Cubs get a DH!
Beat Orioles 2 of 3 ...play 1 more tonight against them
Coming off a road trip that included games in Puerto Rico and then B’more.
2 rainouts in Cleveland before that.
First time the Cubs have been there since Game 7 of the World Series in 2016
Indians are 11-8. 1st place. 6-2 at home.
Who in the hell is Bradley Zimmer? CF...ugly MF…hit an ok .241 in 101 games last year as a rookie with some power, but struck out 99 times. As for his physical appearance, well….yeah….got a sprained ankle right now too, day-to-day
- L. Chisenhall 10-day DL
- R. Merritt 10-day DL
- D. Salazar 10-day DL
- G. Urshela 10-day DL
- *R. Merritt: Throwing in extended spring camp (4/20)
- *G. Urshela: On Triple-A rehab assignment (4/20)
- *L. Chisenhall: 10-day DL (4/8) with right calf strain
- *D. Salazar: No timetable, but making progress (4/20
Don’t hit for average, 2nd worst in majors. .219. Cubs 40 points higher
Indians OBP is 3rd worst, Cubs are 1st. 60 points higher at .349
9th in homers, hit 4 more than the Cubs who are 20th.
They don’t K much. Cubs and Indians in top 3rd of the league.
They don’t walk much. 3rd fewest walks, Cubs are 12th.
Cubs have outscored Indians 110-68
2.65 to 4.14 overall era. 2nd and 17th
Starters 2.66 to 5.27
Relievers 2.63 to 2.75
Both teams middle to best in giving up homers
They wont, they wont walk you! Walk you! 43 BB’s best in majors to 91 for the Cubs 4rd worst. Tied with Reds
They won’t strike you out either. Both teams in bottom ⅓ of the majors. Cubs 20 more.
Indians have not balked this year.
How’s the #Bullpenis?
Committed 10 Errors to the Cubs 16, Cubs 7th worst
78% chance of stealing on them 61% chance of stealing on us
Indians are #1 in DERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR…..754 …..Cubs are 22nd. .689
Francisco Lindor is only 4 for his last 24 with 2 walks (.167 BA).
Good news: Tyler Chatwood has only allowed 14 hits in his 15.2 innings. Bad news: he’s also allowed 14 BB.
After a terrible start to the year, Jose Ramirez is 9 for his last 22 (.409).
Jason Heyward has got an OBA of .563 over his last week.
Rizzo hitting 4 of his last 20 (.200) to raise his BA to .146
La Stella hitting 50 points over his career average to start 2018, although he has only 1 XBH on the season
Indians hitting .145 from their DH position this year, mostly thanks to Edwin Encarnacion...
This is neither here nor there but even in PR against the Twins, Indians couldn’t escape someone flashing a championship ring in their faces. New retiree Carlos Beltran threw out the first pitch…
A repeat of the scavenger hunt we had with the Braves. Find a commercial product that advertises with a Native American...Calumet Baking Soda, American Spirit Cigarettes, Leinenkugels….take a pic of the product and post on the Ranters Page ”I don’t like The Indians, but I do love their (cigarettes, baking soda, beer!)” and you can win a Lou Piniella Bobblehead!
Tyler Chatwood 0-3, 4.60 Vs. Josh Tomlin 0-2, 8.00
Check in and you could get gloves, a car magnet, fidget spinner, Kipnis Bobblehead
80% chance of rain in the 40’s
Chatwood 2 runs on 1 hit, walked 7 and Kd 7. Lasted only 4.2 IP vs. St. Louis
Faced Cleveland for 1 inning last year in relief. Got the save in a game that went 12.
Yonder Alonso 2-3 with a homer and a walk
Michael Brantley 0-5 with a walk
Tomlin pitched in that 16 inning game against minnesota in Puerto Rico. 1 run on 3 hits and lost the game for his team.
Cubs got 6 runs off him in game 6 of the World Series. Also, 1 run at Wrigley in Game 3
Zobrist seen him most. 5-23, 2 walks and a homer. Bryant homered.
No one else seen him much.
Jon Lester 2-0. 3.10 vs Trevor Bauer 1-2, 2.67
6:10 NBC Sports
Check In and get a mug, Jose Ramirez Bobble, fidget spinner
Rain all day, then 30% chance of rain. Low of 37.
Lester, 1 run on 2 hits, Kd 7 through 6 vs Cardinals
In games 1,5,7, Lester pitched 14.2 innings. 7 runs, 16 Ks
Rajai Davis, Edwin Encarnacion (2), Jose Ramirez, Roberto Perez homered
198 PAs, .782 OPS
Bauer gave up 3 on 5 hits over 7 IP to Baltimore
The Indians lost all 3 games he pitched in in the World Series in 2016
Russell is 5-7, only Bryant has homered.
After playing the Hopi and Shawnee
Whose batting averages are scrawny
Cubs come on back home
Where they don’t have a dome
Like they do where they play in….
Ryan Braun is cocky
Salazar Among Indians Making Rehab Progress
rams44442 days ago
What an outright disgrace...2 runs in the last 18+ innings. They are expecting Salazar back? For what? To go on the mound and have to pitch a shutout and still not win? They keep trotting out our pitchers to waste their talent because they keep trotting out the same players WHO CANNOT HIT. Message to Ownership...PLEASE SELL.