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alnorth
05-08-2015, 11:06 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 (19-11) </td><td> 2 </td><td> 2 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 6 </td><td> 13 </td><td> 1 </td></tr>
<tr><td> DET (19-12) </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 1 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 0 </td><td> 2 </td><td> 9 </td><td> 1 </td></tr>
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http://mlb.mlb.com/images/logos/80x80/kc.png

Win, (2-2) Jeremy Guthrie 7⅓IP 2R 2ER 1BB 3K
Luke Hochevar ⅔IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Greg Holland 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K

VS.

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Loss, (2-4) Anibal Sanchez 6IP 6R 5ER 3BB 2K 1HR
Blaine Hardy 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 1K
Al Alburquerque 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 0K
Joba Chamberlain 1IP 0R 0ER 0BB 2K

Home Runs

KC

Alcides Escobar, (1) - Top 1st solo shot to left, on the first pitch of the game

DET

none

AL Central

Final: MIN 7, CLE 4
Final (Game 1): CIN 10, CWS 4
Final (Game 2): CIN 2, CWS 8

Starting Lineups

KC

1. Alcides Escobar, SS
2. Lorenzo Cain, CF
3. Eric Hosmer, 1B
4. Kendrys Morales, DH
5. Alex Gordon, LF
6. Omar Infante, 2B
7. Christian Colon, 3B
8. Jarrod Dyson, RF
9. Drew Butera, C

DET

1. Anthony Gose, CF
2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Victor Martinez, DH
5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
6. J.D. Martinez, RF
7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
8. James McCann, C
9. Andrew Romine, SS
9. Rajai Davis, ph

Why Not?
05-08-2015, 11:26 PM
In for somehow a 0-0 tie until Sanchez comes out of the game and then get a run somehow?

cmh6476
05-09-2015, 12:57 AM
We got this

Bufkin
05-09-2015, 12:58 AM
JGuts FTW

BlackHelicopters
05-09-2015, 05:20 AM
Fox Sports 1

WhawhaWhat
05-09-2015, 09:43 AM
No Salvy, Drew Butera in.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cloudy Shoes Lineup: Escobar 6, Cain 8, Hosmer 3, Morales DH, Gordon 7, Infante 4, Colon 5, Dyson 9, Butera 2, Guthrie 1. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/royals?src=hash">#royals</a></p>&mdash; Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) <a href="https://twitter.com/McCulloughStar/status/597046333766111234">May 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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ChiTown
05-09-2015, 10:04 AM
I don't have anything good to say about this matchup. Gonna just shut my mouth and hope for the best.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 10:07 AM
Weather forecast update: a little windier, no real thunderstorm threat.

tyler360
05-09-2015, 10:07 AM
We got this today!

CoMoChief
05-09-2015, 10:33 AM
I don't have anything good to say about this matchup. Gonna just shut my mouth and hope for the best.

this

CoMoChief
05-09-2015, 10:33 AM
the sooner Guthrie is replaced the better

alnorth
05-09-2015, 10:46 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So Ned Yost waits until TODAY, a game against the Tigers, to give Salvador Perez a day off? I don&#39;t think that&#39;s how it&#39;s supposed to work.</p>&mdash; Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) <a href="https://twitter.com/jazayerli/status/597079632018538498">May 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:05 AM
David v Goliath in this one.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 11:07 AM
FYI, the game is on FS1

cosmo20002
05-09-2015, 11:07 AM
No Salvy, Drew Butera in.



Who the what now?

cosmo20002
05-09-2015, 11:09 AM
That's what Esky do

tk13
05-09-2015, 11:09 AM
That's one way to start. Got a run off the first pitch.

lewdog
05-09-2015, 11:09 AM
WHAT?!?!????!?!!!!!!

tyler360
05-09-2015, 11:09 AM
Boom!

tk13
05-09-2015, 11:10 AM
First HR Sanchez has ever allowed against the Royals.

RubberSponge
05-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Esky! And then Cain beats the throw. Lovely start.

cosmo20002
05-09-2015, 11:11 AM
How's he beat that?
SS lollygagging.

lewdog
05-09-2015, 11:12 AM
BEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tk13
05-09-2015, 11:13 AM
Offense has come to play today.

RubberSponge
05-09-2015, 11:13 AM
Hell yeah Hoz!

lewdog
05-09-2015, 11:14 AM
Well this is new.

cosmo20002
05-09-2015, 11:14 AM
1st inning: Step on throat
Profit

alnorth
05-09-2015, 11:16 AM
Keep it rolling, we need all the runs we can get today

Why Not?
05-09-2015, 11:18 AM
Keep it rolling, we need all the runs we can get today

Yep. Need 8-10

RubberSponge
05-09-2015, 11:20 AM
Infante and Colon needed to be less aggressive at the plate there. It would have been nice to put Sanchez over that 20+ pitch count for the inning.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:22 AM
I am really expecting nothing from JGuts at this point.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:23 AM
His stuff just sucks flat-out. Miggy is going to have a field day today. I bet he's more fooled in BP.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:24 AM
LOL Butera's name and Sal's head.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:24 AM
Guts up to 93 on the fastball to start the game.

RubberSponge
05-09-2015, 11:27 AM
Nice inning by JGuts. Hope it continues.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 11:28 AM
Guthrie usually has about 12 good starts a year. Maybe this will be one of those.

tk13
05-09-2015, 11:28 AM
The strategy today is obviously attack Sanchez as early and often as possible.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:28 AM
Dyson with the double!

alnorth
05-09-2015, 11:29 AM
Judging by Butera's hitting stats, I'm very happy with that bunt

RubberSponge
05-09-2015, 11:29 AM
Nice bunt. Did what it needed to do.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:30 AM
Hell of a start!

lewdog
05-09-2015, 11:31 AM
Best kind of hit. A cracked bat hit to deflate them.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:31 AM
Great D, Kitties.

milkman
05-09-2015, 11:31 AM
That's gotta be an error.

tk13
05-09-2015, 11:31 AM
Again. Just jumping all over the first pitch.

lewdog
05-09-2015, 11:31 AM
Nice catch. Are we playing the Twins again?

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:33 AM
Do we not wear our royal blue day alternates anymore? Seems like the last couple of day games we just wear our grey's. Which i'm fine with.

RubberSponge
05-09-2015, 11:33 AM
That sucks. Just went in really hard.

lewdog
05-09-2015, 11:33 AM
I want reps because this is all me. Have Sanchez going in my fantasy league today.

You're welcome.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:34 AM
hahahah, Hos keeps the momentum for us.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 11:34 AM
That run should be unearned unless Morales gets a hit

RubberSponge
05-09-2015, 11:34 AM
Top half of the order just killing it today.

lewdog
05-09-2015, 11:35 AM
I kind of like listening to the Tigers announcers. Very knowledgeable and talking good about the Royals as well.

ChiefsCountry
05-09-2015, 11:35 AM
this

the sooner Guthrie is replaced the better

Never fails. LMAO

duncan_idaho
05-09-2015, 11:40 AM
Perhaps the reason Victor Martinez's legs dont have the same pop this year is that he is off the juice?

Just a thought. I mean, it's not like he suspiciously started hitting with more power in his mid-30s than he ever had before, reversing a downward power production trend ...

Oh, wait...

tk13
05-09-2015, 11:40 AM
I kind of like listening to the Tigers announcers. Very knowledgeable and talking good about the Royals as well.

These are national announcers from FOX. This game is on Fox Sports 1.

lewdog
05-09-2015, 11:42 AM
These are national announcers from FOX. This game is on Fox Sports 1.

Oh, did not know. Well good, it's enjoyable.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 11:42 AM
That san andreas movie trailer distracted me a bit. I thought "huh, what magnitude is that?" Looked it up and the movie says it is supposed to be 9.0

Then I thought "9.0 causes all that? Hmmm, really?" Looked up some science articles really quick and concluded that yeah, pretty much thats what would happen to SF if a 9.0 happened there.

OK, so San Andreas is scientifically accurate, more or less.

Back to the ballgame.

penbrook
05-09-2015, 11:44 AM
Here's where Guthrie blows it

KCUnited
05-09-2015, 11:45 AM
This announcing crew is going to sacrifice a chicken for Detroit hitters.

Why Not?
05-09-2015, 11:45 AM
Here's where Guthrie blows it

Yeah. There is 0 chance 4 runs wins this game. Really pathetic if you think about it

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 11:46 AM
not bad, guts.

penbrook
05-09-2015, 11:47 AM
He was out at third. His foot never hit the base

alnorth
05-09-2015, 11:49 AM
He was out at third. His foot never hit the base

This early in the game, it has to be both important and obvious. You don't want to be in a situation where reviews are impossible until the 7th

penbrook
05-09-2015, 11:50 AM
That's gonna leave a bruise

tk13
05-09-2015, 11:51 AM
Gordon's on pace to get hit by a pitch 43 times.

penbrook
05-09-2015, 11:51 AM
8 HBP for Gordon!!

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 11:52 AM
Where's that wet blanket Bsroyals54? Did he get permabanned from Royals threads?

milkman
05-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Never thought about this before, cause I have never seen a man get HBP so often.

Does HBP affect OBP?

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Yes

lewdog
05-09-2015, 11:54 AM
Never thought about this before, cause I have never seen a man get HBP so often.

Does HBP affect OBP?

Yes, any means of reaching base in a plate appearance. Getting hit included.

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 11:55 AM
http://twitter.com/MLB/status/597095995025936384/photo/1

penbrook
05-09-2015, 11:55 AM
Never thought about this before, cause I have never seen a man get HBP so often.

Does HBP affect OBP?

Craig Biggio says hello

tk13
05-09-2015, 11:55 AM
Craig Biggio used to get hit all the time because he had that armor. His best season was 34 HBP.

kysirsoze
05-09-2015, 11:56 AM
Gordo HBP more than 11 teams. LMAO

alnorth
05-09-2015, 11:58 AM
squeeze?

tk13
05-09-2015, 11:59 AM
Only 6 players have been hit 30 times in a season since 1900. All of them got hit 30-35 times except Ron Hunt, an infielder for the 1971 Montreal Expos who was HBP 50 times.

milkman
05-09-2015, 11:59 AM
squeeze?

Next best thing.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 12:00 PM
Shut up Karros, this is what happened to us last night.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 12:00 PM
A hit here would just about end the game

duncan_idaho
05-09-2015, 12:00 PM
Kind of chuckling at Karros lamenting all the bad luck for Sanchez, considering the Tigers last night bs Ventura.

RealSNR
05-09-2015, 12:06 PM
Does anybody have an online stream for this game?

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 12:07 PM
Wow Hos!!!

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 12:07 PM
D.

tk13
05-09-2015, 12:07 PM
What a play by Escobar and Hosmer.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 12:07 PM
We're at 83.6% on Fangraphs

penbrook
05-09-2015, 12:07 PM
Does anybody have an online stream for this game?

Wiz1.net

milkman
05-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Lucky Hos didn't get hurt there.

lewdog
05-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Does anybody have an online stream for this game?

mlbtv.com

alnorth
05-09-2015, 12:08 PM
ESCOBEEF!

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Esky having himself a game.

Bl00dyBizkitz
05-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Good god it's nice to have you back Esky

RubberSponge
05-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Esky!

milkman
05-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Love Escobar.

milkman
05-09-2015, 12:09 PM
We're at 83.6% on Fangraphs

What's that?

lewdog
05-09-2015, 12:09 PM
Damn. What a stud.

penbrook
05-09-2015, 12:09 PM
I remember Hootie saying He would keep Gordon at the leadoff spot

PHOG
05-09-2015, 12:09 PM
Very nice, Escobar! :thumb:

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 12:09 PM
That D my friends is the REAL reason other teams hate the Royals. Hitting is hard enough without these guys stealing them all over the diamond. Love this team - God bless you GMDM.

lewdog
05-09-2015, 12:09 PM
What's that?

Chance of us winning this game!

ChiefsCountry
05-09-2015, 12:10 PM
What's that?

Chance that we win.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 12:11 PM
What's that?

Probably of winning the game, based on how often road teams up 4 after 3 win.

It probably understates our real odds since our bullpen is absurd

RealSNR
05-09-2015, 12:15 PM
mlbtv.com

Not paying for that shit.

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 12:15 PM
That hit adds at least 5 more pitches to his pc. Love Cuban Breakfast

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 12:17 PM
It sucks having shitty luck, doesn't it Tigs?

tk13
05-09-2015, 12:17 PM
Infante delivers.

lewdog
05-09-2015, 12:18 PM
Not paying for that shit.

Sounds like a personal problem.

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 12:18 PM
Id like to see Colon at least work the count when he's up there - add some value

penbrook
05-09-2015, 12:19 PM
Sounds like a personal problem.

Wiz1.net

lewdog
05-09-2015, 12:20 PM
Wiz1.net

I pay for mine so I don't have to watch the Royals on garbage streams littered with popups and viruses.

Thanks though.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 12:20 PM
That run put us over 90%

PHOG
05-09-2015, 12:20 PM
Way to make 'em pay Omar. :clap:

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:23 PM
Don't walk this fucker again...

God of Thunder
05-09-2015, 12:25 PM
I pay for mine so I don't have to watch the Royals on garbage streams littered with popups and viruses.

Thanks though.

I pay for it as well. One of the few things I feel is truly a good deal.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:26 PM
come on, Guthrie...strikes, dude...strikes

Bl00dyBizkitz
05-09-2015, 12:26 PM
Starting to get worried

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:26 PM
:facepalm:

5 run lead and you are walking fuckers

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:27 PM
THROW STRIKES!!! damn it

penbrook
05-09-2015, 12:28 PM
I pay for mine so I don't have to watch the Royals on garbage streams littered with popups and viruses.

Thanks though.

Actually there is no virus or pop ups.

KCUnited
05-09-2015, 12:28 PM
Great pitch sequence.

Bl00dyBizkitz
05-09-2015, 12:28 PM
Damn killed that corner

alnorth
05-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Thanks ump, we appreciate it

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:29 PM
THROW STRIKES!!! damn it

thank you.. and got the call

RealSNR
05-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Are the announcers really congratulating the Tiger batters for taking strikes? LMAO

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:30 PM
Are the announcers really congratulating the Tiger batters for taking strikes? LMAO

yes..

Bl00dyBizkitz
05-09-2015, 12:31 PM
Good job Guts

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:31 PM
NOICE! Way to pitch around the double and walk

1adam1238
05-09-2015, 12:32 PM
These announcers really want the money shot from the tiger players.

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 12:33 PM
JGUTS

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/59/19/f2/5919f2d7848e747580931462f720e990.jpg

penbrook
05-09-2015, 12:33 PM
The radar gun must be broken it says 94 for JGuts and he never throws that hard

lewdog
05-09-2015, 12:33 PM
Yea these announcers have clearly turned on us. Much praise earlier and now they are rooting for a Tigers rally.

tk13
05-09-2015, 12:33 PM
Guthrie really has better stuff than people give him credit for. That's why he lit it up in September last year, he was locked in. He throws low 90s with movement, and a change up that really dives when he's throwing it well. He just has to keep the ball down and locate.

suzzer99
05-09-2015, 12:34 PM
Jguts always comes through when you expect it least

Chiefspants
05-09-2015, 12:34 PM
The radar gun must be broken it says 94 for JGuts and he never throws that hard

He threw that hard throughout September and October.

ChiefsCountry
05-09-2015, 12:34 PM
When CoMo said Guthrie was shit, I knew we were in for a good performance today. Never fails.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 12:34 PM
Yea these announcers have clearly turned on us. Much praise earlier and now they are rooting for a Tigers rally.

They are Fox announcers unaffiliated with either team. They are rooting for a close compelling game for ratings. A Royal blowout late and no one outside of KC is watching FS1

milkman
05-09-2015, 12:35 PM
Yea these announcers have clearly turned on us. Much praise earlier and now they are rooting for a Tigers rally.

They're are rooting for a game.

Chiefspants
05-09-2015, 12:36 PM
When CoMo said Guthrie was shit, I knew we were in for a good performance today. Never fails.

JGuts was just one solid performance away from being a KC Legend. The dude pretty much got us into October last year.

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 12:46 PM
JGuts was just one solid performance away from being a KC Legend. The dude pretty much got us into October last year.

Hes a legend in my book - look back at what we got him for from the Rockies - literally a sack of baseballs had more value

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article3338572.html

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:48 PM
2 great hits into rotten luck

Chiefspants
05-09-2015, 12:49 PM
Hes a legend in my book - look back at what we got him for from the Rockies - literally a sack of baseballs had more value

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article3338572.html

He's an innings eater, he won't light up the stat books or win a Cy Young, but he's been an undeniable asset over the past three seasons.

I'm still concerned with his overall production (he's wavered a couple of times in this game as well), but I will always be thankful that Moore was able to land him for Johnahnaothon Sanchize

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:51 PM
be nice if Guts could have an easy 6th & 7th

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:53 PM
be nice if Guts could have an easy 6th & 7th

well, so much for that...fuck

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:53 PM
okay, Yost, don't fuck around here

Hootie
05-09-2015, 12:54 PM
I remember Hootie saying He would keep Gordon at the leadoff spot

I would ... actually.

But Escobar is kind of a mental midget when it comes to hitting so if it would hurt his feelings for him to bat 9th then so be it.

Gordon has .400 OBP

years ago I argued our best hitter (Gordon) shouldn't bat leadoff because none of our other stiffs could drive him in

Now? We have a great 2, 3, 4, 5 so I'd prefer to have a guy who gets on at a 40% clip at leadoff as opposed to Alcides "I make Salvy look patient" Escobar.

But if it causes Escobar to be all somber and unhappy at 9th and he regresses to a .230 hitter then fine, keep him at leadoff.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 12:54 PM
His stuff just sucks flat-out. Miggy is going to have a field day today. I bet he's more fooled in BP.

you stupid

Hootie
05-09-2015, 12:56 PM
Guthrie really has better stuff than people give him credit for. That's why he lit it up in September last year, he was locked in. He throws low 90s with movement, and a change up that really dives when he's throwing it well. He just has to keep the ball down and locate.

Oh come on.

Guthrie has mediocre stuff with very mediocre secondary pitches.

He's a solid #4 or #5 because he has a great mental game and he doesn't let 1 bad pitch effect his game. He's an innings eater that can keep you in the game.

At this point, his 2 seamer might be a B- pitch. His changeup is a C at best. He's a guy who gets you through a season who ideally shouldn't be pitching meaningful October games.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 12:57 PM
Aww, almost

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:57 PM
dyson you idiot

Hootie
05-09-2015, 12:57 PM
Guthrie should pitch today until his arm falls off ... or the Tigers get within 3.

Love to see him go at least 8.

Hootie
05-09-2015, 12:58 PM
ha! Two insane OF's with insane range had no idea who should go for that one. Can't fault them there. Almost made an incredible play. At least it looked athletic as opposed to the October Aoki miracle LMAO

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:58 PM
Guthrie should pitch today until his arm falls off ... or the Tigers get within 3.

Love to see him go at least 8.

naw, I'm bringing davis and holland in

Bl00dyBizkitz
05-09-2015, 12:58 PM
I would pull Guts here. They're starting to really drive the ball now, worried that lead could disappear really quickly.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 12:59 PM
ha! Two insane OF's with insane range had no idea who should go for that one. Can't fault them there. Almost made an incredible play. At least it looked athletic as opposed to the October Aoki miracle LMAO

i think dyson fucked that up but whatever

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 12:59 PM
ha! Two insane OF's with insane range had no idea who should go for that one. Can't fault them there. Almost made an incredible play. At least it looked athletic as opposed to the October Aoki miracle LMAO

Yeah, no one should be too upset over that. That was amusing if anything.
Guts needs to get through one more inning at least.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:00 PM
I would pull Guts here. They're starting to really drive the ball now, worried that lead could disappear really quickly.

yea 2 solid hits, one that almost went yard. I'm definitely not letting him face the top of the order again after that unless we tack some on

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:00 PM
Yeah, no one should be too upset over that. That was amusing if anything.
Guts needs to get through one more inning at least.

I think cain has that if dyson isn't in the way

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 01:01 PM
All you guys do is complain about how our starters don't get us innings. Now we're up 4 runs and Guthrie is at what 85 pitches going into the 7th and you're not at least letting him start the inning?

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:02 PM
swing the bat, gordon, ffs, it's not against the rules

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:03 PM
All you guys do is complain about how our starters don't get us innings. Now we're up 4 runs and Guthrie is at what 85 pitches going into the 7th and you're not at least letting him start the inning?

our pen tends to do better when they start an inning clean, for whatever reason

milkman
05-09-2015, 01:03 PM
I think cain has that if dyson isn't in the way

But you can't lay blame on Dyson for attempting to make a play.

That's one time when speed doesn't pay dividends.

Blankey
05-09-2015, 01:04 PM
What the hell...

tk13
05-09-2015, 01:04 PM
Hey look, Hootie's back to pick a fight in a 6-1 game.

Nothing I said was inaccurate. I said the same things last year. He can't blow guys away, which is why he has to locate and needs this defense behind him. His changeup is much better after working with Shields for two years. That's what turned him into an effective pitcher. Go back and watch September last year, it was really moving like an old Greg Maddux changeup, and that's when he was performing really well. Of course he's a #4 or 5 starter. He just has to keep the ball down.

baitism
05-09-2015, 01:04 PM
One out. Why the hell would you run there?

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:05 PM
wtf did you send him??? god damn we have the most idiotic 3rd base coach in baseball

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 01:05 PM
wtf was that

Why Not?
05-09-2015, 01:05 PM
My God, infante is slow

KCUnited
05-09-2015, 01:05 PM
Infante with a Kendrick Lewis angle to the plate.

TambaBerry
05-09-2015, 01:05 PM
Fire that third base coach he is obviously a fucking idiot

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 01:06 PM
our pen tends to do better when they start an inning clean, for whatever reason

I just think that this would be a decent game to get some rest for Davis especially. I would like to see 7 from Guthrie, but give him a short leash in the 7th.

Would have been great to have just gotten that extra run.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:06 PM
dude has a cannon, infante isnt what you call fast and has a sore groin as it is...infante slowed too thinking he wasn't getting sent

Chiefspants
05-09-2015, 01:06 PM
wtf did you send him??? god damn we have the most idiotic 3rd base coach in baseball

He will never live Game 7 down.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 01:06 PM
Then again, our fucking bullpen is just stupid good so we don't even have to go to Wade.

RealSNR
05-09-2015, 01:07 PM
Davis needs rest, and for once a starting pitcher got us 6 with a decent lead.

Some guy, Herrera, and Holland. Done.

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 01:07 PM
I have no idea, follow your heart here Ned it has never failed you :thumb:

C3HIEF3S
05-09-2015, 01:08 PM
Davis needs rest, and for once a starting pitcher got us 6 with a decent lead.

Some guy, Herrera, and Holland. Done.

No Herrera, suspended.

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:09 PM
I'm having Guthrie pitch the entire game unless the Tigers get it within 3 and put a baserunner on ...

we actually could use a day off for a few of our guys after last night's 9th inning debacle

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:09 PM
Davis needs rest, and for once a starting pitcher got us 6 with a decent lead.

Some guy, Herrera, and Holland. Done.

herrera is not available

tk13
05-09-2015, 01:09 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jeremy Guthrie is back out for the seventh. The Royals are very unlikely to use Davis, Madson or Frasor today.</p>&mdash; Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) <a href="https://twitter.com/McCulloughStar/status/597115996340690944">May 9, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:09 PM
Nah.

I want Guthrie to pitch all 9. That would be tremendous.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:11 PM
whew...

milkman
05-09-2015, 01:11 PM
Well done.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:11 PM
Nah.

I want Guthrie to pitch all 9. That would be tremendous.

not happening, maybe go hoch in the 8th

PHOG
05-09-2015, 01:12 PM
Very close, but out...and a 1-2-3 inning for JGuts. :thumb:

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:12 PM
not happening, maybe go hoch in the 8th

well, maybe it will..that was an extremely easy inning

suzzer99
05-09-2015, 01:12 PM
Nice play Hos/Guts!

Dyson and Cain did nothing wrong on that triple. It's amazing a ball can find it's way 6" from both of their gloves.

Worst 3B coach call I've seen in a long time.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 01:12 PM
I'd send Guthrie back out for the 8th

Chiefspants
05-09-2015, 01:12 PM
not happening, maybe go hoch in the 8th

JGuts is only at 92 pitches and has a 4 run lead. I would not be surprised at all to see him back out in the 8th.

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 01:12 PM
JGuts is only at 92 pitches and has a 4 run lead. I would not be surprised at all to see him back out in the 8th.

For sure

tk13
05-09-2015, 01:12 PM
Pitch count is in a good spot, but Yost may want a different pitcher to run through the Cabrera part of the order.

Why Not?
05-09-2015, 01:12 PM
I'm having Guthrie pitch the entire game unless the Tigers get it within 3 and put a baserunner on ...

we actually could use a day off for a few of our guys after last night's 9th inning debacle

This

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:13 PM
ill give guts a runner in the 8th but wouldnt be mad to see hoch start the inning

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:14 PM
there is no way Guthrie doesn't get the 8th

there is no reason not to use our #5 for as long as needed when we need a bullpen rest day

milkman
05-09-2015, 01:15 PM
Nice play Hos/Guts!

Dyson and Cain did nothing wrong on that triple. It's amazing a ball can find it's way 6" from both of their gloves.

Worst 3B coach call I've seen in a long time.

I do think the fact that both had a chance to make a play affected the other's attempt to make a play.

Rios doesn't have Dyson's speed, so if there's no chanc for collision, Cain might have made that play.

But as I said earlier, you con not blame Dyason for going after that play.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:15 PM
there is no way Guthrie doesn't get the 8th

there is no reason not to use our #5 for as long as needed when we need a bullpen rest day

hoch and holly are well rested

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:16 PM
hoch and holly are well rested

and I'd like to keep it that way

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:17 PM
I do think the fact that both had a chance to make a play affected the other's attempt to make a play.

Rios doesn't have Dyson's speed, so if there's no chanc for collision, Cain might have made that play.

But as I said earlier, you con not blame Dyason for going after that play.

Exactly. I'd rather have hesitation in a 5 run game lead to a triple then Cain or Dyson making the catch and colliding at 20 MPH and killing one another

Mr. Laz
05-09-2015, 01:17 PM
high and inside to make esky hesitate

That's what happens when the MLB allows open season on the Royals

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:18 PM
I guess I just can't figure out Ned.

Fine, I like watching Hoch pitch blah blah blah but we're up 4 and Guthrie is at 92 pitches. There is no fucking con to letting him start the 8th

milkman
05-09-2015, 01:18 PM
"As if Kansas City needs another arm in that bullpen."

LMAO

tk13
05-09-2015, 01:20 PM
Guthrie's coming back out for the 8th.

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:21 PM
well, I guess it won't hurt to build up Hoch's confidence some more. I'll give Ned the nod on this one.

Edit: Ok, Guts back up. They must be giving him 1 baserunner. I like it.

milkman
05-09-2015, 01:23 PM
Hoch gets the 9th?

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:23 PM
Hoch gets the 9th?

most likely

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:24 PM
Hoch gets the 9th?

probably; that's fine

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:24 PM
whew..thought that was parked

tk13
05-09-2015, 01:24 PM
Victor's had Guthrie's number today.

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:24 PM
I think V Mart enjoys hitting off of Guthrie

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:25 PM
okay, good game for guts

Bl00dyBizkitz
05-09-2015, 01:25 PM
7.1 innings 2ER. I'll take that any day from Guts, especially against the Tigers. Good outing.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:25 PM
holland now in the 9th i would guess

Mr. Laz
05-09-2015, 01:25 PM
Really prefer Hoch coming in with the bases clean

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:26 PM
7.1 innings 2ER. I'll take that any day from Guts, especially against the Tigers. Good outing.

I think I'd take that from Clayton Kershaw any day.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 01:26 PM
Looks like we decided Guthrie was only getting one baserunner

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 01:26 PM
holland now in the 9th i would guess

no chance unless the Tigs start scoring

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:27 PM
no chance unless the Tigs start scoring

i doubt they push hoch for 2 innings

alnorth
05-09-2015, 01:27 PM
Yeah, Holland is very likely not pitching unless its a save situation. Ned Yost has been locked into "save = my closer, no save = anyone else" more than most managers

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:27 PM
Looks like we decided Guthrie was only getting one baserunner

at least that's good bullpen management

Ned must have gotten my letter

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:28 PM
i doubt they push hoch for 2 innings

then again if he only has to throw 5 or 6 pitches...

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:28 PM
Really prefer Hoch coming in with the bases clean

LMAO

tk13
05-09-2015, 01:29 PM
3 pitches. That works.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:29 PM
3 pitches, 2 outs..send him back out in the 9th

Mr. Laz
05-09-2015, 01:29 PM
Nice job, Hoch


didn't let having a runner on base freak him out :clap:

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:29 PM
Luke looks like 2013 Luke, so that's good!

...and he should probably come back in the 9th after those 3 whole pitches

milkman
05-09-2015, 01:30 PM
That's a good solid two outs for Hoch.

The rest of the league has to be looking at KC and thinking, "Fuck!!".

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:30 PM
Nice job, Hoch


didn't let having a runner on base freak him out :clap:

I guess you took 2013 off as a Royals fan

suzzer99
05-09-2015, 01:30 PM
Duffy and Volquez blow up and Guts gives us that when we really needed it - just like last year when he saved our season in the last game vs. the Tigers. I really think if we don't win that game we miss the playoffs.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 01:30 PM
We're at 98.9%. With our bullpen, probably more like 99.9%

PACHIEFSFAN
05-09-2015, 01:31 PM
holland now in the 9th i would guess

Hoch can finish the game.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:32 PM
Hoch can finish the game.

little behind there

Mr. Laz
05-09-2015, 01:33 PM
I guess you took 2013 off as a Royals fan
there's hootie, trying so hard to find some way to be a dick


in the past, Hoch has let pressure freak him out.


We need the other Hoch from now on. If you want to pretend like you already know then by all means lie and act like a dick.

Hootie
05-09-2015, 01:35 PM
reliever Hoch is sensational ; just like reliever Davis

that's what happens when you have a starter's arsenal and get to add 3-4 MPH to your pitches

you think I had an ounce of worry when Hoch relieved Guthrie last inning? LMAO

RealSNR
05-09-2015, 01:35 PM
Butera's been remarkable, too.

Really hope that means we give Perez more days off now.

suzzer99
05-09-2015, 01:36 PM
If we had Hoch to pitch the 6th last year we'd have won the WS 4-1.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:36 PM
gordon swung at ball 4 in the dirt

RealSNR
05-09-2015, 01:37 PM
Uh, that's not a swing, dumbass ump

baitism
05-09-2015, 01:38 PM
That's a brutal call.

RealSNR
05-09-2015, 01:38 PM
What the flying fuck :spock:

Bl00dyBizkitz
05-09-2015, 01:38 PM
lmfao no way in hell that is a strike

alnorth
05-09-2015, 01:38 PM
Umpire wants time for a shower and a nap before going out to dinner tonight

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:38 PM
ump wants to hit the strip bars early

tk13
05-09-2015, 01:39 PM
Infante's having himself a good day.

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:39 PM
be nice had gordon not swung at ball 4

RealSNR
05-09-2015, 01:39 PM
There. Fuck you, fatso

PHOG
05-09-2015, 01:39 PM
It must be almost Happy Hour at the umps favorite local watering hole.

alnorth
05-09-2015, 01:43 PM
This is extremely rare for Ned. Has to be because Holland hasn't pitched in forever

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:44 PM
holland now in the 9th i would guess

guess i was right after all

Chiefspants
05-09-2015, 01:45 PM
Did that pitch clock at 96 mph?

The PMII Hypothesis
05-09-2015, 01:46 PM
i doubt they push hoch for 2 innings

My bad Pete

petegz28
05-09-2015, 01:46 PM
My bad Pete

meh, i thought with only 3 pitches they'd send him back out