Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Series Preview - The Cleveland Indians

Philadelphia Phillies (12-14) @ Cleveland Indians (10-13)

Pitching Match-Ups:
Tuesday - Doc Halladay vs. Zach "Not Kevin" McAllister
Wednesday - Cliff Lee vs. Trevor "Not Jack" Bauer
*Each are a 7:05 game time.

Offensive Native American Named Team Offense:
R - 106 (14th)
AVG - .257 (9th)
OPS - .764 (3rd)

Carlos Santana/C, Mark Reynolds/DH/1B, Nick Swisher/OF, and Michael Brantley/OF are doing the heavy hitting for the Tribe.  Michael Bourn has only played 10 games and Asdrubal Cabrera/SS and Drew Stubbs/OF have been  disappointments thus far.

Offensive Native American Named Team Pitching:
ERA - 4.37 (26th)
WHIP - 1.31 (21st)

Tonight's starting pitcher, McAllister, is decent, but nothing special.  With that said, he very well could twirl a 3-hit shutout against the Phils.  Tomorrow's starting pitcher, Bauer, has been nothing but hype so far in his career with little production.

The Tribe's bullpen is their strength, with Chris Perez at closer, Joe Smith and Vinnie Pestano at setup, and Bryan Shaw, Corey Kluber, Cody Allen and Nick Hagadone working the other innings.  All of them have an ERA south of 2.84.

*It's a shame that ex-Phillies Brett Myers (8.02 ERA) and Carlos Carrasco (17.18 ERA) aren't starting this series.

Roster Moves:
1) Carlos Ruiz was activated from the suspended list on Sunday, while Humberto Quintero was designated for assignment (no word yet on whether he cleared waivers or not).  

2) Delmon "P.O.S." Young was activated from the disabled list today and Ezequiel Carrera was designated for assignment (he also needs to pass through waivers before reporting the minors).

I'm sipping the happy juice and saying the Phils complete the 2 game sweep.


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Anonymous said...

can't wait to see Delmon "Piece of Shit" Young in a Phillies uniform.

you think if he hits a homerun, he'll round third base yelling something anti-semitic?

do you think his 'walk up' music at the Cit will the the Hanukkah Song by Adam Sandler?

just asking...

Anonymous said...

2-1 count with 2 outs, runner on third, and the only good hitter in the indians lineup at the plate (santana) and halladay hangs a changeup right over the middle...

2-run homer.

dumb. as. shit.

why would he throw anything over the plate? just put him on. so stupid.

Beer-a-Thon said...

What the hell happened to Halladay's head? Thought he was supposed to be some sorta pitching genius.

Beer-a-Thon said...

1- Crappy Doc is back.

2- Eff Delmon P.O.S. Young. His homerun was dumb, because he's dumb.

Ben said...

Doc, if you're going to suck, just suck. Don't tease us with good starts here and there. Just suck and mysteriously have to go on the DL. Please, I beg you.

Beer-a-Thon said...

It's time to release Chad Durbin.

Justin DeFratus is ready in Lehigh Valley.

C.M.R. said...

shellacked by the indians. damn.

i'm glad the astros moved to the al this year, if we had to play them they'd probably wipe the floor with us.

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

Astros hell!! I'm sure Charlie Brown and the peanuts gang could hand them their asses tonight!!

Anonymous said...

Missed the game tonight and just looked at the box score. Wow, that's a lot of homeruns.

Poor Doc.

Don't quite get the Delmon Young shit fest. Hasn't deserved it...yet.

Ben said...

TIm Hudson will pass Roy Halladay for the title of active pitcher with the most wins in the next month (Currently Hudson has 200 to Doc's 201). Hard to believe it.

GM-Carson said...

Hudson and Halladay are very close career comparisons.

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