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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 05, 2011 6:54 pm

I hope Kearns gets another one of those meatball fastballs on the inner half. He was just early.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 05, 2011 6:56 pm

take these next 2 pitches no matter what
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 05, 2011 6:56 pm

That was ball 4
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 05, 2011 6:57 pm

Fuck you Wolf. Either call it or don't. Don't show up the hitter.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby statmasta » Thu May 05, 2011 6:57 pm

THE MANNAHAN!
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 05, 2011 6:57 pm

YOU!!!!! Got Hannahaned
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 05, 2011 6:57 pm

Way to put it in play, Jack!

Get an insurance run now.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby Mr. X » Thu May 05, 2011 6:59 pm

Bottom of the lineup doing it again.

WTF on the double steal though

edit: guess it was a hit and run he whiffed on
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 05, 2011 6:59 pm

Love the idea, but Kearns got a horrendous jump.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 05, 2011 7:00 pm

Mr. X wrote:Bottom of the lineup doing it again.

WTF on the double steal though



I like the call it just ended up being on the worst pitch possible for that kind of play to come off
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby statmasta » Thu May 05, 2011 7:00 pm

Insurance!

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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 05, 2011 7:00 pm

LOUUUUUUUUUUUU!
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby Mr. X » Thu May 05, 2011 7:00 pm

Tofuuuuu
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 05, 2011 7:00 pm

Loving me a bit of marson

could be going 6-2 in games that he starts
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby statmasta » Thu May 05, 2011 7:03 pm

With the way the Indians have played today, they really don't deserve to win.

And yet they're on the verge of winning anyway. This would be such a sweet win after such a frustrating game.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 05, 2011 7:04 pm

statmasta wrote:With the way the Indians have played today, they really don't deserve to win.

And yet they're on the verge of winning anyway. This would be such a sweet win after such a frustrating game.

Indeed

but I don't think either team has deserved to win to be honest.

We close it out tonight then just 1 win in Anaheim gives us a satisfactory roadtrip, anything more is a bonus
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby bookelly » Thu May 05, 2011 7:04 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:Loving me a bit of marson

could be going 6-2 in games that he starts


I believe these are all games vs. Lefties. Speaking of which, do the A's have anyone not left-handed on the roster? Jeesh.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 05, 2011 7:05 pm

statmasta wrote:With the way the Indians have played today, they really don't deserve to win.


I wouldn't say that. They've been savvy on the bases by taking extra bases. They've made some really good defensive plays. They've done some stupid shit and had some bad luck with the cloudless skies and high sun. Believe me, it ain't easy to catch fly balls staring up in to the sun.

It's a love/hate kind of game.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby statmasta » Thu May 05, 2011 7:05 pm

Remember when people were bitching about getting rid of Breslow?

LOL

He's not that good.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 05, 2011 7:13 pm

Marson should go to the mound and slow him down a little. He's overthrowing big time.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby statmasta » Thu May 05, 2011 7:16 pm

Somebody tell Perez he's allowed to throw something other than a fastball.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 05, 2011 7:17 pm

statmasta wrote:Somebody tell Perez he's allowed to throw something other than a fastball.

Not now he's not. WP or anything in the dirt could tie the game
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 05, 2011 7:18 pm

He is totally lost on the mound. Call for the slider and slow him down.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 05, 2011 7:18 pm

big pitch here
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby statmasta » Thu May 05, 2011 7:19 pm

Holy moly.

Perez has been so scary this year.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 05, 2011 7:19 pm

(whew)
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 05, 2011 7:19 pm

and the oakland hoodoo is broken

praise the Lord

21-8

Goodnight all!
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby bookelly » Thu May 05, 2011 7:22 pm

Great win. I need controlled substances to get through Perez' saves lately. (smoke)
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby davemanddd » Thu May 05, 2011 7:48 pm

a win is a win is a win and i will take it, but damn, i hate this b-lineup with kearns, duncan, marson, et al. they always seem to struggle to score with this lineup.

i know we have talked about this before, but can we please end the austin kearns experiment in left??? he's done. put a fork in him. he is dead weight. a zombie would be improvement over his lame ass.

ok, i can hear all the naysayers now saying "the team is 21-9 and you're complaining about their 5th outfielder???". yes i am!!! sorry if i'm being greedy, but i want even more.

anyway, they are right on track to go 4-2 on this trip. just take 2 of 3 in caliheimgeles and i will be a happy man. go tribe!!!

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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Thu May 05, 2011 8:21 pm

All right Donny!!!!! Way to throwing rocks today Jeanmar!!!

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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu May 05, 2011 8:32 pm

Great to win the series but I hope these guys are looking at these close games and learning how important the little shit is in winning against excellent pitching.

I'll forget about Choo today because his head is up his ass, but moving runners, hitting the ball the other way, having some awareness on the bases and not giving extra outs in an inning are going to be critical if this team stays in the race.

You can't waste great pitching from your own side (and they didn't waste it today because they got the 'W') but games like that are lost because of finer details.

You could see that game coming down to execution in the 4th inning and you have to slip into a more locked in mode on each side of the ball. Hopefully they're figuring that out as they go.

You wanna be nonchalant in an 11-2 game that's fine. But you need to be much finer in tighter games.

I'm thrilled we're talking about a series win and a team that's 21-9. But at some point they have to get to a point where they're beaten in the late innings as opposed to making little mistakes and not executing and potentially giving games away.

I'm glad Oakland is an offensive black hole. I'll take that win for sure. But they've raised the bar with this start. I'm hoping they can continue to come together and focus on the things that make differences in tight games.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby Dellucci TailGator » Thu May 05, 2011 8:59 pm

This team's make-up is so strange that I don't know what to expect from it. Such a bizarre mix of youth and veterans that I'm not sure if there's a wall to be hit or not.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby OldDawg » Thu May 05, 2011 9:05 pm

statmasta wrote:With the way the Indians have played today, they really don't deserve to win.

And yet they're on the verge of winning anyway. This would be such a sweet win after such a frustrating game.

But doesn't that happen all the time in baseball? Heck, I thought for the most part, we deserved to win last night's game.

I like the comment that Acta made a week or so back. It sounds so simple. Something like: "everybody knows everyone wins 60 and loses 60, its what happens in all the other games..."

This "winning games you deserve to lose" and minimizing "losing games you deserve to win" is a HUGE part of "all the other games."
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby bookelly » Fri May 06, 2011 2:19 am

davemanddd wrote:a win is a win is a win and i will take it, but damn, i hate this b-lineup with kearns, duncan, marson, et al. they always seem to struggle to score with this lineup.

i know we have talked about this before, but can we please end the austin kearns experiment in left??? he's done. put a fork in him. he is dead weight. a zombie would be improvement over his lame ass.

ok, i can hear all the naysayers now saying "the team is 21-9 and you're complaining about their 5th outfielder???". yes i am!!! sorry if i'm being greedy, but i want even more.

anyway, they are right on track to go 4-2 on this trip. just take 2 of 3 in caliheimgeles and i will be a happy man. go tribe!!!

:itcf:


They're 7-2 with Marson and the 'B' lineup. The "B' lineup is winning against LHP, which is something the Tribe has not done well in a long time.

/I agree I'd rather not see Kearns, but he's a proven major league asset and I think he'll earn his paycheck at some point this season.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby pup » Fri May 06, 2011 7:14 am

How does nobody post anything about the Brit leaving to go have sex and posting 4 minutes later? I expect more out of game threads...
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Fri May 06, 2011 9:06 am

pup wrote:How does nobody post anything about the Brit leaving to go have sex and posting 4 minutes later? I expect more out of game threads...

Efficiency ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby andrew6586 » Fri May 06, 2011 9:40 am

What's surprising to me is that this is the first series the Tribe has won this season without sweeping. That's crazy.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

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British_Pharaoh wrote:
pup wrote:How does nobody post anything about the Brit leaving to go have sex and posting 4 minutes later? I expect more out of game threads...

Efficiency ;-) ;) :wink:


Probably not what she calls it... :spanky:
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby tecs » Fri May 06, 2011 1:20 pm

bookelly wrote:Great win. I need controlled substances to get through Perez' saves lately. (smoke)


Perez looked fine on Monday and in 4 of his last 5 appearances before that.

Manning did say he was complaining of some back stiffness over the weekend, I hope that isn't an ominous development and it clears up.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri May 06, 2011 1:31 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:
pup wrote:How does nobody post anything about the Brit leaving to go have sex and posting 4 minutes later? I expect more out of game threads...

Efficiency ;-) ;) :wink:


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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Fri May 06, 2011 4:04 pm

peeker643 wrote:I'm thrilled we're talking about a series win and a team that's 21-9. But at some point they have to get to a point where they're beaten in the late innings as opposed to making little mistakes and not executing and potentially giving games away.


They've already lost games in the late innings.

Yesterdays win was huge. It's nice to finally get a road series win. Now even if we go 1-2 in LA we split the road trip and come home at 22-11.

Anyone remember when the last Sunday night baseball game was at the Jake? That would be badass to get a nationally televised game sometime soon.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri May 06, 2011 4:22 pm

Dude- I said instead of giving games away that they need to make teams beat them.

There was one?

Huh?

Yes- Big crowd at Progressive Field would mean more people to find your keys.



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peeker643 wrote:I'm thrilled we're talking about a series win and a team that's 21-9. But at some point they have to get to a point where they're beaten in the late innings as opposed to making little mistakes and not executing and potentially giving games away.


They've already lost games in the late innings.

Yesterdays win was huge. It's nice to finally get a road series win. Now even if we go 1-2 in LA we split the road trip and come home at 22-11.

Anyone remember when the last Sunday night baseball game was at the Jake? That would be badass to get a nationally televised game sometime soon.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Fri May 06, 2011 5:29 pm

peeker643 wrote:Dude- I said instead of giving games away that they need to make teams beat them.

There was one?


Did you miss the game against Dan Haren?

peeker643 wrote:Yes- Big crowd at Progressive Field would mean more people to find your keys.


Typical. You can do better than that.
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Re: Tribe @ Oakland 5/5/11

Unread postby Prosecutor » Fri May 06, 2011 6:37 pm

peeker643 wrote:Great to win the series but I hope these guys are looking at these close games and learning how important the little shit is in winning against excellent pitching.

I'll forget about Choo today because his head is up his ass, but moving runners, hitting the ball the other way, having some awareness on the bases and not giving extra outs in an inning are going to be critical if this team stays in the race.

You can't waste great pitching from your own side (and they didn't waste it today because they got the 'W') but games like that are lost because of finer details.

You could see that game coming down to execution in the 4th inning and you have to slip into a more locked in mode on each side of the ball. Hopefully they're figuring that out as they go.

You wanna be nonchalant in an 11-2 game that's fine. But you need to be much finer in tighter games.

I'm thrilled we're talking about a series win and a team that's 21-9. But at some point they have to get to a point where they're beaten in the late innings as opposed to making little mistakes and not executing and potentially giving games away.

I'm glad Oakland is an offensive black hole. I'll take that win for sure. But they've raised the bar with this start. I'm hoping they can continue to come together and focus on the things that make differences in tight games.


Could not have said it better myself.

Failing to get Marson in from 3rd with nobody out could have easily cost us the game, but they were resilient and kept plugging.

And in all fairness, I have to give Durbin an attaboy.
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