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  • Mon, Aug 12, 2019 10:42 PM

    Santana is beautiful in saving Hand’s messes

    Mon, Aug 12, 2019 10:44 PM

    Santana...thank you. I’m too tired for extras.

    Mon, Aug 12, 2019 10:48 PM

    Whew. Stressful baseball in August! 2 wins in a row for Hand lol. Hell yea Santana, what a signing he has been. So glad to have him back. 

    Mon, Aug 12, 2019 10:55 PM

    That was great!

    (so glad, also, we didn’t go extras!)

     

    Mon, Aug 12, 2019 11:03 PM

    Tribe wins 6-5

    CARLOS FREAKIN SANTANA!!!!!!

    Party at Jim Rice's

    Go Tribe

    Mon, Aug 12, 2019 11:35 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    Whew. Stressful baseball in August! 2 wins in a row for Hand lol. Hell yea Santana, what a signing he has been. So glad to have him back. 

    Trade.

    It makes giving Yandy up for Bauers ok because it was part of the trade bringing Santana home. 

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 2:30 AM

    Solo first place!

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 8:02 AM
    posted by iclfan2

    Another blown save for Hand

     

    posted by Ironman92

    Hand blowing it again

     

     

     

     

    posted by Laley23

     ....but Hand can’t groove a first pitch fastball in that situation.

    very concerned about Hand right now, but hopefully this is just a glitch--being a closer is just as much mental as physical, and right now he's not in a good place....and how about Slamtana!!!
     

     

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 8:12 AM
    posted by Laley23

    Trade.

    It makes giving Yandy up for Bauers ok because it was part of the trade bringing Santana home. 

    Duh. Brain fart last night.

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 9:29 AM
    posted by vball10set

     

    posted by Ironman92

    Hand blowing it again

     

     

     

     

    posted by Laley23

     ....but Hand can’t groove a first pitch fastball in that situation.

    very concerned about Hand right now, but hopefully this is just a glitch--being a closer is just as much mental as physical, and right now he's not in a good place....and how about Slamtana!!!
     

     

    I don't trust Hand going into the playoffs (if they make it). Granted, he's their best option but even when he does get the save he has that Bob Wickman-like shakiness. Doesn't seem like he's had too many smooth 1-2-3 ninth's.

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 9:32 AM

    Agreed on Hand.  He needs to figure his shit out smh.  

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 9:51 AM

    The confidence in Hand is shaky now, especially against the good teams. I’ve never liked how he pulls up on his follow through. Hopefully, he can get his shit together. 

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 10:07 AM
    posted by BRF

    The confidence in Hand is shaky now, especially against the good teams. I’ve never liked how he pulls up on his follow through. Hopefully, he can get his shit together. 

    The biggest problem is that he's not likely to be demoted to setup because they'd really screw with his confidence. Plus, I'm not sure they have another potential closer even if Tito wanted to do that (which he won't).

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 10:15 AM
    posted by BR1986FB

    The biggest problem is that he's not likely to be demoted to setup because they'd really screw with his confidence. Plus, I'm not sure they have another potential closer even if Tito wanted to do that (which he won't).

    This

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 10:20 AM

    Off topic but does anyone else seem more engaged/interested in this season versus the last few seasons because they are actually in a fight for the division? In season's past they're usually up 8-10 games and it's "ho hum" but this year just seems a bit more exciting, to me. Kind of like Lebron-era Cavs seasons. You knew they were winning the division and making the playoffs. Not so much this year (with the Tribe).

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 10:53 AM
    posted by BR1986FB

    Off topic but does anyone else seem more engaged/interested in this season versus the last few seasons because they are actually in a fight for the division? In season's past they're usually up 8-10 games and it's "ho hum" but this year just seems a bit more exciting, to me. Kind of like Lebron-era Cavs seasons. You knew they were winning the division and making the playoffs. Not so much this year (with the Tribe).

    Sure, but I would still prefer to coast to a division title lol.

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 11:04 AM

    I am not panicking on Hand.  He has been all-star last 3 years.  Has been dominate until recently.  Closers go thru this.

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 11:08 AM
    posted by BR1986FB

    Off topic but does anyone else seem more engaged/interested in this season versus the last few seasons because they are actually in a fight for the division? In season's past they're usually up 8-10 games and it's "ho hum" but this year just seems a bit more exciting, to me. Kind of like Lebron-era Cavs seasons. You knew they were winning the division and making the playoffs. Not so much this year (with the Tribe).

    I have felt the opposite until recently, mainly due the mess in the outfield/DH until the Bauer trade for Puig and Reyes

    Looking at a Naquin, Allen, Martin, Bauers, Luplow outfield and Hanley DH was very non-exciting

     

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 2:04 PM
    posted by BR1986FB

    Plus, I'm not sure they have another potential closer even if Tito wanted to do that (which he won't).

    Right. We’re going to have to ride this out. 

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 2:20 PM

    Hand is probably the best closer the Tribe has had in 20 years — statistically — this season. I’m not concerned yet because it’s just a bit off on his slider. Maybe tipping it? Guys are laying off the pitches they usually swing at. Once he figures that out, he will be back to striking out 2-3 batters every save situation, imo.

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