Tribe vs Astros (Series Thread)

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  • Sat, Apr 27, 2019 7:43 AM

    Sat, Apr 27, 2019 8:10 AM
    Jposted by Laley23

    I love watching him bat, because he has a great approach. Especially this year. But I’m stunned by his lack of power so far. RBI makes sense cause nobody is on bases, but the power is a bit of a concern.

     

    Really, it comes down to hitting philosophy, and somewhere in the year that Carlos was gone, he changed or learned or implemented a more classical technique. That technique is more about balance, solid contact, and using the whole field. Think, line drives, gap shooting, high average hitters, who hit a fair amount of HRs.

    Somewhere  around 2007/2008 the  dominant hitting philosophy switched to one that emphasizes maximizing hip rotation and torque rather than balance... achieving the correct launch angle, rather than  level swings that stay on the path of the pitched ball. If you remember back then, suddenly you had some guys that you never would have thought to have power start posting some huge HR#s( Brady Anderson?) Everybody thought it was ‘roids’....

    Like anything, the pitching and defenses adapted...note the extreme defense shifts employed today. The result is a lot of .210-.220 hitters with 30+ HRs. Apparently, computer analysis find this more valuable than a .280 hitter with 15Hrs, and a lot of doubles.

    I suspect the best hitters are able to do both.... Altuve, Lindor, Brantley. I think Carlos is moving in that direction, and it is good.

    Sat, Apr 27, 2019 3:03 PM

    4 pm game.

     

    Sat, Apr 27, 2019 7:49 PM

    Tribe loses in ten on a Tony Kemp walk off against Adam Cimber.

    Sat, Apr 27, 2019 10:52 PM

    Get the win tomorrow. 

     

     

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 7:36 AM

    of course I'd love the W today, but I'll take a split vs the Stro's in Houston all day long...GO TRIBE!

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 2:52 PM

    7pm ESPN

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 3:41 PM
    posted by Gardens35

    7pm ESPN

    Thank you!

    We'll have some different commercials to watch. :-)

    Go Tribe.

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 6:25 PM

    GAllen down, Luplow up.

     

     

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 7:45 PM
    posted by Gardens35

    GAllen down, Luplow up.

     

     

    I don’t like this move. 

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 8:08 PM

    Greg Allen needs to learn to hit. The guy should be a Kenny Lofton type hitter. His approach at the plate is all over the place and he can’t  bunt  and doesn’t use his legs to get on base. This is nothing new.. he doesn’t seem to get it.

    As I type this, Santana goes opposite field HR to give the Tribe the lead in the 4th.

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 8:17 PM

    So,So glad to have Santana back. Carrasco looking sharp so far.

     

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 8:46 PM

    Carrasco pitching a gem and the Indians have had opportunities to break it open, but haven’t converted with the big hit.

    That  usually comes back to haunt you.😕

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 9:03 PM

    Annnnd....an ED commercial at stretch time. 

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 9:16 PM
    posted by HitsRus

    That  usually comes back to haunt you.😕

    And it didn’t take long. 

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 9:22 PM

    Neil Ramirez in. 

     

    He pretty much stinks, let's give him some help.........

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 9:23 PM

    Heybatta, heybattta, heybatta, heybatta...........sa-wing!

     

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 9:24 PM

    It worked!

    Sit down Altuve, inning is over.

     

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 9:47 PM

    This “woo” yelling business is really annoying. 

    Sun, Apr 28, 2019 10:01 PM
    posted by BRF

    This “woo” yelling business is really annoying. 

    Yeah, it is.

    well, that game sucked.

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