Friday, July 6, 2012

Can't Be Masterson Every Day

Not even when you're Masterson himself! You know you're having a bad game when a dude breaks his 0-41 streak at the plate with a homer. WAT?

Batting wasn't all that much better but Masterson lost this one all on his own today. But, it happens. He's probably more pissed at himself than anyone else. Well maybe not the people who had seats in center field because those seats are both crappy (hard to see) and hot.

Masterson went 4 1/3 innings and gave up 8 earned runs. Guess how many he struck out, though...SEVEN! That's pretty crazy. He gave up 2 homers but they only amounted to 3 runs. Everything else came off of 9 hits and 4 walks.

Hagadone wasn't much better - he gave up 2 runs in just 2/3 of an inning. Whatever, Hagadone.

Hey here's a gem from the night! Not only did Accardo and Rogers pitch 3 scoreless innings, but inbetween them was a scoreless Sipp in the 8th! Hey!

Choo is still a highlight reel of his own. He went 2 for 4 tonight with the team's only RBI (on a double play lulz). He's got 9 hits over his 5-game hitting streak, and is hitting .417 over his last 10 games. He's had 3 RBI in his last 3 games. Oh yeah, he stole a base too (and got picked off but don't tell anyone!) CHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Asdrubal was on it tonight too, going 2 for 3 and imparting some wisdom from 3rd base making the wind-up pitcher balk by pretending to steal home. Plus he had a nice bare-handed play from short to first. Reminding you why you voted for him for the All Star game!!

Jose Lopez came in for Asdrubal, I'm guessing once Manny realized we weren't coming back. He dropped a double into left. BAM!

We only walked twice today and both times it was Kipnis. He ended up going 1 for 2, so he was on base 3 times. And left there 3 times. Sad trombone.

Hafner! Whoops! The guy who seemed to spark our offense Wednesday and blast one into everyone's hearts last night went 0 for 4 tonight and left 6 guys on base. He grounded in to 2 double plays.

Yesterday I had a feeling that Hafner was going to get a homer, but I didn't tell anyone...and he did! Tonight I texted to my friend "Predection: Masterson vs. RHP. Easy win!"

Sorry folks, will keep my predictions to my damn self from now on.

Hafner being disappointing made Santana look a little less disappointing tonight. He at least got a double to go 1 for 4, so that's cool.

 Brantley got a hit! :) He's not really working a streak at the moment (well, 5) but it still makes me happy enough to smiley every time he hits. In June he hit in 24 of the 27 games he was in. So far he's hit in 5 of his 6 July games. Like!

Kotchman went 1 for 3 and is now over .230. Is he on to .250? They brought Duncan in to play 1st in the 9th. He's only played 1st one other time this year - nice that they remember he can do that!

Damon and Hannahan were shut out. What's up, Supermanahan? Do you really want to be in that sentence with Johnny Damon? Straighten up and hit something already! Actually he did reach on an error, but Damon reached on a FC so sort of the same.

All right so I'm not going to make any predictions about tomorrow's game. But I am going to the game and probably bringing OMG ASDRUBAL!!! with me so maybe Asdrubal will put on a show? Also, the Tribe has scored 22 runs in the last 2 appearances I've made at Progressive Field, so....I can be inspirational?

The game's at 6:05, and I'm going to check out the Rally Alley beforehand. It's Ubaldo versus LHP with a similar ERA. I won't say.

But - see you there!

Radio Chatter:
"Asdrubal Caberea playing the role of the wiley veteran."
- Tom Hamilton on Cabrera inducing a balk

"Victor Martinez gets hurt and Mike Ilitch just raises the price of Little Caesar's pizza and goes out and gets Prince Fielder."
- Tom Hamilton encourages you to buy Domino's pizza

"It's as if the entire Tampa Bay Rays team woke up out of a slump at once."
- Tom Hamilton

"The horses were out of the barn and the barn was burning to the ground."
- Tom Hamilton on Tampa's 6-run inning

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