Indians vs. Red Sox

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  • Wed, Aug 14, 2019 3:47 AM
    posted by BRF

    Damn..........

    Boston’s hitting line up is formidable, yet they are out of it as far as post season. 

    They have 3 guys hitting for a higher average than our best (Lindor), and none of those 3 is the reigning MVP. I was utterly stunned when I saw all the individual numbers their first time through the order Monday. Just assumed lots of down years. 

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 7:54 AM
    posted by Laley23

    Wittgren not sharp. Missing spots by a foot.

    yup

    posted by Laley23

    I like Santana leading off, and Ramirez hitting 3rd. I’m feeling a walkoff for José.

     

    nope

    posted by Laley23

    Bunting is gonna cost this team game 7 of the WS this year. Just watch.

    good lord--give it a rest
     

     

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 9:09 AM
    posted by Laley23

    Bunting is gonna cost this team game 7 of the WS this year. Just watch.

    Yeah, I don't think you have to worry about them making the WS.

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 11:06 AM

    8-14-19

    *Game at 1:10

    Kipnis and Roberto OFF.

    Go Tribe.

     

     

     

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 11:51 AM
     
    posted by Laley23

    Bunting is gonna cost this team game 7 of the WS this year. Just watch.

    good lord--give it a rest

    Why? It’s costing them (potential) wins.

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 12:19 PM

    Puig making the most of his time off. Became a US citizen today.

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 12:38 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Puig making the most of his time off. Became a US citizen today.

    That’s great!

    Go Tribe. 

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 1:38 PM

    Bieber getting roughed up early but still no score. Boston wasted their starter for today last night, so we gotta take advantage of this guy pitching. 

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 1:58 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    so we gotta take advantage of this guy pitching. 

    Which we aren’t. 

    Down 2-0 on two solo shots in the 3rd. 

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 2:27 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    Bieber getting roughed up early but still no score. Boston wasted their starter for today last night, so we gotta take advantage of this guy pitching. 

    He was only going to be a bullpen starter. But of course, we don’t touch the awful guy they throw out there and squander the chance when we get it.

    I hate playing Boston more than anyone. For some reason we can never keep them off the scoreboard. Only team in majors it seems that always roughs us up every game.

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 2:56 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Puig making the most of his time off. Became a US citizen today.

     

    Yasiel Puig@YasielPuig

     

    Thank you 🙏 God for this great opportunity to be an American citizen 👌🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

     

     

     

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 2:59 PM

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    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 3:36 PM

    Woof

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 4:01 PM

    No Puig sucked this series, but there were still some awful ABs against bad pitchers. 

    And I swear vs Boston some of our guys overthink pitching. Or maybe it’s Plawecki vs Berto, but 7 straight sliders to Xander?? A fastball top of zone to Betts up 1-2 in count? Woof.

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 4:35 PM
    posted by Laley23

     

    I hate playing Boston more than anyone. For some reason we can never keep them off the scoreboard. Only team in majors it seems that always roughs us up every game.

    True dat. Geez oh Pete’s. 

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 4:55 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Bunting is gonna cost this team game 7 of the WS this year. Just watch.

    2016 WS Game 7 Line up:

    Roberto Perez, Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis, Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, Corey Kluber.

    Mike Napoli.

    Lonnie Chisenhall, Rajai Davis, Coco Crisp.

     

    Wed, Aug 14, 2019 7:29 PM

    Milwaukee blows it last night, redeems it today. Remain 0.5 game back

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 7:47 AM
    posted by Laley23

    Why? It’s costing them (potential) wins.

    being the stat geek you are, please show me what games we (potentially) lost due to Tito bunting in certain situations

    posted by Laley23

     

    I hate playing Boston more than anyone. For some reason we can never keep them off the scoreboard. Only team in majors it seems that always roughs us up every game.

    I may be wrong, but don't they lead the AL while averaging some crazy number like 8.1 runs per game? If they had pitching, they'd be right up there with the NYY and Astros--and speaking of the Yankees, a split over the next 4 days would be wonderful!
     

     

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 8:23 AM
    posted by vball10set

    being the stat geek you are, please show me what games we (potentially) lost due to Tito bunting in certain situations

    I’m not about to go through the entire year. And obviously the bunt or no bunt only puts you in a certain situation, so a win or loss following can’t be a given. But I’m saying where we bunted and it didn’t work out as a potential win because we lost an out and lowered the run scored expectations of a given inning.

    In the last 3 weeks, we’ve had 2. Vs Boston 2 days ago with Freeman bunting, and Santana thrown out at second. And vs Texas when we gave up an out to advance Jose and Kipnis grounder out.

    And I forget when but believe it was vs a great team when our pitching was awful and our offense was awful, where we sacrificed early and it worked. Problem is, it works for the expected 1 run which tied the game in like the 4th. We had a single and a walk, pitcher was struggling and we gave him an out. Then a groundout scored a run, and then a fly out. We lost by like 6...a chance at a big inning would’ve been nice.

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 9:57 AM

    I'm far from a stat "geek" but the overall stats do show that bunting isn't a good idea in those situations. 

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