Tribe vs A's (Series thread)

Thu, May 9, 2019 9:43 PM

Off to Oakland for a 3 game set with the A's. Pitching matchups:

Fri- Anderson vs Montas

Sat- Bauer vs Brooks

Sun- Rodriguez vs TBA

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  • Thu, May 9, 2019 10:03 PM

     

    I hope Anderson can show us something. 

    Go Tribe. 

     

    BTW..... the game times are:

    9:37

    4:05

    4:07

    WTF?........What is this based on?

     

    And I always thought the 10 minutes after the top of the clock start time was weird. smh

    Fri, May 10, 2019 7:46 AM

    Tribe!

    Fri, May 10, 2019 8:51 AM

    Now 3.5 games behind the Twins and approaching the 40 game benchmark for evaluations.... :o

    Fri, May 10, 2019 12:24 PM
    posted by BRF

     

    BTW..... the game times are:

    9:37

    4:05

    4:07

    WTF?........What is this based on?

     

    And I always thought the 10 minutes after the top of the clock start time was weird. smh

     

    People have two minutes less attention span on Saturdays for television

     

    Fri, May 10, 2019 3:41 PM
    posted by BRF

     

    I hope Anderson can show us something. 

    Go Tribe. 

     

    BTW..... the game times are:

    9:37

    4:05

    4:07

    WTF?........What is this based on?

     

    And I always thought the 10 minutes after the top of the clock start time was weird. smh

    Likely has to do with local advertising. My guess is Oakland has an NBC affiliate as well as some other local one. They will have different start times from the half hour or hour mark depending on which broadcast it is and how many ads they have sold for their games that season.

    EDIT: I was close. Only have an NBC affiliate in Oakland, but Saturday is an FS1 game, and they only do 5 minutes before first pitch. Concept remains.

     

    Fri, May 10, 2019 10:23 PM

    The A’s uniforms are looking good. 

    Please Cody, get out of the second without any more damage.  

    2-2. 

    Fri, May 10, 2019 11:12 PM

    Cody goes three innings,Otero in for the fourth

    Fri, May 10, 2019 11:43 PM

    9 outs is better than 3. We are improving.

    Sat, May 11, 2019 7:25 AM

    A's walk off vs Hand bottom of 12th, win 4-3

    Sat, May 11, 2019 11:47 AM

    Was 2-2.

    NRamirez gave up solo hr, down 3-2.

    Plawecki doubled, Martin bunted him to 3rd, Lindor sac fly to left. A's left fielder uncorked a throw on the fly to home plate, Plawecki beat it with a head  first slide. 3-3.

    Vball got the rest of it.

     

    Sat, May 11, 2019 1:18 PM

    And just when I thought the offense might be coming around........

    Sat, May 11, 2019 3:48 PM

    Anderson sent down, AJ Cole brought up. 

    We better have Bauer go deep into this game. 

    Sat, May 11, 2019 5:23 PM

    And we’ve batted through the 4th.........

    you guessed it..... zero runs

    Sat, May 11, 2019 6:17 PM

    I’ve got no idea if I’ve ever hated an Indians team who will likely end up with a winning record/contend for postseason. But I’m close to hating this team. They do soooo many things wrong and it’s unfortunatkey leading to losses

    Sat, May 11, 2019 6:43 PM

    I agree. 

    How many shitty games have we had so far this season?

    Lindor is starting to piss me off with his running. In his first at bat he smokes one over the right fielder’s head and only gets a single. Then Kipnis grounds into a DP. 

    Jose Ramirez botches a grounder in the first, then lost a pop foul. 

    Sat, May 11, 2019 7:30 PM

    Tito also is making me mad with the approach he allows. Green light 3-0 I am usually in favor of, but not every batter deserves it. And it completely goes against his philosophy on bunting...which he just cannot stop doing. It’s maddening. And playing for the tie on the road is so goddamn stupid, especially with a dead bullpen.

    Sat, May 11, 2019 9:14 PM

    On bunting: I think it’s appropriate in certain situations. However a manager should know who can bunt and who can’t. Use that knowledge. 

    And I agree on not playing for a tie on the road ESPECIALLY with a worn bullpen.

    Oh, and on 3-0........ pick and choose who deserves the green light.

    Two sucky games in a row.

     

     

    Sun, May 12, 2019 7:36 AM

    I concur on most of the above and will add....

    How do you get to the major leagues and NOT know how to sac bunt? ( Not just an  Indians problem ). How do you NOT insist that guys like Greg Allen make this a priority?

    Moving runners along is a lost art.

    If this team makes it to the playoffs, it will be because of great pitching and Tito’s managing, but every once and a while he makes me scratch my head and say WTF. Playing for a tie on the road is bad enough... but doing so with this weak, anemic offense ????? C’mon man. SMH.

    Im ok with giving your best hitters ( JRam, Frankie, Santana and CarGo) a green light on 3-0 provided they’re hitting well,  but with the rest of the guys, be happy with getting them on base with a free pass and moving thru the dead spots in the order.

    And so it comes to pass what so many of us predicted after the Opening Series of the year... we are going to lose a lot of low scoring games.

    Sun, May 12, 2019 7:55 AM

    let's face it, we're just not very good--we're a .500 team at best, and hoping for anything but a wild card is a pipe dream....defense today was pathetic, and only 2 runs on 10 hits...again, this team is just not very good. 

    Sun, May 12, 2019 4:27 PM

    Hey, we actually got two runs in the 1st!

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