5/14: Indians at Rays

It’s always an adventure around here. For tonight’s 7:08 p.m. ET game at Tropicana Field, we’ve got Peralta at third and DeRosa at first, as Wedge had hinted. The game will air on WTAM and STO.

cle.gifINDIANS (13-22):
CF Grady Sizemore, SS Asdrubal Cabrera, C Victor Martinez, DH Shin-Soo Choo, 3B Jhonny Peralta, 1B Mark DeRosa, LF Ben Francisco, RF Matt LaPorta, 2B Luis Valbuena. RHP Fausto Carmona (1-4, 5.57).



tb.gifRAYS (16-19):
CF B.J. Upton, SS Jason Bartlett, 3B Evan Longoria, 1B Carlos Pena, DH Willy Aybar, RF Gabe Gross, LF Ben Zobrist, 2B Akinori Iwamura, C Michael Hernandez. RHP James Shields (3-3, 4.02).



My God Ryan gets the day off again. It’s not even Shoppach’s turn to catch, but Garko, the man who hit a key, BIG 2 run Home Run yesterday gets awarded by riding the pine. Yet people ask me why I don’t like Eric Wedge, it’s examples like this that really annoy me. Keep the same lineup.

Agreed, cantonguy. That’s no way to reward a much-needed offensive outburst. While it’s good to see more of LaPorta, it’s hard to watch Garko suffer.

Wedge’s rationale is probably to opt for Choo over Garko because Choo is a lefty going up vs. a RHP tonight …not that I’m defending his decision.

How long until the tribe drops Dellucci? How long until they trade Barfield and/or Garko for some pitching? It’s way too crowded on the field right now. Marte’s hot right now–let’s trade him while he has some sliver of value! What a giant platoon mess…

God, please trade Jhonny Peralta. He has the range of Frank Thomas. Watching him try to play shortstop is like watching a fat drunk guy stumble around a yard.

Indians need to drop Dellucci. LaPorta needs time to develop. Fransisco should never see the playing field either, hes had his chance. Garko needs more time. He had a down year last year and STILL led the team in RBI’s!

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