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Thursday, May 1, 2008, 1:05PM
, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance: 14,563, Time of Game: 2:10
Royals
1
12-16
 Lost 2 
5th, 2½ GB
at Rangers
2
11-18
 Won 2 
4th, 6½ GB
W: Sidney Ponson (1-0)
L: Zack Greinke (3-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          0  0  1   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0
Rangers         1  0  0   0  0  1   0  0  X    2  5  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Joey Gathright CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .247 .272 .286 .557 9 7 -0.132 1.43 0.000 -0.132 -0.9 1 0
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .316 .373 .368 .742 14 9 -0.011 1.33 0.099 -0.110 0.2 1 2
David DeJesus LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .354 .429 .479 .908 17 9 -0.041 1.30 0.071 -0.112 0.1 3 0 CS
Jose Guillen DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .176 .212 .333 .546 13 10 -0.170 1.65 0.000 -0.170 -1.2
Mark Teahen RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .269 .356 .394 .750 21 14 -0.066 1.31 0.043 -0.109 -0.2 2 0
Billy Butler 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .291 .351 .369 .720 8 8 -0.009 1.22 0.049 -0.058 -0.3 6 0
Alex Gordon 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .292 .353 .434 .787 17 13 -0.178 1.38 0.000 -0.178 -1.2 0 1 2·GDP
John Buck C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .225 .317 .352 .669 14 8 -0.046 1.46 0.042 -0.087 -0.1 9 0
Tony Pena SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .152 .171 .203 .373 4 4 -0.062 1.28 0.000 -0.062 -0.5 0 0
   Alberto Callaspo PH-SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .368 .429 .447 .876 1 1 0.062 1.60 0.062 0.000 0.3 0 1
Zack Greinke P 1 0
   Juan Carlos Oviedo P 1 0
Team Totals 30 1 6 1 2 6 32 .200 .250 .200 .450 118 83 -0.653 1.39 0.366 -1.018 -3.9 24 4
TB: D DeJesus 2; B Butler; M Grudzielanek; J Buck; A Callaspo.
GIDP: A Gordon 2 (4).
RBI: M Grudzielanek (4).
2-out RBI: M Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 2.
Baserunning
CS: D DeJesus (1, 2nd base by S Ponson/J Saltalamacchia).

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ian Kinsler 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 .298 .354 .404 .758 16 11 0.020 0.93 0.095 -0.075 0.2 2 3 HR
Ramon Vazquez SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .265 .359 .441 .800 15 10 0.165 0.77 0.201 -0.037 0.9 5 6 HR
Michael Young DH 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .307 .385 .456 .841 14 10 -0.073 0.98 0.000 -0.073 -0.8
Josh Hamilton CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .322 .370 .576 .947 15 10 -0.048 0.75 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 1 0
David Murphy RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .278 .339 .454 .793 11 6 -0.063 0.77 0.000 -0.063 -0.7 2 0
Brandon Boggs LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .556 .600 .889 1.489 14 9 0.010 0.85 0.045 -0.036 -0.0 2 0
Ben Broussard 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .235 .282 .517 13 8 -0.069 0.94 0.000 -0.069 -0.7 8 2
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .300 .462 .400 .862 11 7 -0.028 0.83 0.020 -0.048 -0.0 6 1
German Duran 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .211 .250 .211 .461 8 6 -0.065 0.98 0.000 -0.065 -0.7 0 1 SH
Sidney Ponson P 1 2
   C.J. Wilson P 0 0
Team Totals 28 2 5 2 0 9 29 .179 .179 .393 .571 117 77 -0.151 0.86 0.361 -0.514 -2.3 27 15
HR: I Kinsler (2, off Z Greinke, 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); R Vazquez (1, off Z Greinke, 6th inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF).
SH: G Duran (4, off J Oviedo).
TB: R Vazquez 5; I Kinsler 4; B Boggs; J Saltalamacchia.
RBI: I Kinsler (13); R Vazquez (3).
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 2. I Kinsler-R Vazquez-B Broussard; B Broussard-R Vazquez-B Broussard.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Zack Greinke, L (3-1) 7 4 2 2 0 9 2 1.47 25 105 68 33 15 20 6 10 5 0 70 0.119 0.88 1.8
Juan Carlos Oviedo 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.38 4 12 9 7 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.034 0.76 0.5
Team Totals 8 5 2 2 0 9 2 2.25 29 117 77 40 16 21 9 11 5 0 70 0 0 0.153 0.86 2.3

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Sidney Ponson, W (1-0) 8 6 1 1 2 5 0 1.35 29 108 76 48 5 23 12 10 7 0 69 0.482 1.30 3.3
C.J. Wilson, S (6) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00 3 14 9 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0.171 2.19 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 6 0 1.00 32 122 85 52 8 25 13 11 8 0 69 0 0 0.653 1.39 3.9
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Tim Welke, 1B - Chuck Meriwether, 2B - Bill Welke, 3B - Chris Guccione.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 14,563.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 77° F, Wind 28mph in from Leftfield, Cloudy.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b6 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R TEX R. Vazquez Z. Greinke 17% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
t7 1-2 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  OO KCR A. Gordon S. Ponson 10% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
t3 0-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Ponson -10% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Pena Scores
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R TEX I. Kinsler Z. Greinke 9% 64% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
t9 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Wilson 8% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Rangers' Sidney Ponson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR J. Gathright S. Ponson 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Ponson 2% 54% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Ponson -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 4,(0-2)  O KCR J. Guillen S. Ponson 2% 55% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  R TEX I. Kinsler Z. Greinke 9% 64% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b1 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  TEX R. Vazquez Z. Greinke 3% 67% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b1 1-0 0 1-- 6,(2-2)  O TEX M. Young Z. Greinke -3% 65% Strikeout Swinging
b1 1-0 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton Z. Greinke -2% 63% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Vazquez to 2B
b1 1-0 2 -2- 4,(2-1)  O TEX D. Murphy Z. Greinke -3% 60% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Sidney Ponson facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Ponson 2% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR B. Butler S. Ponson 2% 64% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t2 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon S. Ponson 1% 65% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX B. Boggs Z. Greinke -2% 63% Strikeout Looking
b2 1-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TEX B. Broussard Z. Greinke -1% 62% Lineout: 2B
b2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia Z. Greinke -1% 61% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Rangers 1.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Sidney Ponson facing 8-9-1
t3 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR J. Buck S. Ponson -4% 57% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF)
t3 0-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR T. Pena S. Ponson 4% 61% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS-2B)
t3 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Gathright S. Ponson 2% 63% Bunt Groundout: C-1B (Front of Home); Pena to 2B
t3 0-1 2 -2- 2,(1-0)  R KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Ponson -10% 53% Single to CF (Line Drive to Deep CF); Pena Scores
t3 1-1 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Ponson -2% 51% Single to RF (Line Drive); Grudzielanek to 2B
t3 1-1 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O KCR J. Guillen S. Ponson 5% 56% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 9-1-2
b3 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX G. Duran Z. Greinke -3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
b3 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler Z. Greinke -2% 51% Groundout: P unassisted (Weak 1B)
b3 1-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX R. Vazquez Z. Greinke -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 1.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Sidney Ponson facing 5-6-7
t4 1-1 0 --- 8,(3-2)  KCR M. Teahen S. Ponson -4% 46% Walk
t4 1-1 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  O KCR B. Butler S. Ponson 4% 50% Strikeout Looking
t4 1-1 1 1-- 5,(0-2)  OO KCR A. Gordon S. Ponson 6% 56% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 3-4-5
b4 1-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX M. Young Z. Greinke -3% 53% Strikeout Looking
b4 1-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton Z. Greinke -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b4 1-1 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX D. Murphy Z. Greinke -1% 50% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 1.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Sidney Ponson facing 8-9-1
t5 1-1 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O KCR J. Buck S. Ponson 3% 53% Flyball: RF
t5 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR T. Pena S. Ponson 2% 55% Lineout: P (P's Left)
t5 1-1 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Gathright S. Ponson 2% 57% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 6-7-8
b5 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TEX B. Boggs Z. Greinke 5% 61% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b5 1-1 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX B. Broussard Z. Greinke -4% 57% Strikeout Swinging
b5 1-1 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia Z. Greinke -4% 53% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
b5 1-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TEX G. Duran Z. Greinke -3% 50% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 1.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Tied 1-1, Rangers' Sidney Ponson facing 2-3-4
t6 1-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Ponson 3% 53% Strikeout Swinging
t6 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR D. DeJesus S. Ponson -4% 50% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t6 1-1 1 1-- 3,(2-0)  O KCR J. Guillen S. Ponson 4% 54% Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
t6 1-1 2 1-- 4,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Ponson 4% 58% DeJesus Caught Stealing 2B (P-1B-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Tied 1-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 1-2-3
b6 1-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler Z. Greinke -3% 54% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
b6 1-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  R TEX R. Vazquez Z. Greinke 17% 71% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
b6 2-1 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TEX M. Young Z. Greinke -2% 70% Strikeout Swinging
b6 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton Z. Greinke -1% 69% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 2.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Sidney Ponson facing 5-6-7
t7 1-2 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen S. Ponson 4% 73% Groundout: P-1B
t7 1-2 1 --- 3,(0-2)  KCR B. Butler S. Ponson -5% 68% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t7 1-2 1 1-- 8,(3-2)  OO KCR A. Gordon S. Ponson 10% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Zack Greinke facing 5-6-7
b7 2-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX D. Murphy Z. Greinke -2% 76% Lineout: RF
b7 2-1 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX B. Boggs Z. Greinke -2% 75% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
b7 2-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX B. Broussard Z. Greinke -1% 74% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 2.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' Sidney Ponson facing 8-9-1
t8 1-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR J. Buck S. Ponson 6% 79% Strikeout Looking
Alberto Callaspo pinch hits for Tony Pena (SS) batting 9th
t8 1-2 1 --- 1,(0-0)  KCR A. Callaspo S. Ponson -6% 73% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t8 1-2 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O KCR J. Gathright S. Ponson 7% 80% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
t8 1-2 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek S. Ponson 6% 86% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 2-1, Royals' Juan Carlos Oviedo facing 8-9-1
Juan Carlos Oviedo replaces Zack Greinke pitching
Alberto Callaspo moves from PH to SS
b8 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX J. Saltalamacchia J. Oviedo 2% 88% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b8 2-1 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TEX G. Duran J. Oviedo -1% 88% Bunt Groundout: P unassisted/Sacrifice (Weak 1B); Saltalamacchi to 2B
b8 2-1 1 -2- 6,(2-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler J. Oviedo -2% 85% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b8 2-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX R. Vazquez J. Oviedo -2% 83% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 2.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Behind 1-2, Rangers' C.J. Wilson facing 3-4-5
C.J. Wilson replaces Sidney Ponson pitching
t9 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus C. Wilson 8% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
t9 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR J. Guillen C. Wilson 6% 96% Lineout: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t9 1-2 2 --- 7,(3-2)  O KCR M. Teahen C. Wilson 4% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 1, Rangers 2.

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