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Game #38 Tribe/Twins 5/17

Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 12:30 pm

Fausto Carmona will be taking his 4-1 record to the bump on Thursday afternoon to face Minnesota. Carmona ended his drought of 15 straight decisions being chalked up in the loss column in an earlier start against the Twins, by going seven and two-third innings allowing only two earned runs. Since that start, Carmona has been as tough to score on as just about any pitcher in the AL. Carmona has won his last four starts, pitching 30 innings and allowing six earned runs.

The Twins will counter with Johan Santana. The Indians touched up Mr. Cy Young for four earned runs over seven innings in his first start of the season against Cleveland. This is the game that Johan decided if he can't get Victor and Pronk out, he might as well bury fastballs into the middle of their backs. Santana is seven and three in his career against the Indians, holding an ERA of 3.21 and 130 strikeouts in just over 123 innings.

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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 12:39 pm

Man, if someone scores, this could be a real short game.
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 12:41 pm

They may have to adopt the fastpitch softball rule where you start off with a runner on second base.

Better yet, 2.5th base :mrgreen:
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 12:43 pm

Take a look at the guys on the bench in cbs' game center. Those are some Ramonish numbers.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 12:47 pm

Good Lord, why is Mike Rouse facing Johan Santana?
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 12:57 pm

I think Perlata is about 2-145 with 143 K's.
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 12:58 pm

Carmona throwin 96 MPH according to the radio. I didn't know he got it up there that high.
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 1:02 pm

Casey Blake lead off single in the 4th. Let's push one across here boys!
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 1:05 pm

This just in: Johan Santana is pretty good.
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 1:06 pm

:x :mad: :-x
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 1:17 pm

Hey, a runner in scoring position (by the Twins)! It only took 'til the fifth to get a player from either team all the way to second base!

(I think: I didn't check thoroughly. But it's that kind of game.)
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 1:21 pm

Julio Franco is starting at third base for the Mets today!
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 1:30 pm

...and the Mighy Rouse struck out
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Unread postby Kuiper » Thu May 17, 2007 1:30 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:Good Lord, why is Mike Rouse facing Johan Santana?


Rouse's job appears to be to raise Santana's pitch count by stretching out his strikeouts. Of course, with a man on third for the first time, it would have been nicer to punch him home.
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 1:48 pm

Fausto - destroying Twins lumber.
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Unread postby Charboneau » Thu May 17, 2007 1:50 pm

What a great play by Barfield - kind of reminds me of Hector Luna out there. :lol:
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 1:51 pm

VICTOR!
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 1:52 pm

How did you do that?
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 1:52 pm

ESPN's gamecast said he hit a home run: are you guys on a delay or something?
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 1:53 pm

Garko!!!
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 1:53 pm

I am listening to it on the WTAM feed through mlb.com, and yes it must be a few seconds behind.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 1:54 pm

Wow, I thought you were just trying to charm the board like a reverse jinx.

Y'know, I was thinking to myself when I saw Santana go 2-0 to Victor, "Maybe he's losing his stuff..."
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 1:55 pm

Now I have it on CBS gamecenter while listening and the radio feed is about 2 pitches behind.
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Unread postby sandlot33 » Thu May 17, 2007 2:01 pm

Carmona's stuff is nasty...he's bringing it today
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 2:07 pm

We letting Fausto finish this shit?
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 2:08 pm

Carmona has officially outpitched Johan Santana: Santana has been lifted for Rincon.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 2:09 pm

Pup wrote:We letting Fausto finish this shit?

Carmona has 102 pitches through 8: I expect he does not come out for the ninth. (Say hello to Lord Joe!)
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 2:10 pm

I say send him out there!
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 2:10 pm

Julian Tavarez is effing up a good start against the Tigs.

Edit: Hooray! The anti-hex worked! Got Magglio Ordonez with the bases juiced, Boston still leads 2-1 going to the bottom of the fifth.
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 2:11 pm

Hammy just said no activity in the Tribe pen.

Come on Fausto!
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 2:11 pm

Grady taking target practice on Rincon...
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Unread postby sandlot33 » Thu May 17, 2007 2:13 pm

I say you get Borowski warming up and bring fausto back out...if he gets in trouble you go to the bully
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 2:19 pm

Dude, your avatar is disturbing.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 2:22 pm

Okay, what is an "infield single to third" in this case?
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Unread postby sandlot33 » Thu May 17, 2007 2:22 pm

you've never seen a night at the roxbury???
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 2:23 pm

Don't like this spot with Morneau up...

Hamilton with this:

Wedge is jogging to the mound, if Wedge is jogging, Fausto is staying.
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 2:23 pm

Blake backhanded a ball down the line and bounced the throw over.
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 2:25 pm

Nice!
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Unread postby intenso » Thu May 17, 2007 2:26 pm

horray! 8) :cool: 8-)
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Unread postby pup » Thu May 17, 2007 2:26 pm

Maybe this Carmona can stick around for a while
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 2:28 pm

I can see why Rouse was in now: he only struck out three times in three plate appearances. Jhonny would have struck out at least four.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Thu May 17, 2007 2:31 pm

Man ... that was really bloody awesome. Santana totally dominated us ... and we won, because Fausto was even better. Significantly fewer Ks ... but significantly fewer taters, too.

17:5 GB:FB. Boy, he's somethin' else. (He's not 290, though.)
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Unread postby swerb » Thu May 17, 2007 2:47 pm

Sowers agent just sent Westbrook a "Don't Get Well Soon" card ....
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Thu May 17, 2007 2:48 pm

Carmona and the Tribe are now 2-0 against Santana.

I seem to recall a few people wanting to move Carmona to the bullpen after his first start. The guy is really beginning to look like a front of the rotation starter. His ERA is currently much better than Santana's.

The playoffs are a long, long way off, but I would feel very comfortable with Sabathia, Carmona, and Byrd pitching in the front three slots right now. Carmona has been the best thus far. Nearly a 3:1 GB:FB ratio today. Would be a mistake to send him down when Westbrook is healthy.
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Thu May 17, 2007 2:52 pm

Swerb wrote:Sowers agent just sent Westbrook a "Don't Get Well Soon" card ....


And Adam Miller just sent Sowers an "If You Don't Get Well Soon I'll Steal Your Job" card.

One more really crappy start from Sowers and I'm ready for it to be Millertime in C-Town.
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Unread postby Get_Wedge_Out_NOW! » Thu May 17, 2007 2:55 pm

props to my man carmona

i was a beliver all along


it broke my heart when he didnt get the comeplete game on April 29 but this is much better this time WOO :mrgreen:
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Unread postby swerb » Thu May 17, 2007 3:13 pm

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Unread postby Wahoot » Thu May 17, 2007 3:16 pm

Amazing game by Fausto. But I'm not thrilled that Wedge let him throw 122 pitches. I'll dig up the articles later today, but a number of studies have shown an increased risk for (a) injury, and (b) crappy next starts when you get over 105 - 110 pitches.

122 is just dumb.
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Unread postby Dozen » Thu May 17, 2007 3:37 pm

Wahoot wrote:Amazing game by Fausto. But I'm not thrilled that Wedge let him throw 122 pitches. I'll dig up the articles later today, but a number of studies have shown an increased risk for (a) injury, and (b) crappy next starts when you get over 105 - 110 pitches.

122 is just dumb.
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Thu May 17, 2007 3:52 pm

Swerb wrote:Image

"Jeremy, I am going to steal your rotation spot."


Are you insuating that Adam Miller is (puke!) French? Or maybe he's a part time skiing instructor? Or both?

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