View Full Version : Yanks v. Royals, Sept. 14th
09-14-2004, 02:14 AM
I'm not sure I've ever seen a pitcher walk a run in, wild pitch a run in, and balk a run in all in the same inning before.
But this probably means the bombers are going to really lay it on tomorrow.
BTW: YES viewers get to watch Zack Greinke face the Yankees for the first time in his career tomorrow. Those who missed the June game he pitched against the Mets would be well advised to tune in. The kid's got it. He can throw anywhere from 63 to 95 MPH (he also threw one 50-MPH "lob" a few starts back), with varying deliveries, and--when he's on--pinpoint control. Wise beyond his years. Gotta watch out for the long ball, though.
09-14-2004, 07:56 AM
Consider last night's game Kevin Brown's X-mas gift to the Royals organization. ;)
Very happy that John Buck had a big night. I'm a fan of his - he signed a ball for me in 2002 when he was with the Round Rock Express.
Last night was a classic "why baseball is special" night - - the team with the best record in the league (in a must win spot) plays the team worst record in the league (who doesn't need a win), and the latter whoops their ass, 17-8, in a game that wasn't even that close - it was more like the score was 20-0. Only Pete Rose would bet on baseball...........
09-14-2004, 09:16 AM
Yep, nice night for the Royals faithful, but that's all it was was one night. As they say even a blind hog finds an acorn now and again. If Brown had been pitching we wouldn't have got a loud foul.
John Buck seems to be coming around with the bat. Saturday night he went 3-4 with a single, double, and home run.
Greinke has been wonderful for a 20 year old rookie pitching in front of a terrible defensive team that doesn't score a lot of runs. The big problem is that he is giving up home runs at a Blylevian pace. About 2 a game.
09-14-2004, 10:35 AM
As they say even a blind hog finds an acorn now and again.
Except that the Yanks have lost a couple of those "acorns" lately. ;)
09-17-2004, 02:31 AM
I just now read an article by Joe Posnanski (Kansas City Star) that pointed out that (at least for the game we won) the Yankee's left infield is making six times the entire payroll of our starting lineup. Doesn't mean much, maybe, but kinda depressing for a Royals fan.
09-17-2004, 07:49 AM
Worse, the Texas Rangers are paying for a fair chunk of that. ;)
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