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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 INDIANS (4-3) vs. SAN DIEGO PADRES (2-5)
RHP Zach McAllister (0-0, —) vs. LHP Eric Stults (0-1, 11.25)
Game #8/Home #5 » Wednesday, April 9, 2014 » Progressive Field
» 12:05 p.m. (ET) » SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/Indians Radio Network
CLEVELAND INDIANS (+Game 1) vs. SAN DIEGO PADRES (+Game 1)
RHP Trevor Bauer (Triple-A: 0-0, 1.50) vs. LHP Robbie Erlin (0-0, 0.00)
Game #9/Home #6 » Wednesday, April 9, 2014 » Progressive Field
» TBD (~20 min. after G1) » SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/Indians Radio Network
BLAME IT ON THE RAIN
- Cleveland is set to play its second doubleheader (split or traditional) already this season, as the Indians & Padres saw their series opener get washed out on Monday night…rain showers have been somewhat omnipresent through Tribe’s first week, starting with a soggy 3-game series in Oakland that saw the Coliseum’s first rainout since 1998 and therefore Cleveland’s first doubleheader of 2014 (split)…the start of Cleveland’s home opener was also delayed 2 hours, 13 minutes on Friday.
- Today will mark the earliest calendar date ever for the Indians to play a split or traditional doubleheader at Progressive Field (1994-2014); previous distinction belonged to a day-nighttwinbill on April 17, 1999 vs. Minnesota, while the earliest traditionalDH played at this ballpark prior to today took place on May 12, 2008 vs. Toronto.
- Rain played a role early for Cleveland last year, as the team played 3 doubleheaders prior to the All-Star break for the first time since 1992.
- Over the past 5 seasons (2010-14), Cleveland has gone 17-5 in 11 doubleheaders with 6 sweeps and 5 splits.
LOVE ME TWO TIMES
- Broadcast Info: Both games will be carried live on SportsTime Ohio (TV) and WTAM (radio)…first pitch for Game 1 is scheduled for 12:05PM (gates open at 11:00AM), while Game 2 is set to begin approx. 20 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
- Media Availability: The Indians will make Terry Francona & Zach McAllister available in the HCH Multipurpose Room during the 20-min. window between games…the remainder of post-game player availability will take place following Game 2.
• Provided that Game 2 concludes prior to 7:05PM (the time of last night’s first pitch), the Indians & Padres have a legitimate shot atplaying their entire 3-game series in less than 24 hours.
- Tickets: Fans currently holding or purchasing tickets dated April 9 may attend both games of today’s DH for the price of one…fansholding tickets for Monday’s rainout (April 7) may exchangethem for today’s DH, but MUST do so at the Progressive FieldBox Office.
WINS & LOSSES
- San Diego made it interesting with a 3-run rally in the 9th, but the Indians hung on to take the series opener from the Padres by a score of 8-6 last night here at Progressive Field.
- Cleveland is 2-2 mid-way through this 6-day, 6-game homestand against Minnesota (1-2) and San Diego (1-0)…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 scheduled off day on April 14 in Detroit.
A.L. CENTRAL STANDINGS
- Cleveland holds 2nd place in the A.L. Central standings, one half-game behind first place Detroit (4-2) & one half-game ahead of 3rd place Chicago (-1.5G, 4-4)…Tribe has spent 2 days in 1st place, 6 days in 2nd place and one day in 3rd place.
AIN’T THAT PECULIAR
- Over the past 5 seasons (2010-14), Cleveland has gone 3-43 when allowing 15+ hits to an opponent.
- Last night marked the first time for the Indians to win a game in which they allowed 15-or-more hits, but collected fewer than 10 hits of their own since a 7-6 victory on April 28, 2006 vs. Texas (out-hit 8-15); prior to that ‘06 contest, you have to go back to a 4-3 win on Aug. 15, 1984 vs. Toronto (out-hit 9-17) to find another such instance…those are the only 3 such wins for Cleveland since 1953, while only 14 total examples were found dating all the way back to 1914.
- Prior to Game 1, the Indians recalled RHP C.C. LEE from Triple- A Columbus to join the bullpen; to make room for Lee, the club has optioned RHP VINNIE PESTANO to Columbus.
- In between games of today’s DH, the club will formally recall RHP TREVOR BAUER to start Game 2 as the 26th man permitted under MLB rules governing DH’s.
HERE COMES THE SUN
- Regardless of when Game 2 begins, both of today’s tilts will be classified as day games…Tribe has gone 1-3 in day games against a 3-0 record in night games.
Starting at Tribe Fest in January, if you asked anyone around the Indians clubhouse their impressions of Trevor Bauer, you would have heard, “he seems relaxed, doesn’t he?”
Bauer, from his interactions with media, teammates and staff that weekend, seemed much more at ease in his second go-around in the Tribe clubhouse. It carried into Spring Training as well, where he pitched well save for one rough outing against the Angels and seemed, again, at ease with his surroundings.
After being optioned to Triple A Columbus to begin the season, he got a no-decision in his first start of the season despite striking out nine and allowing just one earned run in six innings.
So, what’s been the difference for Bauer, as he prepares for his first big-league start on Wednesday as part of the Indians traditional doubleheader with the San Diego Padres, necessitated by Monday’s rainout?
“This has been the first Spring Training that I repeated with one team,” Bauer said in a Spring Training interview. “I know the people around, the procedures, what’s expected. It’s a lot easier, when a lot of that stuff comes as second nature now. I don’t have to focus on who’s who and where do I go at what time?”
Those things may seem trivial, but Bauer — the No. 3 overall pick by Arizona in 2011, out of UCLA – said it can be a distraction. Now, he said, he’s better capable of fitting in in the clubhouse, and of focusing on pitching. Outside that one ugly line in Spring Training, he struck out seven in five innings, allowing just two runs. He’s also hit 97 on the radar gun in the early going.
“I’m a lot more relaxed when you can go auto pilot on that,” Bauer said. “You can focus on other stuff that’s going on, the fun stuff between the guys in the clubhouse, all the other stuff that goes on that makes you seem more integrated into the team. I may have missed some of that stuff last year because I was focusing on some of that other stuff because I was new and making sure I showed up at stretch at the right time.”
Indians Manager Terry Francona echoed Bauer’s thoughts before Tuesday’s game, when he announced that Bauer would be called up as the team’s 26th man for Wednesday’s doubleheader, as allowed by Major League Baseball rules.
“A spot start is a tough thing to do, but he’s better situated for it right now,” Francona said. “He’s more comfortable with himself, with the organization. Familiarity has been good for him.
“His last four outings, he’s been pretty good. When you have success, confidence comes with it. Hopefully he steps in, goes six innings and keeps us going.”
–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond
CLEVELAND INDIANS (12-2-2) vs. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (9-9-3)
RHP Frank Herrmann (0-0, 27.00) vs. LHP Patrick Corbin (0-1, 4.85)
Spring Game #17/Home #10 » Saturday, March 15, 2014 » Goodyear Ballpark » 1:05/4:05 p.m. (MST/ET) » WTAM, IRN, webcast
UPCOMING BROADCAST INFORMATION: SportsTime Ohio will air a Tribe Report Season Preview on March 19 at 9:00pmET following the final spring game broadcast on March 17 when the Indians and Reds square off at Goodyear Ballpark…the TV home of the Tribe aired its first special program in advance of Opening Day on Thursday, Beating the Odds: The Al Rosen Story; this hour-long documentary profiles the life and baseball career of Cleveland Indians legend, four-time All-Star and 1953 American League MVP Al Rosen…SportsTime Ohio will televise 154 regular season games in 2014…FOX will broadcast nationally the Tribe’s June 21 game vs. Detroit – which will feature the Indians Hall of Fame induction of Omar Vizquel – while six other games (April 5, May 10, June 7, July 19, July 26 and August 9) will be broadcast on FOX’s new FOX Sports 1.
OVER THE AIRWAVES: Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus will have this afternoon’s call on stations across the Indians Radio Network, including WTAM in the Cleveland market at 4:05ET…the game will also be available with an MLB audio subscription on Indians.com/webcast.
MASTERSON EARNS OPENING DAY NOD: After the affable right-hander worked 4.0 scoreless innings in Tuesday’s victory vs. Arizona, Tribe skipper Tito Francona announced that RHP JUSTIN MASTERSON would be the club’s Opening Day starter for the 3rd consecutive year when the Indians open the season on March 31 at Oakland…the 28-year-old right-hander is set to become the first Tribe pitcher to start 3 consecutive openers since CC Sabathia took the bump for 3 straight from 2006-08 and the first right-hander to do so since Bartolo Colon from 2000-02…Masterson is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA (2 ER/14.0 IP) in his 2 career Opening Day tilts.
ROTATION TAKING SHAPE: After Wednesday’s victory over the Padres Tribe manager Terry Francona announced that RHP COREY KLUBER would start the club’s second game of the season on April 1 at Oakland; after battling for a roster spot and starting the campaign at Triple-A Columbus in 2013, Kluber went 11-5 with a 3.85 ERA in 24 starts/26 games after being promoted to the big leagues on April 17…Francona has also announced that RHP ZACH MCALLISTER will start the third game of the season…rotation hopefuls RHP CARLOS CARRASCO, RHP JOSH TOMLIN and RHP TREVOR BAUER are tentatively batting for the 4th slot in the order, while RHP DANNY SALAZAR will round out the rotation as the club’s 5th starter.
TRIBE AT A GLANCE: The Indians played to their second tie of the spring yesterday, and have not suffered a loss since last Monday vs. LAA…after today’s game the Indians will play 3 straight contests away from Goodyear Ballpark including a split squad game tomorrow at San Francisco and Chigago-NL…Cleveland is 7-2 here in Goodyear…the Indians own the highest winning percentage in the Major Leagues (.857) and are just one win shy of most in the Majors…the Indians lost just their second game of the Spring on Monday after not suffering a loss over a 10-game span, going 9-0-1 with their only non-win coming in a 4-4 tie with the Padres in Peoria on March 8.
RE-RACK THE D’BACKS: The Indians will host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the two club’s second and final matchup this spring…the Tribe defeated the Diamondbacks 7-1 last Tuesday in Scottsdale as Justin Masterson tossed 4.0 hitless innings, while Lonnie Chisenhall blasted a decisive 2-run homer…the two club’s split a pair of Cactus League meetings last season as Cleveland holds a 8-5 advantage since joining the CL circuit in 2009…the Indians are also 7-5 against the D’Backs all-time during regular season play, winners of 5 of the last 6 meetings…the two club’s will play a pair of 2-game sets this season on June 24-25 at Chase Field, and again on August 12-13 in Cleveland.
With the caveat that yes, it’s Spring Training, we have some guys off to hot starts, which is always nice to see. Chew on these numbers on a lazy Sunday:
Michel Brantley, who’s led the team in batting average the last two seasons and signed a five-year extension in the offseason, is off to an 8-for-13 (.615) start.
Jason Kipnis is hitting .385 after a 2-for-4 day Saturday.
Mike Aviles has five hits in nine at-bats.
Elliot Johnson, looking to make the team as a non-roster invitee, is hitting .375 (6-for-16) with a team-high 5 RBI.
Ryan Raburn, who made the club out of Spring Training last year by playing well, is 6-for-10 with two homers. (Raburn will miss a couple days after running into the wall on Friday.
The hot starts extend to the pitching staff:
The Tribe staff as a whole has allowed 28 earned runs in 91 innings, for a 2.77 ERA.
Carlos Carrasco has allowed one earned run in seven innings, with nine strikeouts.
Trevor Bauer, competing with Carrasco for the fifth spot in the Tribe rotation, has struck out seven in five innings.
Corey Kluber has six strikeouts and has allowed two earned runs in six innings.
The Indians are back at it today from Goodyear Ballpark, taking on the Milwaukee Brewers at 4PM ET!
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
CLEVELAND INDIANS (2-1-0) vs. SEATTLE MARINES (3-0-0)
RHP Aaron Harang (0-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Randy Wolf (0-0, —)
Spring Game #4/Home #3 » Sun., March 2, 2014 » Goodyear Ballpark » 1:05/3:05 p.m. (MST/ET) » WTAM, IRN, Indians.com webcast
SCHEDULED TO PITCH AFTER HARANG:
IT’S A SHAME ABOUT RAIN: The Indians and White Sox were rained out yesterday for their scheduled tilt at Camelback Ranch, as Cleveland’s squad was pulled off the bus just prior to the team’s scheduled departure from Goodyear…just one other game on the Cactus League slate was rained out yesterday, a 7:10PM affair between the Cubs and Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields…7 other contests were played to completion, including the Rockies/Reds game here in Goodyear, some of those impacted by rain delays…the Indians experienced one rainout last spring in Surprise, although that contest was called in the top of the 3rd inning with Kansas City holding a 3-2 lead.
THE GREAT ONES ADJUST: In the wake of yesterday’s rainout, Saturday’s list of probables was shifted to today’s game, while several other pitching adjustments were made…JUSTIN MASTERSON had been scheduled to get today’s start against Seattle, but was instead scheduled to throw a sim game this morning at the Goodyear complex along with AUSTIN ADAMS, FRANK HERRMANN and MIKE ZAGURSKI.
THE DOWNEASTER ALEXA: The Indians are set to square off against a team other than Cincinnati for the first time this spring, as they host the Seattle Mariners here at Goodyear Ballpark…Cleveland is 1-6-2 against Seattle in 9 meetings all-time since moving to the Cactus League in 2009…the two clubs split a pair of decisions last spring, as the Tribe finally notched their first ‘W’ in Peoria on March 23 (10-5) after going winless in the first 8 meetings…Cleveland held a 5-2 advantage over the M’s during the 2013 regular season, sweeping a 4-game set at Progressive Field in May before dropping 2 of 3 at Safeco Field in July.
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–Photos by Dan Mendlik
CLEVELAND INDIANS (0-0-0) vs. CINCINNATI REDS (0-0-0)
RHP Trevor Bauer (0-0, 0.00) vs. RHP Alfredo Simon (0-0, 0.00)
First Pitch: 3:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: SportsTime Ohio Radio: WTAM, IRN, webcast
GREETINGS FROM GOODYEAR: The Cleveland Indians return to the Goodyear Development Complex for their 6th year of Spring Training in the Cactus League…after 16 seasons in Winter Haven, Fla., from 1993-2008, the Tribe became the 14th organization to make its spring training home in Arizona beginning in 2009, while the Cincinnati Reds made it an even 15-15 split of teams between the Cactus and Grapefruit circuits after joining the Indians here in Goodyear for 2010…the Indians instructional league program began using the Goodyear facility in September of 2008.
TODAY’S TILT VS. CINCY: The Indians kick off 2014 Cactus League play with 3 straight games against the Cincinnati Reds…the Goodyear complex mates will also meet 2 additional times on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) and March 24…the Tribe and Reds also kicked off the 2013 Cactus League season with three consecutive matchups from Goodyear, as the Indians wiped the slate clean en route to a 5-0 start to their Cactus League campaign; the Indians scored a total of 27 runs in those 3 victories…Cleveland is 10-8-3 against the club’s intrastate rivals all-time in Cactus League play…beginning with the inaugural 2010 campaign, the Indians won 5 straight and 6 of the first 8 meetings (6-1-1) here in Arizona, but are 4-7-2 over the last 13 times Cleveland and Cincinnati have locked horns…the regular season “Battle of Ohio” was a clean split (2-2) in 2013 as both teams swept 2-game sets at their home parks; this year’s version of the Ohio Cup will again feature a “home-and-home” as the 2 clubs will play four straight games against each other from August 4-7 – the Tribe will host the Reds in the first 2 contests followed by 2 games at Great American Ballpark…the Indians hold a 44-41 (.518) record all-time against Cincinnati in regular season play.
SCHEDULE/BROADCAST INFO: The Indians are scheduled to play 33 spring training games in 2014, 16 of those coming here at Goodyear Ballpark; the Tribe will be the home team for 14 of those games with 2 exceptions coming against Cincinnati…the club will play just one split squad game this season – March 16 at San Francisco and Chicago-NL…the Indians will play their final two exhibition games vs. the Padres at the University of San Diego…sixteen Cleveland Indians Spring Training games will be broadcast on local radio and the Indians Radio Network, while eight will be broadcast on the flagship TV home SportsTime Ohio, including the Tribe’s first two Cactus League tilts today and Thursday…additionally, five Indians games will be aired on MLB Network in the Cleveland market.