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Series vs Tampa Bay

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Mon May 09, 2011 3:27 pm

On the face of it, it looks like 3 tough pitching matchups. But dig a little deeper...

Sonnanstine in 23.1 innings has been taken apart by the Indians to the tune of a 9.51ERA. 8 of our hitters are hitting over .300 against him.

David Price has been a tough customer but then onto James Shields who is winless (0-4) against the tribe, with 4 of our regulars hitting over .333 against him.

All that together with our dominance at home means a series win.
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Re: Series vs Tampa Bay

Unread postby Prosecutor » Mon May 09, 2011 6:11 pm

Tampa has won 8 in a row on the road. Tribe has won 13 straight at home. Something has got to give.

Tampa started off 1-8 and has gone 19-6 since then. They're playing as well as the Indians right now, maybe better. But you're right, Sonnenstine is a dog. Remember how Ben Francisco used to own his ass? He's making his first start since 2009 because of an injury. With Tomlin on the mound l like our chances in game 1.
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Re: Series vs Tampa Bay

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Mon May 09, 2011 6:48 pm

We got a break with them putting in Sonnastine and bumping Hellickson
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Re: Series vs Tampa Bay

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon May 09, 2011 6:52 pm

I'd feel even better if Longoria was still on the shelf or if these were his first games since coming back.
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Re: Series vs Tampa Bay

Unread postby Cease » Mon May 09, 2011 8:14 pm

Looking forward to BEING THERE on Wednesday!
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Re: Series vs Tampa Bay

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Mon May 09, 2011 9:12 pm

Thursday's game will be aired on MLB network. Hopefully we can get a nationally televised night game sometime soon.
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