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Angels series

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:22 am

This can be assimilated into the game thread when it's started (I know only too well what can happen when someone else starts a gamethread when we are on a win streak)

Looking at the matchups the signs are good for another sweep
We face the rookie tonight as Haren has been moved back to Tuseday since he had to throw an inning of relief in an Angels 14 inning victory.
Dan Haren, a great pitcher has had his struggles (4.93ERA in 7 starts and a .322 opponents AVG)
Ervin Santana has a horrible record in 9 starts against the Tribe (0-6 with a 5.14ERA)

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Re: Angels series

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:32 am

I think that despite a 7-game streak and a sweep in Seattle this is an important series in terms of the team is received back in Cleveland this weekend.

Lose 2 of 3 (or get swept) and think a majority of fans continue to wait and see. Win a couple more and I think the crowds pick up this weekend.

Win series and all is well. No thinking of sweeps at all.
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Re: Angels series

Unread postby fundamentals » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:34 am

"Win and they will come"
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Re: Angels series

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:36 am

Win one and they come back 8-4. Win two and they're 9-3. I see no sweep possibility. Anaheim's going to score some runs and we may get shut down for a game or two. I wanted 4-2 on the trip. 1 of 3 gets that. I'm pig-in-shit happy with 8-4. I'm running out of Jergens with 9-3. I can't even imagine 10-2.
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Re: Angels series

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:39 am

No doubt. But what gets people back down there? Or is it still too early with a lot of people waitng for the other shoe to fall?

And what does that phrase mean anyway? I used it in the Wrap moore cuz I always hear it as opposed to really understanding it.

Someone? Anyone?


skatingtripods wrote:Win one and they come back 8-4. Win two and they're 9-3. I see no sweep possibility. Anaheim's going to score some runs and we may get shut down for a game or two. I wanted 4-2 on the trip. 1 of 3 gets that. I'm pig-in-shit happy with 8-4. I'm running out of Jergens with 9-3. I can't even imagine 10-2.
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Re: Angels series

Unread postby Jumbo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:01 am

A sweep isn't going to happen in this series, going up against the Angels with Haren and Santana. 2 out of 3 would be excellent, and even 1 out of 3 means that they've gone 4-2 on this trip.

It looks like the Angels' starter tonight is a guy named Tyler Chatwood in his first major league start. [Looks him up.] 21 years old, and he's only thrown 6 2/3 innings at even the AAA level. 2.84 ERA, 63 BB, 109 K in 155 1/3 innings across three levels last year. Looks like a guy who isn't overpowering but keeps the ball in the zone. Angels #2 prospect (#76 overall) according to BA this year.

I'm actually not anticipating a huge "win and they will come" output for this weekend, no matter how this series goes. It's still a little early. Give it another few weeks and the homestand after this one, and we'll see where the fans are at.
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Re: Angels series

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:17 pm

peeker643 wrote: Or is it still too early with a lot of people waitng for the other shoe to fall?


This is where I'm at. Talk to me again in June. They need to play a month to month and a half of ball before anything can really be analyzed. Enjoy the ride.
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Re: Angels series

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:44 pm

I agree we have the perfect set up for another sweep but it aint gonna happen. We just need to concentrate on winning the series or at least going 3 and 3 in our next six games.
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Re: Angels series

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:52 pm

Jumbo wrote:It looks like the Angels' starter tonight is a guy named Tyler Chatwood in his first major league start. [Looks him up.] 21 years old, and he's only thrown 6 2/3 innings at even the AAA level. 2.84 ERA, 63 BB, 109 K in 155 1/3 innings across three levels last year. Looks like a guy who isn't overpowering but keeps the ball in the zone. Angels #2 prospect (#76 overall) according to BA this year.


I remember we had Ervin Santana for his first start and we lit his ass up. Let's do the same to Mr. Chatwood.

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Re: Angels series

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:41 pm

peeker643 wrote:No doubt. But what gets people back down there? Or is it still too early with a lot of people waitng for the other shoe to fall?

And what does that phrase mean anyway? I used it in the Wrap moore cuz I always hear it as opposed to really understanding it.

Someone? Anyone?


What gets people back down there? Nothing short of being within 2 or 3 (or ahead) in August/September. There's too much cynicism in the common Cleveland sports fan. As for me, I'll be there at as many as I can get to. Disappointed in myself that I've only gone to one so far.

It's so early that every day I'm trying to snap myself back in to reality. But, I'm a diehard. So, I always have those visions running through my head of this team being for real. I don't know yet and I don't think anybody does. But Chris Perez said it: Confidence and our ability to hit is dangerous for other teams. The more confidence this team gets, the better shot we have at being in contention in a couple months.

Enjoy it for what it's worth. They've won 7 in a row. I bet there are plenty of people out there who weren't sure they'd win 7 games all month.
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Re: Angels series

Unread postby pup » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:27 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
peeker643 wrote:No doubt. But what gets people back down there? Or is it still too early with a lot of people waitng for the other shoe to fall?

And what does that phrase mean anyway? I used it in the Wrap moore cuz I always hear it as opposed to really understanding it.

Someone? Anyone?


What gets people back down there? Nothing short of being within 2 or 3 (or ahead) in August/September. There's too much cynicism in the common Cleveland sports fan. As for me, I'll be there at as many as I can get to. Disappointed in myself that I've only gone to one so far.

It's so early that every day I'm trying to snap myself back in to reality. But, I'm a diehard. So, I always have those visions running through my head of this team being for real. I don't know yet and I don't think anybody does. But Chris Perez said it: Confidence and our ability to hit is dangerous for other teams. The more confidence this team gets, the better shot we have at being in contention in a couple months.

Enjoy it for what it's worth. They've won 7 in a row. I bet there are plenty of people out there who weren't sure they'd win 7 games all month.


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Re: Angels series

Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:14 pm

Weather. Even IF they came back at 10-2, are 40s and rain good for getting casual fans to come? Probably not. You might get a bump over the last homestand but that wouldn't take much. Too bad too, since this might be the most exciting time to be watching.

That being said, I sure am enjoying this jackrabbit start. I don't expect the playoffs this year (heck, as a Cleveland sports fan I don't expect anything anyway...if I go into a season with low expectations it makes is that much harder to be disappointed at the end ;-) ;) :wink: ) but a .500 finish would be saweet!
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Re: Angels series

Unread postby dmiles » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:11 pm

Shit I wish I were still in Carlsbad. The Big A was so easy to get in and out of, and tickets were cheap-cheap (at least I thought so).
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Re: Angels series

Unread postby bookelly » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:49 pm

I just want to see them continue to play solid baseball. Pitching, D, and patient at-bats. Win or lose, I'm cool with that.

Attendance at the games is a lagging indicator, especially in Cleveland. Heck, I went to several nearly empty games in July of 2007, when the team was totally on fire. Attendance won't really be a +/- win-loss factor for a long time as all these guys are under control thru 2013 (at least). If in two seasons of winning the Tribe is still drawing 20,000 a series...then I'll start to worry.
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