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Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 04, 2007 4:21 pm

Okay, just trying to keep these game threads going. I'd expect much less participation on a Friday night, but nonetheless, some of us will want to rant and rave about what it going on.

Cleveland Indians (17-8) at Baltimore Orioles (12-16)

Pitching Matchups: Paul Byrd (2-1, 3.50 ERA) vs. Erik Bedard (3-2, 6.09 ERA)

Series Preview: http://swerbsblurbs.com/article_detail.php?id=1693
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 5:03 pm

I need four ears tonight so I can have two on the Tribe and two on my Buffalo Sabres.

I'm kind of expecting a letdown tonight. First game on the road after a nice homestand is sometimes a bit difficult. Here's to hoping I'm wrong!
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 5:40 pm

Tonight's lineups:

Cleveland

CF Grady Sizemore
RF Jason Michaels
DH Travis Hafner
1B Victor Martinez
SS Jhonny Peralta
3B Casey Blake
LF David Dellucci
C Kelly Shoppach
2B Josh Barfield


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2B Brian Roberts
RF Nick Markakis
SS Miguel Tejada
C Ramon Hernandez
1B Aubrey Huff
3B Melvin Mora
DH Jay Gibbons
LF Jay Payton
CF Corey Patterson

As above, Byrd vs. Bedard.
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 04, 2007 5:44 pm

Hmmm.....Jhonny in the 5-hole? I like it.
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Unread postby Wahoot » Fri May 04, 2007 5:46 pm

A lefty is pitching and Garko isn't in the lineup? Arghh!
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 04, 2007 6:00 pm

No Tom Hamilton tonight on the radio. There is some kind of high school baseball game tonight at Jacobs Field, and his son's team from Avon Lake is playing there. Hammy wanted to be there for the event. Just an FYI in case anyone listening wonders where he is.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 6:29 pm

Consigliere wrote:No Tom Hamilton tonight on the radio. There is some kind of high school baseball game tonight at Jacobs Field, and his son's team from Avon Lake is playing there. Hammy wanted to be there for the event. Just an FYI in case anyone listening wonders where he is.


That's excusable....I guess. That means a steady diet of Hegan and I guess Rosenhaus?
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 04, 2007 6:53 pm

I don't know who it filling in for Hammy....Hegan obviously will do the play by play, but as far as a booth replacement to have a 2-man booth not sure. I believe Mike Snyder might be the guy.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 6:57 pm

Consigliere wrote:I believe Mike Snyder might be the guy.


He did the Ask The Manager snippet in the pre-game. I'll guess it's him.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 7:20 pm

Boy Snyder's dry in this role. He's a good radio personality, but not much of a PBP guy.
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 04, 2007 7:20 pm

I like Snyder.....but listening to him makes you REALLY appreciate Hammy.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 7:24 pm

Down in order again. Could be a long night against Bedard.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 04, 2007 7:28 pm

Wahoot wrote:A lefty is pitching and Garko isn't in the lineup? Arghh!

Have they mentioned this at all? Dellucci's in, but Garko's out: I assume that this is simply the only perceived way to play Martinez at first.
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 04, 2007 7:29 pm

No explanation, other than Wedge mentioning in pore-game they wanted to give Victor a day off from behind the plate. So, really, it is no Garko tonight or no Victor.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 7:30 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:Have they mentioned this at all? Dellucci's in, but Garko's out: I assume that this is simply the only perceived way to play Martinez at first.


Garko said last night that he was pretty exhausted and that the last three games had taken a lot out of him.

http://www.wtam.com/cc-common/podcast/single_podcast.html?podcast=TribeST07.xml
Garko on May 3.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 7:34 pm

I thought Byrdie was a flyball pitcher. Two innings, two ground ball DPs.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 04, 2007 7:35 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Garko said last night that he was pretty exhausted and that the last three games had taken a lot out of him.

It was the triple.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 7:35 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:It was the triple.


If that's the case, he might be back in the lineup by the time we get to Anaheim.
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 04, 2007 7:37 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:
Skating Tripods wrote:Garko said last night that he was pretty exhausted and that the last three games had taken a lot out of him.

It was the triple.


We may not see Garko all weekend then.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 7:39 pm

Consigliere wrote:We may not see Garko all weekend then.


Great minds think alike.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 04, 2007 7:39 pm

This is where I jinx Erik Bedard by pointing out he has a perfect game.
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Unread postby Wahoot » Fri May 04, 2007 7:41 pm

Not exactly working our magic. Bedard has retired all nine batters on 38 pitches.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 04, 2007 7:42 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:This is where I jinx Erik Bedard by pointing out he has a perfect game.

Not particularly WELL, mind you, but it's coming, I tell you.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 7:43 pm

Wahoot wrote:Not exactly working our magic. Bedard has retired all nine batters on 38 pitches.


And if Byrd keeps rolling along, I could care less. We'll win it off their bullpen.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 7:45 pm

An 0-2 pitch to Jay Payton? You have to be shitting me.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 04, 2007 7:47 pm

Looked like a pitch out of the zone, too.
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 04, 2007 7:57 pm

Well, perfect game is gone. No gotta work on ending the no hitter and shutout.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 04, 2007 8:01 pm

Consigliere wrote:Well, perfect game is gone. No gotta work on ending the no hitter and shutout.

(ahem ahem ahem)

Bedard looks really unhittable tonight, folks, and has a NO-HITTER going through four innings.
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Unread postby swerb » Fri May 04, 2007 8:01 pm

I miss anything? Just got done tiring out and bathing my kid. First frosted mug of Dortmunder poured. Wife at a purse party till late. Kid has about 20 min left in him.

Tribe/Os and Nets/Raptors ... lets rock and roll.

What the hell do people that don't like sports do on a night like this?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 8:02 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:(ahem ahem ahem)

Bedard looks really unhittable tonight, folks, and has a NO-HITTER going through four innings.


To reiterate, Bedard has a NO-HITTER going through four.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 04, 2007 8:03 pm

Yes, you missed the Cleveland offense when Hafner drew a walk.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 8:03 pm

Swerb wrote:What the hell do people that don't like sports do on a night like this?


Watch porn by themselves in their parents' basement.
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Unread postby swerb » Fri May 04, 2007 8:06 pm

I see Paul Byrd is still a dead ringer for JB ...
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 8:10 pm

And it ends on a Peralta texas leaguer. WOO!
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 8:12 pm

And so long shutout. Way to go Casey!
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 04, 2007 8:13 pm

Is Bedard a real deliberate worker, or is my feed just slow?

(If it's the former, I blame Steve Trachsel.)
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Unread postby Jumbo » Fri May 04, 2007 8:13 pm

That HR by Blake was...unexpected.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 04, 2007 8:14 pm

Jumbo wrote:That HR by Blake was...unexpected.

Well, Peralta wasn't in scoring position.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 8:16 pm

That's the only kind of souvenir Shoppach can produce...a bat 13 rows behind third base.
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Unread postby Wahoot » Fri May 04, 2007 8:24 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:That's the only kind of souvenir Shoppach can produce...a bat 13 rows behind third base.


Kelly's actually been suprisingly good with the bat thus far. His OPS is .847.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 8:37 pm

Hey another hit!

Is Tejada mailing it in already? I know he has a tendency to do that when Baltimore gets down in the standings. He can't be giving up in May, can he?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 8:42 pm

I think we pissed off Sal Fasano. He just went yard in Texas off of Tomo Ohka.

The end may be near...
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 9:03 pm

Nice hat trick for Barfield.
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Unread postby StewieG » Fri May 04, 2007 9:12 pm

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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 9:13 pm

Fultzie with yet another appearance. God I hope he doesn't have to face Corey Patterson in this inning.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 9:17 pm

Good job Fultz!!
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 9:41 pm

God damnit Betancourt. Way to waste a great effort from Byrdie.

Anyone else to the point where all you trust is Fernando Cabrera?
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Unread postby Wahoot » Fri May 04, 2007 9:48 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:God damnit Betancourt. Way to waste a great effort from Byrdie.

Anyone else to the point where all you trust is Fernando Cabrera?


We called up another lefty, didn't we? Seems like that would have been the inning to use him.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 04, 2007 9:50 pm

Wahoot wrote:We called up another lefty, didn't we? Seems like that would have been the inning to use him.


Yeah. Perez, but I don't think Wedgie trusts him in these situations. Should have used Cabrera, he's up there with Mastny in success against lefties.

At least we escape it tied.
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Unread postby consigliere » Fri May 04, 2007 9:51 pm

Betancourt looked good. Just had problems putting peopel away. I believe all three batters reached that inning down in the count 0-2 or 1-2.
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