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Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:19 am

Gotta beat the bums or be the bums.

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Giavotella 2B
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Moustakas 3B
Francouer RF
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B Pena C
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed May 30, 2012 11:38 am

Bruce Chen is a nightmare for us
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Wed May 30, 2012 11:45 am

I made it through 5 innings last night. Turd sandwich.

Some guys need to suck it up and get better NOW.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby dpdad » Wed May 30, 2012 11:51 am

British_Pharaoh wrote:Bruce Chen is a nightmare for us

Another mediocre lefty the Tribe makes look like Warren Spahn.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Wed May 30, 2012 12:06 pm

2nd place is 1st loser.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby CTtribefan » Wed May 30, 2012 12:10 pm

Hey a strikeout to start the game! Trying to be positive here.
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Unread postby CTtribefan » Wed May 30, 2012 12:12 pm

Another strike out!!
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Unread postby CTtribefan » Wed May 30, 2012 12:13 pm

1, 2, 3! Already better than Masterson! Way to go Gomez!
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Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Wed May 30, 2012 12:17 pm

A week ago were any of us thinking Gomez=stopper?

Time for him to reprise his perfect game.
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Unread postby CTtribefan » Wed May 30, 2012 12:36 pm

Way to man up and get out of that inning with no damage. Lopez has been very impressive.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed May 30, 2012 12:39 pm

Dumb fucker. Duncan was so lucky not to be out
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Unread postby justmebd » Wed May 30, 2012 12:41 pm

Is this on TV anywhere, I didn't see it on STO. Not a big problem today because my mancrush Hammy is BACK BABY!!!
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Unread postby peeker643 » Wed May 30, 2012 12:44 pm

justmebd wrote:Is this on TV anywhere, I didn't see it on STO. Not a big problem today because my mancrush Hammy is BACK BABY!!!


No sir. Occasional live look-ins on Indians.com but other than that it's radio only as far as I can see.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 12:48 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:Dumb fucker. Duncan was so lucky not to be out


I like the play. You have to test the arm of a lot of CF in this game.

Duncan hustled the whole way and never second guessed himself. I can't argue with that.

Indians making runs on the basepaths. Carlin swipes a bag, Choo drives him in.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed May 30, 2012 12:48 pm

Great job of manufacturing runs

Pena is so slow behind the plate. taking advantage
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed May 30, 2012 12:49 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:Dumb fucker. Duncan was so lucky not to be out


I like the play. You have to test the arm of a lot of CF in this game.

Duncan hustled the whole way and never second guessed himself. I can't argue with that.

Indians making runs on the basepaths. Carlin swipes a bag, Choo drives him in.


I like the play when it's not duncan running
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby justmebd » Wed May 30, 2012 12:49 pm

I'm just happy the Indians have a day game on a day I actually have off. I work the next six in a row.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed May 30, 2012 12:52 pm

Concentrated effort to use the middle of the field against Chen. I watch the Indians work on this all the time in BP and then sometimes it goes to pot during a game.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby CTtribefan » Wed May 30, 2012 1:03 pm

Alright, could have been worse. 1 run. Lets tack on now.
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Unread postby CTtribefan » Wed May 30, 2012 1:04 pm

Crap! I thought their were 3 outs!
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Wed May 30, 2012 1:14 pm

Everybody Bruce Chen tonight.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby andrew6586 » Wed May 30, 2012 1:17 pm

Wow, he pitched around Jhonny Damon. Let me say that again... HE PITCHED AROUND JHONNY DAMON. Nope, still sounds crazy.
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Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Wed May 30, 2012 1:19 pm

Looks like Hafner's gonna miss significant time...

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/indians-dh ... --mlb.html

Also, why is Luke Carlin getting so much PT?
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 1:19 pm

andrew6586 wrote:Wow, he pitched around Jhonny Damon. Let me say that again... HE PITCHED AROUND JHONNY DAMON. Nope, still sounds crazy.


Um, or he just didn't locate.

Nobody is pitching around Damon at this stage of his career.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby CTtribefan » Wed May 30, 2012 1:20 pm

This team just blows chances left and right.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 1:20 pm

WiscTribeFan wrote:Also, why is Luke Carlin getting so much PT?


Marson got hit in the face by Gavin Floyd last weekend. Indians are afraid that the stitches in his lip might pop out if he got drilled by a foul tip/collision.
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Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Wed May 30, 2012 1:22 pm

And the fact that he's Lou Marson?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 1:26 pm

WiscTribeFan wrote:And the fact that he's Lou Marson?


That probably has something to do with it, though, he was working on a three-game hitting streak when he left injured.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 1:30 pm

Brutal.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed May 30, 2012 1:30 pm

Once again I have to say the pitching has been unveiled as the dog shit it really is.
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Unread postby andrew6586 » Wed May 30, 2012 1:35 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
andrew6586 wrote:Wow, he pitched around Jhonny Damon. Let me say that again... HE PITCHED AROUND JHONNY DAMON. Nope, still sounds crazy.


Um, or he just didn't locate.

Nobody is pitching around Damon at this stage of his career.

That was the joke. Thanks for ruining it ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 1:38 pm

andrew6586 wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:
andrew6586 wrote:Wow, he pitched around Jhonny Damon. Let me say that again... HE PITCHED AROUND JHONNY DAMON. Nope, still sounds crazy.


Um, or he just didn't locate.

Nobody is pitching around Damon at this stage of his career.

That was the joke. Thanks for ruining it ;-) ;) :wink:


The only joke is that Johnny Damon is still in the Major Leagues and that our LF situation sucks enough that we felt the need to sign him.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby justmebd » Wed May 30, 2012 1:41 pm

This is how I feel the game is going right now: :pb:
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby andrew6586 » Wed May 30, 2012 1:42 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
andrew6586 wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:
andrew6586 wrote:Wow, he pitched around Jhonny Damon. Let me say that again... HE PITCHED AROUND JHONNY DAMON. Nope, still sounds crazy.


Um, or he just didn't locate.

Nobody is pitching around Damon at this stage of his career.

That was the joke. Thanks for ruining it ;-) ;) :wink:


The only joke is that Johnny Damon is still in the Major Leagues and that our LF situation sucks enough that we felt the need to sign him.

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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 2:54 pm

Acta's been dicking around with Pestano's workload so much that he's not real sharp from outing to outing. That could come back to bite us in the ass if he comes in with a one-run lead anytime soon.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Wed May 30, 2012 3:02 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Acta's been dicking around with Pestano's workload so much that he's not real sharp from outing to outing. That could come back to bite us in the ass if he comes in with a one-run lead anytime soon.


Likely why he's in there getting work today. And he has 23 appearances. They use him in high leverage situations whenever possible and there haven't been many the last week. You can let him work today and not worry about needing him tomorrow. Not the case in Chicago this past weekend.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 3:02 pm

Doug Fister back to the DL. Indians have to find a way to stay above water for a while. The White Sox are not as good of a team as they've been playing and the Tigers shouldn't outhit bad pitching enough to win the division.

Indians have to get back to playing good baseball. Two off days sandwiching this Twins series should help. They're just out of gas, specifically the starters. Nobody has pitched on an extra day of rest all month.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Wed May 30, 2012 3:08 pm

The wheels have come off of Scrambler's World Series bus.
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Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Wed May 30, 2012 3:13 pm

Damon is 2-3 with a (pitch-around ;-) ;) :wink: ) walk... Sipp has a relatively clean 7th inniing... Anyone seeing four horsemen on their horizon?
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Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Wed May 30, 2012 3:25 pm

Just an observation:

With the team the Tribe has cobbled together right now (AA player, a bunch of AAA call-ups, a few has-beens and a never-was or two) I'm amazed that they are still (and, perhaps, momentarily) above .500. Gotta beat the crap out of the Twinkies this weekend...
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Unread postby justmebd » Wed May 30, 2012 3:26 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Doug Fister back to the DL. Indians have to find a way to stay above water for a while. The White Sox are not as good of a team as they've been playing and the Tigers shouldn't outhit bad pitching enough to win the division.

Indians have to get back to playing good baseball. Two off days sandwiching this Twins series should help. They're just out of gas, specifically the starters. Nobody has pitched on an extra day of rest all month.

Agreed. As long as the Indians don't completely ass end off the map, they should be able to get back into first place relatively soon. The White Sox are where the Indians were last year at this time. They are playing much better than they are, and that team will come back to Earth sooner rather than later.

Just be glad this little losing streak is happening now and not in September.

Not that everything since the Tigers' series has put me in a good mood or anything.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 3:38 pm

Are you fucking kidding me Jose Lopez?

Go fornicate yourself with a harpoon.

What a dumbass. That's a real veteran at bat there.
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Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Wed May 30, 2012 3:38 pm

GODDAMMIT. Dude can't get the ball over the plate and you swing at the very first pitch. Fuck you asshole.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby justmebd » Wed May 30, 2012 3:38 pm

I now would rather keep Johnny 'Effin Damon than Jose Lopez. What the FUCK?!?!?!
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Wed May 30, 2012 4:04 pm

We're in trouble.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby leadpipe » Wed May 30, 2012 4:38 pm

Perhaps you can get on Jose Lopez for swinging at that first pitch. If you believe that, well, that's a problem for today.

The problem for tomorrow and beyond is simply that it's Jose Lopez.

Look, this is a team that's hitting minor leaguers 4th and 5th - and that was before the injury to Hafner that very dead man (excluding the Tribe front office apparently) knew was coming.

Enough worrying about Doug Fister. With the product it looks like they are gonna run out there the next several months....I mean, a rotation being lead by Jeanmar Gomez and Josh Tomlin should give a shit about Doug Fister. And there's a good bet Doug Fister's replacement would fit right in here, and there's even a better chance that replacment will be better than Ulbaldo Jiminez.

Here's the analysis - they aren't getting every two out hit like they've done for two Aprils, and all of those "ifs" that were talked about pre-season, well those "ifs" are landing about where the odds take them to every year.

I've watched a lot of ball in my life.

This is a bad team.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 4:50 pm

LP, I generally like your posts and like your realistic view, but for christ sake, what's the point in following if you're just going to constantly remind us that everything's going to go up in flames?

I'm fully aware that Jose Lopez sucks. There are at least 12-14 guys on this team who are below average baseball players and are going to continue to be. I think most of us know that.

There's nothing wrong with being optimistic or looking at the bright side with things like Doug Fister if you're fully prepared to be disappointed at the end of the season. Everybody who is a fan tries to put together the best-case scenario that gives this team a chance to compete with a lot of "what ifs" and blind hope.

Nobody, except maybe Prosecutor, expects miracles from this season or expects the Indians to make chicken salad from chicken shit. That said, most of us are trying to do what we can to turn a blind eye to the problems on the team and instead look at what could happen to allow them to compete. I don't see many people around here going all rainbows and unicorns. We just want something to enjoy and distract us from everyday life. If we keep dwelling on how much Shelley Duncan and Ubaldo Jimenez suck, it's no different than dwelling on how most of the day-to-day things about life suck.

Yeah, they're not a good team. So what? The Central has five not good teams in it.

I'm just saying.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby leadpipe » Wed May 30, 2012 5:03 pm

skatingtripods wrote:LP, I generally like your posts and like your realistic view, but for christ sake, what's the point in following if you're just going to constantly remind us that everything's going to go up in flames?

I'm fully aware that Jose Lopez sucks. There are at least 12-14 guys on this team who are below average baseball players and are going to continue to be. I think most of us know that.

There's nothing wrong with being optimistic or looking at the bright side with things like Doug Fister if you're fully prepared to be disappointed at the end of the season. Everybody who is a fan tries to put together the best-case scenario that gives this team a chance to compete with a lot of "what ifs" and blind hope.

Nobody, except maybe Prosecutor, expects miracles from this season or expects the Indians to make chicken salad from chicken shit. That said, most of us are trying to do what we can to turn a blind eye to the problems on the team and instead look at what could happen to allow them to compete. I don't see many people around here going all rainbows and unicorns. We just want something to enjoy and distract us from everyday life. If we keep dwelling on how much Shelley Duncan and Ubaldo Jimenez suck, it's no different than dwelling on how most of the day-to-day things about life suck.

Yeah, they're not a good team. So what? The Central has five not good teams in it.

I'm just saying.


Well, if everyone is looking at the season with "blind hope," than yes, my posts are useless.

This isn't the case, however, proven time and time again on these boards, which is to the point of my posts.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby bac5665 » Wed May 30, 2012 5:15 pm

Guys, our bats are fine. I hate to break that to people, but it's true. We're not exactly gonna set any records, but we've been scoring plenty of runs. Even today, we got 3, which is not a lot below an average MLB score, and that's a low score for us.

The problem is starting pitching. And that's pretty much the only real problem we have vis a vis reaching the playoffs.

The good news is that there's no way our starters can continue to be this horribly bad. They would set records if they stayed this bad. If they can figure it out just a little bit, we'll be flawed but fine, just like every other team in baseball not called the Rangers.
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Re: Royals @ Tribe, 5/30/2012 Rubber Game

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 30, 2012 6:56 pm

leadpipe wrote:Well, if everyone is looking at the season with "blind hope," than yes, my posts are useless.

This isn't the case, however, proven time and time again on these boards, which is to the point of my posts.


The overriding point is that we all know Jose Lopez, Shelley Duncan, et al, are stiffs. That's not some giant secret. Sorry I expected a guy with 3,700 career ABs to force a guy to throw a strike when 12/20 pitches were balls, including 11 of the last 12.

All I'm wondering is why you still give a shit enough to pay attention and/or watch if the team is so horrible?
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