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ronniebuck said... (original post)Who bats leadoff only really matters at the start of the game . I say play Brantley in left & have him bat 9th so the rest of the game he's in front of Sizemore .
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Who bats leadoff only really matters at the start of the game . I say play Brantley in left & have him bat 9th so the rest of the game he's in front of Sizemore .
I agree with you in the context of one game, but over the course of the season I'm sure it is a big difference. The leadoff hitter will obviously get many more opportunities over the course of the year than the #9 hitter. I just haven't ever considered Grady a true leadoff hitter b/c of the amount of times he strikes out. Granted, he was also getting on base a lot when he was healthy. I would still prefer to see him in a position to drive in runs towards the middle of the lineup and let Brantley continue to develop as the leadoff man. I think Grady at #6, Cabrera #7, LaPorta #8 and 3b at #9 is how I would draw it up.
I don't like that Grady will only be playing about 4-5 times a week until he is fully healthy. I'd rather see the batting order change at the bottom third rather than the leadoff hitter. Where a hitter bats in the lineup is a mental thing. I don't like that Brantley will be there half the time and Grady the other half. Keep the top of the order consistent.
Clash of the titans Indians/Royals.
Who saw this coming ??? 4 game series starting tonight all at 8:10 starts.
13 straight division games including 7 of the next 10 against the Royals. That'll end April and start May. We should have a pretty good idea where this team really stands after that as they'll have seen everyone in the Central. 7 straight on the road games this will be huge.
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The tribe has the best record in baseball (tied with the rockies). I'm shocked. I'm actually more excited about the rest of the royals series than the spring game. I love the spring game but it doesn't mean that much compared to fall camp. Just look at Bam Childress and T Washington.
Those that are Indians fans have to be excited for what is happening. Sure they can tank the rest of the season and be nowhere near a playoff spot but there is a chance they can carry the momentum. I've watched or listened to almost every game and couldn't be happier for Cleveland sports. Not confident of them being a serious playoff threat but you never know. That is what makes sports so entertaining. Nobody gave them a shot a few years back but they were up 3-1 against the red sox in the alcs.
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Great post beer !!! I hope they don't tank. They are fun to watch at least. That game they won on the suicide squeeze was awesome. Hope there is more up Manny's sleeve.
Not sure if it will last, but I'm enjoying the ride. Go Tribe!
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It's fun going back to the sports "section" and enjoying what you read. So important to win the first game of a series.
I was really excited to see the tribe come together and win in extras. It was a little bit of a strange inning, but sometimes you need a bit of luck on your side. I will be happy to get at least one more win versus KC, but it sure would be nice to get another series win. Thats the name of the game. Keep winning series'.
I think the title of this thread should be "Cautiously Optomistic Tribe Thread"!!
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