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July 16th


July 16th

Choo started the game off with a double that was rumored to be a home run then went back and changed to a double.  Then a cab moved him over on a ground out.  He would score on a passed ball.  Nobody would score until the 3rd when the Indains hit 3 doubles in the inning to score 2 runs.  It all started with a double by johnny damon then choo and would steal 3rd after a cab struck out, then the 3rd double of the inning coming from kipnis that would knock in choo and the Indains would lead to a 3 – 0 lead.  In the 4th inning the tribe would load up the bases with nobody out.  Damon would strike out, choo would pop out and a cab would strike out.  So no runs for the tribe.  The rays though would score in the bottom half to punish the tribe for leaving them loaded with 3 consecutive basehits.  That would be all they would score that inning 3-1 tribe.  Nobody would score until in the 7th jennings would hit a solo home run.  That would be all the scoring in this game. 3-2 Final

McAllister would pitch 6 innings allowing 1 run while surrendering 3 hits and 4 walks.  Rodgers would come in and allow the run in the 7th.  Sipp would walk a batter.  Then the Vinnie-Chris setup worked again as Perez saved his 26th and vinnie holds his 25th.

July 8th (the day of the all stars [haha])


There was no score in the first but in the second the indains started it out with hafner getting hit by a pitch.  Next, brantly, got a base hit moving hafner to second.  Carols grounded out sending hafner to 3rd and brantly to 2nd.  kotchman would knock hafner in with a basehit.  Then lopez would ground into a double play to end the threat.  The rays failed to score in the 3rd but the tribe didnt, it all started with a johnny damon triple in which he would score on a error on james shields for trying to pick him off but failing.  A cab and choo both got out but kipnis got a double and would be brought in by hafner on a fielding error by Jeff Keppinger.  No further runs would score in this inning and again the rays failed to score but again the tribe did, casey kotchman lead off the half inning but nobody else would do anything.  The 5th the rays would fail to score again but the indians striked again. Kipnis got a basehit, hafner grounded out which advanced kipnis to 2nd.  Brantly would walk.  Carlos grounded into a fielder’s choice (getting brantly at 2nd) and kipnis advanced to 3rd, then kotchman singled knocking in kipnis.  Then Lopez struck out.

Then the start of the “all star preformance” from a cab. After the indians recorded an out, carlos pena hit a ground ball that should have been an easy play for a cab but he tossed the ball and pena as a result recieved a base hit out of the manner.  Then the indians should have had an easy double play but a cab dropped a catchable kipnis toss putting runners on 1st and second (that of coarse was rulled an error)Luke Scott would then double bringing 2 rays in. Jeff Keppinger would walk.  Desmond Jennings would then double bringing in 2 runs,then acta would go to the bullpen bringing in smith to stop the bleeding (despite the fact McAllister did not allow an earned run) he did.  Nobody would strike again until the bottom of 8 when choo would hit a solo shot. The indians would score no more.

Perez then came into the game saving 25 straight games, or something like that but that wouldn’t last after giving up a lead off home run to Will Rhymes (his first in two years).  Elliot Johnson would triple and carlos pena would hit a triple bringing him in.  Ben Zoberist would bring in the go ahead run in with a basehit and unfortunately that s all she wrote.

MVI- McAllister

Good- “, pretty good offensive production, anyone not an all star

Bad- Both all stars (Perez and a.cab)

A 3 team trade??????


The Tribe desperately needs a solid starting pitcher and the time to do that is now but what i think should happen is that due to derek lowe s age try to get a 3rd party interested in a minor guy like him in a rotation that could use some help while in the mean time the indians would get an upgrade in the rotation

Some pitchers the indians should look to aquire include grinkee (hes shown that he can pitch in the AL when he was with the royals), cole hammels (he would be a rental but could very much help in the roation especially if the indians make the playoffs), garza (the one that makes the most sense comparing he can pitch well on teams that are contenders or are winning; has shown that he can pitch in the AL [East{a harder divison}], and is still a young pitcher [who could sign cheaper]

Potential teams for derek lowe

rays (a team that really needs veteran leadership, plays good defense could be a nice fit) baltimore (a team that needs like 1 starter the system is full of prospects) the red sox??? [if they consider themselves a contending team], (they NEED pitching) nationals (2 or 3 lights out starters might be nice for a NL type pitcher) phillies (if hammels is dealt like he is supppose to they will need someone to fill that role), the cardinals ( a team that needs pitching especailly if they make they playoffs) the tigers? (if the indians get involved in a divison trade the tigers will probably need to give up a prospect or 2) the giants???? (that roatation stacked as is right now with cain, lincicum and more but might use lowe as a #5 starter), dodgers (they always need pitching)