Indians Game Information, August 28
CLEVELAND INDIANS (55-73, 4th, -16.5G) vs. OAKLAND ATHLETICS (70-57)
RHP Zach McAllister (5-4, 3.50) vs. LHP Tommy Milone (10-9, 3.87)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: STO Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network
PROGRESSIVE PITCHING: Cleveland’s starting rotation has combined to post a 3.55 ERA (38 ER/96.1 IP) over the club’s last 17 games at Progressive Field since July 21, holding opponents to 3 earned runs-or-less in 15 of those 17 home games…staff has a 5-8 record in that 17-game span…Indians starters have a 3.91 ERA (166 ER/381.2 IP) in 63 home games overall this season, but a 6.39 ERA (252 ER/354.2 IP) in 65 road games.
A HURLER-HEAVY HOMESTAND: Cleveland’s pitching staff has posted a 2.75 ERA (11 ER/36.0 IP) and .254 (34-134) avg. against through 4 games of the current homestand, holding New York-AL and Oakland to 2.75 runs-per-game (11RS/4G); relievers have been particularly effective, registering a 1.59 ERA (3 ER/17.0 IP) with a .155 (9-58) avg. against…at the same time, the Yankees and Athletics have a combined 1.54 ERA (6ER/35.0 IP) in those same 4 contests, while the Tribe has batted .154 (19-123) with 1.5 runs-per-game (6RS/4G), going 2-for-28 (.071) w/ RISP.
PHELPS HONORED: Indians minor league 2B CORD PHELPS was named to the International League’s postseason All-Star team in an announcement made earlier today…Phelps, 25, has hit .277 (128-476) with 33 2B, 16 HR and 58 RBI over 128 games for Triple-A Columbus; he also leads the IL with 78 runs scored and is T4th in doubles…he was also elected as the starting 2B for the IL’s mid-season All-Star team.