Friday, September 16, 2011

Getting Better

No, seriously! Shut up! This game was so much better than the last 2 Texas games. Weren't you paying attention?

Ok our pitcher still had one big messy inning, just like last night. And we lost like the last 2 nights.

BUT...we only lost by 3, which is pretty awesome. Comparatively.

Fausto wasn't all that hot. He gave up 5 earned runs, 6 in all. I guess it could have been worse, him being Fausto Carmona and all.

We didn't get to see Chris Perez tonight boo! But we saw Raffy Perez (who gave up a run, wtf?) and then Zach Putnam. Putnam did better tonight than he did on the 13th, just like Hagadone did better last night than he did on the 13th (see?? Better!)

We got 10 hits tonight and "only" 6 strikeouts. Four of our hits were doubles, which is cool. Oddly enough no homers for us (Texas got 2 tonight but we had 3 in the last 2 games).

I like Neftali Feliz's name. It rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? I also like that he gave up 2 runs to us. Holla!

You know what's not getting better? Choo's oblique. He came in for one at-bat then Zeke replaced him He's done for the season. DONE. Sucks least we get more Shelley Duncan time? And Choo gets more time with his new baby.

I'm just gonna give one last CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ...

Fukudome and Asdrubal had the night off so Donald was the leadoff, then Kipnis. Donald got one of those doubles tonight and scored a run. Kipnis went 1 for 5 as well and extended his 6-game, multi-month hitting streak!

Zeke was back and we haven't seen him but for one at-bat since 9/9. He went 1 for 3 in Choo's spot.

With Grady back and Fukudome on the team, plus Zeke and looks like we have FOUR potential leadoff guys now! That's not too bad to have speedy guys who consistently get on base to pepper throughout your lineup, huh?

Carlos Santana was impressive tonight, going 1 for 2 (a double!) and then walking 2 times. Unfortunately he was stranded 2 out of 3 times on base and only scored once.

Grady Sizemore didn't get just ONE hit tonight, he had TWO! Hallelujah! Please please please just keep hitting, son, and stay well to the end of the season so we can all go through our long winters' naps thinking how great it is to have Grady Sizemore back.


Hey Shelley Duncan, you rock!
Yeah, I'm talkin' about you!

Tonight, 2 for 3 with a single, a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Sadly, no amazing plays in the field but he's no Asdrubal, yaknow?

Lonnie Chisenhall did not have a hit tonight, stopping his hitting streak at 7. He didn't get a home run or anything!

Lou Marson, however, continues to not be too bad.
You're not too bad yourself, fan!

Tonight he got 2 more RBI on a double, giving him 4 in the last 4 games.

So thank God we're out of Texas, amirite? On to Minnesota to face the Twins who have lost 5 games in a row. HEADS WILL ROLL if we can't at least win this series!

Or not, whatever. Just as long as we're always getting better.

See you there - 8:10 PM!

Radio Chatter:
"Herb [Score] always said 'come to the ball park, you might see something you have never seen before' but I don't think he meant seeing a 23-pound cat owned by his engineer."
- Tom Hamilton

"If Carmona is complaining about the heat, you know it's hot."
- Tom Hamilton

"I know the ball travels well here and whatnot, Rosie...but Indians pitchers have made too many mistakes."
- Tom Hamilton

"Choo's season is done. [...] The Indians haven't said that, I have. I'm the new head of the medical staff here. You can address me as 'Dr. Hamilton' from now on."
- Tom Hamilton

"Indians not going quietly here tonight."
- Tom Hamilton


  1. I'm printing that picture of Shell out and taping it up on my wall above my desk. That is all...

  2. Shelley Duncan can't believe that, either!