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  • Tue, Aug 13, 2019 3:19 PM
    posted by Laley23

    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.

    Everyone looks comfortable against him....that’s what I wasn’t used to seeing. His stuff doesn’t seem to be too hot right now. The right race is exciting but would be nice to have a 6-7 games lead so he could take several days off or 10 day IL if this continues.

    He’ll be closely watched for sure.

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 3:47 PM

    Carrasco on the mound going through throwing motions and practicing covering first

    👍👏

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 3:55 PM
    posted by Laley23

    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.

    This has absolutely nothing to do with the way he's pitching now, but I do agree that he might be tipping his pitches--that seems to be the most logical reason, as he just didn't all of a sudden forgot how to pitch. We need Hand to be at his absolute best if we're going to make a deep run...period.

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 5:23 PM

    Francona May be old school and bunt too much but man he’s the best on interviews with the Intentional Talk guys. Good stuff lol

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 5:27 PM

    Damn lol....watch this Terry Francona pinch hit AB. Watch him and the ump. At the end ump tells him he makes 3,000 calls a year and Francona screams at him “and 2,000 SUCK”

    lol

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJqCmx-Udic

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 5:33 PM
    posted by vball10set

    This has absolutely nothing to do with the way he's pitching now, but I do agree that he might be tipping his pitches--that seems to be the most logical reason, as he just didn't all of a sudden forgot how to pitch. We need Hand to be at his absolute best if we're going to make a deep run...period.

    I agree. I was more commenting to Br who said he was like Wickman. Until recently, Hand was destroying people. He has a ton of 2 K, 1-2-3 saves. Truly has been fantastic all year. Just hope he can get back to that, and I think he will.

    Like I said, velocity is still there. Maybe a bit less bite to slider. But just seems odd guys aren’t swinging at some of them when they usually do...go back and watching Devers last night. He shakes his head at Hands slider 3 pitches in a row...just odd.

    Hes also been worked a lot more recently (last week) than he has most of the year. Could be a factor.

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 6:11 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Damn lol....watch this Terry Francona pinch hit AB. Watch him and the ump. At the end ump tells him he makes 3,000 calls a year and Francona screams at him “and 2,000 SUCK”

    lol

     

    Did you hunt this up, or just run across it?

    Regardless......thanks for sharing.

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 7:45 PM

    Offense not starting out strong.

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 8:31 PM

    How locked in can you be? Dang Carlos! Still need to make up a run..

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 8:31 PM
    posted by BRF

    Did you hunt this up, or just run across it?

    Regardless......thanks for sharing.

    Mlb Network and Intentional Talk with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar do awesome interviews of players all around the league and Tito is on of the best. Those 3 together are hilarious and Tito is so self deprecating. They broke out several past things of Francona’s....I had never seen that one and with Tito narrating it was even better

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 8:33 PM

    Puig hurt?

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 8:57 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Puig hurt?

    Serving the 3 games

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 8:57 PM

    Of course tribe gets the good Sale, not the 5-11 one.

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 9:03 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Of course tribe gets the good Sale, not the 5-11 one.

    Right. Wtf. And bad Clev. Win the series tomorrow 

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 9:12 PM

    Josh Smith pitching himself off the roster by throwing 21 pitches before getting an out. 

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 9:26 PM

    Reyes cuts the lead in half. 

    What used to look like “ball game” changes into hope with the new guys. 

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 9:46 PM

    Hope

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 9:52 PM

    Tight infield single by Mercado...great play by Devers

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 9:56 PM

    Reyes starting to use the whole field, ala San Diego, now that he is feeling a little more comfortable in Cleveland? Sure seems like it, which is great for the Tribe lineup. 

    Really wish we could see Puig in this series. 

    Tue, Aug 13, 2019 10:08 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Reyes starting to use the whole field, ala San Diego, now that he is feeling a little more comfortable in Cleveland? Sure seems like it, which is great for the Tribe lineup. 

    Really wish we could see Puig in this series. 

    Blame dumbass Reds front office for not getting info to him when 1/2 the damn stadium knew....but also blame Clint Hurdle

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