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05/07 - A's @ Indians - Zach Attack

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue May 07, 2013 6:08 pm

DH Jaso
LF Smith
SS Lowrie
CF Cespedes
1B Moss
3B Donaldson
C Norris
2B Sogard
RF Taylor

LHP Milone


CF Stubbs
2B Kipnis
SS Cabrera
DH Swisher
3B Reynolds
1B Santana
RF Raburn
LF Aviles
C Gomes

RHP McAllister

Interesting looking lineup for the Tribe.
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Re: 05/07 - A's @ Indians - Zach Attack

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue May 07, 2013 7:08 pm

Bauer 1-out away from a 7-inning no-hitter (they play 7 innings in double headers in the minors) in AAA tonight.

Left after 106 pitches and with runners on 2nd and 3rd in the 7th before Preston Guillmet relieved and allowed both runners to score.

Bauer finished with 6.2IP, 0H, 2R/ER, 4BB, 7K and will probably be the 26th man for the double header with the Yankees on Monday and start one of those two games.
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue May 07, 2013 7:09 pm

I should mention Bauer also hit FOUR batters.
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Re: 05/07 - A's @ Indians - Zach Attack

Unread postby bookelly » Tue May 07, 2013 7:14 pm

I like the forkball addition. Though I worry the extra elbow strain is gonna *sproing* his elbow.

Isn't that why most guys don't throw that pitch? Or am I thinking screwball?


/He adds an Ephus pitch and he'll be unhitable.
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Unread postby bookelly » Tue May 07, 2013 7:48 pm

2nd night in a row with WTF? umps.
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Unread postby bookelly » Tue May 07, 2013 8:15 pm

Not sure I've ever seen a baseball player wear glasses.
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue May 07, 2013 8:28 pm

Not a pretty sight down in Tampa as the Blue Jays JA Happ was drilled in the head by a line drive off the bat of Desmond Jennings.

Carried off the field on a stretcher bloodied, but did wave as he was taken off.
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Unread postby bookelly » Tue May 07, 2013 8:54 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:Not a pretty sight down in Tampa as the Blue Jays JA Happ was drilled in the head by a line drive off the bat of Desmond Jennings.

Carried off the field on a stretcher bloodied, but did wave as he was taken off.


They just showed the tape of that and it was mighty scary. Hope he's ok.
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue May 07, 2013 9:11 pm

Great job by Z-Mac..... need 4-outs from the pen to hold it.

They're going to Hill over Smith?!?! Hmmmmmmm
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue May 07, 2013 9:16 pm

Hill gets the job done.

Could do with another couple of runs here as CP is gonna have to face Cespedes in the 9th.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue May 07, 2013 9:22 pm

McAllister adding another pitch with some downward action and a little separation from the fastball could be a terrific add for him. I didn't see him throw many sliders today, if at all. But he mixed the curve and the forkball effectively. Good run on the fastball. Really hard to center up the baseball against him. Love watching Gomes call a game as well.

I don't think McAllister's as good as he's been so far this season, but a 3.50 ERA seems very possible this season.
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Re: 05/07 - A's @ Indians - Zach Attack

Unread postby ClevelandFanInNewYork » Tue May 07, 2013 9:25 pm

Gomes did call a good game today. Maybe it's the Koolaid but he seems to keep the pitchers in a good rhythm.
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Unread postby 1Perry » Tue May 07, 2013 9:31 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:Hill gets the job done.

Could do with another couple of runs here as CP is gonna have to face Cespedes in the 9th.


"only" a single.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue May 07, 2013 9:32 pm

Yan Gomes!
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Unread postby ClevelandFanInNewYork » Tue May 07, 2013 9:32 pm

Man I can't stand watching Perez but thank you Gomes!!!!
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue May 07, 2013 9:35 pm

Give Gomes the game winning RBI and the save!!

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Re: 05/07 - A's @ Indians - Zach Attack

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue May 07, 2013 9:36 pm

ClevelandFanInNewYork wrote:Man I can't stand watching Perez but thank you Gomes!!!!


Been a hard year for him. 11 innings and five save opps in 29 games is not ideal. Would be nice if they could start getting him some steady work.
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Unread postby 1Perry » Tue May 07, 2013 9:37 pm

So Player of the Game? Gomes or McAllister?
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Unread postby bookelly » Tue May 07, 2013 9:38 pm

Yan is gonna make Marson expendable. Especially since he can play 3B, 1B and LF. Makes is a helluva lot easier to carry Giambi + an 8 man pen all year.
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Re: 05/07 - A's @ Indians - Zach Attack

Unread postby ClevelandFanInNewYork » Tue May 07, 2013 9:43 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
ClevelandFanInNewYork wrote:Man I can't stand watching Perez but thank you Gomes!!!!


Been a hard year for him. 11 innings and five save opps in 29 games is not ideal. Would be nice if they could start getting him some steady work.


You are right about his needing work to stay sharp but I wouldn't mind having the work be limited because we were always blowing teams out!
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Tue May 07, 2013 9:44 pm

Atta boy Zack Attack!

POG is Gomes, got the runner over for the GW run and threw a BB to get the tying run at 2nd in the 9TH.
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Unread postby Dellucci TailGator » Tue May 07, 2013 10:48 pm

Just a musing: Reynolds seems to acquit himself well at third. At what point if Chisenhall keeps scuffling do you just split the time at third between Reynolds and Aviles? I'd think the leash is pretty loose on Chisenhall, but if he's still struggling in June and this team is contending...
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Unread postby jerryroche » Tue May 07, 2013 11:05 pm

bookelly wrote:I like the forkball addition. Though I worry the extra elbow strain is gonna *sproing* his elbow. Isn't that why most guys don't throw that pitch? Or am I thinking screwball?

Late to the party, but to answer your question, the screwball is the pitch that turns the elbow almost inside-out. The forkball is easy on the shoulder and elbow, but hell on the tendons in the first and second digits:
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Re: 05/07 - A's @ Indians - Zach Attack

Unread postby pup » Wed May 08, 2013 8:35 am

Once you spread the tendons on the first and second digit, it continues to strain through the wrist, which then strains through the forearm, and eventually to the elbow.

Think that old kneebone connected to the hip bone kids song. It plays out in this situation. Not as bad as a screwball (nothing is), but still very risky, depending on the depth you bury the ball into your fingers.
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Unread postby Prosecutor » Wed May 08, 2013 8:56 am

Dellucci TailGator wrote:Just a musing: Reynolds seems to acquit himself well at third. At what point if Chisenhall keeps scuffling do you just split the time at third between Reynolds and Aviles? I'd think the leash is pretty loose on Chisenhall, but if he's still struggling in June and this team is contending...


They gave Chiz a couple of days off to work on his swing with the hitting coach. Let's see how he does the next few days.

Indians pitchers held the league's highest scoring offense to four runs in the first two games. That's impressive as hell. If the starting pitching continues like this we're in for a heck of a ride this year.

Unfortunately, the Tigers have won 9 of 10. Looks like they're putting it all together earlier this year.
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Unread postby googleeph2 » Wed May 08, 2013 10:34 am

Big weekend series with Det. Too bad they'll be traveling a lot of fans.

The Tigers played 4 vs. Houston in that last 10. The Tribe gets Houston next week.
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Unread postby Kingpin74 » Wed May 08, 2013 10:46 am

I hope this recent stretch has taught the organization what happens when you invest in quality bench players. It's refreshing not to need everything to go absolutely perfectly with health/attrition to stay in the mix.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 08, 2013 2:19 pm

googleeph2 wrote:The Tigers played 4 vs. Houston in that last 10. The Tribe gets Houston next week.


Minnesota as well. But, they also swept Atlanta, which is damn impressive.
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