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On Friday, the Cleveland Indians again partnered with Lift Up America, Tyson Foods Inc., Insurance Partners and the Cleveland Foodbank to distribute thousands of pounds of protein in a food drive on Gateway Plaza.
Executives from each party were on hand to help distribute food to the Cleveland Foodbank, which then provides the food to various Cleveland-area agencies. Indians radio personality Jim Rosenhaus emceed the event.
Indians mascot Slider also made an appearance at the event; over 70 volunteers, including employees from Insurance Partners, the Indians, Cleveland Foodbank and Lift Up America distributed the food.
Lift Up America is a nonprofit organization that partners with corporations, sports and entertainment industries and other nonprofits to provide aid to the less fortunate. Visit www.liftupamerica.org.
Over the past decade, Tyson has donated more than 88 million pounds of food, or roughly 352 million meals.
The Indians recorded their 7th walk-off win of the season, as Michael Brantley connected for his second career walk-off home run, a solo shot off Texas RHP Phil Klein in the bottom of the 12th…marks the Indians’ 5th walk-off wins in extra innings this season, T2nd-most in the Majors behind Baltimore (6)…five of the seven Cleveland walk-off victories have come by way of the long ball…today’s game-winner marks the 75th walk-off home run in the history of Progressive Field – most by any team over that span.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Brantley becomes the first Indians batter with 2 extra-inning walk-off homers in a season since Jim Thome collected 3 such game-winners during the 2001 season…marks Brantley’s second career walk-off home run, both coming this season in extra innings (see above)…also owns a walk-off base on balls on May 10, 2011 vs. Tampa Bay.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik and David Cleveland
The Indians split Wednesday’s traditional doubleheader with the Padres, winning the first game, 2-0, and dropping the second one, 2-1.
The Tribe got two more excellent outings from its starting pitchers: Zach McAllister went 7.2IP scoreless innings in the opener, marking the longest scoreless outing of his career, before giving way to Cody Allen in the eighth. John Axford earned his fourth save with a scoreless ninth. Jason Kipnis provided all the offense the Indians needed, with a two-run homer in the sixth that just barely cleared the wall in center.
In the second game, Trevor Bauer, up from Triple A Columbus for a spot start, struck out a career-high eight batters but took a hard-luck loss. The Padres scored in the first on a bizarre play and call by the umpires: Chris Denorfia sent a long fly ball to right field that Elliot Johnson appeared to catch; upon transferring from his glove to his hand, he dropped the ball, and the umpires ruled no catch, putting runners on second and third with no one out. Bauer escaped the jam allowing only one run. (Here is video of the play.)
The Indians got a run back in the third on Mike Aviles’ sac fly, which scored Yan Gomes. But Bauer allowed a run in the sixth when Chase Headley singled with the bases loaded, scoring Everth Cabrera; Bauer again limited the damage, but the Padres limited the Indians to six hits for the victory.
Cleveland shut out Cincinnati 4-0 on Friday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark, as the Tribe pitching staff permitted just 3 hits and a trio of walks.
Starter ZACH McALLISTER retired 6 of the 7 batters he faced – save for one free pass – before giving way to JOSH TOMLIN, who followed with 2.0 spotless frames of his own and a pair of strikeouts. Five Tribe relievers carried the torch, recording 3 outs apiece to protect a 2-0 lead that RYAN RABURN provided with his 2-run HR off Homer Bailey in the 2nd inning. The Tribe plated 2 more runs in the 6th on CARLOS MONCRIEF’s RBI-single when a throwing error on the play permitted a second tally to come home.
The Indians will play their first true road game of the spring on Saturday when the team travels to Camelback Ranch for a 3:05PM ET first pitch against the Chicago White Sox. RHP AARON HARANG is scheduled to get the start opposite LHP John Danks. The broadcast will be available on the Indians Radio Network (WTAM in Cleveland) and through an online webcast on Indians.com.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Check out all the exciting action from this year’s Tribe Fest event, presented by KeyBank!
Despite difficult winter weather conditions, Indians fans endured and overcame the snow and cold to attend the Second Annual Tribe Fest at Progressive Field. This year’s event included two four-hour sessions on Saturday and one six-hour session on Sunday. Nearly 7,000 tickets were sold for the entire event (25% more than 2013; in-park attendance exceeded last year’s total as well).
–Photos by Dan Mendlik and Austin Sosa
Slider and other Indians front office members delivered 350 coats to Coats for Kids Wednesday morning. Check out photos here!
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
On Sunday, the Cleveland Indians and Delaware North Companies played host to the annual Cleveland Indians Day of Caring in the Terrace Club at Progressive Field.
Visitors from area charities, including Our Lady of the Wayside, Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, OhioGuidestone and Laura’s Home enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal prepared and served by members of the Indians front office, including Paul Dolan, Mark Shapiro and others. They also had the opportunity to take photos with Slider and Ketchup, Mustard and Onion.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
Members of the Cleveland Indians front office, with a little help from sidekick Slider, visited the Cleveland Foodbank on Friday morning to help the staff sort food and pack backpacks for kids to take home on weekends.
Foodbank officials said that this is the busiest time of the year, with over 200,000 pounds going out of the warehouse on Cleveland’s near East Side on Thursday alone.
Nearly 30 members of the Indians front office visited on Friday, sorting vegetables that then would be sent to local food pantries, and preparing backpacks that eventually would end up going home with kids from school on weekends, when they’re most likely to miss meals.
–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond/Photos by Dan Mendlik
The ESPN morning radio show “Mike and Mike” came to Progressive Field during the Tribe’s two-game series with Detroit this week. Before the series opener, Mike Greenberg threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Mike Golic behind home plate. Naturally, shenanigans ensued.
“We have thrown out five first pitches — two at Wrigley, two here in Cleveland, and one in Pittsburgh,” Golic said. “I have bounced the first two in. Greeny has made all five. Now, it’s a bit embarrassing when he throws it, because he has a bit of a crow hop at the mound. But, he has made it there all five times.”
“I have never failed to reach home plate with a pitch, which really is the objective at the end of the day,” Greeny explained. “I’ve got good stuff.”
Golic highly disagreed. “No you don’t. It’s really slow.”
Greeny: “I’m going to throw some junk up there today, I think.”
Golic: “No he’s not because I’m catching. Now tonight is different, because I had shoulder surgery. So he’s talking about short-hopping a bit, which is not going to be a good thing.”
Greenberg proceeded to inform TribeVibe that the pitch had higher implications than the average ceremonial first pitch.
“What you don’t know is the Marlins actually have scouts out here tonight to watch me throw this pitch, and right now, I think it’s about 50-50 that I will sign a minor league deal with them tomorrow.”
No word on if any Marlins scouts were actually in attendance, but it appears Greeny was down on his luck that night.
Unfortunately, Mike and Mike have been a kiss of death of sorts for the Tribe in recent years; the combined winning percentage of the 2011 and 2012 Indians prior to their visit: .635. After: .404. Yet both Mikes remain confident their curse will end soon.
“Whenever we can get back, we try to be here,” Golic said. “We want to undo the curse. This is my hometown. This is my team. I want to see them do well. I want to say we came here and they actually got better after we left.”
–TribeVibe contributor Courtney Shilling; photos by Dan Mendlik