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Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Pork Chop Pough » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:04 pm

Entering the series...
Indians: 34-26, 1st place in AL Central with a 1 game lead. 14-14 on the road. 3-7 in last 10.
Yankees: 33-27, 2nd place in AL East, 2 GB the Red Sox. 17-16 on the road. 6-4 in last 10.
...The Indians have won just once in their last 7 games, and dropped 2-of-3 at home to Minnesota, who had the worst record in baseball. They've held at least a share of 1st place since April 7th. The Yankees are also coming off a frustrating series, in which they dropped out of 1st place by getting swept at home by the arch-rival Red Sox.

Friday, 7:05 ET
Fausto Carmona, RHP (3-7, 5.33) vs. Ivan Nova, RHP (4-2, 4.50)

Carmona is 1-4 with a 5.89 ERA on the road this season, and 1-4, 6.53 in his career against the Yankees. • Nova, who works with a mid-90s 4-seamer, low-90s sinker, change-up and curve, has never faced Cleveland. He'll live off the sinker, though, and let his defense do the rest (4.4 K/9, 6th lowest in the league). He's failed to go at least 5 innings in 4 of 11 starts this year, and has yet to complete 7 innings. All four home runs he's allowed this season have been to left-handers. He's coming off a solid start, in which he allowed 2 ER in 6 ip to the Angels, but was still saddled with a 3-2 loss.

Saturday, 1:05 ET
Mitch Talbot, RHP (2-2, 4.18) vs. Bartolo Colon, RHP (4-3, 3.39)

Talbot is 1-1 in his last two starts, but has posted a 2.13 ERA in those 12.2 innings. His season to date has been all about damage control. His WHIP is an unimpressive 1.75, and lefties have terrorized him (.434/.516/.566), but he's managed a 4.18 ERA. He's also won both road starts with a 0.61 ERA. • Colon has turned a spring training NRI into a Comeback Player of the Year type season. His 4 wins and 71.2 ip are already the best numbers he's put up since 2007 with the Angels, and the only numbers he's put up since July 2009. The source of Colon's recovery has been the controversial stem cell surgery he underwent in the Dominican Republic to overcome both elbow and rotator cuff ailments. He hasn't allowed a run in 2 of his last 4 starts, posting a 2-1 record and 2.86 ERA over that stretch.

Sunday, 1:05 ET
Josh Tomlin, RHP (7-3, 3.71) vs. Freddy Garcia, RHP (4-5, 3.86)

Tomin had been putting up an all-star performance through the first two months, with the occasional solo home run looking like his only kryptonite. However, while allowing just one home run in his two June starts, his ERA has soared 97 points. It's climbed 1.3 runs over his past 3 starts (18 ip, 8.00 ERA). • Garcia lasted just 1.2 innings in his previous start, allowing 4 earned runs on 4 hits and 3 walks to the Red Sox. His season stats are still buoyed by the 12 shutout innings (and 4 hits allowed) he pitched in his first two starts of the year. In his subsequent 8 starts, he's been hit to the tune of .301/.366/.557, with most of the damage coming off the bats of lefties (.286/.372/.551).

Monday, 7:05 ET
Carlos Carrasco, RHP (5-3, 4.52) vs. AJ Burnett, RHP (6-4, 4.37)

Carrasco pitched one of the best games of his career his last time out, with 8.1 shutout innings against the Twins. In his 6 starts on the road this season, he's 3-0 with a 3.48 ERA. He's still lacking consistency though, and has alternated bad starts with good over his past 7 appearances. • Speaking of inconsistency, Burnett was his old self in his previous start, allowing 8 runs in 5/2 innings in a loss Boston. However, he is putting up the best numbers of his Yankee career. Opponents are hitting just .229 against him (.206 v. RH / .248 v. LH), but he's still showing flashes of wildness with an AL-high 8 wild pitches, and his 6.7 K/9 is his lowest strikeout rate since 2001.

NOTES:
I'll add notes in a little while, but I'm running behind and I'm about ready to throw this POS computer out the window.

This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Last year New York won the series between them 6-2, and outscored Cleveland 60-30.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby entertheshoe » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:23 pm

Am I the only one who noticed that in the original lineup card Travis Buck was in at DH and Cord at 2nd base but now that the game has started, Cord is at DH and OCad is at 2nd? I don't know if clevelandindians.com got it wrong or was there something up with Travis Buck which caused him to be a late scratch?

I'm unfortunately not watching the game, sucks being in Florida. And of course, MLB Network isn't showing the Indians game, why would they want to show two teams with winning records when they can show the Phillies (for I think the 5th time this month) beat up the Cubs?

P.S. Is there a site somewhere that I can watch or listen to the game?

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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Pork Chop Pough » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:27 pm

Notes:
• Travis Buck had to go to the hospital to be checked out for possible whiplash following a minor car accident today in New York.
• Travis Hafner (oblique) is scheduled to take batting practice this weekend, and will likely begin a rehab assignment next week.
• The Indians are in a dismal 1-for-40 stretch with runners in scoring position.
• Orlando Cabrera's .586 OPS is 6th worst of all AL qualifying hitters, but he's one hit shy of 2,000 for his career.
• The Yankees offense is leading the league with 5.1 runs and 3.9 walks per game, and they've hit 15 more home runs (90 total) than any other team in the majors.
• New York expected their top three set-up men this season to be Rafael Soriano, Joba Chamberlain and Pedro Feliciano. All three are on the DL, and only Chamberlain -- who's now scheduled for season-ending Tommy John surgery next week -- has pitched more than 15 innings (Feliciano has yet to make his Yankee debut). RHP Kevin Whelan will take Chamberlain's spot in the bullpen and likely make his MLB debut this weekend.
• Francisco Cervelli is New York's temporary starter at catcher. Russell Martin is day-to-day with back trouble, and has missed the past three games.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Pork Chop Pough » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:29 pm

entertheshoe wrote:Am I the only one who noticed that in the original lineup card Travis Buck was in at DH and Cord at 2nd base but now that the game has started, Cord is at DH and OCad is at 2nd? I don't know if clevelandindians.com got it wrong or was there something up with Travis Buck which caused him to be a late scratch?

Minor car accident

No further updates yet, but sounds like day-to-day at worst.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby ChadS17 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:32 pm

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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby A.Zajac » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:40 pm

Can we finally all agree the old, dominant Fausto Carmona is long gone and never coming back? The dude just doesn't have it anymore.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Bearcatbob » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:41 pm

Carmona needs a head doctor - not a pitching coach.

We are making the pitcher look like Cy Young. I fear this is going to be a long night.

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PS: Is Carmona a club option next year?
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby ChadS17 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:46 pm

Bearcatbob wrote:Carmona needs a head doctor - not a pitching coach.

We are making the pitcher look like Cy Young. I fear this is going to be a long night.

Bob

PS: Is Carmona a club option next year?


Yes, and we have four months to go. But as of now he is not worth $9 million or whatever it is.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Lloyd Christmas » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:57 pm

A.Zajac wrote:Can we finally all agree the old, dominant Fausto Carmona is long gone and never coming back? The dude just doesn't have it anymore.


Hes had 2 good years out of 6. Would have traded him after last season. Now Im afraid they may have to dump him to a team simply willing to pay the rest of his contract regardless of if they get legit prospects back. Pretty big mistake by the FO in my opinion in what should have been a fairly easy decision to trade him.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Bearcatbob » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:07 pm

PUll him and end the torture. This game is lost in an hour.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby ChadS17 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:15 pm

Lloyd Christmas wrote:
A.Zajac wrote:Can we finally all agree the old, dominant Fausto Carmona is long gone and never coming back? The dude just doesn't have it anymore.


Hes had 2 good years out of 6. Would have traded him after last season. Now Im afraid they may have to dump him to a team simply willing to pay the rest of his contract regardless of if they get legit prospects back. Pretty big mistake by the FO in my opinion in what should have been a fairly easy decision to trade him.


How about the less drastic move to the bullpen? Just a thought.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby ChadS17 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:23 pm

YES network just said Carmona was "weak" and "tried to jeopardize Tex's career." Give me a break. Anyone here think he was trying to hit him?
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby A.Zajac » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:26 pm

ChadS17 wrote:YES network just said Carmona was "weak" and "tried to jeopardize Tex's career." Give me a break. Anyone here think he was trying to hit him?


Don't think Carmona could hit him if he tried. His command has been that bad..
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby ChadS17 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:28 pm

A.Zajac wrote:
ChadS17 wrote:YES network just said Carmona was "weak" and "tried to jeopardize Tex's career." Give me a break. Anyone here think he was trying to hit him?


Don't think Carmona could hit him if he tried. His command has been that bad..


Third time I've heard that. He has no clue where it's going. Just lack of concentration and frustration.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby MadThinker88 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:38 pm

I have a different thought.
Since we have some guys looking for an oppportunity in Columbus, I'm favoring Carmona to the DL and then a 30 day rehab stint. Call up McAllister so we can get an idea if he has the stuff to be up here on a regular basis.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby ChadS17 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:47 pm

MadThinker88 wrote:I have a different thought.
Since we have some guys looking for an oppportunity in Columbus, I'm favoring Carmona to the DL and then a 30 day rehab stint. Call up McAllister so we can get an idea if he has the stuff to be up here on a regular basis.


Can you put a guy on DL for mental problems? Throw half the team on there if that's the case.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby A.Zajac » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:58 pm

ChadS17 wrote:
MadThinker88 wrote:I have a different thought.
Since we have some guys looking for an oppportunity in Columbus, I'm favoring Carmona to the DL and then a 30 day rehab stint. Call up McAllister so we can get an idea if he has the stuff to be up here on a regular basis.


Can you put a guy on DL for mental problems? Throw half the team on there if that's the case.


Have Carmona "slip" on a few steps and he has "concussion like symptoms" .. :drinks:
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Bearcatbob » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:00 pm

Sizemore is just as messed up as Carmona. And then there is Shin Soo (I want a big contract) Choo.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby criznit2009 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:05 pm

Bearcatbob wrote:Sizemore is just as messed up as Carmona. And then there is Shin Soo (I want a big contract) Choo.

Choo wants big contract - i just want solid contact........ As far as Carmona, he has been "good" in the way a rock climber tip-toes acround the tiniest of ledges and either suceeds or dies, maybe he could suffer from some good ol' lower back tightness or if you want to be creative, head strain.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby ChadS17 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:12 pm

Enough of them stealing third. Something more is to come later this series.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby entertheshoe » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:19 pm

Herrmann is a great closer.

And by closer, I mean he comes into a game and makes sure to eliminate any possibily of the Tribe coming back into the game.

When will the Tribe realize that there are 4+ guys in AAA all better than him? He's making Durbin look good.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Bearcatbob » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:40 pm

"He's making Durbin look good."

I do not think so. What I do think is that the wheels have now officially come off the wagon.

It is time for a mercy ruling on this game.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby entertheshoe » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:49 pm

Bearcatbob wrote:"He's making Durbin look good."

I do not think so. What I do think is that the wheels have now officially come off the wagon.

It is time for a mercy ruling on this game.


Ha, Durbin was like "not in my house!"

I wonder what the bullpen ERA is if you take away Durbin and Herrmann running up the scores in garbage time.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Lloyd Christmas » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:12 pm

ChadS17 wrote:
MadThinker88 wrote:I have a different thought.
Since we have some guys looking for an oppportunity in Columbus, I'm favoring Carmona to the DL and then a 30 day rehab stint. Call up McAllister so we can get an idea if he has the stuff to be up here on a regular basis.


Can you put a guy on DL for mental problems? Throw half the team on there if that's the case.


I always enjoy when a pitcher gets "dead arm." Never a good sign
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby ChadS17 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:18 pm

Every day that goes by, I care for OCab less and less. His veteran presence and leadership is now appearing cocky.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Prosecutor » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:35 am

Time to send Carmona back to the Arizona Rookie League for re-tuning (again). He's had nothing his last five starts. Granderson's shot should have had two stewardesses on it. Hell yeah he hit Tex on purpose. He was already motioning the ump to throw him another ball before Tex hit the ground. My guess is LaPorta takes one today since he plays the same position as Tex.

Huge start for Talbot today. He's going up against the #1 offense in the AL and lefties are hitting .434 against him (thanks, PC). He has to face Granderson, Texiera, Cano, Posada, and a couple of other Yankee lefties. This will be a major challenge.

Tomlin also will be challenged tomorrow since the Yankees lead the AL in home runs by a huge margin and he's been having all kinds of problems lately. And Monday's game will be interesting to see how Carrasco does against a real offense after he dominated the Twinkies in his last start.

I hate to say it but this is shaping up as a possible sweep. Trying to beat the Yankees with Cord Phelps as your DH is not looking very promising. At least Hafner had a successful batting practice yesterday.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Chip Davis » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:54 am

It is a possible sweep, and a possible 3 of 4 either way, or a split. That's why they play the game, and not being able to predict precisely what will happen is what makes it so enjoyable. Even if they get swept and fall out of 1st place it is still only June 11 and a long way to go. To be in 1st place with little contribution from Hafner, Sizemore, Choo, and Santana should give everyone atleast a little hope. The likelyhood of all 4 being as unproductive as they have been thus far is a longshot in itself.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Prosecutor » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:35 pm

If anyone said they would be in first place on June 11 despite all the problems with these four key players, no one would have believed it. So far this season has been Da Bomb. :bomb:
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby ChadS17 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:57 pm

Kinda scary, Talbot might be our most consistent starter at this point.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby GoTribe028 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:04 pm

ChadS17 wrote:Kinda scary, Talbot might be our most consistent starter at this point.


I think Justin Masterson has earned that title.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby jellis » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:23 pm

Talbot is showing why we need patience, he is pitching well give people a chance
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby ChadS17 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:45 pm

Absurd.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby MadThinker88 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:04 pm

Don't know what is more absurd - Talbot getting run or Underwood saying that a warning to the teams carries over from one game to others and across the rest of the series?

Both are nutty.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Hermie13 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:20 pm

Well at least Marson came to play
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Postby criznit2009 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:25 pm

Looks like Choo is the most dissapointing "super-star" in the ML this year. There are a couple of other pretty bad guys out there, but considering how well the tribe has done despite his absymal play is astonishing... Hafner needs to get healthy, we need him so bad right now.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby jellis » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:40 pm

pathetic get the runners on and K, K, and I am going to call K for sizemore, beyond pathetic its even the good hitters on the team
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Bearcatbob » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:42 pm

We are getting homered on top of the fact we stink!
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Bearcatbob » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:49 pm

2 hits by the weakest hitters - then 3 ks by the top of the order. Man - you can't bench or trade the whole team.

I note Hannahan is getting it going. He is not now - nor has he been the problem with this team.

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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby hoof32 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:02 pm

About the three K's:

Brantley's AB was excellent.

He took two strikes that if he had swung, would have probably resulted in a double play.
Fouled one off.
Took a low inside pitch a hair off the plate for ball one.
Fouled another off, took a ball, fouled one off, took a ball (3-2)

Then he got rung up on a pitch off the plate.

I thought Brantley's AB was cold-blooded. So impressed.

The Yankees are a jillion dollar ballclub. They don't need help from the likes of Dan Iassogna.

I am not happy.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby hoof32 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:07 pm

MadThinker88 wrote:Don't know what is more absurd - Talbot getting run or Underwood saying that a warning to the teams carries over from one game to others and across the rest of the series?


He said that?

Underwood shows off his personality when he says things like that.

'Quirky' is being generous. :crazy:
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Bearcatbob » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:03 pm

hoof32 wrote:About the three K's:

Brantley's AB was excellent.

He took two strikes that if he had swung, would have probably resulted in a double play.
Fouled one off.
Took a low inside pitch a hair off the plate for ball one.
Fouled another off, took a ball, fouled one off, took a ball (3-2)

Then he got rung up on a pitch off the plate.

I thought Brantley's AB was cold-blooded. So impressed.

The Yankees are a jillion dollar ballclub. They don't need help from the likes of Dan Iassogna.

I am not happy.


What about the other 2?
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Prosecutor » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:07 pm

Cord Phelps looks completely overwelmed at the plate. He isn't coming close to getting any base hits. A weak ground ball is a good at-bat for him at this point. And the scary thing is he's a better hitter from the left side.

Gotta hand it to Colon. The ump was giving him the outside corner and he just kept hitting it. At some point the Tribe hitters had to realize he was getting that call. I agree that was a good at-bat by Brantley up until the last pitch. That fastball on the outside corner was Colon's bread-and-butter pitch all day and you knew it was coming on a 3-2 count. Brantley needed to foul it off because the ump was giving Colon that pitch every time.

Another shutout and this one by a right-handed starter. It's getting worse by the day.

At least Talbot looked good. No shame in giving up home runs to Texiera, ARod, and Granderson. What's the over-and-under on how many dingers Tomlin is going to give up tomorrow?
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby hoof32 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:06 am

I watched one Phelps AB, late, against Robertson, I think...

The second and third strikes were bastard pitches that dropped right out of the strike zone. Came in as strikes, dropped 6 inches.

I can't fault the guy for K there... They NASTY. :s_mad

Think he's gotta have a chance to get his feet wet. Even Willie Mays scrapped for his first hits.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Pork Chop Pough » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:19 am

Aside from the tough strike out, Phelps drove one pretty well to center in his first at-bat yesterday that was killed by the wind. That only leaves one at-bat, in which he did hit a weak grounder to first. Sadly, that's as good of at-bats as anyone is putting up right now. Personally, I'm thinking that hit #2,000 would be the ideal time for Orlando Cabrera to retire.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Pork Chop Pough » Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:43 pm

• Seeing that lefties have had the most success against Freddy Garcia this season, Manny Acta is putting as many right-handers in today's lineup as he can... because Lord knows this lineup isn't being challenged enough. Austin Kearns is starting in left (Brantley to center, Sizemore DHing), and Orlando Cabrera is starting at 2B with Cord Phelps riding the pine. I guess Kearns' long history against Garcia (1 hr in 2 ab) must have done it for Acta.
• Since "Posadagate" on May 14th -- when Jorge took himself out of the lineup and contemplated retirement, rather than accept a demotion to the #9 spot -- he's hitting .327/.417/.423.
• The Yankees are now 16-3 in day games (the Indians are 10-12).
• New York has added an extra bat to the roster with the lefty-hitting Chris Dickerson to backup the outfield. He's 5-for-14 in his previous stints with the Yankees this season. He replaces Bartolo Colon (dislocated cellulite) who's already been placed on the 15-day DL.
• The Yankees also placed the only pitcher Cleveland has shown an ability to score against, Amauri Sanit on the DL (inflamed lack of talent), and recalled Hector Noesi, who posted a 1.76 ERA in 15.1 innings of long-relief earlier this season. The Indians won't face Noesi though, since this time he'll join the rotation in Colon's absence.
• Russell Martin (back) is back in today's lineup. Sending no-hit, no-field Francisco Cervelli back to the bench. A-Rod will also be in today's starting lineup despite leaving Saturday's game with a stiff thigh.

Scoreboard Watching (or "game to flip to when the Tribe's game has been decided by 2 pm"): The Tigers will have their hands full trying to stay in first place themselves. Rick Porcello (6-3, 3.58 ERA) takes on the Mariners and Felix Hernandez (6-5, 3.29 ERA), starting at 1:05.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby entertheshoe » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:01 pm

Pork Chop Pough wrote:• Seeing that lefties have had the most success against Freddy Garcia this season, Manny Acta is putting as many right-handers in today's lineup as he can... because Lord knows this lineup isn't being challenged enough. Austin Kearns is starting in left (Brantley to center, Sizemore DHing), and Orlando Cabrera is starting at 2B with Cord Phelps riding the pine. I guess Kearns' long history against Garcia (1 hr in 2 ab) must have done it for Acta.
• Since "Posadagate" on May 14th -- when Jorge took himself out of the lineup and contemplated retirement, rather than accept a demotion to the #9 spot -- he's hitting .327/.417/.423.
• The Yankees are now 16-3 in day games (the Indians are 10-12).
• New York has added an extra bat to the roster with the lefty-hitting Chris Dickerson to backup the outfield. He's 5-for-14 in his previous stints with the Yankees this season. He replaces Bartolo Colon (dislocated cellulite) who's already been placed on the 15-day DL.
• The Yankees also placed the only pitcher Cleveland has shown an ability to score against, Amauri Sanit on the DL (inflamed lack of talent), and recalled Hector Noesi, who posted a 1.76 ERA in 15.1 innings of long-relief earlier this season. The Indians won't face Noesi though, since this time he'll join the rotation in Colon's absence.
• Russell Martin (back) is back in today's lineup. Sending no-hit, no-field Francisco Cervelli back to the bench. A-Rod will also be in today's starting lineup despite leaving Saturday's game with a stiff thigh.

Scoreboard Watching (or "game to flip to when the Tribe's game has been decided by 2 pm"): The Tigers will have their hands full trying to stay in first place themselves. Rick Porcello (6-3, 3.58 ERA) takes on the Mariners and Felix Hernandez (6-5, 3.29 ERA), starting at 1:05.


I could have sworn that ARod was limping because he accidentally left the syringe in. But they're calling it a back injury? Hrmph..

Is there a better reason for high school kids these days to take steroids than ARod? You get caught once, get a slap on the wrist and then you keep on playing. No biggie, just cheating.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby entertheshoe » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:05 pm

Ooooh interesting, the game is on TBS today (now). Finally a nationally televised game. Tomorrow's is on ESPN too I believe. Hooray.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Prosecutor » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:12 pm

Freddie Garcia has a .923 OPS against lefties. If the Tribe can't get to him today there's little hope.

The Yankees are scoring most of their runs via the long ball and that continued with three more dingers yesterday. Tomlin needs to find a way to keep the ball in the yard.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Prosecutor » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:39 pm

Big strike zone today. I've seen hitters from both teams looking back questioning calls. Great job by Tomlin striking out ARod and Cano back-to-back to get out of that first inning jam. But then Santana and Choo both get called out on strikes on slow curveballs. I think the Tribe hitters need to start swinging at the close pitches, especially with two strikes. This is a pitcher's ump from what I've seen so far.

OCab just swipes a base. Wow. Didn't think the old man had it in him. Garcia has a slow delivery and throws 95% of speed stuff so we should be able to run on him if we can get anybody on.
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Re: Indians at Yankees, June 10, 11, 12 & 13

Postby Tondo » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:44 pm

God, Kearns has the uggliest swing I've seen in a while..slow and way too long and he's locked in his hips...he has to sink his backfoot to the knees on swings to even sniff at a low ball, it's laughable...this guy is so DONE I really don't know why he is still out there...he has to go, it's unwatchable...and why in the world is he hitting over Hannahan against a RHP struggling with lefty hitting?
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