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Monday, July 25, 2011

Royals (42-59) @ RedSox (62-37), Monday, July 25, 2011, 7:10pm

KCR: Kyle Davies (27, RHP, 1-9, 7.32)
BOS: Jon Lester (27, LHP, 10-4, 3.31)

The Primer Chimp Posted: July 25, 2011 at 01:00 PM | 286 comment(s)
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   101. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 04:49 AM (#3885385)
I love it that Salty actually can throw well now.
   102. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 04:50 AM (#3885386)
Do something Adrian.
   103. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 04:50 AM (#3885387)
Also, Lavarnway wears his helmet facing forward under his mask like Saltalamacchia does. It would be cool to have 2 of the only catchers in the league who do that on our team.
   104. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 04:57 AM (#3885388)
Oh fun. Crawford's going to have another miserable AB with a shot at ending it. I want Reddick hitting 6th, Salty 7th, and Crawford 8th please.
   105. plink Posted: July 26, 2011 at 04:59 AM (#3885390)
You could visibly see the umpire decide the 1-0 was a strike while it was halfway to the plate.
   106. plink Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:00 AM (#3885392)
Which it arguably was, but still....
   107. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:00 AM (#3885393)
Has Crawford never seen a slider before? If you only saw him tonight, you'd think not.
   108. Joel W Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:00 AM (#3885394)
Christ. He really looks bad tonight.
   109. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:00 AM (#3885395)
Thought going through my head before that last pitch: "there's no way Crawford takes a walk here"

Sometimes, I hate being right.
   110. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:01 AM (#3885396)
#### off, Crawford.
   111. Mattbert Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:02 AM (#3885397)
I can't takes any mo. Hopefully I wake up to the news that Reddick ended this with a moon shot in the bottom of the 12th.
   112. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:04 AM (#3885398)
####### seriously Wheeler? You just walked ####### Frenchy?
   113. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:05 AM (#3885399)
Papi couldn't catch up with balls early 2010, ill bet his O-Swing or Z-swing or whateverthefuckitis-swing (balls outside the zone swung at) wasn't nearly as bad as Crawford's have been....and since i have nothing better to do, ill try and look it up
   114. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:07 AM (#3885400)
How the #### do you walk ####### Francoeur????
   115. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:11 AM (#3885401)
I didn't think Scutaro's throw would beat Escobar there. And it almost didn't.
   116. Mike Webber Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:12 AM (#3885402)
Red Sox signed LHP Royce Ring to a minor league contract.
Ring suffered the loss in his first appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday night. The 30-year-old southpaw exercised the opt-out clause in his contract with the Mariners earlier this month after posting a 6.08 ERA and 33/11 K/BB ratio over 27 appearances with Triple-A Tacoma.
   117. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:14 AM (#3885406)
Remy suddenly acting like Hawk Harrelson. Granted, he may be a little loopy since it's past 1 AM...
   118. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:15 AM (#3885407)
Well i cant find Papi's O-Swing for just the first few months of 2010, for the whole year it's 26.7%. CC this year is 37.9%

But I guess it doesn't nessecerily mean much since Papi's O-Swing is the highest it's ever been this year, but his O-Contact is through the stratosphere.
   119. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:15 AM (#3885408)
#### yeah Mr. Joshua
   120. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:16 AM (#3885409)
Remy acting like a douche
   121. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:17 AM (#3885410)
Reddick just keeps hitting the ball hard.
   122. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:17 AM (#3885411)
DON'T FAIL MARCO
   123. Mike Webber Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:17 AM (#3885412)
There's the Royals I know and love.
   124. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:18 AM (#3885413)
please can we finish this now...
   125. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:18 AM (#3885414)
####### scutaro. what an #######.
   126. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:18 AM (#3885415)
DON'T FAIL MARCO

Or, y'know, just do what you're best at.
   127. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:19 AM (#3885416)
Nice ####### job, Scutaro.
   128. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:19 AM (#3885417)
you stupid #### scuataro
   129. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:19 AM (#3885418)
####, that was DFA worthy. what an #######.
   130. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:20 AM (#3885419)
WTF was that? A busted squeeze? Gameday fail.
   131. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:20 AM (#3885420)
Wow. Congratulations Marco. You are just determined to fail in new and clever ways.
   132. plink Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:20 AM (#3885421)
Well, that was a fun inning.
   133. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:20 AM (#3885422)
WHAT A ####### ####
   134. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:20 AM (#3885423)
Scutaro will get a shitty two out single now - #### he shits me
   135. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:20 AM (#3885424)
Seriously, just go away Scutaro.
   136. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:20 AM (#3885425)
all i see on gamecast is Reddick caught stealing home...wtf happened? They didnt try a squeeze did they? Francona swore those off three years ago
   137. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:20 AM (#3885426)
Oh my ####### god Scutaro you ####### suck so hard.
   138. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:20 AM (#3885427)
Oh for ##### sake I am sick of him
   139. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:21 AM (#3885428)
yes, scutaro missed the sign on the squeeze so reddick was easily out. then the ####### douche got thrown out at second trying to stretch a single. what an #######.
   140. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:21 AM (#3885429)
all i see on gamecast is Reddick caught stealing home...wtf happened? They didnt try a squeeze did they? Francona swore those off three years ago

They did try a squeeze. It was so shocking that Scutaro didn't even look for a sign. Or something.
   141. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:22 AM (#3885430)
Apparently he was in 'Francona swore never to do that again' mode.
   142. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:23 AM (#3885433)
Scutaro should be fired just for that at-bat.
   143. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:23 AM (#3885434)
Scutaro missed a squeeze, Dale
   144. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:23 AM (#3885435)
I want Brendan Ryan.
   145. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:24 AM (#3885436)
Remy acting like a douche


Yeah, what the deal with him going all Harrelson on us?
   146. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:24 AM (#3885437)
So... Scutaro doesn't even try to bunt, then? Brilliant stuff.

Where have you gone, Jed Lowrie, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you...
   147. Mike Webber Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:24 AM (#3885438)
Scutaro missed the sign, Reddick out easily. Scutaro hit it off the wall, got past Gordon but still managed to pickit up and throw him out by 10 feet trying for second. YUCK!
   148. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:26 AM (#3885440)
So with Aceves having pitched multiple innings yesterday, Weiland looks like last man standing after Williams, right?
   149. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:27 AM (#3885441)
I was at this game. I'm now home. Exhibit A on why Boston public transportation sucks.
   150. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:27 AM (#3885442)
Allright guys...seriously, you may lose Youk for a few days.* You still have a rotation consisting of Beckett-Lester-Lackey-Wakefield-Miller. Let's bear down, you're going to need to win games like these.

*And seriously, is there no one in Pawtucket overachieving enough to get a call-up so we don't see anymore Sutton-Navarro starts?...hmm..quick look says not really. No one with enough AAA time.
   151. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:27 AM (#3885443)
Even before this game, Scutaro had the lowest WPA on the team. Lower than McDonald, Cameron or Drew. And it went down a ####### there.
   152. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:28 AM (#3885444)
Sending down Weiland instead of DLing Drew is looking brilliant right now too.
   153. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:29 AM (#3885445)
Can't wait to see the video highlight of the busted squeeze.
   154. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:30 AM (#3885447)
Nice feed Scutaro. With a good feed Pedroia can turn that.
   155. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:32 AM (#3885449)
Can we mortgage the rest of our farm for Hanley? Middlebrooks is probably pretty attractive to a team starting Greg Dobbs at third base...
   156. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:32 AM (#3885450)
I actually like Homer Jerry.
   157. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:33 AM (#3885451)
Sending down Weiland instead of DLing Drew is looking brilliant right now too.


Wait, what? Weiland is listed in Gameday as being in the bullpen... but of course I see Drew is also listed as on the bench... so MLB has the Red Sox playing with a 26-man roster. Brilliant.

So... Williams for 1 more inning and then... Which position player?
   158. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:33 AM (#3885452)
Nice feed Scutaro. With a good feed Pedroia can turn that.


I think Scutaro sucks balls tonight, but there's no way they get a double play on that ball.
   159. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:34 AM (#3885453)
Rays down 7-5 in the 9th after blowing a lead in the 7th.
   160. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:34 AM (#3885454)
more and more I think having a 70's SS (Iglesias) would be an improvement over Scoots right now.
   161. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:34 AM (#3885455)
So... Williams for 1 more inning and then... Which position player?


Probably be Lackey, but it's starting to rain. They might call it.
   162. plink Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:34 AM (#3885456)
Make Scutaro pitch.
   163. Joel W Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:35 AM (#3885458)
Haha of course Lackey is chugging an energy drink.
   164. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:36 AM (#3885459)
nice ells
   165. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:36 AM (#3885460)
more and more I think having a 70's SS (Iglesias) would be an improvement over Scoots right now.


I concur. They're getting offense from enough positions that they can punt SS if they wanted. Bring him up and just let him play 60 games and we'll see what we have.
   166. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:36 AM (#3885461)
Steal second, please.
   167. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:37 AM (#3885462)
Oh, and *once again* thinking outside the box screws Francona. For ages I wanted him to use Buchholz as a pinch runner. When he did...WHAM. For ages, I've said when you're playing games where your offense looks like they're more likely to squeeze a diamond out of their ass than drive in a winning run, you're just as well off trying a squeeze play. WHAM!...it's no ownder he plays it by the book so much.
   168. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:38 AM (#3885463)
Third try since the 9th inning with a runner on third and one out. I hope third time's the charm.
   169. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:39 AM (#3885464)
[sigh]

Just no DP here, please.
   170. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:39 AM (#3885465)
I concur. They're getting offense from enough positions that they can punt SS if they wanted. Bring him up and just let him play 60 games and we'll see what we have.


Iglesias would put up around a .400-.500 OPS. Not acceptable. Brendan Ryan would be a great fit though.
   171. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:39 AM (#3885466)
frenchy you magnificent bastard
   172. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:40 AM (#3885467)
#### fuck #### fuck #### fuck #### fuck #### fuck #### fuck
   173. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:40 AM (#3885468)
#167--Too funny. I was listening to that game driving home and damn near drove off the road when that play happened with Buchholz in Texas.
   174. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:40 AM (#3885469)
####! Navarro....
   175. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:41 AM (#3885470)
The curse of Nomah. ####.
   176. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:41 AM (#3885472)
what a ####### horrible swing - walk ortiz for crawfull
   177. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:41 AM (#3885471)
#### shit #### shit #### shit ####
   178. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:44 AM (#3885473)
this is really annoying now
   179. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:44 AM (#3885474)
So who will be the position player who pitches after Williams? Drew? McDonald? At best, it would seem Williams has 1, maybe 2 IP left in him, looking at prior usage. I know he hasn't pitched in a week, but he's not going to go 60 pitches.
   180. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:45 AM (#3885475)
Ah, well, the point may be moot.
   181. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:46 AM (#3885478)
####### wow. Shittiest bunt ever and it works.
   182. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:47 AM (#3885480)
This should all be over soon now
   183. plink Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:47 AM (#3885481)
That would have been a triple play had Gonzalez been one step back.
   184. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:48 AM (#3885482)
So who will be the position player who pitches after Williams? Drew? McDonald? At best, it would seem Williams has 1, maybe 2 IP left in him, looking at prior usage. I know he hasn't pitched in a week, but he's not going to go 60 pitches.


It'll be Lackey, assuming they don't score any more runs.
   185. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:48 AM (#3885483)
This was pretty inevitable. Going to Williams at all is pushing your luck, let alone for 2 innings.
   186. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:48 AM (#3885484)
Squeeze again KC! Show em how its done!
   187. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:49 AM (#3885485)
Squeeze again KC! Show em how its done!

Popping up your bunt attempt and hoping it randomly falls in is how it's done, eh?
   188. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:50 AM (#3885486)
This loss is entirely on Crawford. He had 2 shots to end this, one of which only needed a sac fly or a non DP grounder.
   189. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:52 AM (#3885488)
Can we pretend Randy Williams hurt himself and call Weiland back up after this game?
   190. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:52 AM (#3885489)
Well the plan was to watch this on delay when the game was over round 10pm central....glad I didn't wait to watch this in its entireity.
   191. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:52 AM (#3885490)
This loss is entirely on Crawford. He had 2 shots to end this, one of which only needed a sac fly or a non DP grounder.


Disagree. This is a team loss. The Royals had their worst pitcher going against Lester. The bats did nothing.
   192. Textbook Editor Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:53 AM (#3885491)
#188--I'd say Scutaro is resting comfortably in the clubhouse with a 10-stroke lead on the field in the "who is to blame" field.
   193. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:53 AM (#3885492)
Is Soria hurt?
   194. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:54 AM (#3885493)
Don't forgets Crawfords defence to hand the first run to KC
   195. Dale Sams Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:54 AM (#3885494)
nvm...gamecast wasnt showing Soria
   196. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:55 AM (#3885495)
Just go away, Crawford. I cannot stand to look at you.
   197. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:55 AM (#3885496)
3 pitch at bat - yep
   198. Dan Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:55 AM (#3885497)
-.444 WAP tonight for Crawford
   199. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:56 AM (#3885498)
Christ. Let's do something with it this time.
   200. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 26, 2011 at 05:57 AM (#3885499)
Does BABIP cover how consistently hard someone hits the ball??:)

Reddick always hits the middle of the bat it seems
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