Text Size

Cleveland Indians & MLB

Indians/Tigers Gamethread 5/31/07

Talk Tribe, talk baseball in this forum.

Moderators: peeker643, swerb, pup, paulcousineau

Indians/Tigers Gamethread 5/31/07

Unread postby Charboneau » Thu May 31, 2007 7:27 pm

Great start for the Tribe. Hafner homers and Verlander throws 26 pitches in the first.
User avatar
Charboneau
Wedge Loyalist
 
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:33 pm
Favorite Player: Jhonny Peralta
Least Favorite Player: Dustin Pedroia

Unread postby Charboneau » Thu May 31, 2007 8:09 pm

Well it was a good start. Down 4-2. I don't know how I feel about Nixon batting fifth. Seems like we haven't capitalized much this week with him hitting in that spot.
User avatar
Charboneau
Wedge Loyalist
 
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:33 pm
Favorite Player: Jhonny Peralta
Least Favorite Player: Dustin Pedroia

Unread postby tribetalk » Thu May 31, 2007 8:56 pm

Is it just me, or does it look like the JAKE is packed again!!! Finally Cleveland realizes we have a winning team!

I expect sellouts the next 3 games; that is how big this series is!
Go Tribe

GO CC
User avatar
tribetalk
 
Posts: 120
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:52 am
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Favorite Player: Carlos Santana
Least Favorite Player: Lou Marson

Unread postby StewieG » Thu May 31, 2007 9:05 pm

it's a nice crowd...32 or 33 K would be my guess. But the upper levels aren't full, at least not that I've seen.

But yeah, it's nice to finally have good crowds again.
StewieG
 
Posts: 4019
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Favorite Player: Delonte MF'in West
Least Favorite Player: LeQuit

Unread postby Wahoot » Thu May 31, 2007 9:08 pm

Let's see if we can't blow this thing wide open here . . .
User avatar
Wahoot
 
Posts: 600
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:39 am
Location: Hollywood, CA

Unread postby Wahoot » Thu May 31, 2007 9:19 pm

Why-o-why are we sending BOTH Nixon and Dellucci to the plate against Byrdak? Do I not understand baseball anymore?
User avatar
Wahoot
 
Posts: 600
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:39 am
Location: Hollywood, CA

Unread postby StewieG » Thu May 31, 2007 9:23 pm

I think Wedge thinks it's too early yet to pinch hit, especially with the lead.
StewieG
 
Posts: 4019
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Favorite Player: Delonte MF'in West
Least Favorite Player: LeQuit

Unread postby Charboneau » Thu May 31, 2007 9:24 pm

Wahoot wrote:Why-o-why are we sending BOTH Nixon and Dellucci to the plate against Byrdak? Do I not understand baseball anymore?


I admit I am a shameless Wedge homer - but I agree with you. I thought we might see Malibu Michaels PH for Dellucci. Trot needs a day off. I'm not sold on Dellucci either even though he is hitting the ball better as of late. Let's close this thing out.
User avatar
Charboneau
Wedge Loyalist
 
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:33 pm
Favorite Player: Jhonny Peralta
Least Favorite Player: Dustin Pedroia

Unread postby Wahoot » Thu May 31, 2007 9:27 pm

StewieG wrote:I think Wedge thinks it's too early yet to pinch hit, especially with the lead.


The bottom of the sixth inning? With the bases loaded? TWICE?
User avatar
Wahoot
 
Posts: 600
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:39 am
Location: Hollywood, CA

Unread postby StewieG » Thu May 31, 2007 9:36 pm

I know what you're saying, and if the game was tied, we were down, or we were up just one run, I think you would've seen Malibu pinch hit there.

But with the lead, still in the middle part of the game, Wedge might want to save his options in case we need them late.

Not saying I agree with it, but I think that's his thought process.

Either that, or he fell asleep.
StewieG
 
Posts: 4019
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Favorite Player: Delonte MF'in West
Least Favorite Player: LeQuit

Unread postby Charboneau » Thu May 31, 2007 9:38 pm

Stewie I believe you are right on this on. Wedge probably didn't feel a need to play all his cards and you think sooner or later Nixon or Dellucci will get a key hit.
User avatar
Charboneau
Wedge Loyalist
 
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:33 pm
Favorite Player: Jhonny Peralta
Least Favorite Player: Dustin Pedroia

Unread postby Charboneau » Thu May 31, 2007 9:52 pm

7-5 going into the bottom of the 8th. I would feel much better with another run or two.
User avatar
Charboneau
Wedge Loyalist
 
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:33 pm
Favorite Player: Jhonny Peralta
Least Favorite Player: Dustin Pedroia

Unread postby StewieG » Thu May 31, 2007 9:56 pm

Same here. Luckily, Joe Table is in, so we might be able to get one off of him.
StewieG
 
Posts: 4019
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Favorite Player: Delonte MF'in West
Least Favorite Player: LeQuit

Unread postby StewieG » Thu May 31, 2007 10:05 pm

Heh heh heh...I hope they don't cut him. He's too good for us.
StewieG
 
Posts: 4019
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Favorite Player: Delonte MF'in West
Least Favorite Player: LeQuit

Unread postby Wahoot » Thu May 31, 2007 10:09 pm

Man, it feels good beating up on Jose.
Last edited by Wahoot on Thu May 31, 2007 10:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Wahoot
 
Posts: 600
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:39 am
Location: Hollywood, CA

Unread postby Charboneau » Thu May 31, 2007 10:09 pm

I asked for a run - we got 4. Love it. Great start to the homestand if we can close this one out.
User avatar
Charboneau
Wedge Loyalist
 
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:33 pm
Favorite Player: Jhonny Peralta
Least Favorite Player: Dustin Pedroia

Unread postby tribetalk » Thu May 31, 2007 10:12 pm

You asked for a run, you get 4.
Tribe leading it 11-5!!!

30K+ on Hand!
Great to see us winning in front of big crowds. The more you see that; the more people you will see at the games!

Go Tribe!
User avatar
tribetalk
 
Posts: 120
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:52 am
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Favorite Player: Carlos Santana
Least Favorite Player: Lou Marson

Unread postby Charboneau » Thu May 31, 2007 10:22 pm

Perez looks pretty good as well. He has good stuff. With the May schedule and all those road games to come out of the month at 19-11 I am thrilled. Last year we were 13-14 in May and a woeful 9-17 in June. Just please stay healthy (for the most part).
User avatar
Charboneau
Wedge Loyalist
 
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:33 pm
Favorite Player: Jhonny Peralta
Least Favorite Player: Dustin Pedroia

Unread postby Prosecutor » Thu May 31, 2007 10:59 pm

The reason Wedge didn't pinch hit is that if he did Leland would have brought in Grilli, who was warming up in the bullpen. This way Byrdak stayed in a while and threw a lot of pitches, so he may not be available tomorrow night. Since we do better against right-handers, that's a good thing.

We still need for Nixon and Dellucci to put the ball in play at least.

Is this Tribe offense relentless or what? They seem to get something going every inning. They just wear pitchers out. Making Verlander throw 26 pitches in the first is a great example. They even made Mesa stay out there a long time in the 9th. Since we still have three more games to play against Detroit, it's good to start wearing out their relievers early in the series.
Prosecutor
Plutonian Outliers
 
Posts: 2870
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 11:59 am

Unread postby Wahoot » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:26 am

Prosecutor wrote:The reason Wedge didn't pinch hit is that if he did Leland would have brought in Grilli, who was warming up in the bullpen. This way Byrdak stayed in a while and threw a lot of pitches, so he may not be available tomorrow night. Since we do better against right-handers, that's a good thing.


Byrdak threw 42 pitches so, you're right, I'll doubt we'll see him tomorrow. Then again Mike Maroth is starting, so the first reliever out of the bullpen will probably be a RHP.

If Nixon or Dellucci are in the starting lineup I promise to count to 10 before posting :)
User avatar
Wahoot
 
Posts: 600
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:39 am
Location: Hollywood, CA

Unread postby StewieG » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:59 am

One reason getting this first win is so big, is because no matter what now, we can't end this series in anywhere other than first place. Even if they sweep us in the next 3 games (which I don't see happening, but still)...we'll still hold a half-game lead on them, and have the series lead 4 games to 3.
StewieG
 
Posts: 4019
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Favorite Player: Delonte MF'in West
Least Favorite Player: LeQuit

Unread postby pup » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:18 am

Tribe beats the Tigers

LeBron scores the last 30

Who notices Tribe


:cry :cry:
Home Run Leaders as RHB 5/7/13

Mark Reynolds (10)
User avatar
pup
Closet Shapiro Fan
 
Posts: 12020
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:15 pm
Location: Eastlake, Ohio
Favorite Player: Vince Shubrownicek
Least Favorite Player: Any other coach

Unread postby consigliere » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:05 pm

Pup wrote:Who notices Tribe


Ya know, the Indians are having a very good season and the magic appears to be back at the Jake.....yet, they are still clearly on the backburner in this town. And, rightfully so. Just their luck though that when they are playing well that the Cavs make a great playoof run and the Browns have an incredible draft.

If the Cavaliers make the Finals....once Cavs season ends in mid-June, the Indians may only get a one month "view" by a lot of casual fans until training camp starts for the Browns. :mrgreen:

The one positive out of all of this, is maybe the Cavs run energizes this fanbase and the rest of the teams in this city.
Indians Prospect Insider: http://www.indiansprospectinsider.com/
Image
User avatar
consigliere
 
Posts: 10822
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:22 am
Location: Painesville Twp, OH
Favorite Player: Jeff Stevens
Least Favorite Player: Carl Willis

Unread postby StewieG » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:18 pm

You know what's amazing about LeBron's performance last night?

There were 30,000 people at the Tribe game last night. They saw the Indians grow their lead in the AL Central, they saw the offense beat up one of the better pitchers in baseball, and they saw one of the best catches you'll ever see (Sizemore's diving catch in center)...and yet they're still kicking themselves for not skipping this game and watching the Cavs game at home on TV.
StewieG
 
Posts: 4019
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Favorite Player: Delonte MF'in West
Least Favorite Player: LeQuit

Unread postby consigliere » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:21 pm

Actually, many of the people who saw the Indians game were probably home in time for Lebron's heroics.

I watched the Indian game last night, and had the Cavs game on PIP and flipped back and forth. Only until the Indians game was over did the Cavs game gain my full attention, and that was mid-late 3rd quarter if I recall correctly. The first half is hard to get into in basketball, which is why I had a passive interest until the 3rd quarter really.
Indians Prospect Insider: http://www.indiansprospectinsider.com/
Image
User avatar
consigliere
 
Posts: 10822
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:22 am
Location: Painesville Twp, OH
Favorite Player: Jeff Stevens
Least Favorite Player: Carl Willis

Unread postby StewieG » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:23 pm

I was doing the same thing, but I guess where I get that from is I have about an hour and a half drive to Cleveland. I keep forgetting most people who go to games live closer.
StewieG
 
Posts: 4019
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:21 pm
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Favorite Player: Delonte MF'in West
Least Favorite Player: LeQuit

Unread postby consigliere » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:27 pm

Yeah, really, all you needed to see was the last 3 minutes of the 4th until the final. THAT was what made it such a memorable game. Before that is was a typical game and performance from Lebron.
Indians Prospect Insider: http://www.indiansprospectinsider.com/
Image
User avatar
consigliere
 
Posts: 10822
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:22 am
Location: Painesville Twp, OH
Favorite Player: Jeff Stevens
Least Favorite Player: Carl Willis

Unread postby Prosecutor » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:34 pm

All five Cavs-Pistons games have been decided in the last two minutes, and most of them in the last seconds. Baseball games, on the other hand, can be decided in almost any inning. I mainly watched the Tribe until they got ahead 10-5 in the 9th. What a night.
Prosecutor
Plutonian Outliers
 
Posts: 2870
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 11:59 am

Unread postby consigliere » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:50 pm

Yeah, nothing like a playoff baseball game. Each pitch is excruciating, and takes days off out lives. I just don't get worked up over what happens in a basketball game in the 1st quarter or first half for that matter.....all I want to see is my team leading or down by less than 10 at halftime.

Basketball may be the one sport where what happens early doesn't necessarily factor into the end. Football and baseball are two sports I don't miss a second of in the playoffs.
Indians Prospect Insider: http://www.indiansprospectinsider.com/
Image
User avatar
consigliere
 
Posts: 10822
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:22 am
Location: Painesville Twp, OH
Favorite Player: Jeff Stevens
Least Favorite Player: Carl Willis


Return to Cleveland Indians & MLB

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests

Who is online

In total there are 3 users online :: 1 registered, 0 hidden and 2 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 181 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:50 pm

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests