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Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby CTtribefan » Thu May 24, 2012 10:31 am

With a series victory in the bag, we go for the sweep!

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RF Choooooooooooooo Chooooooooooooo!
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1B Kotch
LF Sloth love Chunk!
C Louie Louie


SP Justin "Masty" Masterson

Hafner getting a day off after banging a foul ball off the foot that obviously bothered him. Sloth in there with a .308 and 2 bombs of Verlander the last 5 years. It is a tall order beating Verlander, but hey remember the year we beat Santana 5 times in one year? Lets get our mojo working!

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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby andrew6586 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:00 pm

The end of this lineup is brutal.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby Mem_Tiger » Thu May 24, 2012 12:02 pm

It would be nice if we can sweep the tigers but Masterson is going to have to step his game up if it's going to happen.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 24, 2012 12:10 pm

Nailed my University exam and now it's baseball in sunshine. Great work GOD
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby andrew6586 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:11 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:Nailed my University exam and now it's baseball in sunshine. Great work GOD

Congrats.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby andrew6586 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:12 pm

I'm watching on Gamecast but from the looks of things Justin is leaving sinkers up again. Hopefully he can get those down.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby andrew6586 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:16 pm

I Choo-Choo-Choose you!!!! Nice knock Choo.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 12:16 pm

Choo goes upper tank. Haven't seen him hit a ball like that all year. Wow.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby andrew6586 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:16 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Choo goes upper tank. Haven't seen him hit a ball like that all year. Wow.

He went to the upper deck? Didn't know he had that kind of power.
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Unread postby andrew6586 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:17 pm

All changeups so far from Verlander. Interesting.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby scrambler » Thu May 24, 2012 12:17 pm

no hitter-- shutout gone first batter...welcome to the big time Justin!! Tribe Twelve...for the glory!!
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 12:19 pm

andrew6586 wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:Choo goes upper tank. Haven't seen him hit a ball like that all year. Wow.

He went to the upper deck? Didn't know he had that kind of power.


Well, second deck. To the mezzanine. The deck formerly known as Pronkville.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 24, 2012 12:20 pm

That was a beast of a rocket from Choo
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 12:31 pm

I love watching Peralta fail. So gratifying.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby andrew6586 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:32 pm

Good job by Jhonny to screw it up there...
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Choo almost cracked another for extra bases in another superb at bat

Great in the leadoff spot so far
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 12:58 pm

All this focus on Ubaldo...what about Masterson's velo drop? It still hasn't come back. I figured it was just a cold weather/April thing, but he's sitting 90/91. Last year he sat at 93/94. Believe his average fastball velo was 94.1 or so. Will have to double check.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 24, 2012 1:09 pm

Brants is getting shit together again
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Thu May 24, 2012 1:11 pm

Jooooose Jose Jose Jose!!!!
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Unread postby andrew6586 » Thu May 24, 2012 1:23 pm

Why did the base coach get ejected?
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 1:30 pm

Outstanding AB from LouMar.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby scrambler » Thu May 24, 2012 1:33 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Outstanding AB from LouMar.


put him over the half-Mendoza line with that at bat!
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Unread postby scrambler » Thu May 24, 2012 1:38 pm

88 pitches through 5 for Verlander about 18 per inning....nice job. If pace continues 7 is all he'll go.
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Unread postby andrew6586 » Thu May 24, 2012 1:43 pm

Jhonny comes through again!
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Thu May 24, 2012 1:43 pm

scrambler wrote:88 pitches through 5 for Verlander about 18 per inning....nice job. If pace continues 7 is all he'll go.

From what Hammy just said I doubt Verlander will make it out of the 6th, if he even comes in. We'll know in a minute...
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby scrambler » Thu May 24, 2012 1:45 pm

skatingtripods wrote:All this focus on Ubaldo...what about Masterson's velo drop? It still hasn't come back. I figured it was just a cold weather/April thing, but he's sitting 90/91. Last year he sat at 93/94. Believe his average fastball velo was 94.1 or so. Will have to double check.


I'm more disturbed by Masterson this year than Ubaldo simply because I expected not much from Ubaldo and really good things from Masterson...along with velocity he's walked 33 in 60 innings this year as opposed to 65 in 216 innings last year. That is unbelivably disturbing. He's lost not just velicity but control too.

He's hanging in there today though just as Ubaldo did Tuesday.
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Unread postby DeanSheen » Thu May 24, 2012 1:46 pm

Ahh Peralta. Thanks for the reliable DP with RISP.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 1:46 pm

You know what's amazing? This would probably be considered a bad start for Verlander. That's how good this guy is.
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Unread postby Mem_Tiger » Thu May 24, 2012 1:52 pm

Had a chance to make sure Verlander does not come back and we screwed that inning up. I say they are going trot him back out there next inning.
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Unread postby Dellucci TailGator » Thu May 24, 2012 1:58 pm

DeanSheen wrote:Ahh Peralta. Thanks for the reliable DP with RISP.


Even as good as his numbers have been in Detroit, I enjoy watching the Indians in the post-Peralta era about 200% more than I did while he was here.
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Unread postby Liondrew » Thu May 24, 2012 2:03 pm

Wow. Who would have thought Masterson would outpitch Verlander today? Not to take anything away from Masterson, but I all but wrote this game off today.

Hope Masterson gets the win today, he sure deserves it.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 2:17 pm

That was the easiest 101 I've ever seen.

This guy's a freak.
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Unread postby comish » Thu May 24, 2012 2:19 pm

Sick

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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 2:20 pm

That pitch sequence to Asdrubal was just unfair. Touched 102 then dropped a curve right on the black.
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Unread postby comish » Thu May 24, 2012 2:23 pm

It's 2:23 and Peralta still BLOWS
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 2:23 pm

comish wrote:It's 2:23 and Peralta still BLOWS


Love seeing that douche hang an 0-for-11 in the series.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 2:28 pm

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Thu May 24, 2012 2:29 pm

At the beginning of the series I figured a sweep was possible. NEVER in my wildest, drunk-induced dreams did I think it would be our TRIBE holding those brooms! Wow! On to....the Next Series! (I'm gonna hold off on WS predictions until after July 4th).
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Unread postby comish » Thu May 24, 2012 2:30 pm

Absolutely Fantastic!

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Anyone there? describe the crowd?
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Unread postby DeanSheen » Thu May 24, 2012 2:34 pm

Ohh man. Edging ever closer to a 10 pack game buy.

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Unread postby scrambler » Thu May 24, 2012 2:35 pm

great series, but it's still May. Unbelievable by everyone, stating pitching, bullpen, clutch hitting etc.

Why does everyone hate Jhonny Peralta? He was a good player for us. He's not a star but an unbelievably consistent player. He has exploitable weaknesses like most every player in MLB. Good job for us and one of our best if not the best postseason hitter in 2007.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 2:36 pm

scrambler wrote:Why does everyone hate Jhonny Peralta? He was a good player for us. He's not a star but an unbelievably consistent player. He has exploitable weaknesses like most every player in MLB. Good job for us and one of our best if not the best postseason hitter in 2007.


Lazy, aloof, inconsistent, apathetic. Just not a Cleveland kind of player.
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Unread postby andrew6586 » Thu May 24, 2012 2:37 pm

Get some Kitties. Have a nice ride back to shit town.
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Unread postby Gradysmanldy » Thu May 24, 2012 2:41 pm

scrambler wrote:great series, but it's still May. Unbelievable by everyone, stating pitching, bullpen, clutch hitting etc.

Why does everyone hate Jhonny Peralta? He was a good player for us. He's not a star but an unbelievably consistent player. He has exploitable weaknesses like most every player in MLB. Good job for us and one of our best if not the best postseason hitter in 2007.


We hate Jhonny because he played like crap for 3/5 of his contract with us, and put up arguably his best year after he was traded for pennies on the dollar, to our biggest rival.

Also, he couldn't lay off that damn outside curveball.....same reason Gutierrez made everyone insane and Laporta is languishing in triple-A.

ALso, he sucks at spelling his own name.

Btw.....INDIANS WORLD SERIES 2012 WE SWEPT THE TIGERS!
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skatingtripods wrote:
scrambler wrote:Why does everyone hate Jhonny Peralta? He was a good player for us. He's not a star but an unbelievably consistent player. He has exploitable weaknesses like most every player in MLB. Good job for us and one of our best if not the best postseason hitter in 2007.


Lazy, aloof, inconsistent, apathetic. Just not a Cleveland kind of player.


I know nothing about his work habits or his aloofness, his greatest atribute is his consistency. 2006 was subpar but his years were pretty much close to identical...his fielding was unbelievably consistent, doesn't make errors playing shorstop, good arm, little range, steady as they come, I have no idea about his apathy or lack thereof, I don't know the definition of a Cleveland kind of player.

My only criticism would be I guess he didn't accept his move to third, but I honestly don't remember. HE didn't make any errors playing there either.
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Unread postby scrambler » Thu May 24, 2012 2:55 pm

(looking back I was wrong....Peralta made a ton of errors at 3rd his first year there, by 2010, his 2nd year he wasn't making any.) whatever, Peralta's a good player. he lays off better than LaPorta or Gutierrez...call me crazy but wake me up when MaTola or Franklin have near 1200 hits and 140 homers before their 30th birthdays. I will not let Jhonny be disgraced by mentioning his abilities in the same breath as those two clowns.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Thu May 24, 2012 2:56 pm

How much of a MAN is Verlander? 102 in the 8th and K's the side.

Good series for the Wahoo Warriors. I was part of the STFU Bandwagon on Perez's outburst, but it seemed to have worked. Good on him.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu May 24, 2012 2:58 pm

Erie Warrior wrote:How much of a MAN is Verlander? 102 in the 8th and K's the side.


Yeah, that was incredible. He's the only Tiger I don't hate. I just flat out respect him. He just goes about his business and isn't an asshole unless he's really provoked (Aybar bunt to break up no hitter; Santana posing on walk-off grand slam).

It's a joy to watch him. If I'm lucky enough to live to be a grandpa, if my grandkids ever ask about players I've seen, Verlander will be one of the first names I mention.
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Re: Indians vs Tiger 5-24-12

Unread postby googleeph2 » Thu May 24, 2012 3:01 pm

Peralta didn't pass the eye test with his approach. If you didn't get that feeling at the time, I agree it would be hard to understand.

They let Vizquel go to play Peralta at short - I don't think many fans really held that against him which is suprising in retrospect.

But he was never very clutch, according to my memory. He did get lasik done, and I hoped that would help but it didn't seem to.

Then the last yr he was here, he got in Cabrera's way on a popup and kind of fell on him. Broke his arm.

Bunch of stuff like that.
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