Results tagged ‘ Lonnie Chisenhall ’

Tribe players visit Providence House, pack intake bags for crisis nursery kids

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Indians players Yan Gomes, Lonnie Chisenhall, Carlos Santana and Nick Hagadone — along with their wives (and Carlos’ sisters) — visited Cleveland crisis nursery Providence House today and packed intake bags for the kids that stay at the residence. Take a look at the photos from their visit above!

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Photo Gallery: Rain delay? Slip and slide.

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Seems like Jason Kipnis, Mike Aviles and Lonnie Chisenhall had some pent-up energy after a long rain delay and ultimate postponement on Tuesday night. This was the result.

–Photos by Dan Mendlik

Wednesday recap: Photos, facts/figures from Kluber’s — surprise! — dominant start

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(Photos by Dan Mendlik and David Cleveland)

Corey Kluber was again dominant on Wednesday. Details on his dominance:

  • Registered his first career complete game shutout tonight (9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 SO, 85 pitches/69 strikes) and his second career complete game, the other coming in a 5-1 win back on April 24 vs. Kansas City, as Kluber surrendered just a single unearned run in that prior outing against the Royals (9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R-0 ER, 0 BB, 11 SO)…marked the third individual CG thrown by an Indians hurler this season (also Josh Tomlin, June 28 at Seattle).
  • Kluber threw just 16 balls against 69 strikes tonight…his strikeout-to-walk ratio ratio this season is 5.15 (170 strikeouts/33 walks)…Kluber became the first Indians pitcher to issue zero walks in consecutive starts of at least 9.0 innings since Cliff Lee in 2009 on July 16 vs. Seattle and July 21 at Toronto…between Lee in 2009 and Kluber in 2014, that feat has been accomplished just two other times: 1) Cliff Lee for Seattle in 2010 on June 18 vs. Cincinnati & June 23 vs. Chicago-NL and 2) David Price for Tampa Bay in 2013 on July 7 vs. Chicago-AL & July 12 vs. Houston…Kluber is the first right-hander to pull the trick since Javier Vazquez for Chicago-AL in 2007 on July 3 vs. Baltimore & July 8 vs. Minnesota.
  • Kluber needed just 85 pitches to go the distance tonight…since pitch counts began getting tracked officially in 1988, he is the only Indians hurler to record a 9.0-inning shutout on 85 pitches-or-fewer and just the second since 1988 to do so in 90-or-less, joining Charles Nagy on June 12, 1992 vs. New York-AL (9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO, 90 pitches).
  • Since pitch counts were first tracked in 1988, tonight marked just the 20th individual CG shutout in the Majors on 85 pitches or fewer, first since Boston’s Aaron Cook on June 29, 2012 at Seattle (Cook is the only pitcher since 1988 to complete the feat twice)…of those 20 games, Kluber’s effort tonight marked just the 4th time for a pitcher to also record 8 strikeouts, joining Greg Maddux (July 2, 1997 at New York-AL), Roy Halladay (Oct. 5, 2001-G1 vs. Cleveland) and Rich Harden (July 14, 2005 vs. Texas) – Maddux, Halladay and Harden each finished with 8 K’s.
  • Paired with his 9.0-inning no decision on July 24 at Kansas City (9.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R-0 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO, 107 pitches, 28 batters faced), Kluber has worked 18.0 innings over his last 2 starts, allowing zero earned runs on zero walks and just 5 hits (.089, 5-for-56), while compiling 18 strikeouts…according the Baseball-Reference Play Index, Kluber is the only pitcher in Major League history to face 28 batters or fewer in consecutive starts of at least 9.0 innings (starts uninterrupted by any relief appearances).

Photo Gallery: Indians beat KC, TJ House earns first big-league win

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–Photos by David Cleveland/Dan Mendlik

Homestand notes: A fan’s guide to 10 games at Progressive Field, starting July 4

 

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The Indians return home for 10 games, including three games vs. the Royals (July 4-6), four games vs. the Yankees (July 7-10) and three vs. the White Sox (July 11-13). Here’s what’s going on during a VERY busy homestand.

ROYALS SERIES

  • Sugardale Dollar Dog night: Friday, July 4
  • Extended Fireworks (Patriotic theme), presented by Wayside Furniture: Friday, July 4
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Friday, July 4
  • Homestand Heroes: Friday, July 4
  • Larry Doby jersey (10,000 fans), courtesy of Sherwin-Williams: Saturday, July 5
  • Fireworks (KISS tribute): Saturday, July 5
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Saturday, July 5
  • Chisenhall artifacts on display: Saturday, July 5 (see below)
  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Sunday, July 6
  • Kids Run the Bases, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Sunday, July 6

YANKEES SERIES

  • Jason Kipnis bobblehead, courtesy of FirstEnergy (12,500 fans): Tuesday, July 8
  • Sugardale Dollar Dog night: Thursday, July 10

WHITE SOX SERIES

  • Fireworks (current Country music tribute), presented by Discount Drug Mart: Friday, July 11
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Friday, July 11
  • Kenny Lofton jersey, courtesy of KeyBank (10,000 fans): Saturday, July 12
  • Rally Alley, presented by RTA: Saturday, July 12
  • KeyBank Kids Fun Day: Sunday, July 13
  • Kids Run the Bases, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children’s: Sunday, July 13

FRIDAY, JULY 4 vs. ROYALS @ 7:05PM

  • ALL GATES: OPEN at 5:30PM (Gate C/East Pedestrian Bridge open at 4:30PM)
  • Broadcast Information: SportsTime Ohio-HD, WTAM/WMMS/IRN

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night
Extended Fireworks, presented by Wayside Furniture
Rally Alley, presented by RTA

Homestand Heroes: The Indians will dedicate tonight’s game to fallen, current and future military members, along with all branches of the military with a night full of activities, including:

  • TAPS honorees: A family from this organization will be honored before the game (TAPS assists grieving families that have lost members during service)
  • Bob Feller Act of Valor Award: Finalists (including Nick Swisher) will be announced for second annual award; last year’s winners included Yankee HOFer Yogi Berra and Tigers SP Justin Verlander
  • Color guards on hand for national anthem
  • Postgame: Swearing-in ceremony on the field/flag unveil in Upper Reserved

Alumni meet and greets: Joe Azcue (1963-69) and Gary Bell (1958-1967) will meet fans in Rally Alley.

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A wild one in Arizona — post-game, early morning notes!

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Some notables from the series opener in Phoenix, an eventual 14-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

+ Carlos Santana is 23-for-61 (.377) since coming off the 7-day DL; he’s reached base 35 times in 17 games. Check out highlights from his big night: Click here!

+ Lonnie Chisenhall is nearing the threshold for being listed among AL leaders. Hitting .353, Chiz needs to avg. 3.1 PAs per team gm; he’s at 3.03. Lonnie’s .353 average would be tops in the AL right now (HOU’s Altuve, .337) and second in the bigs (COL’s Tulowitzki, .354).

+ Yan Gomes, who had the game-tying RBI in the ninth, is 9 for his last 21 at the plate (.429). He’s also played 36 straight games without an error behind the dish after struggling in that department early in the year.

+ The game tied the longest in Chase Field history at 5:32. Despite its historic length, the game only was 16 minutes longer than the Indians previous longest game of the year, a 5-hour, 16-minute home marathon against the Tigers that ended in a balkoff win for Cleveland.

+ The two teams combined to use 45 of the 50 players available to them. Cleveland used 23 players including 10 pitchers, while Arizona used 22 players, nine of them pitchers.

+ The game featured 33 hits — and a combined 31 left on base.

+ The Indians bullpen pitched 9.1IP, allowing 4 runs.

+ Tonight’s starter Corey Kluber pinch hit.

 

Audio: Lonnie Chisenhall details historic night on Triv Show

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Lonnie Chisenhall had a huge night on Monday, as detailed:

He hopped on WTAM’s The Triv Show earlier today to detail the wild night for the guys. Listen here:

Lonnie Chisenhall runs wild, Twitter follows suit

Lonnie Chisenhall had himself a day … and as you might expect, Twitter lost its collective mind. A sampling of local and national reaction to Lonnie Baseball’s — or the Lake Erie Lonster, if you prefer — big evening:

Lonnie Baseball/Lake Erie Lonster has night for the ages — video, GIFs, notes

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The Tribe’s wild 17-7 win over the Rangers on Monday night featured standout performances from many players, but Lonnie Chisenhall continued his torrid start to 2014 by getting even hotter.

Here’s how his night went:

To put Lonnie’s performance in perspective:

+ Chisenhall is the first player in MLB history to have 5 hits, 3 homers and 9 RBI in 5 plate appearances

  • Three other players have had 5 hits, 3 homers and 9 RBI – Fred Lynn, 6 PAs, 1975; Gil Hodges, 6 PAs, 1950; Walker Cooper, 7 PAs, 1949

+ Chisenhall tied the club record for RBI in a game

  • Only one other Indians player has had 9 RBI in a game – Chris James on May 4, 1991 at Oakland

+ Chisenhall became the 32nd player in Tribe history to have 3 or more homers in one game

  • Last: Current Ranger Shin-Soo Choo, Sept. 17, 2010

Chisenhall is drawing ever closer to being eligible for league leader rankings; a player must average 3.1 plate appearances per team game. Lonnie’s average, now at 2.82 Pas/game (181 in 64), continues to rise. Among players with more than 150 plate appearances, Chisenhall’s .385 average tops all MLB hitters.

Progress Report: Tribe trending up through 63 games

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At 32-31 and 3 games back of Detroit in the American League Central, the Indians are two games ahead of last year’s pace – at this point last season ,the Indians were 30-33 and 5.5 out in the AL Central.

The Indians have won 8 of 9 and 13 of 19, and are an AL-best 21-11 at home. That’s the third-best home mark in the Majors. The club has made up 7.5 games on division-leading Detroit in the last three weeks.

Best records since May 1

  • Toronto 26-11
  • San Francisco 25-10
  • Cleveland 21-14

After another matinee win on Sunday, the Indians have four straight day games, 6 of 8 and 8 of 11.

The starting rotation has been solid: Tribe starters have posted 3.08 ERA over last 10 games and are 4-0. The team’s pitching staff as a whole leads the Majors with 564 strikeouts after nine in Sunday’s win.

Lonnie Chisenhall remains just behind the pace to qualify for league leader status, but his .365 average (57-156) is highest in the Majors among players with at least 150 plate appearances…among the same group of players (min. 150 PA), his .951 OPS also ranks 5th in the A.L. and 8th in the Majors. Chisenhall has collected 19 RBI over his last 18 games (at least one RBI in 13 of 18).

Outfielder Michael Brantley has moved from unranked in the first All-Star Game voting updates to 7th in the third update, released Sunday evening. Since May 14, Brantley is batting .348 with 20 runs, six doubles, two homers and 12 RBI in 22 games. Among AL outfielders, Brantley ranks:

  • Fifth in average (.298)
  • Third in RBI (42)
  • Fourth in OPS (.840)
  • T-4 in extra-bases hits (24)
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