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Reds Hand Tribe Seventh Straight Loss

Before last night’s exciting Branyan news came out, the Tribe played a baseball game in Cincinnati. Justin Masterson started the game with a solid first four innings, but made an error on a comebacker in the fifth that allowed the Reds to tie the game at 3-3. Masterson took the mound again in the sixth, giving up a single, advancing the runner on a wild pitch, then giving up an RBI double and a single. By the time Masterson left the game, he’d fully earned the loss and had two more runs charged to him, as David Herrmann gave up two sacrifice flies to the Reds.

Offensively, the Tribe opened the game with a nice first inning, as Shin-Soo Choo walked, stole second, and scored on a Carlos Santana double. The Tribe capitalized again in the fourth, starting the inning single-double-double to score two runs. Following a strikeout, a Trevor Crowe walk loaded the bases, but Choo grounded into a double play to end the inning. The Tribe managed to manufacture one more run in the top of the ninth, but could not climb back into the lead.

The Tribe will be playing in Cincy one last game today at 1:40 to close out interleague play for the season. As things currently stand, the Tribe are 4-13 against NL teams this season.

  • It’s becoming disheartening talking about the Indians. So I won’t. But great photo-shop work Denny, I’m gonna miss Russ’ pervy face popping into pictures where he doesn’t belong.
    @Denny- Maybe you should photo-shop Russ’ face on the Tim Couch bear, so we could all get the enjoyment of Russ Branyan forever more.

  • LaundroMat

    Well, thanks for granting the commenter’s request on the Branyan trade thread for one more use of the Branyan pic. I don’t know how that pic can be so funny every time, but WFNY’s repeated and creative use of it has been a source of amusement during a dismal Tribe run — one of the things I take it you strive to provide on this site.

  • mgbode

    hey guys, don’t fret. we still get to play the Mariner’s. i’d bet we haven’t seen the last of the Branyan face.

    on a side note, do you think Acta teaches bad fielding? it’s hard to believe we are as bad at making simple plays at every position. i think masterson was just trying to show the team he can fit in.

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