Thursday, April 16, 2009

Getting Better...

That Buck grand slam sure helped.

Yeah, it sucks that Farnsworth struggled again yesterday, and Teahen got burned for his aggressiveness. But even after being down, the Royals showed some fight and refused to go quietly.

We're only 9 games in, but things are looking good so far. The Royals should do well in Texas, with their 1-2-3 pitchers going. Let's keep first place in sight!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Good News, Bad News

First the good news...

The Royals are tied for first place in the Central with a winning record of 4-3. Meche, Grienke and Davies have all shown that they are capable of magnificent pitching. Soria is 4-4 in save opportunities. And I love that Grienke was able to pitch out of trouble last night without giving any runs.

The bad news...

The Royals have scored only 18 runs, and have given up 21. That translates to only 69 wins. They've scored more in the last 2 games, but they definitely need to start scoring more runs if they want to hang in the group of contenders in this division.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Really? Farnsworth?

What the hell did we sign Cruz for?

In 2008, Cruz's ERA was 2.61 while Farnsworth's was 4.48. Cruz gave up 5 HRs, Farnsworth 15. Lefties hit .159 against Cruz, and they hit .275 against Farnsworth.

Eight inning, 1 run lead, opening day on the road. Why ruin Meche's brilliant pitching with such an idiotic move? I've never played baseball, let alone managed a baseball team, but seriously, this one was so obvious. Hillman's not really this stupid is he?

Lord I hope not.

Monday, April 06, 2009

I'm Baaaacccckkkk......

This blog was started in 2006 as a daily update to track the Royals in hopes that they would *not* lose 100 games.

Buddy Bell was the manager, and Scott Elarton was the Opening Day starter. We've come a long way since 2006.

Over the last few years, posts here became fewer and farther between. That will probably continue to be true, but we do hope to have some activity here this season.

We most likely will not do daily stat tracker update, but we will try to post occasionally about the 2009 Royals.

And so, it begins. Or, not. The genius scheduling software put the Royals in Chicago in early April, and it snowed, and the game was postponed. Hopefully, we will have a game to analyze tomorrow.

In the meantime, I'd like to leave you with this: