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Tribe rewind: Cleveland Indians four-game sweep of the Rays behind amazing pitching, near Carrasco no-no

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As we embark on a three game series against Tampa Bay starting tomorrow, we figured it would be a good time to reflect on our last visit to Tropicana Field — a four-game sweep in June/July.

Not only did we sweep the Rays, but we did it in impressive fashion, with near no-hitters all around. Here’s a recap:

June 29: 7-1 win behind Cody Anderson

In his second big-league start — and his second against the Rays — Anderson allowed just 2 hits through 8 innings, on just 100 pitches, before Bryan Shaw came in for the 9th.

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June 30: 6-2 win behind Danny Salazar

Danny pitched a strong 7.2 innings, allowing only two hits and a walk — with the first hit coming in the bottom of the 6th. The Tribe topped the Rays in that contest 6-2, behind booming homers from Jason Kipnis, Gio Urshela and David Murphy.

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July 1: Carrasco nearly throws a no-no

Carlos Carrasco nearly no-hit the Rays the next night, losing his historical achievement with just one out to go — on a single by Joey Butler in the ninth. In all, Carrasco struck out a then-career high 13 in the victory.

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July 2: Kluber pitches well, Aviles gives the Tribe the sweep

Corey Kluber struck out 14 in eight innings, but the Indians needed a 10th-inning homer from Mike Aviles to win 5-4 and complete the four-game sweep.

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2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Third baseman Giovanny Urshela

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Giovanny Urshela

Height: 6-0

Weight: 200

Birthday: 10/11/91

Birthplace: Cartegena, Colombia

Club control: 2021 (pre-arbitration)

Twitter: @urshela10

The numbers:

  • .225 (60-267)
  • 15 extra-base hits

Behind the numbers:

  • Made MLB debut on June 9
  • Collected first hit and homer on June 11 vs. Seattle
  • Career high three hits on 8/4 at Los Angeles Angels; hit the game-winning homer in the 12th inning that day
  • Had a 13-game hit streak from June 20-July 4
  • Reached base safely via hit or walk in 21 straight games from June 11-July 4
  • Batted .253 in 31 first-half games before shoulder soreness bothered him for much of the second half
  • Finished with UZR of 4.1, fifth-best among AL third basemen

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2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Righty Josh Tomlin

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Josh Tomlin

Height: 6-1

Weight: 190

Birthday: 10/19/84

Birthplace: Tyler, Texas

Club control: 2016 (arbitration eligible)

Twitter: @jtomlin43

The numbers:

  • 7-2
  • 02 ERA (22 ER, 65.2 IP), 0.84 WHIP
  • 57 strikeouts
  • Two complete games
  • .195 opponents’ average

Behind the numbers:

  • Made an unbelievable recovery from shoulder surgery in Spring Training, going 7-2 in 10 starts after returning August 15
  • AL ranks after 8/15:
    • Opponents’ average: 3rd, .195
    • Opponents’ OBP: 1st, .227
    • K:BB ratio: 1st, 7.13
    • Wins: 1st, 7
    • Hits per 9: 5th, 6.44
    • Innings: 3rd
    • Strikeouts: T10, 57
  • In September: 3-1, 3.00 ERA, .197 opponents’ average, two complete games
  • Recorded 5+ strikeouts in each of his first 8 consecutive outings to begin his season, the longest streak by an Indians hurler to begin a season since Justin Masterson pulled the trick in his first 13 outings in 2013

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2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Reliever/setup man Bryan Shaw

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Bryan Shaw

Height: 6-1

Weight: 210

Birthday: 11/8/87

Birthplace: Livermore, Calif.

Club control: 2017 (arbitration eligible this offseason)

Twitter: @bryanshaw37

The numbers:

  • 3-3
  • 2.95 ERA (21 ER, 64 IP), 1.22 WHIP
  • 23 holds
  • 54 strikeouts
  • .242 opponents’ average

Behind the numbers:

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2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: First baseman Carlos Santana

 

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Carlos Santana

Height: 5-11

Weight: 210

Birthday: 4/8/86

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Club control: 2017 (signed through 2016, club option for 2017)

Twitter: @TheRealSlamtana

The numbers:

  • .231 (127-550)
  • 19 homers, 85 RBI (both team highs)
  • 108 walks (fifth in baseball)
  • 50 extra-base hits

Behind the numbers:

  • Owns the most homers in club history by a switch hitter (117); passed Carlos Baerga on June 13 with his 105th
  • Has 502 walks from 2011-2015, second-most in MLB
  • Has played in 112 consecutive games, fourth-most MLB
  • Fifth consecutive season Carlos has finished in the top five in the AL in walks
  • Finished in the top 20 in the AL in OBP (20th, .357), RBI (T19th, 85), times on base (12th, 238) and pitches per plate appearance (2nd, 4.3)
  • Tied for 12th in the AL in post-All-Star break RBI (45)
  • 11-game hit streak from Aug. 23-Sept. 4 was second longest of his career
  • Set new career high with 11 steals (same amount as Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen)
  • Santana’s 399 RBI since 2011 are 13th-most in AL

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2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Jerry Sands

Height: 6-4

Weight: 225

Birthday: 9/28/87

Birthplace: Middletown, N.Y.

Club control: 2020 (pre-arbitration)

Twitter: n/a

The numbers:

  • .236 (29-123)
  • 10 extra-base hits, 19 RBI

Behind the numbers:

  • Became a cult hit after big game on April 11, when he turned in two, two-run doubles and the crowd at Progressive Field chanted “Jerry, Jerry!”
  • Was 8-for-23 in nine April games before being sent to Columbus
  • Hit first homer on May 30, an eventual game-winner while Carlos Santana was on the paternity list
  • Spent the remainder of the season in Cleveland after being recalled post-trade deadline on July 31
  • Went 4-for-11 as a pinch-hitter, including a pinch-hit Grand Slam on Aug. 8 – marked the first pinch-hit Grand Slam by an Indians batter since Travis Hafner in 2006

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2015 Cleveland Indians offseason player profile: Danny Salazar’s emergence

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Danny Salazar

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Birthday: 1/11/90

Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Club control: 2020 (pre-arbitration)

Twitter: @dannysalazar67

The numbers:

  • 14-10
  • 3.45 ERA (71 ER in 185 innings)
  • 195 strikeouts
  • 68 K:BB ratio

Behind the numbers:

  • Fourth among active MLB pitchers with a 9.86 K/9 IP rate
  • AL rankings:
    • K/9IP: 5th, 9.49
    • average: 5th, .226
    • Hits/9 IP: 6th, 7.59
    • Strikeouts: 7th, 195
    • Wins: T8th, 14
    • WHIP: 8th, 1.13
    • Adjusted ERA: 8th, 123
  • Struck out a career-high 11 batters twice in the first half, and had the fifth-most strikeouts in the AL in the first half (116)
  • Posted 3.13 ERA in second half, holding opponents to .215 average
  • Had ninth-lowest second-half ERA
  • Went 3-1 with 2.53 ERA in August
  • Posted career highs in wins, starts (30), innings (185), win percentage (.585) and quality starts (18)
  • Career lows in WHIP (1.13), average against (.226) and hits per 9IP (1.12)
  • With Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco, became part of just the second trio to have 175 or more strikeouts in the same season (Burba, Colon, Finley, 2000)
  • Lighter side came out, as he consistently pranked SportsTime Ohio reporter Andre Knott during pregame live hits (https://twitter.com/Indians/status/650797230337732608)

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2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Infielder Jose Ramirez

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Jose Ramirez

Height: 5-9

Weight: 165

Birthday: 9/17/92

Birthplace: Bani, Dominican Republic

Club control: Pre-arbitration

Twitter: @MrLapara

The numbers:

  • .219 average (.259 after Aug. 3 recall to big-league club)
  • 23 extra-base hits
  • 10 stolen bases

Behind the numbers:

  • Created a cult following for his ever-bouncing helmet, which falls off during his base-running all the time (https://twitter.com/Indians/status/649411933678899202)
  • Struggled after making Opening Day roster – hit .180 in 43 starts
  • Over last two-month stint with Indians:
    • .259
    • 31 runs
    • 16 extra-base hits
    • 19 RBI
  • Hit safely in eight straight games from Aug. 4-13
  • Homered in consecutive games for first time in his career (Sept. 8-9)
  • Only two errors in 130 total chances
  • Set career-high with four RBI on Sept. 30 vs. Twins, and three runs (three times)
  • From Sept. 8 on, hit .299 (20-for-67)

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2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Catcher Roberto Perez

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Roberto Perez

Height: 5-11

Weight: 225

Birthday: 12/23/88

Birthplace: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Club control: Pre-arbitration

Twitter: @robperez2015

The numbers:

  • .228 in 70 games as Yan Gomes’ backup
  • 17 extra bases including seven homers, nine doubles
  • .751 OPS

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2015 Cleveland Indians postseason player profile: Reliever Zach McAllister

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Over the next month, we’re going to recap our guys’ 2015 seasons — on and off the field — in alphabetical order. Previous installments:

Name: Zach McAllister

Height: 6-6

Weight: 240

Birthday: 12/8/87

Birthplace: Chillicothe, Ill.

Club control: Arbitration eligible this offseason

Twitter: @ZMac34

The numbers:

  • 4-4
  • 3.00 ERA
  • 84 strikeouts in 69 IP
  • .258 opponents’ average
  • 5:1 strikeout-to-walk ration

Behind the numbers:

  • Second on the club in relief innings pitched (65 IP)
  • Finished T15th in the AL in relief ERA
  • T8th in the AL in relief strikeouts
  • 12 holds were T2 on the club
  • Held opponents to .228 average after Aug. 19
  • Held opponents to a .214 average when pitching with a lead

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