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Tribe’s Streak Ends – & They Have A Chance To Win The Series Today

It was another tug-of-war game last night. It was a fight to the finish, between us being really good right now, & the Angels having been all year. Eventually, the Angels won, this time. We started with a lead of 2-0, but the Angels fought back all night. The Tribe still had a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the 8th, but I knew that wouldn’t be enough. The Angels tacked on 3 runs, & led 7-3 going into the top of the 9th. Well, the Tribe battled, & scored 3 runs, but couldn’t get anymore before the 3 outs. The final was 7-6. The 5 game winning streak was ended. The time was still early morning hours. That’s OK though. Maybe we can win the series today, as either team could win the series with a win today.

There are some more things to talk about,though. First, the Cliff Lee trade rumors. I got this qoute from Cliff Lee, which I found on the Tribe site, “If everything written was true,” Lee said on Tuesday, “I would have been traded about 12 times by now.” Wow, is that ever true! I’m not sure if all these trade rumors are true..but what do I think? I dont think they should be true, even if they are. Unless we get another surefire ace & a prospect for Cliff Lee, then the Indians would be insane to trade him. That’s just my opinion.

Another sad thing I decided to share, was about Ryan Garko. I read about his reaction to being traded at cleveland.com/tribe, with Bennie being Ryan’s former teammate, Ben Francisco. I call him Bennie, though 🙂  Garko let Bennie film him putting his bags in the car. “I wanted to get him driving away,” said Bennie, “but his mom asked me not to. She said the car needed to be washed.”  Bennie said Garko was sort of dazed.”He kept talking about his apartment in Cleveland and what he was going to do with it.” Awww…I’m going to miss Ryan. I hope he has a great time with the Giants. Hopefully he will contend this year 🙂

One more thing, the reason why Grady Sizemore has been missing games for a few days is because he is or was sick. I’m not sure if he still has the flu, but he had it & still feels weak. He has lost 7 pounds because of it..I’m worried about him. I hope he feels better soon!

There are a couple higlights from yesterday’s game. They are a few Tribe homeruns.

http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=5794119&c_id=cle
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Until next time..

 

GO TRIBE!!

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Mixed Emotions

The Tribe had another great game last night, & never gave up. I stayed up until 1:45am to listen to it, & I stayed there despite us being down 6-4 going into the 9th. It had been a battle all game, with the Tribe jumping out 2-0 in the beginning, but the Angels making it 3-2. Then, 33, 4-3, 44, 6-4 Angels. I’m pretty sure that’s how it went. It was a tug of war, until it seemed like the Angels would keep the lead. I put my hat on backwards, & hoped for a comeback. Victor Martinez hit a 3 run homer, & we took the lead 🙂 Then, on the next pitch, Jhonny Peralta hit a homerun to widen our lead to 8-6. Victor Martinez seemed to have a good feeling about the game, because he told Jhonny “Somethings going to happen.” Wow, was he ever right! We held on to complete our comeback, 8-6. It’s been 5 wins in a row for the Tribe, & I am really excited about how they are playing. It’s been great! Dont get me wrong, this was a great win & I’m very happy, but.. there is something else on my mind today.

The Tribe traded Ryan Garko. Check..1..2..3..is this thing on? You said, “They traded Ryan Garko?” There must be some mistake. Oh no, there isn’t. I found out right before the game. “Just coming out of the Indians Clubhouse..” I knew what was coming, but I never imagined they would have traded Ryan. I barely heard when they told me it was for Class A left-hander Scott Barnes, much less heard all the good stuff he is supposed to have. I was shocked. Ryan Garko was one of my favorite players, & they traded him? How could they?! They did, though. It breaks my heart, but I learned something from what Victor had to say.”Obviously we’ve lost two great teammates, two good ballplayers,” said Martinez. “It’s tough, but at the same time there’s nothing we can do about. We just have to show up and play our game every day.” Deep breaths..pheww. It will be OK. I am really going to miss Ryan, though. Hope you have a great career with the Giants, Ryan.

Last but not least, here are some more links to the highlights of last night’s game. As I said, the Tribe came back in the 9th, & won their 5th straight, a new record for the season, with the final being 8-6.

http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=5781171&c_id=cle
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Until next time..

 

GO TRIBE!!

Break Out The Brooms & Have Yourself A Grand Salami

Going into the Tribe’s game tonight, a sweep & another massacre by us seemed to good to be true for some people, didn’t it? Boy, did we show those people! At first, the Tribe had a 1-0 lead on Grady Sizemore’s lead-off homerun. Then, the Mariners came out & had a 2 run first, making it 2-1. I was shocked, because Cliff Lee usually never does something like that! Those runs didn’t matter anyways, because Cliff Lee pitched fantastically after that. The Tribe kept on keeping on, & piled run after run on the Mariners. Jhonny Peralta hit a grand slam in the 5th inning for the Tribe, & extended our lead. Grand salami time had come! Eventually, the Tribe closed out the game, & won 12-3.

That means this : The Indians outscored the Mariners 31-6 in the three game series. The Tribe belted out 9 homers in three games. We swept the Mariners, & rolled over the best pitching in the AL. We are in 4th place still, & have ourselves a pretty good lead over the struggling KC Royals. We have won 4 games in a row, & tied our record for most wins in a row during this year. It also means..we have a chance to break that record tommorow. Not bad for a road trip, eh? I’m pretty happy about this turnaround. What a difference a week makes!

The Tribe also has news regarding the Mark DeRosa trade, they have picked the “player to be named later.” Jess Todd, a pitcher, has been picked by the Tribe to close off the deal. Todd is 4-2 with 24 saves & a 2.20 ERA in 41 appearances with AAA Memphis. His  opposition is hitting .214 against him. I think he will help us a great deal. He also leads the Pacific Coast League with his 24 saves.

Last but not least, here are some of the best plays during the series against the Mariners. There are some homeruns in the videos, & a great homerun saving catch by the Tribe’s Chris Gimenez. I will put the links below.

http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=5733135&c_id=cle
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Until Next Time..

 

GO TRIBE!!

Tribe Crushes Mariners & Keeps Winning Streak Alive

By the fourth inning, the Tribe was already on top of the Mariners, 6-0. It was obvious what kind of game this was going to be. A great one! Jeremy Sowers pitched a gem for the Tribe, & finally got over his usual 6th inning woes. Homeruns by Chris Giminez, Ryan Garko, & Asdrubal Cabrera helped carry the Tribe to their eventual win. Boy, was it a crazy ride, though! Chris Giminez had something to prove to his teammate Travis Hafner, because the Radio announcers were telling quite a story. Chris Giminez has a shirt he wears that says, “Every Darn Day,” meaning he would be there to play every day, if needed. Travis taped over that, & jokingly made it say “Every 10 days.” Well, Chris showed today that he could be great for us, even playing every day. He hit a two run homerun, & made a homerun saving catch, robbing Seattle of a homer in the bottom of the 9th.

After Asdrubal Cabrera’s two run homerun, which made it 8-0 Tribe, the Mariner’s pitcher hit Ben Francisco with a pitch, on purpose. Bennie threw up his hands, knowing it was an intentional hit, & the benches cleared. Thankfully, nothing happened, but the pitcher was ejected.

In the bottom of the ninth, it was still 10-0, & Winston Abreu hit a Mariners batter, & got ejected along with Eric Wedge, because apparently, they ruled it like he did it on purpose. He probably may have, but that’s OK with me! He gave one for his team, & it was something the Mariner’s probably had coming to them anyways. The batter hitting was now even 😉 Soon after, Seattle ripped a double down towards left field, but a fan interfered & grabbed it. It should have just been called a double, & no one from Seattle should have scored because of that fan. Well, the ump then HANDED Seattle a run. 10-1. The ump supposedly thought Seattle would have scored anyways, if the fan hadn’t caught it. Okay then..I guess they got a run? Anyways, Seattle scored two more times in the bottom of the ninth, but we still won 10-3 in the end. In my opinion, it should have been 10-2, but I’ll take it! The Tribe has won 3 in a row, & has won two series in a row. Cliff Lee will be on the mound tommorow, & we will have a chance to sweep! Until next time..

 

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GO TRIBE!! 

 

Did We Get Our Revenge? I Think We Did :)

When the Tribe lost the tough one, that ended in a catch robbing us of a possible chance to win, I was upset & frustrated, to say the least. I even walked around my room & kept saying that “the Mariners now had it coming to them in the next series, and that they should fear us cause we were mad now & would get revenge.” ( Just because I talk to myself does not mean I am insane. ) I never knew how right I was! Yesterday’s game was an absolutely amazing game for the Tribe. We batted very well off the Mariner’s pitching, which can be hard to do.

 We also used 4 pitchers, & neither gave up a run. Yesterday was only our 4th shut out game of the year. & BOY, was it a good one! The final score was 9-0 Tribe. Travis Hafner came back, & hit a three run homer. The Pronk is back in town! Then, right after, Ben Franciso hit one. This was all in the seventh, where we grabbed 4 runs in that inning. Then, there was even a homer by Jamey Carroll! It was homerun galore for me. I was so happy. I have to give credit to Aaron Laffey, who pitched a gem through seven innings. We only allowed the Seattle  Mariners to have 4 hits. I can safely say that for at least one game, we looked like a play off team, & it was wonderful.”I thought Laffey threw a heck of a ballgame,” Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu added. “The tempo was good, he kept the ball down in the zone, changed speeds, kept our hitters off balance. He was awfully, awfully tough today.”

 By the seventh & eighth inning, the radio annoucers were already talking about how the Seattle Natives were filing out of the stands. I understand their pain, the Tribe has seen their share of games where they probably felt like quitting early. I’m glad we just kept hitting, & it made it worth the listen. I stayed up till 12:30am to listen to this, but I’m so glad I did! If we win the game today, it will automatically win us the series & give us 40 wins. Until next time..

 

GO TRIBE!!  

Moving Up In The Standings With Our Win :)

Yesterday afternoon seemed to have a great start to it. & This time I was right about it being a good start. We led 1-0, but then a homer by the Jays tied the score. Eventually, we took the lead 4-1. ANOTHER homer by the Jays made it 4-3. The Tribe packed on some insurance, & made it 5-3. Then, it became 5-4. We went to the bottom of the ninth, & the Tribe put in Kerry Wood to close it, & he did a fantastic job to get the win. Because of that win, we are now no longer in last place & are in fourth. I mean, it’s so much better than last!

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Alright, I know I know. I’m excited about being fourth. My mom was teasing me & kept saying, “Were number four, Were number four!” It’s so much better than last, is all I’m saying.

More about the game, is the fact that Shin-Shoo Choo & Grady Sizemore seem to be out of their slumps, which is awesome. Some of the Tribe fans that went to Wednesdays’ game were disappointed because it was Korean Heritage Night at the Rogers Centre, & some fans came, thinking Choo was going to be there. Of course, Wedge picked that day to put Choo on a well derserved off day.
medium_Shin-Soo-Choo.jpgChoo definetely made it up to those fans yesterday during the game, when he hit a key two run triple.

Another story about this game is that Chris Gimenez made his major league debut for the Tribe as a catcher. But, the thing he was most worried about for the game was not about being a catcher,instead of an outfielder. It was that he had lost his passport to get out of Canada. The Radio interview he did was funny, because they asked him about it. “I hope to heck they found it. My whole family is heading down to Seattle.” They all laughed, even Chris. “Well we hope to see you down there..” More laughing. By that time I was laughing too 🙂 “Yeah, I hope I will be able to talk to you down there in Seattle,” responded Chris. That was one of the funniest interviews I have ever heard, to be honest! 🙂

 

I was so happy when Grady Sizemore got his first hit out of his slump. Why? Well, for one, it’s tough to see any members of my favorite team go through a slump. & Two, the reason I’m trying out for softball & center field next year is because of him. I’m even going to try to get the No. 24 if I make the team. Seems as though I’m not the only one who’s happy..

 

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Now, this is my face after yesterday’s win..

 

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Until next time..

 

GO TRIBE!

A Tough Outing For Carl – & Ryan’s Hitting Streak

That is exactly what it was, a rough outing. Carl Pavano gave up 7 runs in one outing. He rarely gives up such bad outings, but it does happen. The thing is, all those 7 runs occured on home runs! First a solo after we already had the lead, so it was 1-1. Ok, I can take that. Another homer, 2-1 Jays. Another & Another?! 4-1. Oh, & just incase it wasn’t enough, another three run homer. By that time my face looked like this,

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& I was burning for home-run revenge. It was late in the game by that time, & the Jays were leading 8-1 because they FINALLY actually batted in a run. We got our revenge when Luis Valbuena hammered a three run homer to left center, & it was 7-4. Not to be outdone, the Jays then hit ANOTHER three homer off our bullpen pitcher Jose Veraas.. 10-4 Jays. We leveled the playing field & scored 2 runs, but couldn’t make it any farther in the top of the ninth, so the Jays took the second game, 10-6 was the final.

The good thing of this game is that we suddenly have a reallyyy good hitter out of Ryan Garko right now. Every at bat he did something good, & never struck out. According to the radio announcers, the Tribe will be putting him in the game on a regular basis.

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Last but not least..what the seagulls are doing to people now that we lost this one.

 
 
 
Lets Go Tribe!