Showing posts with label Royals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Royals. Show all posts

Monday, April 13, 2009

Comic: Royals Wrap-Up

Sunday, April 12, 2009

4/12 Yankees at Royals; Game 6

YANKEES (3-2)
  1. Gardner CF
  2. Jeter SS
  3. Swisher 1B
  4. Matsui DH
  5. Nady RF
  6. Cano 2B
  7. Cabrera LF
  8. Ransom 3B
  9. Molina C
Pitching: RHP Joba Chamberlain.

ROYALS (2-3)
  1. Crisp CF
  2. Aviles SS
  3. DeJesus LF
  4. Teahen 3B
  5. Jacobs 1B
  6. B. Pena DH
  7. Callaspo 2B
  8. Buck C
  9. Bloomquist RF
Pitching: RHP Gil Meche

Saturday, April 11, 2009

4/11 Yankees at Royals; Game 5

YANKEES (2-2)
  1. Jeter SS
  2. Swisher LF Damon LF
  3. Teixeira 1B Swisher 1B
  4. Matsui DH
  5. Posada C
  6. Cano 2B
  7. Nady RF
  8. Ransom 3B
  9. Gardner CF
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia.

ROYALS (2-2)
  1. Crisp CF
  2. Callaspo 2B
  3. DeJesus LF
  4. Butler DH
  5. Gordon 3B
  6. Aviles SS
  7. Jacobs 1B
  8. Olivio C
  9. Bloomquist RF
Pitching: LHP Horacio Ramirez.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Game 4

Andy Pettitte won this game with a dominating performance. Anytime you can get seven innings out of your starter and only have him give up one run, you should win. His control was nearly perfect and he only surrendered one walk while K'ing six. Bruney had a good inning and Rivera finished it off with his first save. The offense also performed fairly well again. I would have hoped they would do better against Ponson but they got enough runs. Swisher had another extra base hit, although his misplay in the outfield cost Pettitte his only run. Teixeira and Cano also continued their mini hot streaks.

All in all, this was exactly what the Yankees needed. Everything went about as well as you could hope for. Now with Sabathia lined up for tomorrow, they can hopefully get over .500.

4/10 Yankees at Royals; Game 4

YANKEES (1-2)
  1. Jeter SS
  2. Damon LF
  3. Teixeira 1B
  4. Matsui DH
  5. Posada C
  6. Cano 2B
  7. Swisher RF
  8. Ransom 3B
  9. Gardner CF
Pitching: Andy Pettitte.

ROYALS (2-1)
  1. Crisp CF
  2. Aviles SS
  3. DeJesus LF
  4. Teahen RF
  5. Gordon 3B
  6. Butler DH
  7. Jacobs 1B
  8. Olivio C
  9. Callaspo 2B
Pitching: Sidney Ponson

Friday, August 15, 2008

Game 122: Royals at Yankees

YANKEES (64-57) 
Damon DH 
Jeter SS 
Abreu RF 
Rodriguez 3B 
Giambi 1B 
Nady LF 
Cano 2B 
Gardner CF 
Molina C 
Pettitte LHP

I am tired of losing. 

Monday, June 9, 2008

Game 64: Royals at Yankees Recap

That is not a fun way to lose. Reminds me a little bit of game 6 of the 2003 world series. Strange that Mo gives up 2 9th inning home runs to the Royals to give up the lead. Moose pitched well but it was not enough and he get the no-decision with 2 earned runs.  A-Rod had a crushing 2 run home run his tenth of the season and the Yankees once again bounce their record back to .500. Yankees lose 3-2 and take two out of four from the Royals. 

Game 64: Royals at Yankees

Here are the lineups 

YANKEES
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Giambi 1B
Cano 2B
Molina C
Cabrera CF
Mussina RHP

I feel bad for those guys 99ยบ weather in pants. Takes a real man to play baseball

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Game 63: Royals at Yankees Recap

With second straight defeat of the Royals with Joba on the mound the Yankees move their record to one game over .500 and move into third place. Joba had a good outing besides that one hanging slider to Guillen. He went 4.1 innings, 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 runs, 1 BB, 1 HR and 78 pitches and 53 of them were strikes. Then came in Dan Geise and he twirled a gem pitching 2 and 2/3rds innings of hitless ball picking up his first major league win. Abreu and Giambi both belted home runs to give the Yankees the offense they needed to defeat the Royals 6-3.



















Giambi hit 3 home runs in 4 games showing the Royals to "Respect his AUTHORITY".

Game 63: Royals at Yankees

Here are the lineups 

YANKEES
Damon DH
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui LF
Giambi 1B
Posada C
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Chamberlian RHP

Notes: Joba's pitch count is limited 75-80 pitches.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Live Blog: Yankees At Royals 4/10

Heres the lineups

Yankees
Damon LF
Cabrera CF
Rodriguez 3B
Posada DH
Matsui RF
Molina C
Cano 2B
Ensberg 1B
Gonzalez SS
Pettitte LHP

Notes: Interesting Matsui in right who has only played there four times for the Yankees. Just thought you guys should know that the Yankees are 11-66 with runners in scoring position on the season and are 1-13 this series.

Nate here now. I'll be doing the liveblog tonight. Please if your reading this give us your input in the comments section.

A bit of an odd lineup today. Good to see Jorge back, although not at catcher. He played long toss today, and Derek Jeter should return relatively soon.

1st inning: Yanks go 1-2-3, making John Bale look like the great pitcher that he is. WE: 40.9.
Rough inning for Pettitte, hopefully he'll turn it around. Morgan Ensberg showed us the value of defense at first. WE: 35.4

2nd inning: The Yankees managed to baserunners, but Morgan Ensberg showed off his superior batting eye by taking called strike three. I'm really starting to get annoyed at this offense. WE: 30.6 Tony Pena Jr. is now 0 for his last 21. He would fit right in with the Yankees. Oh, wait, he plays good defense. Nice inning for Pettitte, though. WE: 34.8

3rd inning: Hey, a run! Melky hit a homer to left-center, despite not putting a great swing on the ball. A-Rod followed by not hitting a homerun, and instead grounding to third. WE: 41.8 In the bottom of the inning Pettitte got in trouble again, but got a DP ball to end it. WE: 47.8- It keeps on climbing.

4th inning: Two straight hits to start the inning. Is that allowed? Molina grounds into a DP, but Posada scores from third. 2-1 Yankees. Cano pops up the first pitch. WE: 54.6- damn right. The tarp is now on the field, despite no rain. Ken Singleton mentioned that there is a thunderstorm watch in the area. I guess that means Pettitte is done, which sucks, because the bullpen had to pitch five last night, and will likely pitch more tonight. Can you say Joba for two? WE: 55.1

RAIN DELAY........9:24-9:43
(this is now Charlie)

OK now the tarp is off it seems the game is starting. Horrah.

4th inning part 2: It seems Pettitte will continue pitching since he is on the mound after the deley and he comes back in with a runner on first and one out. Pettitte picks off Alex Gordon who was on first two down. Gload grounds out to Cano to end the inning. WE: 67.6%

Fifth Inning: Morgan Ensberg leads off the fifth with a nice single up the middle. Gonzalez sac bunts to move Ensburg into scoring position and there is now one out. Damon gets an infield single to to the shortstop and their are now runners on first and third one out. If we don't get a run here I will chase Melky all the way back to Santo Domingo. The Melkman delivers (fuck you John Sterling) and the Yanks lead 3-1. In the meantime, Hideo Nomo's ghost is warming in the bulllpen. Yanks get another run on a force at second. By the way this is Nate again. WE: 59.8 Another quick inning for Pettitte. He's cruising. WE: 85.6

Sixth Inning: Some bad news: Alan Horne left today's game in SWB due to a biceps injury. At least we still have Kei Igawa. Yankees strand a runner on third. WE: 83.6 Esteban German leads of the bottom of the sixth with a screaming line drive right at Pettitte, who snags it. Pettitte=Cat. 1-2-3 again- Vintage Andy. WE: 90.2%

Seventh Inning: Remember what you are doing right now, Hideo Nomo has made his triumphant return. He starts by giving up a hit to AG on the first pitch. Johnny Damon tried to completely ruin this inning, but only kind of ruined it, by beating out a DP ball. Hideo Nomo has cool sideburns. There I said it. Melky advances the runner on a crappy grounder. JOBA!! is warming up in the bullpen. Joba and Nomo in the same game, does it get any better? Nomo walks A-Rod. He walks Posada too, and now the entire continent of Asia watches as Nomo faces Matsui. Godzilla vs. The Tornado- coming soon to a theater near you. The Tornado wins. His sideburns were just too much, as Matsui pops out, bringing much dishonor to his household. WE: 83.8 Pettitte comes back out, and gives up a leadoff hit to Billy Butler. I would guess if he gets in trouble Joba will come in. Andy gets a comebacker on a check swing from Alex Gordon, and gets the out at second, but AG's throw pulled Ensberg off the bag. Pettitte gets Gload to fly to center, and then exits. I'm assuming its Joba time. Joba gets John Buck to fly to center to end the inning. WE: 93.8

Eighth Inning: Yanks go fairly quietly, stranding one. WE: 96.2. Tony Pena Jr. leads off with a hard liner that Cano boots. AG gets the force at second on Gathright grounder. Joba K's German, making him look stupid. Teahan singles on a hit and run. First and third, 2 out. Joba whiffs Guillen on a 99 MPH heater. WE: 97.1

Ninth Inning: Two outs, then A-Rod goes A-Gone, tying Bobby Murcer on the Yankees home run list. Jorge follows up with a homer of his own. Finally some offense. Nomo gets Matsui again. WE: 96.5 Not a save situation, but Mo is in anyway. A-Rod makes a nice play to get Butler. He's a good baseball player. Gordon pops up to AG. 1 out away. Gload singles, so now we have to keep hearing about that annoying hitting streak. Miguel Olivo in for John Buck. Damon makes the catch a few feet in front of the track to improve to 5-5.

Boston tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Live Blog: Yankees At Royals 4/9

Heres the lineup 

Yankees
Damon DH
Cano 2B
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui LF
Giambi 1B
Molina C
Cabrera CF
Gonzalez SS
Kennedy RHP Brian Bruney RHP
         
Notes: Jorge has been diagnosed with a shoulder strain and should only be out for a few days. Morgan Ensberg injured his left ankle on Monday, and he most likely will be placed on the 15 day DL. The Captain might also be heading to the DL. Thanks to Pete Abe for all the news. Also Shelley Duncan was optioned to Triple-A Scranton.  

SHIT I.P.K. IS NOT STARTING...........BRIAN BRUNEY IS......FUCK. I WILL GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ABOUT I.P.K. WHEN I GET ONE. 

First Inning: Damon leads off the game with a walk. Cano then grounds into a 6-4-3 double play now the red hot Abreu steps up to the plate. Abreu grounds out to short to end the inning. WE: 54%

Bottom One. Bruney bare hands a ground ball hit back to him (like a true man) and throws out the speedy Gathright. Mark Grudzielanek, (only gonna spell that once from now on he is Mike G.) hit a long foul ball off the Bru crew (he is a one man crew). UPDATE: I.P.K. did not start because the rain is coming and did not want to waste him. Those tricky Yankees. Mark G. hits a broken bat ground ball to Gonzalez. The rain starts coming down and it looks like the Yankees were right. Teahen walks. Bruney strikes out Guillen to end the inning. The Bru crew is looking pretty good so far. WE: 53.3%   

Second Inning: It is really pouring now in Kauffman stadium as A-Rod grounds out to third. Matsui and Giambi both ground out to end the inning. By the looks of this rain this game is going to get called. WE: 53.3% 

Bottom Two. Leading off the second for the Royals is Billy Butler who hits a nice double to left field. The third baseman Alex Gorden, former teammate of Joba at Nebraska, and strikes out swinging. Everyone know Brain Bruney is strengthened by the rain which is really coming down now. The Bru crew strikes out Gload for his third strikeout of them game. Billy Traber is warming in the bullpen. Bruney strikes out Buck to strike out the side. 36 pitches in two innings, it is really not pretty. WE: 53.3%

Third Inning: Molina leads off for the Yankees in the top of the third with a nice double. Melky pops out to the second baseman and does not move the runner over, one out. Gonzalez files out to right to make two outs. Damon strikes out to end the inning and leaves a runner at second. WE: 53.3%

Bottom Three. Coming in for the Yanks to pitch is the lefty Billy Traber. Tony Pena Jr. grounds out to third. The speed demon Gathright steps up and stikes out. Whew I love relievers who can get outs maybe you can learn from Billy, Farnsworth. Mark G. gets a broken bat single to right. Teahen walks after working the count to 3-2. Trabers tripped into trouble but alliteration aside lets see what happens. Gullien lines out to left to end the inning. WHEW. WE:52.3%

Fourth Inning: I really hope the Yankees don't bring in the Farns. I would rather watch  eight straight hours of the Jerry Springer Show (which the Frans appeared on with his wife/cousin). OK that's a little too far, just because he has a red neck does not mean he is a hick. Anyway Cano grounds out to Tony Pena Jr. to start off the inning. DAMN IT THE FARNS (in all his studlyness) IS WARMING UP. Why does this happen to me, meanwhile Abreu flies out to left for the second out. A-God lines one into the gap and stretches it into a two out double. Matusi walks to make it first and second two outs. Giambi pops it out to third in foul grounds. According to Ken Singleton "It is not raining runs here" and I have to say.....I have nothing to say. WE: 51%  

Bottom Four. Billy Butler grounds it to A-God who makes a sick play to get the out. Oh yea FARNSWORTHLESS IS IN (SHIT). Gorden hits a loop single to right where Abreu slides and gets the ball on a hop. MOLINA nails Gorden on a attempted steal. GRAB SOME PINE MEAT. The Farns then strikes out Gload. Good inning for the Farns. WE: 52.9

Fifth Inning: Molina pops out to left to kick this fifth inning off. Melky pops out to second for the second out. A-Gon hits a deep ball to left field for a double and his second major league hit. Damon strikes out to end the inning. WE: 51.5%

Bottom Five. I.P.K. is warming up. The Farns gives up a HUGE home run to John Buck that went all the way to the centerfield waterfall. Tony Pena Jr. tries to bunt but A-Rod makes a nice play to get him out. T.P.J. is now 0 for his last 20 at bats. Gathright now tries to lay down a bunt and he succeeds. Gathright steals second and that is his 6th stolen base, Molina almost got him. Gathright now tries to steal third but Jose puts him back in place and guns him down. Two down and on that pitch Mark G. walked. Now the Farns walks Teahen. Damn Farnswoth gives up an RBI single to Gullien and now the score is 2-0 KC and runners are on first and third. Butler grounds out to Cano and he flips it to second to end the inning. To summarize that inning in two words: FARNSWORTH SUCKS. WE: 23.2%

Sixth Inning: Cano leads off the sixth and lines a single over the head of the shortstop. Lets get some runs now boys. Abreu now grounds into a double play. A-Rod ends the inning by grounding out to third. WE: 27.7 

Bottom Six. I.P.K. comes in now in the bottom of the 6th inning, crazy huh? I.P.K. walks Alex Gorden. Gload hits a deep ball to left out to the reach of Matsui and Gorden scores. Gload gets a RBI double. Now John Buck gets a single but the runners hold. Runners on first and third no outs. The young Irishman Ian is in trouble. T.P.J. hits a slow roller to A-Gon who flips to second and they can only get one. T.P.J. is now 0-21. Another run scores Royals lead 4-0. Gathright lines out to center for the second out. Mike G. grounds out to A-Rod to end the inning. I have just realized it is hard for the Yankees to win if they don't SCORE RUNS. WE: 5.3%

Seventh Inning: Godzilla leads off by hitting a hard deep liner to right which is caught on the backpedal. The Giambiano lifts a high ball to center caught by Gathright. Molina grounds out to second to end the inning. WE: 6.3%

Bottom Seven. Why am I still doing this. No one is reading but I have commitment thats right America I will not start something I can not finish, expect for a sandwich then I will save the rest for later. OK I.P.K. comes out for his second inning of work and Ks Teahen with a 3-2 change-up. Gullien lifts a high ball to Godzilla who gets it. Two down and the mighty Billy Butler at the plate who walks. Now Alex Gorden steps in who strikes out. If the Yankees want to win they need to score runs..I know thats a bold statement but thats how I feel. WE: 3.4%

Eighth Inning: The Melk Man leads off with a single. A-Gon grounds into a double play to kill all of my hope of a comeback. Right after I say that Damon hits a two out double to right...shesh. Cano grounds out to second to end the inning. WE: Small.

Bottom Eight. Gload grounds out to second. John Buck grounds out to short. Now T.P.J. is up at the plate and he strikes out and it is now 0-22. WE: Smaller

Ninth Inning. This is the Yankees last chance to score some runs. Abreu digs in and get a broken bat ground out to second and goes 0-4 tonight which is not good for my fantasy team. A-Rod hits a line drive off the glove of Pena and is ruled a base hit. Gozilla walks. One out first and second and Trey Hillman is bringing in Jimmy Gobble. When we come back it will be Giambi vs. Gobble. Giambi pops out to the third basemen Gordon and he too goes 0-4 on the night. WHY CAN WE NOT HIT WITH RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION? Molina strikes out swinging to end the game.

ROYALS 4 YANKEES 0......SHIT

Well thats all folks. There is my live blog chock full of poor analysis, numerous spelling and grammatical errors, and vulgar language. My liveblog record this year is 1-1 put that in your pipe and smoke it Nate.