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HomeFish
05-25-2006, 01:31 PM
...how much will they blow their lead by? Extra points for correctly predicting the inning when the Tigers go ahead.

elrod
05-25-2006, 01:32 PM
Royals up 5-0 in the first. I predict the game ends 13-5 Detroit.

cleanwsox
05-25-2006, 01:33 PM
Well seeing that Homefish started this thread, I gotta believe the Royals hang on.

cleanwsox
05-25-2006, 01:34 PM
Break em up....


Back to Back to Back!

6-0

elrod
05-25-2006, 01:34 PM
OMG, 6-0 Royals. Back-to-back-to-back home runs by Graffy, Berroa and Mientkiewicz. Maroth out of the game after 1/3 of inning. Welcome to reality Mike. No more 2.45 ERA. Heh.

Chez
05-25-2006, 01:35 PM
The way the Tigers' season is going, this game will get rained out before it's official!

elrod
05-25-2006, 01:35 PM
What's up with the goofy camera angle? I guess this game's not on TV in either market, so they've got the Royals' radio guy along with the old-school behind-the-plate camera. It's kind of like sitting in the upper deck behind home plate.

Chips
05-25-2006, 01:38 PM
This poll sucks. Tigers will lose.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-25-2006, 01:38 PM
Well seeing that Homefish started this thread, I gotta believe the Royals hang on.

Royals 10 Detroit 4 :cool:

daveeym
05-25-2006, 01:39 PM
Oooh since none of the options can be attained anymore I'll make up my own. E. Homefish is a :dtroll: .

gbergman
05-25-2006, 01:39 PM
you should do a poll wher the royals aren't limited to less runs than they have scored

This thread SUCKS!!!!!!!

Dan Mega
05-25-2006, 01:39 PM
Wow KC lit up Maroth like a candle. Hope they keep it up!

elrod
05-25-2006, 01:40 PM
I love it when you get the radio broadcast with the video. With the exception of the four Chicago radio announcers, radio guys are almost always better than TV commentators.

elrod
05-25-2006, 01:42 PM
Maroth's ERA just ballooned from 2.45 to 3.56 in 1/3 of an inning.

JohnBasedowYoda
05-25-2006, 01:50 PM
This poll sucks. Tigers will lose.

Ayup!

patbooyah
05-25-2006, 01:51 PM
Maroth's ERA just ballooned from 2.45 to 3.56 in 1/3 of an inning.
the first member of the tigers' pitching staff to fall back to earth. the rest of them are bound to thud soon...

EDIT: and as i type this the royals make an error, followed by a single and it's 6-2. bases still loaded. 1 out.

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 01:52 PM
Maroth's ERA just ballooned from 2.45 to 3.56 in 1/3 of an inning.

Going into today, Detroit had 6 of the top 10 starter ERAs in the league. While it now looks like they'll be hard pressed not to win 90 games, who still thinks they aren't going to come back down to earth just a little bit?

Huisj
05-25-2006, 01:52 PM
All I can say is that it's about time time someone start smacking his 85 mph fastball and other junk around. Finally!

elrod
05-25-2006, 01:52 PM
And now it's 6-2 with bases loaded and one out. Berroa makes an error.

CHISOXFAN13
05-25-2006, 01:53 PM
Throw strikes Bautista:angry:

cleanwsox
05-25-2006, 01:53 PM
And now it's 6-2 with bases loaded and one out. Berroa makes an error.


Rooting for the Royals is about as frustrating as hearing people talk about American Idol.

JUribe1989
05-25-2006, 01:54 PM
This is why the Royals suck

elrod
05-25-2006, 01:54 PM
HBP. Ball thrown behind Polanco, nicks the jersey, and it's 6-3. AAA pitcher named Keppel is warming up.

CHISOXFAN13
05-25-2006, 01:55 PM
The Tigers will have the lead by the end of this inning. What a horrendous team.

CHISOXFAN13
05-25-2006, 01:56 PM
The Tigers will have the lead by the end of this inning. What a horrendous team.

Or not. :D:

1917
05-25-2006, 01:56 PM
If the Royals went up 10-0 on the Sox in the first, I would feel comfortable that we could make a comeback

elrod
05-25-2006, 01:56 PM
GIDP by Pudge, thankfully, and it's still 6-3. Rooting for the Royals reminds me of last September when the Tribe played them a bunch. It was Grady Sizemore losing a ball in the sun that did in the Tribe for good. Will that happen this time?

HotelWhiteSox
05-25-2006, 02:02 PM
Good thing I left Maroth on the bench

I agree, I expect some of their pitchers to come back to earth, their offense is good though

HomeFish
05-25-2006, 02:04 PM
****ing royals. This is so frustrating to watch. Hello 1.5 GB.

elrod
05-25-2006, 02:05 PM
Angel Berroa has 1 walk in 155 at-bats.

mccoydp
05-25-2006, 02:07 PM
Heck, it's only the bottom of the 2nd. The Royals still have plenty of time to **** it all up.

elrod
05-25-2006, 02:13 PM
Bautista lays down a 1-2-3 miracle in the second.

patbooyah
05-25-2006, 02:24 PM
in other baseball futility news, in the houston/washington game:

matthew lecroy, after throwing two balls into center trying to throw out runners, was just removed from the game mid-inning and replaced by robert fick. the first pitch to fick was a fastball that was way up and in and bounced off his mitt.

elrod
05-25-2006, 02:28 PM
Marcus Thames goes deep, now it's 6-5 Royals. What a pathetic excuse for a franchise. Remember, this whole 12-game skid began when they blew a lead in the 9th at Cleveland.

Hangar18
05-25-2006, 02:35 PM
That team is getting very early 90's Cubbish. terrible.
Its the SOX own fault, we played the Royals and managed to lose a few to them. Terrible.

JohnBasedowYoda
05-25-2006, 02:43 PM
Esteban German homered, 7-5 KC

Chips
05-25-2006, 02:43 PM
7-5 Royals.

CHISOXFAN13
05-25-2006, 02:46 PM
B. Keppel, whoever he is, is my new hero for getting out of the fourth inning.

I think he should be the Royals' All-Star rep because of it.

oeo
05-25-2006, 02:49 PM
Looks like Tigers pitching is finally falling back to earth. Welcome back Mike Maroth.

Fuller_Schettman
05-25-2006, 02:50 PM
Detroit misses Captain Cheesburger this weekend, but I doubt they sweep Cleveland at home. The Tigers' reality check starts Monday with 4 against the Yankmees, followed by Boston for 3 and then off to Sox Park and Toronto.

That little 16 game stretch should tell us a lot about what this team is made of...

elrod
05-25-2006, 02:53 PM
Actually, this 12 game losing streak started before the collapse in Cleveland. It started with a loss in Baltimore, where the Orioles won the game in the 8th.

DumpJerry
05-25-2006, 03:07 PM
After Detroit faces Cleveland this weekend they have 9 in a row against the Yankees, Red Sox and White Sox.

How did the opening for $6,000,000 Man go? "She's breaking up! I can't control her! She's crashing!"

Ahhh....reality!

Tragg
05-25-2006, 03:10 PM
The Royals once traded Jermaine Dye for Neffi Perez.....if that's how they evaluate talent, it's no wonder they win 60 games a year (40 this year).

HomeFish
05-25-2006, 03:14 PM
Ahhh....reality!

The reality is that the Tigers are still in this game and will likely have a 1.5 game lead at the end of the day.

batmanZoSo
05-25-2006, 03:17 PM
The Royals once traded Jermaine Dye for Neffi Perez.....if that's how they evaluate talent, it's no wonder they win 60 games a year (40 this year).

Look up their top draft picks from the past 15 years, too. It's because of the market.

MUsoxfan
05-25-2006, 03:18 PM
The reality is that the Tigers are still in this game and will likely have a 1.5 game lead at the end of the day.


I'm sure you'll be welcome with open arms over at motowntigers.com

They don't have any Tiger fans as big as you over there

Fuller_Schettman
05-25-2006, 03:24 PM
8-5, HomeTool

HomeFish
05-25-2006, 03:25 PM
Jason Grilli...YES!!

:bandance:

itsnotrequired
05-25-2006, 03:26 PM
8-5, HomeTool

:rolling:

Me thinks this poll needs more choices.

Tragg
05-25-2006, 03:30 PM
Jason Grilli...YES!!

Didn't we have him for a while?

Chips
05-25-2006, 03:33 PM
Didn't we have him for a while?

Yes and he was a busted leg.

dickallen15
05-25-2006, 03:34 PM
After Detroit faces Cleveland this weekend they have 9 in a row against the Yankees, Red Sox and White Sox.

How did the opening for $6,000,000 Man go? "She's breaking up! I can't control her! She's crashing!"

Ahhh....reality!

Sounds like the exact same thing thousands upon thousands were saying about a certain World Championship team a year ago. If the Tigers pitching holds up, and they do have some pitchers with a lot of talent, they aren't going to fade anytime soon. And watch for their owner to look to add a ton of payroll before the deadline.

Fuller_Schettman
05-25-2006, 03:40 PM
Sounds like the exact same thing thousands upon thousands were saying about a certain World Championship team a year ago. If the Tigers pitching holds up, and they do have some pitchers with a lot of talent, they aren't going to fade anytime soon. And watch for their owner to look to add a ton of payroll before the deadline.

I ain't skeered a no payroll!

It takes a great mind to assemble talent AND chemistry. How many teams have we seen play the Rent-A-Player game only to end up playing the home version in October?

oeo
05-25-2006, 03:45 PM
The reality is that the Tigers are still in this game and will likely have a 1.5 game lead at the end of the day.

I see it as the Tigers are not the invincible team you keep making them out to be. They've pitched way over their heads all year, and now everyone on that staff is starting to get knocked around, outside of Verlander. Can Verlander keep it up? Maybe...but he might implode as well.

MadetoOrta
05-25-2006, 03:45 PM
I can't get worked up in May. This is like a golg tournament. We're doing great after Round 1 and so are the tigers. Great. If Tiger Woods is a stroke behind Chad Campbell after 1 round, should Woods be concerned? Please. Let's get to 100. If the tigers are there too ... good for them. Let's get to the playoffs and let our starters go to town. Simple as that. The 1977 cubs were [at one time] 25 games over .500 and they finished .500.

dickallen15
05-25-2006, 03:47 PM
I ain't skeered a no payroll!

It takes a great mind to assemble talent AND chemistry. How many teams have we seen play the Rent-A-Player game only to end up playing the home version in October?

I'm just saying just because the Tigers have been brutal for a long while, don't expect a collapse. Their rotation is pretty solid. They have questions in the bullpen just like the Sox, probably more. They have a line-up that is very good, and a manager that obviously has control of the team, and has won before. I think they will fade at least a little, I hope they do, but its no lock.

Dan Mega
05-25-2006, 03:48 PM
I see it as the Tigers are not the invincible team you keep making them out to be. They've pitched way over their heads all year, and now everyone on that staff is starting to get knocked around, outside of Verlander. Can Verlander keep it up? Maybe...but he might implode as well.

By definition, Garland and Contreras both pitched "over their heads" last year. The Tigers are like the Sox of last year, and they're legit. Give credit where its due. They have a solid ballclub.

Chips
05-25-2006, 03:53 PM
The kittens put up their 6th run. Two on, two out in the 8th

Chips
05-25-2006, 03:54 PM
And Ivan Rodriguez is coming up to bat.

cleanwsox
05-25-2006, 03:54 PM
Gas Can Burgos is in. Why is Buddy Bell still using this guy late in games? Well, I guess there isn't really any other option.

patbooyah
05-25-2006, 03:55 PM
By definition, Garland and Contreras both pitched "over their heads" last year. The Tigers are like the Sox of last year, and they're legit. Give credit where its due. They have a solid ballclub.

yeah, but there was a reason that contreras turned it around: cooper. i agree that garland maybe was a little over his head. :D:

with the tigers, there is one thing that you can count on right away: during the second half of the season, kenny rogers' ERA will go up by more than one run. it has for the past three years.

Maroth's ERA went up an entire point today. against the royals. i really don't think they will be able to sustain their early success all year.

whitesoxfan
05-25-2006, 03:56 PM
I-Rod with a 2 run 3B to tie the game in the 8th :angry:

itsnotrequired
05-25-2006, 03:56 PM
The kittens put up their 6th run. Two on, two out in the 8th

Make that one man on and two more runs in. Pudge triples.

So much for hoping the Royals could keep a lead.:(:

Chips
05-25-2006, 03:56 PM
Tie ****ing game. Could Homefish be right?

patbooyah
05-25-2006, 03:56 PM
a triple for ivan rodriguez? are you kidding me?!

jesus the royals suck

Hitmen77
05-25-2006, 03:57 PM
is anyone really surprised the Tigers came back? The Royals are terrible.

cleanwsox
05-25-2006, 03:58 PM
Tie ****ing game. Could Homefish be right?


He actually went with the odds, it would have been longer odds for somebody to predict that the Royals would actually hold onto the lead.

SoxFan78
05-25-2006, 04:00 PM
I hate the Tigers for coming back, and I hate the Royals because they can't hold a lead!

Ol' No. 2
05-25-2006, 04:00 PM
By definition, Garland and Contreras both pitched "over their heads" last year. The Tigers are like the Sox of last year, and they're legit. Give credit where its due. They have a solid ballclub.Wrong, horse-hide breath.:D:

Garland pitched only slightly better (0.19 ERA) than his best previous year and Contreras actually finished worse than his best previous year.

In comparison, Maroth is 1.86 better than his best previous ERA and Robertson is 1.46 better than his previous best ERA. Neither of these guys are 24-year old phenoms. The chances of them keeping it up all year are infinitesimal.

1917
05-25-2006, 04:01 PM
is anyone really surprised the Tigers came back? The Royals are terrible.

Tigers got a brutal upcoming schedule, we'll see what they are made of in the next 2 weeks (Cle, NYY, Bos, and US)

bluestar
05-25-2006, 04:08 PM
What worries me about the Tigers right now is that not only are they playing great baseball with tons of confidence, they seem to catch every break. When the Sox played KC, they (the Royals) still had some measure of pride and played to win. Now that is all gone, and the Tigers get them when they are totally apathetic (and pathetic) and demoralized. In the upcoming series with Cleveland, the Kittens get to face Westbrook, Byrd, and Johnson. When the Sox play Cleveland next week, they get to face Lee, Sabathia, and Westbrook.

And Verlander isn't the only Detroit pitcher that is pitching well. Look at Nate Robertson's numbers over the last couple of games. Much like the Sox, the Kittens can tolerate an occasional outing by a starter that isn't especially sharp because of their offense.

itsnotrequired
05-25-2006, 04:10 PM
In comparison, Maroth is 0.75 better than his best previous ERA...

Fixed it for you after today's "performance".

:D:

MarySwiss
05-25-2006, 04:13 PM
Sounds like the exact same thing thousands upon thousands were saying about a certain World Championship team a year ago. If the Tigers pitching holds up, and they do have some pitchers with a lot of talent, they aren't going to fade anytime soon. And watch for their owner to look to add a ton of payroll before the deadline.
One big difference is that they have Maggs. I wonder what the over/under is on him staying off the DL all season?:rolleyes:

1917
05-25-2006, 04:16 PM
Was I dreaming or did Ozzie say he was going to ask Buddy Bell to be on his coaching staff for the All Star game?

Ol' No. 2
05-25-2006, 04:17 PM
Fixed it for you after today's "performance".

:D:And so it begins.

His ERA is RISING.

itsnotrequired
05-25-2006, 04:19 PM
Monroe solo shot. 9-8, Tigers in the 9th.

*sigh*

cleanwsox
05-25-2006, 04:19 PM
9-8 Kittens :angry:

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 04:19 PM
9-8 Detroit :angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:: angry::angry:

goon
05-25-2006, 04:20 PM
**** the royals.

Chips
05-25-2006, 04:20 PM
**** Detroit and

**** the Royals.

rowand33
05-25-2006, 04:20 PM
Damn Royals...

patbooyah
05-25-2006, 04:20 PM
seems like a few people might owe homefish an apology. :(::whiner:

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 04:21 PM
10 - 8 Detroit ......... anyone noticing a pattern here? :rolleyes:

Chips
05-25-2006, 04:21 PM
Ten to ****ing eight.

JUribe1989
05-25-2006, 04:21 PM
Why would any of you expect the Royals to beat the Tigers? Just wait until the Tigers start playing some real teams which is the next couple of weeks. They gone, stop worrying.

JermaineDye05
05-25-2006, 04:22 PM
why must the royals suck so badly my god come on sheesh

cleanwsox
05-25-2006, 04:22 PM
Monroe and Thames are on fire today...... well at least I won't have to cheer for the Royals until July since they are done with the AL Central for awhile.

Good riddance you pieces of ****.

patbooyah
05-25-2006, 04:22 PM
10 - 8 Detroit ......... anyone noticing a pattern here? :rolleyes:

yes. an it involves dessens giving up multiple runs in fractions of an inning.

KC really does suck.

itsnotrequired
05-25-2006, 04:22 PM
seems like a few people might owe homefish an apology. :(::whiner:

Pfft. His poll is still way off.

elrod
05-25-2006, 04:23 PM
Well, now the Royals get to go to New York and drop three more in a row. Then they go to the West Coast for seven against Oakland and Seattle before coming back for three with Texas. That means a 26-game losing streak before they finally get to play the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at home.

Chips
05-25-2006, 04:23 PM
Why would any of you expect the Royals to beat the Tigers? Just wait until the Tigers start playing some real teams which is the next couple of weeks. They gone, stop worrying.

When they were up 6-0, Yes.

When they were up 8-5 with two outs in the 8th, Yes.

When they are down by 2 in the 9th, No.

WSox8404
05-25-2006, 04:23 PM
**** you Royals. ****ing bastards. What a sorry excuse for a team that is. I would love to see a grudge match between them and the Cubs though. That may be the only team they could beat.

1917
05-25-2006, 04:24 PM
[quote=JermaineDye05]why must the royals suck so badly my god come on sheesh[/quot

It's embarrasing to say that 3 of their 10 wins are against us

TDog
05-25-2006, 04:24 PM
Wrong, horse-hide breath.:D:

Garland pitched only slightly better (0.19 ERA) than his best previous year and Contreras actually finished worse than his best previous year.

In comparison, Maroth is 1.86 better than his best previous ERA and Robertson is 1.46 better than his previous best ERA. Neither of these guys are 24-year old phenoms. The chances of them keeping it up all year are infinitesimal.

Well put.

Too bad, though, that the Tigers just hit two home runs to take a 10-8 lead. It may be worse by the time I finiah typing this.

Ol' No. 2
05-25-2006, 04:24 PM
They're going to be 22 games behind and it's not even Memorial Day yet. What's the record for finishing farthest back? And they're on pace to smash the 1962 Mets record for futility.

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 04:25 PM
Isn't it possible to win a game just by accident?

SOXPHILE
05-25-2006, 04:26 PM
My God, does this team suck. These Royals are cut from the same cloth of suck-dom as the Cubs, I think. THANKS FOR ROLLING OVER GUYS !!!

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 04:27 PM
It's embarrasing to say that 3 of their 10 wins are against us


And one of the Cubs' wins is against us :anon:

elrod
05-25-2006, 04:27 PM
What angers me is that we lost three games to that team. And we had middle or late-inning leads in all of them. Had we gone 9-0 or 8-1 against them then I wouldn't care.

Fuller_Schettman
05-25-2006, 04:27 PM
seems like a few people might owe homefish an apology. :(::whiner:

That is the upside, if not the motivation, of being a Dark Cloud; you get to say "I told you so!" when it comes to fruition.

Handy when the Tigers are playing the Royals.

Not so handy during a World Championship season...

cleanwsox
05-25-2006, 04:28 PM
Isn't it possible to win a game just by accident?

Not when you have 6 or 7 gas can's in your bullpen. Geez, how the heck did we lose to these guys.

On the bright side, it's gotta be frustrating for Detroit to sweep KC and only gain a 1/2 game on the World Champs. We'll be ok ..... go Injuns now I guess? :?:

Ol' No. 2
05-25-2006, 04:29 PM
seems like a few people might owe homefish an apology. :(::whiner:Why? For predicting the sun will come up in the east?

SouthSide_HitMen
05-25-2006, 04:29 PM
seems like a few people might owe homefish an apology. :(::whiner:

Some people think the glass is half full.
Some people think the glass is half empty.

Homefish sees several dozen glasses broken on the floor with the White Sox sliding head first into the shredded glass.

MarySwiss
05-25-2006, 04:30 PM
yes. an it involves dessens giving up multiple runs in fractions of an inning.

KC really does suck.
I couldn't stand Dessens when he was a D'Back. I see no reason to change my opinion.

bluestar
05-25-2006, 04:30 PM
How did they sweep the Jndians?

The Royals have yet to win a game against Detroit this season. I believe the only teams the Royals have beaten are the Sox, Cleveland, and the Twins.

SOXPHILE
05-25-2006, 04:31 PM
Do the Royals actually charge for tickets to their games ?

goon
05-25-2006, 04:32 PM
WOW. 13-8. i guess ivan didn't need the juice to launch that one.

Chip Z'nuff
05-25-2006, 04:32 PM
At least ozzie is getting some game footage on how not to pitch them.

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 04:32 PM
13 - 8

:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::rofl mao::roflmao::roflmao:

Hangar18
05-25-2006, 04:32 PM
What bothers me, is that the best the SOX could do against this sad KC team, was split. Tigers? They run wild all over them .....

I sure would hate the division to come to a couple of games, I'll think about those early KC games we blew .................

cleanwsox
05-25-2006, 04:33 PM
What has better odds:

Barbaro healing and winning the Belmont

KC coming back in the bottom of the 9th

goon
05-25-2006, 04:34 PM
What bothers me, is that the best the SOX could do against this sad KC team, was split. Tigers? They run wild all over them .....

I sure would hate the division to come to a couple of games, I'll think about those early KC games we blew .................

agreed, thank god there are only 115 games left before we start freaking out...

Chips
05-25-2006, 04:34 PM
Maybe KC will bat around in the bottom on the 9th and win the game.

Gavin
05-25-2006, 04:35 PM
Andrew "The Stopper" Cisco...

Hangar18
05-25-2006, 04:36 PM
Raise your Hand, if you picked the Tigers to light up KC for 10 runs today
(raises hand)

SoxFan78
05-25-2006, 04:36 PM
god damn the royals suck...

cheeses_h_rice
05-25-2006, 04:36 PM
Maybe KC will bat around in the bottom on the 9th and win the game.

http://www.hayz.ws/blog/wp-images/pigflyb.gif

Maybe!

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 04:37 PM
Detroit has a guy named Jack Hannah(an) playing for them ......... aaaahh the irony
:kneeslap:

TDog
05-25-2006, 04:37 PM
How did they sweep the Jndians?

The Royals have yet to win a game against Detroit this season. I believe the only teams the Royals have beaten are the Sox, Cleveland, and the Twins.

The Rodriguez home run made me laugh, and I wasn't even happy to see it.

KC, like a lot of bad team (being a Sox fan I've seen some bad teams) can play great for a couple of games. When the Sox were playing the Royals, they had a strong bullpen. Whether it's tired from overuse or just plain well-scouted, it's been getting hit hard for awhile.

The Sox opened up last year with a bunch of wins against KC before losing a couple later.

Hangar18
05-25-2006, 04:37 PM
Andrew "The Stopper" Cisco...


HHAHAHAHAHAH, I shouldve known. That game has CUB written all over it.
(that said, I think Cisco kid will be good, he just needs a good pitching coach)

samram
05-25-2006, 04:37 PM
Isn't is time to just put the Royals down like Old Yeller?

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 04:38 PM
HHAHAHAHAHAH, I shouldve known. That game has CUB written all over it.
(that said, I think Cisco kid will be good, he just needs a good pitching coach)
Or a poncho!

http://www.fiftiesweb.com/tv/cisco-kid-1.jpg

SOXPHILE
05-25-2006, 04:39 PM
Andrew "The Stopper" Cisco...

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/images/gameday/mugshots/mlb/434878.jpg (http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/stats/individual_player_gamebygamelog.jsp?playerID=43487 8&statType=2) 6' 10" of SUCK ! You need a big man to carry that 7+ ERA around though.....

Hangar18
05-25-2006, 04:39 PM
The Rodriguez home run made me laugh, and I wasn't even happy to see it.

KC, like a lot of bad team (being a Sox fan I've seen some bad teams) can play great for a couple of games. When the Sox were playing the Royals, they had a strong bullpen. Whether it's tired from overuse or just plain well-scouted, it's been getting hit hard for awhile.

The Sox opened up last year with a bunch of wins against KC before losing a couple later.


Burgos from KC has 5 Saves. 2 of which are against US. Brutal.

Ol' No. 2
05-25-2006, 04:42 PM
Ooooo...Berroa doubles. Rally caps everybody!!

TDog
05-25-2006, 04:43 PM
Burgos from KC has 5 Saves. 2 of which are against US. Brutal.

When he was pitching against the Sox, he was tough. People were complaining before he came into the game that it would be hard to score against him. Many were sayng the Royals had a better bullpen than the Sox.

Briefly, no one could hit him. Now everyone, not just the Tigers, can.

goon
05-25-2006, 04:43 PM
doug mientkiewicz's goatee pops out.

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 04:45 PM
Bell is pinch hitting a guy batting .195 for a guy who was batting .255 :?:

Corlose 15
05-25-2006, 04:45 PM
What a worthless POS team Kansas City is. This is horribly bad even by their standards.

SOXPHILE
05-25-2006, 04:45 PM
HE WALKED ! Here come the Royals !

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 04:46 PM
tying run in the hole!!!!!!

Ol' No. 2
05-25-2006, 04:46 PM
Wow. Five runs down, two outs in the bottom of the 9th and they pinch-hit Aaron Guiel (.195) for John Buck (.255). If that isn't the definition of futility, I don't know what is.

Hangar18
05-25-2006, 04:48 PM
What angers me is that we lost three games to that team. And we had middle or late-inning leads in all of them. Had we gone 9-0 or 8-1 against them then I wouldn't care.

Yup. 3 GAMES we lost to that team, bullpen blowing games to them, including the Bullpen blowing game on Sunday. 4 Games. Instead of being
1 1/2 chasing the Tiggers, we should be 3 1/2 up in First Place

PaleHoseGeorge
05-25-2006, 04:49 PM
Yup. 3 GAMES we lost to that team, bullpen blowing games to them, including the Bullpen blowing game on Sunday. 4 Games. Instead of being
1 1/2 chasing the Tiggers, we should be 3 1/2 up in First Place

This post shows a tremendous lack of baseball knowledge, Hangar. Very Cub-like...

Chips
05-25-2006, 04:50 PM
What a ****ty game.

CLR01
05-25-2006, 04:51 PM
Yup. 3 GAMES we lost to that team, bullpen blowing games to them, including the Bullpen blowing game on Sunday. 4 Games. Instead of being
1 1/2 chasing the Tiggers, we should be 3 1/2 up in First Place

We heard you the first 6 times. Did the tinfoil scratch the record? Get off it already.

Ol' No. 2
05-25-2006, 04:53 PM
Yup. 3 GAMES we lost to that team, bullpen blowing games to them, including the Bullpen blowing game on Sunday. 4 Games. Instead of being
1 1/2 chasing the Tiggers, we should be 3 1/2 up in First PlaceThere is no trophy for being in first place on May 25. If there was, the Baltimore Orioles (2005) and Cincinnati Reds (2004) would have one.

SBSoxFan
05-25-2006, 04:54 PM
This thread is funnier than the Airplane! one. Why can't KC be playing 2?

oeo
05-25-2006, 05:06 PM
The Tigers are no longer "dominating" games anymore. Instead they're winning lucky, late in games. How much longer will the luck last? They've got some tough teams coming up, and the Yankees, Red Sox, and White Sox definately won't be giving games away like all their other opponents. They will be out of first by the end of next week, and won't even get a smell of it for the rest of the year.

Lip Man 1
05-25-2006, 05:08 PM
Royals should have won two of three.

Incredible.

Sure hope the clowns roll over for the Sox the next time around.

:angry:

Lip

spiffie
05-25-2006, 05:10 PM
The Tigers are no longer "dominating" games anymore. Instead they're winning lucky, late in games. How much longer will the luck last? They've got some tough teams coming up, and the Yankees, Red Sox, and White Sox definately won't be giving games away like all their other opponents. They will be out of first by the end of next week, and won't even get a smell of it for the rest of the year.
I quote you just because you're the last one in the thread when I post this, but I ask it of everyone who is seemingly totally confident the Tigers will fall apart. Everyone is saying the Tigers big test is coming up now when they go east and then go against us. If they do well in that stretch can we hopefully agree that then we can stop saying they are going to fold up like a cheap tent?

PaleHoseGeorge
05-25-2006, 05:11 PM
There is no trophy for being in first place on May 25. If there was, the Baltimore Orioles (2005) and Cincinnati Reds (2004) would have one.
The darkest of the Dark Clouds behave as though there is a trophy ceremony after every single game, 162 per season, don'tcha know.

Clueless... absolutely clueless...

oeo
05-25-2006, 05:13 PM
I quote you just because you're the last one in the thread when I post this, but I ask it of everyone who is seemingly totally confident the Tigers will fall apart. Everyone is saying the Tigers big test is coming up now when they go east and then go against us. If they do well in that stretch can we hopefully agree that then we can stop saying they are going to fold up like a cheap tent?

Yes, depending on how the games go. They could lose all 9 and still play 9 great games. Or they could get lucky like they are now, and win all 9 of them. I'm just waiting for them to implode, it's only a matter of time.

MadetoOrta
05-25-2006, 05:16 PM
The tigers are a solid team. 90 wins is a stretch. It'll take 95-102 to win the Central. This feels a bit like 1990 when the Sox wouldn't go away but there also didn't seem to be any doubt that Oakland would win the division. They [like our Sox today] were too solid all around.

santo=dorf
05-25-2006, 05:24 PM
Royals up 5-0 in the first. I predict the game ends 13-5 Detroit.
Impressive.

Dessens and Maroth combined to inflate my roto team's ERA from 4.03 to 4.25. :o:

RadioheadRocks
05-25-2006, 06:48 PM
Royals suck ass, that's been established. That being said, we're only 1 1/2 back and it's May 25.

Baby Fisk
05-26-2006, 08:36 AM
seems like a few people might owe homefish an apology. :(::whiner:
Why? Lamefish must be happy as a little clam after the Terrifying Tigers won again. Gives him more to fret about. We're doomed.

viagracat
05-26-2006, 11:38 AM
I'm going to the Sox-Tigers game June 7. I'm predicting a 1 game lead for the Sox going into that game, and a 2 game lead when it's over. :smile: