 PM
Fuck

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:38 PM
Lousy infield single. 2-1.

bsp4444
06-20-2012, 01:39 PM
We should have pounded the Astros at least one game of the series.

chief4life
06-20-2012, 01:39 PM
Here is a livestream it took awhile to find it

http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/57039/1/houston-astrosvskansas-city-royals-live-stream-online.html

Kraus
06-20-2012, 01:39 PM
Should have started the bullpen after he walked 2... 2-1 now after he gives up a single.

Saul Good
06-20-2012, 01:39 PM
Astros score without getting the ball out of the infield.

Captain Obvious
06-20-2012, 01:39 PM
More than a 1 run lead and our pitchers are more than happy to give it back.

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 01:39 PM
Darn it. Hate giving up the run to a 2/20-something hitter. That's what walks do.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 01:43 PM
Here is a livestream it took awhile to find it

http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/57039/1/houston-astrosvskansas-city-royals-live-stream-online.html

Thanks

Kraus
06-20-2012, 01:43 PM
Time to pull Chen. (3 batters ago)

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 01:47 PM
Lovely.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 01:47 PM
Then Pena can't catch a fastball from Herrera and the runners move up.

Captain Obvious
06-20-2012, 01:47 PM
Oh my God, get Perez up here now.....

Kraus
06-20-2012, 01:48 PM
Sit Down!!!

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:48 PM
Thank God for that double play. That inning could have been disastrous.


We need to score a run or ten and get that one back.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:51 PM
Here is a livestream it took awhile to find it

http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/57039/1/houston-astrosvskansas-city-royals-live-stream-online.html

Sweet!

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 01:53 PM
Here is a livestream it took awhile to find it

http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/57039/1/houston-astrosvskansas-city-royals-live-stream-online.html

Awesome! Thanks!

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 01:55 PM
Holy shit, the radio just had audio of Escobar being announced. The guy who did has use have the lowest voice in the goddamn world - the corpse of the movie voice guy just blushed.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 01:55 PM
I can't believe we've managed only 3 hits against this turd.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 01:55 PM
I wonder if they will keep the pitcher in. He is only at 80 something pitches but is due to leadoff the inning.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 01:59 PM
2 K's for Herrera. Looking good.

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:00 PM
I wonder if they will keep the pitcher in. He is only at 80 something pitches but is due to leadoff the inning.

Nope.

:D

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:01 PM
3 straight strikeouts for Herrera!

sedated
06-20-2012, 02:02 PM
Herrera seems to be dealing today. 4 batters, 4 Ks.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:03 PM
4 straight K's now - holy **** Herrera is on fire!

Captain Obvious
06-20-2012, 02:03 PM
Filthy....

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:03 PM
Herrera seems to be dealing today. 4 batters, 4 Ks.

And we'll pull him next inning... :facepalm:

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 02:05 PM
Herrera is dealin' today.

chefsos
06-20-2012, 02:05 PM
Herrera made that look easy.


Disclaimer: It's the Astros. Your mileage may vary. Packaged by weight, not volume.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:07 PM
And we'll pull him next inning... :facepalm:

We need to keep the pen rested. We better not :mad:

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 02:09 PM
It's going to come down to Broxton for the save again.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:09 PM
Hosmer is so good at hitting the ball right where the guys are.

CHENZ A!
06-20-2012, 02:10 PM
Score? Inning? Please

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:11 PM
Score? Inning? Please

2-1 us, 8th.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:12 PM
We need to keep the pen rested. We better not :mad:

Mijarres (sp?) is in now.

Captain Obvious
06-20-2012, 02:12 PM
"Ned Yost just took the best pitcher in the world out of the game."

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:13 PM
Mijares to one batter then another pitching change?

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:13 PM
Mijares strikes out one then gets yanked - Is Ned trying to find the one guy that will suck it up? Our pitchers are dealing and he keeps pulling them.

CHENZ A!
06-20-2012, 02:14 PM
2-1 us, 8th.

Thanks man. Stuck at work and can't get 610.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:15 PM
Thanks man. Stuck at work and can't get 610.

Live stream work for you?

http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/57039/1/houston-astrosvskansas-city-royals-live-stream-online.html

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:15 PM
Thanks man. Stuck at work and can't get 610.

I've got MLB radio...only reason I know.

chefsos
06-20-2012, 02:17 PM
Ah hahahah. Almost got him.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:17 PM
And Holland gives up a hit - why can't Ned just leave good enough alone?

arrowheadnation
06-20-2012, 02:18 PM
Jeez...today yost is like the Rachel Phelps of the Royals organization. Someone is doing awesome so it's time to bring them down.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:18 PM
Need a double play here....

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:18 PM
And Holland lets the first two on. Ned you're a freaking idiot.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 02:19 PM
And now a walk. FML

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:19 PM
**** Holland puts two runners on - Way to **** things up Yost.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:21 PM
Idiot Yost! Why not let Herrera get the 8th? Or at least Mijares!

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:22 PM
Strikeout by Holland. One more out to go...

CHENZ A!
06-20-2012, 02:23 PM
Live stream work for you?

http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/57039/1/houston-astrosvskansas-city-royals-live-stream-online.html

Nah, internet is pretty restricted here.. just tried it on my phone but wouldn't work. Thanks though.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:23 PM
Memo to Yost: Pitchers aren't like timeouts. If you don't use them you still have them for the next game!

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:23 PM
Lol - Astros announcers making fun of the Royals 0-10 start at home. Meanwhile Holland can't find the strikezone.

Codered
06-20-2012, 02:24 PM
Lol - Astros announcers making fun of the Royals 0-10 start at home.

Deservedly so. It was a pathetic way to start.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:24 PM
Holland gets out of it. Thank god.

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Holland gets another strikeout to end the inning.

Stupid Yost!

Saul Good
06-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Yost is a genius.

Captain Obvious
06-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Got Heeeeeeem!!!

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Phew.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Only three more outs before Broxton gets to stress me out!

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:26 PM
Deservedly so. It was a pathetic way to start.

I was laughing right along with them. I've got to admit, I like these Astro announcers. Waaay better than the only other opposing team announcers that I get to hear - The Cardinals - HATE those announcers.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:27 PM
I was laughing right along with them. I've got to admit, I like these Astro announcers. Waaay better than the only other opposing team announcers that I get to hear - The Cardinals - HATE those announcers.

I imagine announcers of losing teams are much more adept at being entertaining and filling time with something of value, even if their team can't.

Old Dog
06-20-2012, 02:27 PM
Here is a livestream it took awhile to find it

http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/57039/1/houston-astrosvskansas-city-royals-live-stream-online.html

reps r 4 u

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:29 PM
astros catcher took a real shot to the wrist

that could break something

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:32 PM
Yuni on first with one out. Unfortunately Quintero is now our 3rd hitter in the lineup.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:35 PM
I can't believe we haven't taken advantage of that short left field wall this series.

Saul Good
06-20-2012, 02:35 PM
Quinterrible

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:36 PM
Broxton on for the save. 8-9-1 hitters up.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:36 PM
2-1 bottom of the 9th. Over/under on baserunners against Broxton is set at 1.5

Old Dog
06-20-2012, 02:37 PM
Q: Who hits after Frenchy
A: the other team

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:39 PM
Broxton is only 28?! I thought he was older than that.

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:39 PM
There's one runner.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:40 PM
Leadoff single for a .192 hitter :mad:

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:40 PM
There is the first baserunner...

Anybody else hoping we can move Broxton before the trade deadline?

Codered
06-20-2012, 02:40 PM
Leadoff single for a .192 hitter :mad:

Broxton wouldn't have it any other way.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Great play by Moose - Can't believe he got the lead runner.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:41 PM
WOW! Mooooosssssseeeeee!

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:41 PM
moose with the glove

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Well at least Moose got the lead runner.

Old Dog
06-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Hell of a play by Moose

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:42 PM
There is the first baserunner...

Anybody else hoping we can move Broxton before the trade deadline?

I am. I like Frenchy but also if we could move those two for some kind of SP I would be ecstatic. Makes room for Myers and hopefully prevents these 9th inning stress fests.

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Broxton :(

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Moose starting the ceremonial "bail out Broxton".

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:42 PM
And Broxton now has runners on the corners and one out.

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:42 PM
how in the hell did he go 1st to 3rd on that hit?

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:42 PM
1st and 3rd one out.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:43 PM
how in the hell did he go 1st to 3rd on that hit?

He was stealing.

Old Dog
06-20-2012, 02:43 PM
C'mon....DP to end it

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:44 PM
He was stealing.

:thumb:

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:44 PM
a strikeout right here would be really nice

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 02:45 PM
Fuck it Brox, let's load the bases up.

chefsos
06-20-2012, 02:45 PM
Man, Broxton holds that set for a long time.

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:45 PM
a strikeout right here would be really nice

:clap:

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:45 PM
Strikeout - One out and this game is ours.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:46 PM
a strikeout right here would be really nice

You called it :D

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:47 PM
Man, Broxton holds that set for a long time.
a dam long time

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:47 PM
Got him in an 0-2 count.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:47 PM
Man, Broxton holds that set for a long time.

I thought my computer froze :D

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:48 PM
1 more good pitch

Old Dog
06-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Another series win...........4 game out of 1st :)

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Royals Win, Royals Win!!!


PBJ PBJ

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Good game guys. Brox you deliver the heart attacks.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:48 PM
GAME OVER!!!

Get your winning REP!

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Woot!!! 5 games under .500! FINALLY!

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:49 PM
heart attack Brox comes thru again

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:49 PM
Finally broke within 5 of .500.

AndChiefs
06-20-2012, 02:49 PM
Woot!!! 5 games under .500! FINALLY!

I told you yesterday. :)

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 02:49 PM
13 of our last 14 games decided by 1 or 2 runs. The only other was a 3 run game.

chefsos
06-20-2012, 02:49 PM
I don't know why you guys bitch about your closer....

Toadkiller
06-20-2012, 02:50 PM
Wow sheesh Brox does nothing easy. Congrats on the win, that much closer to .500

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 02:50 PM
Let's carry this momentum into KC on Friday!

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:51 PM
I don't know why you guys bitch about your closer....
He's our closer so we can bitch about him if we want to


STFU

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 02:51 PM
I don't know why you guys bitch about your closer....

Cause he sometimes allows baserunners.

Mizzou_8541
06-20-2012, 02:51 PM
Somebody said it the other day, but I think Broxton is just ****ing with us and wants a challenge. Christ, that guy makes my blood pressure go up.

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:52 PM
Somebody said it the other day, but I think Broxton is just fucking with us and wants a challenging. Christ, that guy makes my blood pressure go up.

ROFL

Kraus
06-20-2012, 02:52 PM
Cause he sometimes allows baserunners.

Almost everytime. I think someone said of all his saves only 4 have been 1-2-3 innings.

Mr. Laz
06-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Almost everytime. I think someone said of all his saves only 4 have been 1-2-3 innings.
every dam time it comes to the verge of implosion

but he gets the job done more often than not


He's just not doing the blood pressure ratings of Royal's fans any favors

chief4life
06-20-2012, 02:56 PM
Cause he sometimes allows baserunners.

this

Saul Good
06-20-2012, 03:00 PM
Watching Broxton close games is like watching sausage being made.

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 03:00 PM
Cause he almost always allows baserunners.

FYP. A good example was yesterday with a 2 run lead instead of pitching to the first batter and making him hit the ball (knowing he can't beat you) he walks him bringing the tieing run to the plate. Maybe we are spoiled by how good Soria had been for us.

gblowfish
06-20-2012, 03:02 PM
Somebody said it the other day, but I think Broxton is just ****ing with us and wants a challenge. Christ, that guy makes my blood pressure go up.

Jeff Montgomery was the same way in his career. He'd always have to push it right to the brink before getting the save.


Soria was pretty reliable most of the time, but last year he was this way too.

BigMeatballDave
06-20-2012, 03:05 PM
Cause he sometimes allows baserunners.

Sometimes?

Great Expectations
06-20-2012, 03:09 PM
Almost everytime. I think someone said of all his saves only 4 have been 1-2-3 innings.


That was me, but I heard it listening to Rany.

Does anybody know a formula that calculates an average ERA based on WHIP?

You would think he strikes out a ton of guys for how low his is compared to how many base runners he allows.

BigCatDaddy
06-20-2012, 03:13 PM
I don't know why you guys bitch about your closer....

Soria spoiled us for quite a few years.

Ceej
06-20-2012, 03:16 PM
I think a lot of us Royals fans were spoiled with Soria as the closer.

I'm all about numbers. Right now, Broxton has got them. He has been pretty dependable thus far. Could he be more efficient? No doubt.

But, right now, for what KC paid for him and the way he has produced I will take it all day, every day.

Ceej
06-20-2012, 03:17 PM
Oh....and...


OUR TIME!!!!!

KCwolf
06-20-2012, 03:17 PM
Great Series -another Good Win

Kraus
06-20-2012, 03:18 PM
I said this earlier, but if we could turn Broxton for anything, I'm all for it. Plenty of other guys in our bullpen could step into the closer role.

chefsos
06-20-2012, 03:19 PM
What I said about the closer was rather TIC, too. I watched him today too, and that shit is just maddening.

1moreTRich
06-20-2012, 03:22 PM
I said this earlier, but if we could turn Broxton for anything, I'm all for it. Plenty of other guys in our bullpen could step into the closer role.

Just curious who you guys think would be the most likely to slide in as closer? Herrera?

Great Expectations
06-20-2012, 03:23 PM
Just curious who you guys think would be the most likely to slide in as closer? Herrera?

That is who Yost would probably choose, I'd select Crow.

PunkinDrublic
06-20-2012, 03:25 PM
I'm glad we won but there's no excuse for getting that few hits. It's infuriating that we let a nobody pitch that efficiantly against us.

CHENZ A!
06-20-2012, 03:26 PM
Nice.

DeezNutz
06-20-2012, 03:26 PM
I'm glad we won but there's no excuse for getting that few hits. It's infuriating that we let a nobody pitch that efficiantly against us.

I wish there were someone in the minors who was tearing the shit out of things and could offer some help...

Ceej
06-20-2012, 03:28 PM
Just curious who you guys think would be the most likely to slide in as closer? Herrera?

I think Crow, Herrera, and Holland are all more than capable if the Royals do decide to trade off Broxzilla.

Kraus
06-20-2012, 03:28 PM
Just curious who you guys think would be the most likely to slide in as closer? Herrera?

Crow, Herrera - hell, about anybody would be fine in my book but Holland, he seems to lose the strikezone pretty quickly most of the times I've seen him.

Ceej
06-20-2012, 03:29 PM
Why not CBC?

Closer by committee?

LMAO

Great Expectations
06-20-2012, 03:30 PM
I don't think Holland has the mental make up for it, heck Crow might not either. Both of them have struggled under the spotlight in the past. I might reverse my pick back to Herrera, he has done it well in the minors.

PunkinDrublic
06-20-2012, 03:40 PM
I wish there were someone in the minors who was tearing the shit out of things and could offer some help...

I don't think it would matter. Other than Billy Butler, the Royals stupidity at the plate seems to be contagious at times. There's way too many games where the hitters seem to sleepwalk through their at bats.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 04:02 PM
That settles it. I'm starting the game thread for all of Chen's starts against NL teams.

BWillie
06-20-2012, 04:15 PM
Stating the obvious, but if the Sox and Indians both lose then Royals will only be 3.5 GB

Saul Good
06-20-2012, 04:15 PM
I wish there were someone in the minors who was tearing the shit out of things and could offer some help...

It would help, but that still wouldn't solve our gaping holes at catcher and center field.

DeezNutz
06-20-2012, 04:21 PM
It would help, but that still wouldn't solve our gaping holes at catcher and center field.

Myers will likely be playing CF. You think DM is going to trade his flesh and blood?

Kraus
06-20-2012, 04:22 PM
It would help, but that still wouldn't solve our gaping holes at catcher and center field.

Myers in CF and Perez at C, sounds like those guys could fill in just fine.

Bowser
06-20-2012, 04:24 PM
Myers will likely be playing CF. You think DM is going to trade his flesh and blood?

If he were smart he would.



*watching intently as Deez loosens up and pulls out the Taylor Made R11S TP Driver*

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 04:26 PM
That settles it. I'm starting the game thread for all of Chen's starts against NL teams.

Well the next won't be until the World Series :D

BigMeatballDave
06-20-2012, 04:27 PM
Can Myers play 2nd?

DeezNutz
06-20-2012, 04:28 PM
If he were smart he would.



*watching intently as Deez loosens up and pulls out the Taylor Made R11S TP Driver*

Dayton's smart?

http://theghostofmoonlightgraham.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/mike-jacobs.jpg

mr. tegu
06-20-2012, 04:36 PM
Can Myers play 2nd?

Sure can't be worse than Yuni out there.

Dartgod
06-20-2012, 04:43 PM
Well the next won't be until the World Series :D

Yes, I know. ;)
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Wyatt Earp
06-20-2012, 04:53 PM
Let's carry this momentum into KC on Friday!

Yes! I'm coming up to KC Friday and I'll be watching the game from the 3rd base dugout suite :Royals::Bwana: <--- this is perfect for Mooooooose!

Kirby
06-20-2012, 05:43 PM
Exciting time to be a Royals fan!!! PBJ

Kyle DeLexus
06-20-2012, 05:55 PM
Can Myers play 2nd?

I'm sure out of Cain and Myers, one of them would be decent at 2nd.

CaliforniaChief
06-20-2012, 05:57 PM
Great series win again! It sure ain't pretty, but they're certainly making something of a move. This is so out of character for the Royals...winning close games, getting great pitching, timely hitting, etc.

And Salvy might be back Friday? JIMP

Shogun
06-20-2012, 06:01 PM
Tiny Tim should be our closer

Shogun
06-20-2012, 06:01 PM
go from biggest closer in the big leagues, to smallest

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 06:19 PM
Dayton's smart?

http://theghostofmoonlightgraham.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/mike-jacobs.jpg

Dammit, man. Just when I had forgotten about that guy.

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 06:21 PM
Crow, Herrera - hell, about anybody would be fine in my book but Holland, he seems to lose the strikezone pretty quickly most of the times I've seen him.

Holland struggled for the first few weeks of the season (probably because he was hurt), but he's fully capable of taking on the closer role. He was lights out all year last year, and he's been lights out since coming off the DL this year.

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 06:23 PM
FYP. A good example was yesterday with a 2 run lead instead of pitching to the first batter and making him hit the ball (knowing he can't beat you) he walks him bringing the tieing run to the plate. Maybe we are spoiled by how good Soria had been for us.

Broxton has honestly been just about as effective as Soria ever was.

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 06:25 PM
Almost everytime. I think someone said of all his saves only 4 have been 1-2-3 innings.

He has pitched 9 innings this year in which he has only faced 3 batters. Six 1-2-3 innings and three times allowing a baserunner but getting a double play.

chiefkingdom
06-20-2012, 06:26 PM
i won't be mad if the worst team in baseball can finish the sweep vs the white sox

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-20-2012, 06:53 PM
:Royals:

CaliforniaChief
06-20-2012, 07:00 PM
Looks like Cleveland is going to push us back to 4.5 back. Tigers trail but are close, and the White Sox and I-Cubs are tied at 0 in the 3rd.

chiefsfan987
06-20-2012, 07:03 PM
That's surprising. I'd expect that from Bob Davis, but not Denny.

Bob Davis would be refreshing these days sad to say... he rarely calls the Royals anymore (I think he was cut back to 60 games or something this year) but at least there is some enthusiasm in his voice. Having said that Bob gets a lot of stuff wrong so I understand why they've cut him back. I don't know what is going on with Denny, but there is much less excitement in his voice these days. I think he's getting bored calling games to be honest. That's what it sounds like to me. He's always been matter of fact with dry humor, but when there is no enthusiasm at all it just seems a little stale. Then again it might just be that its more noticable now because he doesn't have either Bob or Ryan calling the game with him. I've always thought Denny with either of those two work out well because you have the one guy who is matter of fact and he's balanced out with the over excited Bob Davis or Ryan Lefevre. When you have two guys who are exactly the same in their delivery it makes for a boring call. At least it does to me.

As someone else mentioned his call of both the tying home run against STL and Yuni's winning homerun were pretty bad. He made them sound as exciting as a walk. Maybe even less so. You're left there hanging a lot these days wondering what the call is too. I still love Denny, but he doesn't call the game the way he used to. He's still a very good announcer, but I don't think he's great anymore. I'm one of those people who have always listened to the radio while I have the tv on mute, but its getting to the point when Denny is there I'd rather just listen to the television guys. Pairing Denny with Physioc is a bad combo. Denny needs to be paired with Ryan or Bob because they just balance each other out so much better.

Brianfo
06-20-2012, 07:09 PM
Broxton has honestly been just about as effective as Soria ever was.

For sure. Great post man. People forgot about the WTF moments with Soria. That's the life of a closer.

chiefsfan987
06-20-2012, 07:14 PM
Broxton has honestly been just about as effective as Soria ever was.

True, but Soria had by far more clean innings than Broxton. Soria got into some jams as well, but there were a lot of times he'd go 1-2-3 and Broxton never does that.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-20-2012, 07:14 PM
Bob Davis would be refreshing these days sad to say... he rarely calls the Royals anymore (I think he was cut back to 60 games or something this year) but at least there is some enthusiasm in his voice. Having said that Bob gets a lot of stuff wrong so I understand why they've cut him back. I don't know what is going on with Denny, but there is much less excitement in his voice these days. I think he's getting bored calling games to be honest. That's what it sounds like to me. He's always been matter of fact with dry humor, but when there is no enthusiasm at all it just seems a little stale. Then again it might just be that its more noticable now because he doesn't have either Bob or Ryan calling the game with him. I've always thought Denny with either of those two work out well because you have the one guy who is matter of fact and he's balanced out with the over excited Bob Davis or Ryan Lefevre. When you have two guys who are exactly the same in their delivery it makes for a boring call. At least it does to me.

As someone else mentioned his call of both the tying home run against STL and Yuni's winning homerun were pretty bad. He made them sound as exciting as a walk. Maybe even less so. You're left there hanging a lot these days wondering what the call is too. I still love Denny, but he doesn't call the game the way he used to. He's still a very good announcer, but I don't think he's great anymore. I'm one of those people who have always listened to the radio while I have the tv on mute, but its getting to the point when Denny is there I'd rather just listen to the television guys. Pairing Denny with Physioc is a bad combo. Denny needs to be paired with Ryan or Bob because they just balance each other out so much better.

I've always loved Denny and I don't know what age he is but he's sounding old. His vocal quality isn't the same as it used to be. He's deeper and doesn't speak quite as clearly as he used to imo. I agree he's "lost a step." It could be that he's just getting old and worn out. He's a KC icon but in a lot of ways he reminds me of Jack Buck who was a StL icon but not very good in his last few years. It kind of makes me sad.

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 07:25 PM
True, but Soria had by far more clean innings than Broxton. Soria got into some jams as well, but there were a lot of times he'd go 1-2-3 and Broxton never does that.

If I had one hundred fucks to give, I would not give one of them about "clean innings" when the closer has a 1.57 ERA.

thurman merman
06-20-2012, 07:36 PM
Cardinals just beat the Tigers. Royals now only 1.5 games behind Detroit.

okcchief
06-20-2012, 07:38 PM
Wish I would have committed to the trip to see the STL series this weekend. Glad they are coming on. It would be fun if they'd stick around a while for once.

mikey23545
06-20-2012, 07:43 PM
Woot!!! 5 games under .500! FINALLY!

Yep...I'd like to think I was the first to point out the 6-games-under-.500 glass ceiling a few weeks ago, but I don't know for sure that I was.

I sure hope breaking through it is heralding an ass kicking second half of the season!

mikey23545
06-20-2012, 07:46 PM
Doesn't it feel great to think there may be is something to look forward to the rest of the year?

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-20-2012, 07:52 PM
This isn't me going negative but it is a little funny/sad that we're all so excited to finally "achieve" 5 games UNDER .500. Just shows how starved we are for winning baseball as Royals fans.

But I agree after the start we had and with the talent we finally have it's a bit of an accomplishment to get back in the race and nice to look forward.

Al Bundy
06-20-2012, 08:37 PM
Good win in a possible trap game.

JASONSAUTO
06-20-2012, 09:29 PM
Just think...our offense could/should take a step forward. We could start to see a run.
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Demonpenz
06-20-2012, 09:51 PM
Denny has always said that if he screams today what will he tomorrow. You have to listen to the sound of the bat to know how hard it was hit. It was clear by the sound of billys homerun that it was crushed.

Bump
06-20-2012, 10:05 PM
wow this is like the best season the royals have had in a long long long time.

lewdog
06-20-2012, 10:10 PM
I came home from work and watched the whole game from start until finish. How is that for dedication?

tredadda
06-20-2012, 10:15 PM
wow this is like the best season the royals have had in a long long long time.

Imagine where we would be had we not lost 12 in a row. Hell, we would be in first if we had even just gone 6-6 over that 12 game span.

mikey23545
06-20-2012, 10:42 PM
This isn't me going negative but it is a little funny/sad that we're all so excited to finally "achieve" 5 games UNDER .500. Just shows how starved we are for winning baseball as Royals fans.

But I agree after the start we had and with the talent we finally have it's a bit of an accomplishment to get back in the race and nice to look forward.

I think you need to have a little perspective about it.

We're stoked about being 5 games under .500 (and only 4 games out of first) even after that horrendous start and losing 12 in a row.

SPchief
06-20-2012, 10:49 PM
I've got dibs on Friday's gamethread. I'll pass it over to ALnorth if he wants it. But if he doesn't, it's mine.

BigMeatballDave
06-20-2012, 11:06 PM
They are 28-22 since the 3-14 start. .560

Had they gone 6-6 instead of that 12 game skid, they'd be 37-30. .552

Fuck.

SPchief
06-20-2012, 11:44 PM
Good win in a possible trap game.

How was this a trap game?

SPchief
06-20-2012, 11:48 PM
They are 28-22 since the 3-14 start. .560

Had they gone 6-6 instead of that 12 game skid, they'd be 37-30. .552

Fuck.

There's still 95 games left. We'll be .500 by the break.

ChiTown
06-21-2012, 05:40 AM
Wish I would have committed to the trip to see the STL series this weekend. Glad they are coming on. It would be fun if they'd stick around a while for once.

I'll be there this weekend. WOOT!

Al Bundy
06-21-2012, 06:32 AM
How was this a trap game?

Looking ahead to the Cardinals, knowing the Astros suck.

Ceej
06-21-2012, 06:56 AM
Looking ahead to the Cardinals, knowing the Astros suck.


JMO, I don't think trap games exist in the MLB.

Because of the amount of games played and the fact they play series.

Ceej
06-21-2012, 06:57 AM
I've got dibs on Friday's gamethread. I'll pass it over to ALnorth if he wants it. But if he doesn't, it's mine.

DON'T YOU DARE FUCKING BLOW THIS.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-21-2012, 10:18 AM
I think you need to have a little perspective about it.

We're stoked about being 5 games under .500 (and only 4 games out of first) even after that horrendous start and losing 12 in a row.

I was having perspective and I pointed those things out and said I'm excited too.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-21-2012, 10:23 AM
Imagine where we would be had we not lost 12 in a row. Hell, we would be in first if we had even just gone 6-6 over that 12 game span.

Imagine if we'd gone 6-6 or even 5-7 during the streak... if Hosmer was hitting like Hosmer all year... if Hoch was pitching like 2nd half '11 all year... if Frenchy was having another '11 season or closer at least... if Gio hadn't shit down both legs... if Sal never got injured... if Cain never got injured... if Alex picked up where he left off last season... if Soria hadn't gotten injured... if Duffy hadn't gotten injured... if Paulino hadn't gotten injured...

Just imagine half of those things being the case. Would... be... awesome. There SHOULD be much to look forward to.

ChiefsandO'sfan
06-21-2012, 10:25 AM
Imagine if we'd gone 6-6 or even 5-7 during the streak... if Hosmer was hitting like Hosmer all year... if Hoch was pitching like 2nd half '11 all year... if Frenchy was having another '11 season or closer at least... if Gio hadn't shit down both legs... if Sal never got injured... if Cain never got injured... if Alex picked up where he left off last season... if Soria hadn't gotten injured... if Duffy hadn't gotten injured... if Paulino hadn't gotten injured...

Just imagine half of those things being the case. Would... be... awesome. There SHOULD be much to look forward to.

Every team has all them If's

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Every team has all them If's

I didn't say they didn't.