Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Strike Out Kings

WOULD YOU BELIEVE...that the strike-out-ers I refer to in the title up there are NOT Cleveland Indians? It does NOT refer to the batters who could not score a run tonight. The guys doing most of the striking out tonight were the Oakland A's!

Our pitchers combined threw 16 strikeouts today. Little Zach McAllister threw 8 himself, in just 4 1/3 innings! And then Esmil Rogers struck out 4 of the 6 batters he faced! Sipp struck out 2 in 1 2/3 and Smith struck out 2 in the 9th.

Sadly, McAllister gave up 5 runs in his 4 1/3, and then Smith had 2 un-earned runs in his line.

Doesn't matter, though, because the hitters weren't hitting.

Actually they were hitting - a lot more than yesterday's measly two hits and 3 walks. Today they had 8 hits and a walk. And 9 LOB. Do the math, boffins - that's no good.

In fact, only two of our guys didn't get a hit. And - be still my beating heart - one of those guys was Michael Brantley! I KNOW!!!!! At least he didn't strike out. So smooth! The other guy who didn't get a hit was Jason Donald. Eh.

Everyone else got at least one hit and Santana got TWO. Choo also walked.

But nobody was stacking their hits up. Or if they were, it would get to the point of runners in scoring position then stop. Then FAIL.

While Brantley was ending a streak, so was Asdrubal - he got a double in the 7th so now he's like 2 for his last 27 or something ridiculous.Whee.

Lillibridge had his second double in 2 nights. He also had his 5th error since coming here.  His third error at short, if I'm not mistaken.

Choo had an error. CHOO!! Only his second of the year, too. But there it was. Shelly had an awful night in left - a Damon-esque night - but he didn't get any E's on his plays.

So yay on all the strikeouts! Boo on absolutely everything else. It was a miserable night for the Tribe. My colored hair streaks are having no positive impact.

Everyone hang tight until Saturday when they start bringing up new guys and maybe something fun will happen.

Until then, we've got tomorrow's 7:05 game, still against the A's. It's Corey Kluber versus LHP (3.52). That doesn't look promising but YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE! That's what Herb Score liked to say. You wouldn't want to poo-poo Herb Score now, would you?

So, see you there!

Radio Chatter:
"Maybe he didn't like your shirt, that is why he was shaking his head!"
- Tom Hamilton's response to Rosenhaus saying Choo shook his head when talking about facing Brent Anderson

"Basically, Rosie or I could have been the backup quarterback to Eli Manning at the University of Mississippi."
- Tom Hamilton on Seth Smith never having to fill in for Manning

"They either get a base hit or they strike out. This is like a Little League game - the pitcher and catcher are the only ones involved."
- Tom Hamilton

"It's a basketball arena for people who enjoy watching basketball. If you want tea and crumpets you can go somewhere else."
- Tom Hamilton on the University of Dayton basketball arena

"Oh yeah that's right - that one weekend you thought you were a Chippendale."
- Tom Hamilton recalling the time he accused Rosie of not wearing a shirt in the booth

"This team is not playing well. And that's the understatement of the year."
- Tom Hamilton

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