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Game Day 8/13 Colon Lives!

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Posted: 8/13/2014 1:28 PM

Game Day 8/13 Colon Lives! 


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Ned Yost: "You cant take off your belt and spank them. That doesnt work anymore"
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Posted: 8/13/2014 1:31 PM

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Just need to flip Infante and Cain and this is probably the Royals best lineup
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Posted: 8/13/2014 1:36 PM

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At least he's at 3rd. I've noticed they've basically ended the platoon and Moose continues to flail against lefties.

Too lazy to look, but I'm guessing his OPS vs. righties over the last month or two is quite strong. But lefties, not so much.
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Posted: 8/13/2014 1:39 PM

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In
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Posted: 8/13/2014 2:05 PM

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One year anniversary of "The Adventures of Fountain Lady".
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Posted: 8/13/2014 2:22 PM

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Infante and his .647 OPS/78 OPS+ are still getting the 2nd most ABs in the lineup. Escobar and Cain would both be better options right now. This isn't to defend Billy, but he doesn't produce and gets moved down...Infante is the worst Royals regular right now (by OPS) and still hasn't been demoted from the 2 spot. Hell, over his last 100abs his OPSing .500!

This is why we can't have nice things, Ned....
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Posted: 8/13/2014 2:44 PM

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yeah, Infante at 2 has been a problem. So has Sal at 3/4. We're playing a 24 year old catcher every day, asking him to guide the pitching, and also hit 3rd every night. That's a bit of a crazy workload. I don't even think that giving Sal occasional starts at DH is really gonna recharge his batteries much (Sal last started at DH on August 2nd, Erik Kratz made a more recent start at DH than Sal).

There's no better offday than an offday and with this team playing 8 games in the next 8 days, hopefully they can find a spot to give Sal an offday so he can start to get out of his hitting slump.

We might be waiting on Gordon to put together a hot run at 5 before wanting to move him back up the order. But this order might be the best order down the stretch

Aoki/Dyson
Cain/Infante
Gordon
Butler
Willingham
Perez
Moustakas
Infante/Cain
Escobar

I'm not totally sold on Cain at the top of the order, because he doesn't actually draw walks.. but it's worth a shot.

Fitting Willingham into a lineup is kinda complicated. If you don't know why, well, think about what would happen when Willingham is drawing walks in front of Butler or Perez, and what Butler/Perez are more likely to do with slower runners on first base.

I guess you could also bat Gordon 2 and do some variant of Perez/Butler/Willingham/etc in the middle of the order. But Ned probably hates the idea of being all RH from 3 to 5.
"We know now that we can compete. We don't think it, we know it. We've proved it" - Ned Yost
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Posted: 8/13/2014 2:51 PM

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armywopilot wrote: One year anniversary of "The Adventures of Fountain Lady".
Maybe she'll sneak back in?
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Posted: 8/13/2014 2:55 PM

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armywopilot wrote: One year anniversary of "The Adventures of Fountain Lady".
that anniversary was last week

Today is the one year anniversary of Bruce Chen facing off with Jose Fernandez
"We know now that we can compete. We don't think it, we know it. We've proved it" - Ned Yost
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Posted: 8/13/2014 2:56 PM

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Let's turn the hydration station back into
the skank tank!!

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armywopilot wrote: One year anniversary of "The Adventures of Fountain Lady".
Maybe she'll sneak back in?

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Posted: 8/13/2014 3:45 PM

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Infante has been bad lately, but sort by RBI, become MLB manager is still popular.

Colon is going to do something a young Jeter would do.

Perez/Billy/Willy o/u combined 3 XBH.

Vargas returns to early season form and picks up a huge win.
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Posted: 8/13/2014 3:49 PM

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This could apply to some of our fellow board members:

Ned Yost: "You cant take off your belt and spank them. That doesnt work anymore"
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Posted: 8/13/2014 3:50 PM

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If Ned would move Infante down in the order he would start to hit...

This is a good matchup for KC. They have handled Kazmir well in the past, and Vargas has handled the A's pretty well... Defense really ****** him in his last start against them... getting this game would be big
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Posted: 8/13/2014 4:25 PM

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If we win tonight, we're playoff bound.

If we lose tonight, season's over.
#87 - Point Blank (Boorman, 1967)
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Posted: 8/13/2014 4:43 PM

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chrisfilm wrote: If we win tonight, we're playoff bound.

If we lose tonight, season's over.
not really.
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Posted: 8/13/2014 5:19 PM

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lol
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Posted: 8/13/2014 5:38 PM

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we need a huge outing from Vargas tonight
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Posted: 8/13/2014 5:59 PM

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It looks like Vargas has pitched pretty well vs OAK over the past 3 seasons:

vs. OAK3.1445001414394.274343392478.215


http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/splits/_/id/6352/type/pitching3/jason-vargas

Last edited 8/13/2014 6:00 PM by dksww

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Posted: 8/13/2014 6:59 PM

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why is this thread so dead?
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Posted: 8/13/2014 7:17 PM

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These bastards are gonna papercut their way the rest of the series. smh.
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