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Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:29 pm

LINEUPS

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Getz
Gordon
Butler
Hosmer
Francoeur
Moustakas
Quintero
Maier
Escobar

SP - Hochevar


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Brantley
Cabrera
Santana
Hafner
Duncan
Hannahan
Kipnis
Kotchman
Cunningham

SP - Jimenez

(Choo not in the lineup due to hamstring tightness)
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby bookelly » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:35 pm

Crotchman, Cunninham and Brantley. Ugh...we got three giant holes in that lineup. We need Damon and Grady ASAP. Add Chiz and move Jack to 1B and you got a nice line-up there.

Thank God it's the Royals tonight.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:45 pm

....Don't be dissing Brants, he'll come through good.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:56 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:....Don't be dissing Brants, he'll come through good.


Yes. He's outstanding.

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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:02 pm

peeker643 wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:....Don't be dissing Brants, he'll come through good.


Yes. He's outstanding.

/vomit


Michael Brantley is fat, not fast, and can't hit for shit.

Dude can barely hit the ball out of the infield.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby bookelly » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:04 pm

I expect a lot of walks to Kipnis and Jack. They have to know there are three auto-outs 8,9,1 and won't let 6 and 7 hurt them.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:08 pm

Gates opened 15 minutes ago and there are literally 12 people in the bleachers. 16 if you count the ushers.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:16 pm

peeker643 wrote:Gates opened 15 minutes ago and there are literally 12 people in the bleachers. 16 if you count the ushers.


Euchre tourney time!
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:21 pm

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peeker643 wrote:Gates opened 15 minutes ago and there are literally 12 people in the bleachers. 16 if you count the ushers.


Euchre tourney time!


We're up to 38 fans. No ushers in that count.

But they're easily countable.

Not one single person seated in Club Seat section yet. Some are eating I'm sure, but there are none yet in mezzanine either.

Zero.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:23 pm

peeker643 wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
peeker643 wrote:Gates opened 15 minutes ago and there are literally 12 people in the bleachers. 16 if you count the ushers.


Euchre tourney time!


We're up to 38 fans. No ushers in that count.

But they're easily countable.

Not one single person seated in Club Seat section yet. Some are eating I'm sure, but there are none yet in mezzanine either.

Zero.



Ok. I got a plan. Did you bring your .38?
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby bookelly » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:25 pm

Just looked at the C-town radar. This game is screwed.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:29 pm

bookelly wrote:Just looked at the C-town radar. This game is screwed.


Should I shout down and tell them to stop watering the infield?
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:30 pm

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bookelly wrote:Just looked at the C-town radar. This game is screwed.


Should I shout down and tell them to stop watering the infield?


Just checked the weather channel.... by the looks of it, 50% chance of rain from 9pm ET but nothing 'til then..... based on that, they should get this game in.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby bookelly » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:31 pm

peeker643 wrote:
bookelly wrote:Just looked at the C-town radar. This game is screwed.


Should I shout down and tell them to stop watering the infield?


hahaha

YES. And take a picture of the reaction please. :cheers:
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:32 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:
peeker643 wrote:
bookelly wrote:Just looked at the C-town radar. This game is screwed.


Should I shout down and tell them to stop watering the infield?


Just checked the weather channel.... by the looks of it, 50% chance of rain from 9pm ET but nothing 'til then..... based on that, they should get this game in.



I hope so. 120 people here will be pissed if it's washed out.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby bookelly » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:43 pm

Yup...seems like it's moving on a diagonal South-East and might just miss downtown. Looks like a bunch more brewing behing the front though, could be a long night.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:13 pm

Ubaldo is fucking garbage. Cant stand him.

Seriously.

He has the command of a little leaguer. Its painful to watch.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:16 pm

25 pitches and 1 out. Hella good tossin'
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:17 pm

Ubaldo without an elite fastball is a below average starter. Still pissed we traded Pom and White for this bum.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:18 pm

Hope we brought our hitting shoes tonight. Ubaldo is gonna get tagged.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:19 pm

30 pitches and more walks. Yay.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:21 pm

Didnt we nail Hochevar the last time we faced him? For like 8 runs...
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:23 pm

Pom and White are doing things, that much is forsure (really, you gonna go there)
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:25 pm

Is it just me or have the umps been horrible inconsistent lately?
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:25 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:Pom and White are doing things, that much is forsure (really, you gonna go there)



I just did.

Because we know its fair to compare two rooks to an established vet.

Not to mention White has like 50 career innings pitched and Pom is sitting at 20ish.

You cant be happy with Jimenez. Its horribly frustrating watching him not having any clue where his pitches are going. Not to mention he has an average fastball, which was one of his few strengths.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:29 pm

C'mon Carlos you dumb shit
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:30 pm

Haha nice defense KC.

Damnt Santana.....gotta pay attention man.
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Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:31 pm

Good Lord .500 OBP for Pronk. Time to park one.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:33 pm

Damn that was unlucky.

Hit the mound.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:34 pm

Thought we were up on our luck with that infield single and the hit off Hosmer's glove but the baseball God's even it out by not blessing Santana with a brain and having Hafner's ball hit the mound and allowing Escobar to gather up the ball.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:37 pm

Ubaldo's breaking pitch isn't fooling anyone and it's consistently in the dirt. He's not got any control or velocity with his fastball and he is not getting any swing and misses. A stronger sense of foreboding develops.

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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:39 pm

Yea the lack of K's is another red flag.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:45 pm

Hochevar looking sharp and getting ahead of the hitters. Gotta hope Ubaldo doesn't allow anymore crooked numbers.
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Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:48 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:Hochevar looking sharp and getting ahead of the hitters. Gotta hope Ubaldo doesn't allow anymore crooked numbers.



Yea agreed.

To be fair since the first he has looked better.

And as I type that Gordon hits one a mile....and just foul.
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Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:49 pm

Seems he tops out at 93 now , and sits at 90-91. Thats not good enough.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:50 pm

That was almost a wild pitch on a pitchout. Ugh!
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:52 pm

Manning hits the nail on the head. Jimenez can't put these hitters away when he's ahead. The splitter is drilling for oil every time. No feel for it at all tonight.
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Indians need a hot reporter.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:53 pm

Symbolic47 wrote:Indians need a hot reporter.

Trade Ubaldo for Erin Andrews
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Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:54 pm

Yes Katie just isn't cutting it anymore.
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Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:56 pm

Rapheal Betancourt was more fun to watch pitch than this guy.
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Thank you Jeff Francouer
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Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:58 pm

He is so frustrating, because even with the loss in velocity, he could still be very effective if he even had a little command. He has got alot of movement.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:59 pm

They need to tell Ubaldo to put his ego aside and simplify his approach. You can't throw 8 pitches if you're only spotting 1 of them. Three good pitches and one average pitch are going to get more guys out than 8 average to below-average pitches.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:02 pm

skatingtripods wrote:They need to tell Ubaldo to put his ego aside and simplify his approach. You can't throw 8 pitches if you're only spotting 1 of them. Three good pitches and one average pitch are going to get more guys out than 8 average to below-average pitches.


His fastballs, slider/splitter (if he can get it to break a fraction later) and changeup could do the job if he can start to locate them consistently enough.

There was a similar thing with Dice-K where he had about 3 different changeups and 2 fastballs along with 3 other pitches when he came over and Boston cut his repetorie down.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:04 pm

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skatingtripods wrote:They need to tell Ubaldo to put his ego aside and simplify his approach. You can't throw 8 pitches if you're only spotting 1 of them. Three good pitches and one average pitch are going to get more guys out than 8 average to below-average pitches.


His fastballs, slider/splitter (if he can get it to break a fraction later) and changeup could do the job if he can start to locate them consistently enough.


This was my point in an earlier post. He drives me crazy. His stuff is still pretty good, even with the velocity drop. But the lack of command kills any potential he may have.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:06 pm

has anyone other than a first baseman fielded a Brantley ball hit into play?

He's started to piss even me off now.
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Re: Indians vs Royals 25/04/2012

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:07 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:has anyone other than a first baseman fielded a Brantley ball hit into play?

He's started to piss even me off now.



He seems to beat the ball right into the ground most of his at bats so far this season.
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Unread postby Symbolic47 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:10 pm

Wow....Ubaldo is doing sort of ok right now....hopefully he can get through 5 with the score at 2.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:10 pm

I think Ubaldo's ears are burning. He's looking good this inning.
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