Indians Prospect Insider - Covering the Cleveland Indians from the Minors to the Big Leagues

Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Talk about the Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball, and other sports.

Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Pork Chop Pough » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:46 pm

Entering the series...
Indians: 44-38, 1st place in AL Central with a ½ game lead. 24-14 at home. 5-5 in last 10.
Yankees: 50-32, 1st place in AL East, with a 1½ game lead. 22-14 on the road. 7-3 in last 10.
...The Indians finished their road trip 4-5, despite starting it by getting swept in San Francisco and having their best hitter reduced to a pinch-hitter. They've now won back-to-back series after losing 6 of the previous 7. One of those lost series came at the hands of the Yankees, who just had a 7 game winning streak snapped by the Mets on Sunday after Mariano Rivera was one strike away from making it 8. New York is outscoring opponents by 1.48 runs per game this season, no other team in baseball is winning by more than an average of 1.1 run.

Monday, 6:35 ET
Josh Tomlin, RHP (9-4, 3.86 ERA) vs. AJ Burnett, RHP (8-6, 4.05 ERA)

If Tomlin makes it through the 5th inning, he'll set the modern day (post-1920) record for consecutive 5+ inning starts from the beginning of a career. He's currently tied with Daisuke Matsuzaka at 28 starts. Tomlin's June ERA was 5.84 due to 3 poor starts early in the month, but his 1.032 whip is still 8th in the league. • The Yankees are getting more from Burnett than they were expecting, despite his pace to easily post a career high in wild pitches. He's allowing fewer hits than he has in the past 4 years. One change he's made this year is throwing 10% fewer fastballs and replacing them with nearly 3 times as many change-ups than the past two years. His previous start against Cleveland was a hard-luck 1-0 loss, in which he posted his best k/bb rate of the season at 8:1.

Tuesday, 7:05 ET
Carlos Carrasco, RHP (8-4, 3.54) vs. CC Sabathia, LHP (11-4, 3.05 ERA)

Carrasco has gone from the de facto #4 starter to #1 in just a month's time. In his past 5 starts, Carrasco is 4-1, 0.98 ERA, thanks to holding batters to a .172/.212/.266 line. He's holding right-handers to a harmless .296 slugging pct. this season (3rd best in AL). • Sabathia has picked up a win in 8 of his last 9 starts, has earned a decision in each of his last 14, and has failed to get through the 6th inning only once in 18 starts this season. He's coming off a season-high 13 strikeout game, in which he shut the Brewers out during his 7.2 innings. He's allowed only 1 home run to a lefty in 114 ab's this season, and overall they're hitting .211/.283/.246 against him.

Wednesday, 7:05 ET
Justin Masterson, RHP (6-6, 2.85 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes, RHP (0-1, 13.94 ERA)

Masterson is off the snide, picking up his first win since April his last time out by holding the Reds to 1 run on 4 hits and a walk over 8 innings... and more importantly, finally getting some run support. He hasn't allowed more than 2 earned runs in a start in over a month, giving him a 1.85 ERA over his past 5 starts. Masterson missed the Yankees in their previous series, and doesn't match as well against left-handed heavy lineups (.306/.351/.417). • Hughes will be making his first MLB appearance since April 14, after which he went on the DL with "right shoulder inflammation". That's the official term for "we can't find anything medically wrong, but he's throwing all of his pitches 3 mph slower this year". After rest and minor league rehab, Hughes fastball has jumped from 89 mph back to its usual 91-94 mph. He made 3 starts with his sub-par velocity in April and never made it through the 5th inning. He's 2-0, 3.50 ERA in 3 career starts against Cleveland, but the current Tribe lineup only has a track record of 5-for-18 against him.

NOTES:
• Derek Jeter is being activated for Monday's game. He's been on the DL since straining his right calf during New York's last game against Cleveland. He sits at 2,994 career hits. In the absence of his calm eyes and other intangibles that trigger the mystique and aura of great Yankee tradition, New York struggled to a 14-4 record, while his backup Eduardo Nunez posted an OPS 112 points higher than Jeter's. Ramiro Pena is expected to be optioned back to AAA, but an official transaction is still in the waiting.
• Ivan Nova, the original projected starter for Wednesday's game, was optioned to AAA on Sunday in anticipation of Hughes' return. Until then, Lance Pendleton takes Nova's roster spot and provides the Yankees with an extra arm in the bullpen.
• Nick Swisher is never going to win a batting title, but he's raised his average 44 points over the past 34 games and OPS'd over 1.000 in the process (.307/.428/.588).
• Orlando Cabrera is batting .522/.542/.783 during his current 6-game hitting streak.
• Each team features upcoming AL All-Stars at both shortstop and closer.
• The AL team will also be saddled with Russell Martin as a reserve catcher, thanks to the players' vote. As bad a season as Martin is having, he's been even worse since returning from the DL (back) last month: 14 g, .173/.267/.250.
• The last time the Yankees played in Cleveland on July 4th was in 2006. The Indians won 19-1.

The Yankees lead the season series 3-1. This will be the last series between the two this season.
6/10 • L • 11-7. Win: Nova. Loss: Carmona.
6/11 • L • 4-0. Win: Colon. Loss: Talbot.
6/12 • L • 9-1. Win: Garcia. Loss: Tomlin.
6/13 • W • 1-0. Win: Carrasco. Loss: Burnett.

SCOREBOARD WATCH
Tigers at Angels

7/4: Charlie Furbush (1-1, 2.49) vs. Joel Piniero (3-3, 4.14)
7/5: Justin Verlander (11-3, 2.32) vs. Dan Haren (8-5, 2.85)
7/6: Brad Penny (5-6, 4.43) vs. Tyler Chatwood (5-5, 3.83)
Last edited by Pork Chop Pough on Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Pork Chop Pough
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:54 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:57 pm

Good stuff. Adding the scoreboard watch is helpful.
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby entertheshoe » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:59 pm

Good stuff Pork. Small typo but the Yankees record is 50-32, not 35-36.

I like the scoreboard watch as well. Verlander is usually automatic win, I like that Haren is going against him on Tuesday.
entertheshoe
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Pork Chop Pough » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:21 pm

entertheshoe wrote:Good stuff Pork. Small typo but the Yankees record is 50-32, not 35-36.

Thanks... I had both team records wrong... cut & paste brain freeze. Now fixed.

I think the Indians are fortunate with the match-ups in this series, at least considering that they weren't lucky enough to dodge Sabathia completely this season. Obviously, baseball is an "any given day" sport more so than all others, but they should/need to win Wednesday, and they need to find a way to at least split the first two. Carrasco even gives them the best chance against Sabathia right now.

More Jeter bashing... he cost their AAA team a victory yesterday by making a throwing error that led to 3 unearned runs.
User avatar
Pork Chop Pough
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:54 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby MadThinker88 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:25 pm

I'll get to see the CC vs CC match-up on Tuesday in person.

BTW - has there been any update on Buck??
MadThinker88
Double-A Hot Shot
 
Posts: 1738
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:48 am
Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby GeronimoSon » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:45 pm

MadThinker88 wrote:I'll get to see the CC vs CC match-up on Tuesday in person.

BTW - has there been any update on Buck??
Day to day..nothing further..
GeronimoSon
MLB Rookie
 
Posts: 3793
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:17 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Pork Chop Pough » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:46 pm

Only update on Buck I've seen is that he won't be in today's starting lineup... but that was expected anyway. As of yesterday morning they were expecting him to be out 2-3 more days.
User avatar
Pork Chop Pough
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:54 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby entertheshoe » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:56 pm

Odd lineup for tonight:

Brantley, Droobs, Hafner, Santana, Sizemore, OCab, Chis, Duncan, Kearns
entertheshoe
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby criznit2009 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:00 pm

entertheshoe wrote:Odd lineup for tonight:

Brantley, Droobs, Hafner, Santana, Sizemore, OCab, Chis, Duncan, Kearns


Interesting....Kinda like it.
criznit2009
Double-A Hot Shot
 
Posts: 1180
Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 9:27 pm
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:42 pm

There is a God!
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Tondo » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:48 pm

Austin freakin Kearns :s_biggrin He deserved it though today...and he might have secured his roster spot for the rest of the season but today I don't care....with Duncan and Kearns coming up against a RHP I thought "no way"....Duncan had a very nice AB, he battled hard there....if only they could have those ABs more consistently

Now let's not waste another QS please...Tomlin is a machine
Tondo
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 464
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:17 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:00 pm

"let's not waste another QS please...Tomlin is a machine..."

YES -- PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:00 pm

duplicate
Last edited by Bearcatbob on Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:05 pm

Oh man - what a game! (sorry for the duplicate above)
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:13 pm

It just does not get any better!
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby GeronimoSon » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:52 pm

Okay.. both shelly and autin can stay another game..

wow..vet leadership on display tonight.. very nice win.. now, Old CC versus New CC.. should be a good game.. the NYY's aren't gonna be in a good mood.. so friggan what......

Go Tribe.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
GeronimoSon
MLB Rookie
 
Posts: 3793
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:17 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:38 pm

I trust the Cord Phelps experiment is over!
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:40 pm

Bearcatbob wrote:I trust the Cord Phelps experiment is over!

Right now!
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Tondo » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:43 pm

Phelp's D costing us again, horrible throw on an easy DP ball...3Rs and still not out of it...make that 5 runs now, with CC on the mound and our offense = ballgame

Poor Cord...I'm sure his D isn't THIS bad, it's nerves more than anything for sure but he might have to be send down to calm him down
Tondo
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 464
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:17 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby entertheshoe » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:45 pm

I sure hope he's gone soon. Remember when people were complaining about Orlando Cabrera's defense? Yikes.

They should send him down to AA to work solely at 2nd base. Too much moving him around he needs to stick with one position. A utility infielder who plays all spots equally bad isn't very valuable.

I'm hopeful that he can be traded but any trade value he has might be shot. Yeesh.
entertheshoe
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Hermie13 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:47 pm

Yeah Phelps needs to go down. He got his taste but he's clearly shown he's not ready with the glove or struggled even some with the bat. Valbuena is no gold glover but he's played well enough that he deserves a look.


Also very disappointed in Carrasco so far today. He looked like in his last couple starts that he was putting behind his old ways where he'd get super flustered and just lose it when a play didn't go his way. But today he fell right back in that rut. Yes, Phelps needs to make that throw, but Carrasco also needs to limit the damage. Kid still has a long ways to go.
Last edited by Hermie13 on Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Hermie13
MLB All Star
 
Posts: 7093
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:34 am
Location: Cleveland, OH

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:48 pm

He can fix his nerves in Columbus. If he is going to play 2b in the majors he has to play there every day somewhere. A pennant race is not 2b grade school. This is no longer a Phelps problem - it is a management IQ test !
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Tondo » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:51 pm

Yeah, Carrasco's meltdown was even more disappointing...he seemed amped up dueling against CC and feels ridiculed but that's not the pro he was for the last weeks...you just cant lose it like that
Tondo
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 464
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:17 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby entertheshoe » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:54 pm

Bearcatbob wrote:He can fix his nerves in Columbus. If he is going to play 2b in the majors he has to play there every day somewhere. A pennant race is not 2b grade school. This is no longer a Phelps problem - it is a management IQ test !


Columbus isn't the spot - Jason Kipnis is there at 2nd base.
entertheshoe
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby ClevBuck » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:01 pm

If phelps is this bad with the glove on D just think how bad lionize must be. Kipnis by many was considered worse and farther away with the glove.
ClevBuck
Draft Prospect
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:42 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:02 pm

At the beginning of the year we spoke about a log jam in the infield at Columbus. Management needs to decide who is to be developed for what position. Promoting the one guy without a position is stupid. This is a management issue of indecision.

The primary blame is management.
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Tondo » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:11 pm

Problem is...you can't demote Phelps to AA...that would crush him.

If Kipnis' D is even worse he should stay at Columbus all year and Valbuena should get his last chance with this org...with ACab now possible hurt too, he's the logical choice anyway

This game is getting worse for us by the minute
Tondo
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 464
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:17 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:33 pm

This is a management issue. Non decisions are manifest tonight.
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby entertheshoe » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:48 pm

Tondo wrote:Problem is...you can't demote Phelps to AA...that would crush him.

If Kipnis' D is even worse he should stay at Columbus all year and Valbuena should get his last chance with this org...with ACab now possible hurt too, he's the logical choice anyway

This game is getting worse for us by the minute


I think that playing defense as bad as he is (of course as I'm typing this he double pumps and can't get Gardner out in time) would end up crushing him much more than a demotion to AA would. We know that his bat is ready, it's not like he has to go back down to AA then up to AAA then majors. He can be promoted from AA to the majors as soon as his defense is fixed, or at least his mental focus is improved.

As long as the organization makes it clear to him that it's a defensive demotion and playing in AA is only so that he can get everyday time at 2nd, I don't think it's that big of a deal. Kipnis's defense isn't ready either and the both of them can't play 2nd in AAA.

Still, what the team will probably end up doing is sending Valbuena up, Cord down, and playing Cord at SS for some reason. *shrug*.. when in Rome
entertheshoe
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:11 pm

lL - if Phelps is not the 2b to be - trade him or move his position!
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:15 pm

Why would the Indians send Phelps down and play him solely at 2B?

At the start of the year it was presumed he was a guy who was being groomed for a utility role down the road. He was only brought up to play 2B as an attempt to give the team an offensive boost.

I don't think anything that's happened this season is going to change the Tribes view on that situation..... Kipnis to be the everyday 2B and Phelps to play in a utility role.
dazindiansfanuk
Double-A Hot Shot
 
Posts: 1854
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:51 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby GeronimoSon » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:18 pm

Wow.. phelps let the barn door open and out came the entire farm... not a great night for the young man...

adding to the misery (droobs going down with a rolled right ankle).. CC is dealing. Both his slurve and change up are working.. His fastball is sitting in the mid 90's as well.. this one, barring an incredible offensive display is over.. onto the next game...

not the kind of evening that was envisioned before the start of the game.. that's for sure... :s_cry
GeronimoSon
MLB Rookie
 
Posts: 3793
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:17 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby entertheshoe » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:24 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:Why would the Indians send Phelps down and play him solely at 2B?

At the start of the year it was presumed he was a guy who was being groomed for a utility role down the road. He was only brought up to play 2B as an attempt to give the team an offensive boost.

I don't think anything that's happened this season is going to change the Tribes view on that situation..... Kipnis to be the everyday 2B and Phelps to play in a utility role.


Because if he's this bad at 2nd base (which is arguably the easiest out of 2B, SS, and 3B) I don't really want to see him at SS or 3rd. Plus it would promote some consistency in routine for the kid and probably improve how well he does thus increasing his value. Just my opinion but I prefer a utility player (most cases a bench player, especially with Chis, ACab, and Kipnis) to be a strong defensive player.

I don't mean to sound all doom and gloom but I just don't see how flipping him between 3 positions is going to help him in the long run.
entertheshoe
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby entertheshoe » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:51 pm

Call me mean, but with Chad Durbin in and us already down by 8 runs, I hope that he gives up 10 more runs. Maybe then we can replace him with a relief pitcher who doesn't throw batting practice. :bomb:
entertheshoe
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Prosecutor » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:07 pm

I don't want to see Phelps at 2nd or OCab at 3rd the rest of this season. OCab can't even catch a pop up. He looks completely lost at 3rd base. If they're going to sit Chiz down against a tough lefty then Hannahan should play 3rd - at least we'll get some defense.

Even if Phelps completes that double play in the 2nd Carrasco still gets hammered, only in the 3rd inning instead. He had no command tonight. His pitches were all over the place and the Yankees have the best offense in baseball.

Still, after watching Tomlin own them last night you'd think Carrasco would come in with a lot of confidence and a good game plan. Maybe pitching against CC he thought he had to throw a shutout and once the double play was blown he lost his composure. But he walked two guys in a row right before that so I think he just didn't have it.

Durbin's ERA is up to 7.01. Geez, how long can they possibly justify keeping him and Phelps around?
Prosecutor
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 903
Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Pork Chop Pough » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:35 am

Indians hitters vs. CC Sabathia with runners in scoring position: 0-for-7, 7 K's. :s_omg
User avatar
Pork Chop Pough
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:54 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby GeronimoSon » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:17 am

Pork Chop Pough wrote:Indians hitters vs. CC Sabathia with runners in scoring position: 0-for-7, 7 K's. :s_omg

-CC can really step it up when he needs it.. Now that's a Major League ACE...

-It's getting to the point where Cord needs to be sent out for further defensive development. The inability to complete the turn in the second inning was a poor play. His throwing motion appeared to be 'gator-armed". He repeated the motion later in the game. Both plays resulted in not getting an out & neither throw resulted in an error being charged. Cord's was able to draw a couple of walks, so his plate discipline appears to be pretty good, but his bat to ball skills seem to be failing him.

=Grady was swinging the bat well last night.. He still strikes out too much, but, against CC, everyone did.

-The tigers & Verlander lost a 1-0 game to the Angels and Haren. Haren pitched a CG and had the motor city kitties flailing away helplessly.. So, no harm no foul going into the rubber match of the series. Masterson on the hill against returnee, Phil Hughes.. The Indians need to score early and often tonight....
GeronimoSon
MLB Rookie
 
Posts: 3793
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:17 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Prosecutor » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:47 am

The Indians need to score early and often tonight


I don't know, the way Masterson has been pitching lately three runs might do it. However, lefties give him a hard time and the Yankees have a lot of left-handed hitters with power, so Justin has a huge challenge in front of him.

Somebody needs to knock Granderson down. Three home runs in two games. It seems like this guy kills us every time we play the Yankees. Throwing him a fastball in the middle of the plate is asking for punishment. Carrasco had him swinging and missing at the slow breaking stuff, though.

Hughes hasn't pitched in a big league game since April 14 so it will be interesting to see what he's got. They say Buck may be ready to go tonight and LaPorta, too, so that helps. I'm expecting Astrubal to sit this one out. Even if his ankle is OK he needs a day off.
Prosecutor
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 903
Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby entertheshoe » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:13 pm

Prosecutor wrote:
The Indians need to score early and often tonight


I don't know, the way Masterson has been pitching lately three runs might do it. However, lefties give him a hard time and the Yankees have a lot of left-handed hitters with power, so Justin has a huge challenge in front of him.

Somebody needs to knock Granderson down. Three home runs in two games. It seems like this guy kills us every time we play the Yankees. Throwing him a fastball in the middle of the plate is asking for punishment. Carrasco had him swinging and missing at the slow breaking stuff, though.

Hughes hasn't pitched in a big league game since April 14 so it will be interesting to see what he's got. They say Buck may be ready to go tonight and LaPorta, too, so that helps. I'm expecting Astrubal to sit this one out. Even if his ankle is OK he needs a day off.


Yup. I'm not expecting a great outing from Masterson tonight because of the Yankees lefties. But if we can get just 4 earned runs out of Masterson, I think Phil Hughes should be hittable.
entertheshoe
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Prosecutor » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:19 pm

Just turned it on and Masterson has shut them out through 7. As ususal, not much run support. Gotta hang on.
Prosecutor
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 903
Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Hermie13 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:26 pm

Chiz with his first ML HR....and OFF A LEFTY!!! Gotta love that, especially against the Yanks :drinks:
Hermie13
MLB All Star
 
Posts: 7093
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:34 am
Location: Cleveland, OH

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby daingean » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:27 pm

Chiz with his 1st HR off a lefty.....good sign :drinks:

Edit: LOL Hermie...beat me to it...almost exact post
Last edited by daingean on Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
daingean
Double-A Hot Shot
 
Posts: 1533
Joined: Fri May 15, 2009 12:06 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby smt1192 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:27 pm

Way to go Lonnie! Quite the bomb and off a lefty too! Here's to many more :drinks:
smt1192
Undrafted Free Agent
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:07 pm
Location: Bedminster NJ / Raleigh NC

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Bearcatbob » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:39 pm

I hope Jeter is watching ACab at work!
Bearcatbob
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:10 am

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby daingean » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:39 pm

Asdrubal flashing the leather :yahoo:
daingean
Double-A Hot Shot
 
Posts: 1533
Joined: Fri May 15, 2009 12:06 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby entertheshoe » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:40 pm

Back to back great plays by Asdrubal!!! Caps off a superb start by Masterson.

*standing ovation*
entertheshoe
Rookie Baller
 
Posts: 494
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:02 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Prosecutor » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:42 pm

Maybe Manny will start Chiz at 3rd every day now that he's gone deep off a lefty. OCab at 3rd was a disaster.
Prosecutor
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 903
Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Hermie13 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:43 pm

entertheshoe wrote:Back to back great plays by Asdrubal!!! Caps off a superb start by Masterson.

*standing ovation*


Very solid plays indeed. :drinks:

Suppose that makes up for his failure to get the job done earlier in the game with the runner on 3B and less than 2 outs
Hermie13
MLB All Star
 
Posts: 7093
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:34 am
Location: Cleveland, OH

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Prosecutor » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:51 pm

Hermie13 wrote:
entertheshoe wrote:Back to back great plays by Asdrubal!!! Caps off a superb start by Masterson.

*standing ovation*


Very solid plays indeed. :drinks:

Suppose that makes up for his failure to get the job done earlier in the game with the runner on 3B and less than 2 outs


And his failure to move the runners with nobody out in the 8th.
Prosecutor
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 903
Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Re: Yankees at Indians, July 4, 5 & 6

Postby Prosecutor » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:53 pm

Great at-bats by Hafner and Santana to work walks. 4-0 Tribe. I think this one is looking pretty safe. Do they give Masterson a shot at a shutout since he's over 100 pitches?
Prosecutor
Single-A Phenom
 
Posts: 903
Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:51 pm

Next

Return to Beyond The Minors

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests