Tonight, Zach McAllister and the Indians try to bounce back against the Twins and Samuel Deduno.  In Deduno’s last start against Kansas City on August 8, he allowed 4 ER and 12 hits in 5.2 innings pitched.  The Tribe performed well against him earlier this year, when they also scored 4 ER off of him over the course of 6 innings.  Over the course of his career, Deduno has had some success against the Indians, but still owns a 4.13 ERA against the team.

McAllister will try to recover from his dreadful start against the Detroit Tigers last Thursday, when he failed to make it out of the third inning.  He allowed 5 ER and walked 4 as the Indians eventually lost 10-3.  Ryan Raburn was forced to make his Indians pitching debut later in the game.

Use this thread to chat/cry/commiserate over tonight’s game!

25 Comments

  • Peter bullock says:

    Asdrubal in the cleanup spot again?Sure, why not? :(

    How about Gomes in the cleanup spot? He is the only one hitting. I’d put him there until the others get off life support.

    • Stephanie Liscio says:

      I was saying that they need to start mixing and matching…going with the hot hand. Obviously Asdrubal isn’t working and he’s extremely frustrated right now.

      • Peter says:

        tito seems to believe in letting him play through it, but how much longer can it go on? At least drop him to 7 or 8.

        • Stephanie Liscio says:

          I completely agree. I don’t fault Francona for trying, but sticking with it when it doesn’t seem to be working just seems nuts.

  • Peter says:

    That was a good job by McAllister to get out of the third unscathed.

  • Peter says:

    Thank goodness for the WP or Asdrubal would have hit into a double play. He just a big mess right now.

  • Peter says:

    hey, this is very theraputic. I may not bang my head on the table tonight. It’s early, but you never know…

  • Peter says:

    Gomes is the man! Say hello to our new starting catcher.

  • Peter says:

    Raburn to the rescue! Why did Santana just stand there when he got hit? Need some NBA players to teach hime how to flop!

  • Peter says:

    Bourne! What are you doing? he took his eye off the ball to sneek a peek at the runner. THUD as my head hits the table.

  • Peter says:

    Target field looks like a nice park, but I have trouble picking up the foul balls with that tan wall as a background. Probably just eye damage from watching the tribe this year.

    • Stephanie Liscio says:

      HA! Because of how it’s designed, the cameras are positioned slightly different than most parks. I’m sure that’s not helping matters!

  • Peter says:

    wow, that 6th inning could have been a lot worse. Way to go Zach.

  • Peter says:

    I noticed that the outfield camera was a littleoff the norm. seems to be higher up and more directly behind the hitter. I like it.

  • Peter says:

    Cabrera got on base! good for him. He probably has to introduce himself to the first baseman.

  • Peter says:

    Michael Bourne has caught the same hitting virus that Santana and Cabrera have.

  • Peter says:

    and Swisher

  • Peter says:

    oh boy,which Perez will we have tonight?

  • Chris Burnham says:

    I didn’t even know this was here. Oops.

  • Peter says:

    last guy in buys!

  • Vern Morrison says:

    Well, that was enjoyable.

  • Peter says:

    not bad. Not great, but not bad. A win is a win. McAllister looked good. Bullpen looked good. Perez looked good, but out lineup has more holes than a donut factory.

    and I think our bullpen pitches better when they’re tired.

  • Jerry says:

    Perez stinks