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–Photos by David Cleveland/Dan Mendlik
–Photos by Dan Mendlik/David Cleveland
The Cleveland Indians Community Outreach Department is a liaison between the club and the Northeast Ohio community; here’s a recap of all of the great things the group has done this month:
-Buses for Baseball: This is a program through Major League Baseball Players Association Players Trust. They bus in about 50 students from surrounding Boys and Girls Clubs to visit Batting Practice and watch the game using tickets through The Commissioner Initiative. Terry Francona and Justin Masterson stopped up to say hello and sign T-shirts for the kids!
-Masterson Bright Hope Event: Bright Hope is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring Hope to those living on less than $1 a day. Justin and Meryl Masterson have been involved in this organization which hosted their “Feed Their Future 2014” Preview Event in the Terrace Club at Progressive Field. Justin Masterson, Nick Swisher, Cody Allen, Josh Tomlin and Josh Outman all made an appearance pre-game.
-MLBPA and Cal Ripken Baseball Clinic: Youth that participate in the Cleveland Baseball Federation’s youth baseball and softball programs participated in a baseball clinic at Brookside Park and Estabrook Recreation Center in Cleveland. Michael Bourn, Josh Outman, Mike Aviles and Scott Atchison participated.
-Tribe Treasures Auction: The auction this year was so fantastic! We had seven wives participate the day of the event! Some of the auction items were:
- Hummer ride and Menchie’s with the Masterson
- Meet and Greet with Nick Swisher + 4 Suite Tickets
- Hot shave and a Movie with John Axford
- Bullpen Cleats and various other autographed Items
- We also sold Mystery Balls for $40 which were a big hit! We raised about $8,000 for the Wives Association. The final number is still pending.
-Pink Ribbon and Honorary Bat Girl: The Pink Ribbon ceremony was with the Susan G. Komen Foundation. They brought about 120 volunteers to form a pink ribbon on the field during pregame. We also gave them 600 tickets through The Commissioner’s Community Tickets Initiative. Our Honorary Bat Girl, Charlene Wuthrich was selected by fans through a contest that MLB designed. She was presented with a Pink Personalized Louisville Slugger and a Bat Girl Jersey. She was nominated by her two grandchildren who also attended the ceremony with her.
-Wives School Visit: Ashley Outman, Meryl Masterson, Nicole Axford and Kristen Shaw all attended Thoreau Park Elementary School located in Parma with me on May 19th for their baseball-themed Right to Read week. They read baseball books to eight different classes (about 200 children) in Kindergarten and 1st grade. They also provided each child with finger foam fingers and cannot wait to do something like that again!
We had a First Pitch Experience that was won from the Alzheimer’s Association Gala. With this experience they were also able to visit the radio booth and speak with Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus. They were such a great family and very happy with their stay at Progressive Field! Especially with the win against the Tigers!
Finally, we had an Honorary Bat Kid! They won this experience through the Sports Commission. Nathan (age 6) was able to meet his favorite players and got some great pictures with Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn! Justin Sellers even gave him his bat!
- The Indians have taken the first two games of this 3-game series vs. Detroit halting the club’s brief back-to-back series loss skid at Toronto and vs. Oakland…today’s victory sealed the Tribe’s first series win over the Tigers since May 10-12, 2013 (2-1) at Detroit, and the first here in Cleveland since July 24-26, 2012 (2-1).
- Cleveland improves to 3-1 in the season series vs. Detroit, as the two clubs split a pair of mid-April tilts at Comerica Park earlier this season; Tribe went just 4-15 vs. Detroit in 2013 (1-9 at Progressive Field).
- For the second consecutive night, at least 3 Tribe batters turned in multi-hit efforts (all 9 starters had at least one hit)…the Tribe used a 4-run second inning to propel to an early 5-1 lead, as the club is now 17-5 on the season when plating at least 4 runs.
- The Indians have won 5 of 8 and 9 of their last 16 games here at Progressive Field.
- Making his first career start vs. Detroit, Bauer earned his first victory of the season (Highlights!) after limiting the Tigers to just 2 runs on 2 solo homers across 6.0 quality innings (W, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R-ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR, 95 pitches/62 strikes).
- Tonight’s victory marked his first career win vs. an American League opponent, as he entered tonight’s game 0-2 with a 7.50 ERA (10 ER/12.0 IP) in 3 starts opposite Tampa Bay, New York-AL and Chicago-AL.
- Over his two starts with Cleveland this season, Bauer is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA (3 ER/12.0 IP) and has registered 13 strikeouts against just 5 walks.
- In 4 career starts here at Progressive Field, Bauer is 2-2 with a 1.93 ERA (5 ER/23.1 IP) and 22 strikeouts.
- BRYAN SHAW relieved Trevor Bauer with one runner on in the top of the 7th and retired all 5 batters he faced across 2.0 spotless frames; Shaw has notched scoreless appearances in 21 of his 24 outings on the season…CODY ALLEN appeared in his team-high (T3rd in AL) 23rd game and recorded a 1-2-3 ninth inning; has allowed 0 earned runs in 20 of his 23 games this season.
- Plated the Tribe’s first 2 tallies in the club’s 4-run second inning, lacing a 2-run double to left scoring Swisher and Gomes…Aviles entered tonight’s game on an 0-9 slump and was just 1-for-last 18 over his last 5 games.
- Marks the 3rd multi-RBI game for Aviles, the other’s coming on April 2 (GM 2) at Oakland (2 RBI) and most recently on May 9 at Tampa Bay (3 RBI).
- Singled and scored the Tribe’s first run in the bottom of the first, and capped the 4-run second inning with an RBI single plating Bourn…Cabrera also chipped in a multi-hit effort in last night’s game and is now 4-9 with a run scored to start the series.
- Over his last 12 games, Cabrera is batting .409 (20-47) with 2 home runs, 6 doubles, and 12 runs scored – average has gone from .205 to .268 over that span.
BRANTLEY EXTENDS HOME HIT STREAK
- Has hit safely in 17 consecutive home games, one shy of the longest home hit streak by an Indians player in Progressive Field history (1994-2014) held by Kenny Lofton (1996) and Robbie Alomar (2000)…Alomar’s record-tying 18-gamer in 2000 is last home streak longer than 17 games…longest hit streak in Progressive Field history by any player is an active 22-game stretch by Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers (has hit safely in all 37 career games vs. Cleveland).
- Over the course of the streak, the longest home hit streak in the Majors this season, Brantley has hit .400 (26-65) with 5 doubles, 6 home runs and 17 RBI…has hit safely in 22 of 25 home games overall.
- Notched his 7th multi-hit game of the season, finishing tonight 2-5 with a pair of doubles, one RBI and a run scored; marked his 12th career two-double game, first since September 21, 2013 vs. Houston.
- Bourn has hit safely in 4-straight games 20 of his last 23 overall – batting .271 (26-96) with 2 doubles, 4 triples, a home run, 10 RBI and 6 runs scored over that stretch.
- Bourn owns a lifetime .417 average (10-24) with 3 RBI vs. Detroit’s Justin Verlander.
- Recorded his second consecutive multi-hit game following up last night’s 2-4 effort with two more hits tonight off of Tigers starter Justin Verlander…Swisher has hit safely in 5 of his last 6 games, going 7-21 with 2 RBI over that stretch.
–Photos by David Cleveland/Stats courtesy of Baseball Information Department
–Photos by David Cleveland
Some facts and figures from our Baseball Information department on the club’s solid pitching of late.
Zach McAllister’s 6.2 scoreless inning performance tonight lowered the rotation’s home ERA to 3.14 (37 ER/106.0 IP), including a 1.28 ERA (6 ER/42.1 IP) over the club’s last 6 home starts.
In the rotation’s last 22IP, Justin Masterson, Corey Kluber and McAllister have allowed 1 run and 12 hits, striking out 27. Those three pitchers have combined for a 0.41ERA in that span.
McAllister scattered just 5 hits across his 6.2 innings of work on Monday (ND, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 SO, 1 WP, 114 pitches/76 strikes), marking his second scoreless start of the season (4/9/14 vs. SD, 7.2 IP) and his 3rd career scoreless outing of at least 6.0 innings.
He fanned a season-high 8 batters, matching his career-high accomplished 3 previous times (last, 8/23/11 vs. Seattle).
His 114 pitches signaled a single-game high for Tribe hurlers this season, one more than Masterson’s 113 on April 28 at Los Angeles-AL.
McAllister has allowed just 3 earned runs over his last 25.1 innings (1.07 ERA) at Progressive Field dating back to last September (4 starts); over that stretch he has registered 20 strikeouts and just 4 walks, while limiting batters to a .211 (20/95) average against.
Bryan Shaw stranded 2 inherited runners, increasing the Tribe’s bullpen count to 48 of 57 on the season (84.2 %); entering tonight the Tribe held the 2nd-best percentage in the Majors behind only Boston (84.0%, 42 of 50).
Marc Rzepczynski threw one pitch in the top of the 10th, stranding an additional 2 runners – Tribe’s bullpen has now stranded 50 of 59 inherited runners (84.7%).
Cody Allen tossed a scoreless 9th inning for the Tribe, fanning 2 of the 4 batters he faced. He has registered scoreless outings in 15 of his 16 appearances this season, and has recorded 4 strikeouts over his last 2.2 innings (3 games).
Whew! Exciting night at Progressive Field. We had:
- A Cleveland native and potential future UFC Heavyweight champ on hand
- Sliderman (to coincide with the release of the new SpiderMan movie, we presume)
- Chickens in the outfield
- And a 12-5 win that ended a 6-game skid.
(Photos by David Cleveland and Dan Mendlik)
–Photos by Dan Mendlik and David Cleveland
POST-GAME NOTES: April 21, 2014
- The Indians took the series opener vs. the Royals, 4-3, and have now reeled off back-to-back victories for the first time since April 8 & 9th (G1); Tribe also improves to 5-2 in series lid-lifters this season.
- With another strong effort from the bullpen, the Indians were able to hold on for the club’s 2nd one-run victory of the season (first in Cleveland) and improved to 7-4 in games decided by one (2-3) or two (5-1) runs this season, this after going a combined 41-29 last season in games decided by one (30-17, 2nd-best in MLB) or two (11-12) runs…also marked the Tribe’s 5th victory of the season after trailing at some point during the game.
- Tribe’s bullpen has reeled off 10.2 consecutive scoreless innings after shutting out the Royals over the last 3.0 innings tonight; Indians relievers entered play today owning the 3rd-lowest relief ERA in the American League and have a 2.63 figure (18 ER/61.2 IP) after tonight’s effort…with another inherited runner left stranded tonight, the Indians bullpen has stranded all but 3 (25 of 28) inherited runners on the season – 89.3% success rate.
- The Indians offense recorded a season-high 7 extra base hits, collecting 5 doubles and a pair of 2-run homers; previous high of 5 was accomplished 3 times.
SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE
- The Indians and Royals entered tonight’s game a combined 6-0 in games started by their respective starting pitchers…the Indians and Royals each entered play with 3-0 records for both Zach McAllister and Jeremy Guthrie.
- With both starters factoring into the decision, McAllister has now matched his career-high win streak with 3 consecutive victories, while Jeremy Guthrie’s loss snapped a streak of 9 consecutive April victories dating back to 2012.
- With his 7th save in 8 chances, Tribe closer John Axford moved ahead of Royal’s door slammer Greg Holland for the American League lead in saves.
- Tossed his 3rd consecutive quality start in his 4th outing of the season, handing over a 4-3 lead to Marc Rzepczynski and the Tribe bullpen after a leadoff walk in the 7th (W, 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 98 pitches/70 strikes).
- McAllister’s 3rd straight victory matches his career-high win streak, accomplished twice in 2013 (last August 13-24).
- Over the course of the win streak, McAllister has allowed just 3 earned runs over 19.2 innings (1.37 ERA) dating back to his start on April 9th vs. San Diego; has notched 13 strikeouts as opposed to just 3 walks over the stretch.
- McAllister extended his streak of consecutive innings without allowing a home run to 31.0 IP dating back to last season (last HR allowed: Brandon Laird, 2nd inning on September 20 vs. HOU)
- McAllister’s ERA through his first 8 starts of the 2013 season (through May 18) was 2.65, which ranked 8th lowest in the American League.
- Gave the Tribe a 2-0 advantage with his 4th home run of the season against Guthrie in the top of the 4th.
- Paired with his second-inning solo shot in Sunday’s 6-4 win over Toronto, this marks the third time in Brantley’s career to homer in consecutive games, the others instances coming in 2011 (May 13 vs. SEA/May 16 at KC) and 2012 (July 4 vs. LAA/July 5 vs. TB).
- Including his 3-run shot on Monday, three of Brantley’s four home runs this season have come with the game deadlocked at 0-0 (April 13 at CWS/T4th & April 20 vs. TOR/B2nd).
- Brantley entered the game ranked 3rd in the American League with 16 RBI, and is now batting .400 (14-35) with runners on base.
- Put the Tribe back on top 4-3 with his 2-run homer in the bottom of the 6th after Nick Swisher doubled to lead off the frame.
- Over his last 8 games Kipnis has gone 8-26 (.308) with 2 homers, 3 doubles and 31 RBI;entered tonight’s game T2nd on the club with 9 runs scored.
- Paired with Brantley’s 2-run shot in the 4th, Kipnis’ longball marked the 3rd time the Indians have hit multiple homers in the same game this season; also April 4 vs. MIN (2) and April 12 at Chicago-AL (3).
Check out these notes from the Tribe’s afternoon victory over San Diego; with the victory, the Indians improved to 5-3 on the young season.
- Moved 2 games above the .500 mark (5-3) to match the club’s high water-mark of the season (3-1 record on April 4)…Cleveland’s record has not fallen below the .500 mark this season.
- Tribe pitching staff posted its second team shutout of 2014, the other coming in a 2-0 Opening Day victory on March 31 at Oakland.
- Facing San Diego for the first time since 2008, Cleveland improved to 8-3 all-time against the Padres (4-1 at Progressive Field).
- Took his second turn through the Indians rotation and notched his first victory of 2014 with 7.2 scoreless frames (7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 SO, 99 pitches/70 strikes)…matched the longest scoreless outing of his MLB career, also tossing 7.2 scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory on May 7, 2013 vs. Oakland…both of his outings so far in 2014 have come in doubleheaders, as he took the mound in Game One on April 2 at Oakland, but did not factor into the decision of that 6-4 victory (4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R-ER, 4 BB, 4 SO, 86 pitches).
- Tallied 7 strikeouts, one shy of his career-high (8, three times) and most since Aug. 13, 2013 at Minnesota (7 K’s).
- Retired 21 of the first 24 batters he faced through his first 7.0 frames, just 3 more than the minimum…then retired the first 2 batters in the 8th before allowing a pair of singles; was then relieved by Allen.
- Broke a scoreless tie with a 2-run homer off fellow left-hander Eric Stults in the 6th inning, his first long-ball of the season.
- Of his 39 career home runs, 8 of those have come against left-handed pitching.
- Has driven in 6 runs over his last 3 games after no RBI through his first 5 games.
- Entered today’s game with 2 outs in the 8th and struck out Seth Smith on a called third strike to strand runners and 1st and 2nd…has now stranded all 5 inherited runners he has adopted this season…has made 5 relief appearances this season, tossing 3.2 scoreless innings.
- Notched his 4th save of the season, as he has closed out both wins in this series against San Diego.
- Padres fell to 1-4 on their 6-game road trip through Miami (1-2) and Cleveland (0-2).
- Club is participating in its first doubleheader in Interleague history.
- Took his second loss of the season despite pitching into the 6th inning and surrendering just one earned run (5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R-1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 90 pitches/52 strikes)…was touched for both runs he allowed on a 2-run HR by Jason Kipnis…retired 14 of the first 18 batters he faced through 5.0 innings.
- Left-handers had been 1-for-6 with a single & GIDP (both by Brantley) prior to the Kipnis 2-run HR in the 6th (lefties were 2-for-8 on the afternoon against Stults)…including today, has limited left-handers to a .181 avg. (52-287) since the start of the 2012 season.
- Today marked his second career game/start at Progressive Field, the other coming in a no-decision for Chicago on May 7, 2012 (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R-ER, 4 BB, 4 SO, 1 HB, 107 pitches)…Tribe won that contest 3-2.
- Entered today’s game with 2 outs in the 6th and struck out the only batter he faced (Gomes) to strand runners at 2nd and 3rd…Vincent has now stranded all 5 runners he has inherited this season…stranded 16 of 21 (76%) inherited runners last season.
CLEVELAND INDIANS (3-2) vs. MINNESOTA TWINS (2-3)
RHP Justin Masterson (0-0, —) vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco (0-1, 7.50)
Game #6/Home #3 » Sunday, April 6, 2014 » Progressive Field » 1:05 p.m. (ET) » SportsTime Ohio, WTAM-WMMS/IRN
WINS & LOSSES
- After winning their 2014 home opener on Friday in come-from behind fashion by a score of 7-2, the Indians allowed Minnesota to even the 3-game series in a 7-3 loss on Saturday…Tribe fell behind early, as Twins jumped out to a 5-1 lead after 3 innings; Cleveland was down 7-1 before plating a pair of runs in the 9th…managed just a single run on 3 hits against Twins starter Kyle Gibson.
- Home Opener: Tribe was held scoreless thru 5.0 on just one hit against Twins starter Mike Pelfrey (first 12 batters retired in order) before erasing a 2-0 deficit with a pair of home runs in the 6th from YAN GOMES (solo) & NICK SWISHER (2-run)…Cleveland rallied for 4 more runs in the 7th to put the game out of reach.
- Cleveland is 1-1 to begin this 6-day, 6-game homestand against Minnesota (1-1) and San Diego (3 games)…club is coming off a brief 3-game road trip to open the season during which Tribe took 2 of 3 from Oakland, improving to 27-9 against the A.L. West since start of 2013 campaign…series win came despite plating 9 combined runs, 6 of those being scored in the 9th inning…second game of Oakland series was rained out, forcing a day-night DH on Wednesday…both Indians wins vs. A’s had same winning (Allen), losing (Johnson) and saving (Axford) pitchers…Friday began a stretch of 10 consecutive game dates before club’s next off day on April 14 in Detroit.
- Cleveland is 2nd in the A.L. Central standings, 1.5 games behind Detroit (4-0) & one half-game ahead of 3rd-place Kansas City (-2.0G, 2-2)…Tribe has spent 2 days in 1st place, 3 days in 2nd place and one day in 3rd place.
…AND IT LIVES IN MINNEAPOLIS
- The Twins are making their first of 3 trips to Cleveland in 2014, as the two clubs are set to meet 19 times…for the second consecutive season, all 3 of the Indians’ trips to Minnesota will take place after the All-Star break.
- Cleveland went 13-6 vs. Minnesota last season, going 6-3 at home and 7-3 on the road…since ‘94 re-alignment, marked just 3rd time for Tribe to beat Twins 13 times, also 2001 (14-5) & 2007 (14-4)…Tribe clinched a 2013 A.L. Wild Card berth at Target Field on the final day of the regular season, a 5-1 victory over the Twins to complete their 7th 4-game series sweep & cap a 10-game winningstreak to end the year.
- Saturday’s loss snapped a 7-game winning streak for Cleveland against Minnesota, which had been club’s longest since 2011 and 2 shy of Tribe’s all-time record against the Twins (9, 5/9/81-8/20/82…Cleveland has still gone 14-7 vs. Minnesota since start of 2013.
GET ON THE GOOD FOOT
- With the Twins’ 3-run rally in the first inning yesterday, opponents have now scored first in 4 of the Indians’ 5 games so far this season, although Cleveland has managed 2 come-from-behind victories in those 4 contests…additionally, Cleveland’s pitching staff has allowed 8 of its 19 total runs in the first inning…staff has a 14.40 ERA (8 ER/5.0 IP) in first inning, but a 2.08 ERA (9 ER/39.0 IP) from the 2nd inning on…in 2013, Cleveland went68-24 when scoring first, but 24-46 when opponents tallied first.
MY BACK PAGES
- Cleveland’s offense was active in the late innings once again Saturday with a pair of 9th inning runs before the rally fell short, this after scoring 3 runs in the 6th and 4 more in the 7th in Friday’s home opener…the Tribe has scored 13 of team’s 19 overall runs in the 7th inning-or-later…among A.L. teams in the 7th inning-or late, the Indians rank among leaders in runs (1st, 13), batting avg. (2nd, .322, 19-59), OBP (3rd, .386) and OPS (4th, .792).
- Cleveland has plated 9th-inning runs in 4 of the club’s 5 games so far (8 total runs)…OAK series: Indians broke scoreless tie w/ pair of 9th-inn. runs on Monday (2-0 win), avoided a shutout with one run in final at-bat of Game 1 Wednesday (6-1 loss) and then rallied for 3 runs in 9th of Game 2 for a come-from-behind victory (6-4 win).
- On rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus, OF MICHAEL BOURN (15-day DL, left hamstring strain) was the starting center fielder in the Clippers’ 4-0 loss to the Indianapolis Indians at Huntington Park on Saturday, going 1-for-3 with a single in Game 1 of a doubleheader…reported no issues following the game and was around the Indians clubhouse this morning.
GARDENHIRE GETS WIN NO. 1,000
- Please join the Indians in congratulating Twins manager RON GARDENHIRE, who became the 5th active skipper – 60th all-time- to reach 1,000 career victories with Saturday’s 7-3 win over theTribe…TERRY FRANCONA (1,124) reached that milestone in2011 during his final season at the helm of the Boston Red Sox…the others are Bruce Bochy (1,535), Mike Scioscia (1,235) andBuck Showalter (1,164).