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So, you couldn’t make it to the ballpark this weekend, huh? You missed a heck of a four-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners.
There’s still time to see the Tribe before they take off for six games; the Indians play host to Detroit Tuesday and Wednesday before visiting Boston for four and Cincinnati for a pair. Get your tickets here, and remember: Buying early and using our new FanPass paperless ticketing technology not only saves time, but also money!
Here’s a look back at the Seattle series in facts, figures, faces – and fun!
Jason Kipnis’ walk-off homer was the first of his career and the second walk-off hit of his career, the other a 2-out, RBI-single on July 25, 2011 vs. the Angels. Friday’s homer off Seattle lefty Lucas Luetge marked the first walk-off home run for Cleveland in a lefty-lefty matchup since Travis Hafner on July 7, 2011 vs. Toronto.
Ubaldo Jimenez took a no-decision in the victory, leaving with a 3-1 lead in the sixth. His nine strikeouts were his most in a start since recording 10 last Aug. 9, 2012 vs. Boston (5-3 win). The right-hander now has tallied at least eight strikeouts in three consecutive starts to match a career-high. Jimenez has taken a win (three) or no-decision (two) in his last five outings.
Vinnie Pestano notched his first win of the season with a scoreless 10th inning; he was activated from the disabled list prior to the game (right elbow tendinitis). With the win, Cleveland’s bullpen improved to 6-0, only ‘pen in the Majors without a loss this season.
Mark Reynolds’ RBI fielder’s choice – his third career walk-off RBI — gave the Indians their fourth walk-off win of 2013, the others coming in a 1-0 victory on April 12 vs. the White Sox (Nick Swisher RBI-single in the bottom of the 9th; Justin Masterson CG SHO), a 10-inning, 7-6 victory on May 3 vs. Minnesota (Drew Stubbs RBI-double in the bottom of the 10th) and a 10-inning, 6-3 victory on May 17 vs. Seattle (Kipnis 3-run homer in the bottom of the 10th). The back-to-back walk-off wins were the first time the Tribe achieved that feat since April 29 and April 30, 2011.
With the 5-4 win, the Indians improved to 11-3 in one-run games in 2013.
Zach McAllister continued to pitch well, giving up two runs in 7 1/3 innings; he did not factor into the decision, though, after Seattle tied the game in the ninth. Reynolds had three RBI in all, the fourth time this season he’s accomplished that feat. Michael Bourn became the second Indians player this season to have two stolen bases in the same game.
The victory ensured another series win for the Tribe, as they are now 8-3-4 in 15 series played thus far this season and 6-0-4 in their last 10. The Indians also are now 5-2-1 in home series and 5-1-1 in weekend series.
The Indians have been at or above the .500 mark for 17 straight days.
With the win over Felix Hernandez, Cleveland improved to 7-1 against former Cy Young winners this season; club has now defeated R.A. Dickey, David Price, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Bartolo Colon, Justin Verlander and Hernandez. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, the 2013 Indians are the first team in MLB history to defeat 7 past Cy Young winners before June 1.
Masterson won his third consecutive start for the third time this season, holding the Mariners scoreless through 7 innings and striking out a season-high 11 batters; he fell just one strikeout short of his career high (12; September 30, 2009 vs. CWS). He also became the first Indians pitcher to win 7 starts through the club’s first 42 games of the season since Charles Nagy in 1996 (Indians record 29-13), and extended his career-high stretch of scoreless innings to 19. For his efforts — Masterson also pitched a complete game shutout last Monday vs. the Yankees — he was named the American League Player of the Week.
The Indians now have won five straight, eight of 10, 12 of 15, 18 of 22 and 21 of their last 28 games, as Cleveland owns the highest winning percentage in the Majors since April 20 (.750, 21-7).
The victory marked the Tribe’s fifth walk-off win of 2013; Cleveland had 6 walk-off wins in 2012. The Indians also improved to 15-8 at Progressive Field this season, outscoring opponents 85-45 over their last 15 home games.
Yan Gomes recorded his first career multi-home run game, and put an exclamation point on the Indians four-game sweep with his first career walk-off RBI. Eight of Gomes’ 16 hits on the season have been for extra bases, including four home runs, two doubles and two triples; 16 of his first 36 career hits have also been for extra bases including six doubles, two triples and eight home runs.
Ryan Raburn and Gomes belted back-to-back home runs off Hisashi Iwakuma in the bottom of the second, the fifth time the club has gone back-to-back thus far in the season.
–Text by Indians Communications staff; photos by Dan Mendlik and Kyle Emery
Committed to providing fans the best fan experience possible at Progressive Field, the Cleveland Indians have a full schedule of pregame festivities planned for their Home Opener, April 8 at 4:05 p.m.
The game, the Tribe’s 20th Home Opener at Progressive Field, marks the 113th as a charter member of the American League, and the 21st consecutive Home Opener sellout dating back to the team’s final year at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. This year’s game, sold out in 6 minutes on Feb. 25.
This year’s Opening Day will feature a “Traditions” theme, with videos and presentations that will honor the team’s rich history. The first of 17 scheduled Rally Alleys presented by RTA in 2013 will get things started at 1:30 p.m., featuring a festival atmosphere with live music, various other performers, and discounted food and beverage options. In addition, on the Gateway Plaza, Budweiser will operate a bar between Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena.
Progressive Field gates will open at 2 p.m., and the Indians encourage fans to be in their seats by 3:25 p.m. to enjoy a bevy of pregame ceremonies the team has planned. They include videos tracing the history of the ballparks at which the Indians have played, team broadcasters, uniforms, and fathers and sons who have played the game. The fathers of Indians players Nick Swisher (Steve), Michael Brantley (Mickey), Zach McAllister (Steve), along with bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. (Sandy Sr.) and manager Terry Francona (Tito), will throw ceremonial first pitches to their sons.
The team also will honor all branches of the United States military, as members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will present the colors, while an oversized American flag will be presented by 200 employees of Progressive Insurance, the Presenting Partner of the Opening Series.
The GeezeCats then will perform the Star Spangled Banner for the 28th consecutive season at Progressive Field.
Opening Day Event Timeline
1:30 PM-4PM: Fans can enjoy Rally Alley presented by RTA on Larry Doby Way, directly behind the bleachers
Beginning at 3:25 PM:
- Pregame ceremonies begin with a video welcoming fans to Progressive Field
- History of Progressive Field video
- Game preview and pitching matchups, followed by team introductions
- History of Indians Broadcasters video
- History of uniforms worn by Indians organization
- Colors presented by United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard
- Star Spangled Banner performed by The GeezeCats
- Fathers and Sons Traditions video
- Simultaneous first pitches thrown by father-son duos Steve/Nick Swisher, Mickey/Michael Brantley, Steve/Zach McAllister, Sandy Alomar Sr./Sandy Alomar Jr. and Tito/Terry Francona
4:05 PM: Official game time
In-game Traditions recognition:
- John Adams’ 40th year as Indians unofficial drummer
- Carlos Baerga recognition; Baerga will be inducted into Indians Hall of Fame June 22
According to Nick Swisher, Monday’s filming of the Tribe’s Harlem Shake video was “Bring your own costume Monday!” And boy did he and his teammates ever. Here is the roster of the downright ridiculous costumes on display in the Tribe Town 216 edition.
Parrot: Jason Kipnis (costume courtesy of Vinnie Pestano)
Ohio State football star: Nick Swisher
Green man: Jason Giambi
Big baby: Terry Francona
Prisoner: Sandy Alomar, Jr.
Camo man: Mark Reynolds
Human bear: Justin Masterson
Lloyd Christmas & Harry Dunne (from “Dumb and Dumber”): David Huff & Chris Perez
Mario: Lonnie Chisenhall
Two Luigis: Mike Sarbaugh & Brian Jeroloman
Nerd: Michael Brantley
Flamingo wrangler: Cody Allen
Reno 911! cop: Ubaldo Jimenez
Hot dog with beard: Nick Hagadone
Disco man: Carlos Carrasco
Ironman: Drew Stubbs
Scarecrow: Trevor Bauer
Mummies: Juan Diaz & Michael Bourn
WWE wrestler: Brett Myers
Two Gumbies: Mike McDade & Scott Barnes
Two Easter bunnies: Rich Hill & Lou Marson
Three penguins: Matt Capps, Matt Langwell & Zach McAllister
Egyptian Pharaoh: Danny Salazar
Hula dancer: Cord Phelps
Spiderman: Joe Martinez
Gene Simmons: Mickey Callaway
Waldo: Matt Carson
Angry Birds: Scott Kazmir and Bryan Shaw
And in case you missed it, here’s the video again:
Yes, we’re a little behind on the craze. Sue us. We’ve been a little busy, you know, with Spring Training and all.
We think, though, that the Harlem Shake: Tribe Town 216 edition is worth the wait. On Monday, we teased it with a partial roster; today, we bring you the full video, with, in our humble opinion, the best “Shake” intro of them all.
Hope you enjoy.
–TribeVibe contributor Joel Hammond
Tribe Fest to offer fans unprecedented access and personal interaction with Indians players and more
The Indians announced a unique new event will take place this winter to get Tribe fans ready for the 2013 season. Progressive Field will host Tribe Fest, presented by KeyBank, on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.
Tribe Fest was designed based on the feedback of Tribe fans from previous team events, and will offer fans of all ages unprecedented access to Indians players, coaches, and alumni.
“We want to provide our fans an opportunity to have personal interaction with our players, with the ballpark, our broadcasters, and many members of our front office,” said Indians’ Senior Director of Marketing Sanaa Julien. “Those personal interactions are what create lifelong memories for our fans.”
The event will feature a large contingent of current Indians players, including second baseman Jason Kipnis, catcher Carlos Santana, infielder Mike Aviles, third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, and pitchers Vinnie Pestano, Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister and Cody Allen.
In addition to meeting the players, taking photos and getting autographs, fans will have the opportunity to take part in a range of interactive activities.
“We’ll open locations that are typically closed off on game days,” said Julien. “That includes the batting cages, the clubhouse, press interview room, and we’ll have at least a dozen players plus alumni and our broadcast teams.”
Tribe Fest will take place from Noon to 6:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with most activities taking place in the indoor service levels of Progressive Field. Kids 12 and under can attend the event for free and regular admission is $10.
All tickets will be delivered via mail and fans are encouraged to buy tickets early as there is a limited supply available. All attendees must print and fill out a waiver to enter the ballpark, and Gate A will serve as the entrance for the event.
CLICK HERE for more information on Tribe Fest.
– TribeVibe contributor Max Lom
After eight months of baseball, from the beginning of Spring Training in February to the end of the season last week, Indians players headed home to get some rest, and begin preparing already for the 2013 season. Each player has his own routine to prepare for next season, and TribeVibe caught up with a number of Indians players before they departed the clubhouse for the off-season.
In part one of the off-season feature, TribeVibe spoke to several pitchers about their plans this winter:
TribeVibe: How long will you take before you begin preparing for next season?
VP: Usually every year I give myself about a month to rest and relax, but it’s usually only about two or three weeks until I get bored enough to get back in there. Any more than that and I already feel like I’m starting to cheat myself for next season. So probably two-and-a-half or three weeks, right around the time the World Series gets going, is usually when I start working out again. (more…)
CLEVELAND INDIANS (55-73, 4th, -16.5G) vs. OAKLAND ATHLETICS (70-57)
RHP Zach McAllister (5-4, 3.50) vs. LHP Tommy Milone (10-9, 3.87)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET)
TV: STO Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network
PROGRESSIVE PITCHING: Cleveland’s starting rotation has combined to post a 3.55 ERA (38 ER/96.1 IP) over the club’s last 17 games at Progressive Field since July 21, holding opponents to 3 earned runs-or-less in 15 of those 17 home games…staff has a 5-8 record in that 17-game span…Indians starters have a 3.91 ERA (166 ER/381.2 IP) in 63 home games overall this season, but a 6.39 ERA (252 ER/354.2 IP) in 65 road games.
A HURLER-HEAVY HOMESTAND: Cleveland’s pitching staff has posted a 2.75 ERA (11 ER/36.0 IP) and .254 (34-134) avg. against through 4 games of the current homestand, holding New York-AL and Oakland to 2.75 runs-per-game (11RS/4G); relievers have been particularly effective, registering a 1.59 ERA (3 ER/17.0 IP) with a .155 (9-58) avg. against…at the same time, the Yankees and Athletics have a combined 1.54 ERA (6ER/35.0 IP) in those same 4 contests, while the Tribe has batted .154 (19-123) with 1.5 runs-per-game (6RS/4G), going 2-for-28 (.071) w/ RISP.
PHELPS HONORED: Indians minor league 2B CORD PHELPS was named to the International League’s postseason All-Star team in an announcement made earlier today…Phelps, 25, has hit .277 (128-476) with 33 2B, 16 HR and 58 RBI over 128 games for Triple-A Columbus; he also leads the IL with 78 runs scored and is T4th in doubles…he was also elected as the starting 2B for the IL’s mid-season All-Star team.
Indians Rookie Pitcher Zach McAllister has enjoyed a solid first season on the mound. In 15 starts this season, McAllister has compiled a 5-4 record with a 3.50 ERA. The right-hander has proven himself to be a dependable member of the rotation, with all but one of his starts lasting over five innings. McAllister took the time recently to answer TribeVibe’s “15 Questions.”
TribeVibe: Are you superstitious?
Zach McAllister: I have a routine I like to follow before every game. I like to eat a sandwich the day that I pitch, and I usually start my workouts at the same time every day.
TV: What is the best ice cream flavor?
ZM: Cookies ‘n Cream.
TV: What is the best advice a teammate ever gave you? Who was it?
ZM: ‘Trust what you have.’ A bunch of people say that.
TV: What has been your most intimidating moment in the Major Leagues?
ZM: Probably when I had my first outing with the bases loaded and Jose Bautista up.
TV: What is your favorite feature of Progressive Field?
ZM: Just the whole stadium itself; being able to come in from the interstate and see everything.
TV: Who is your role model?
ZM: My dad’s up there; probably my dad.
TV: What is the last song that played on your iPod?
ZM: Flo Rida, “Whistle.”
TV: If you could bring one person to a deserted island with you, who would it be?
ZM: Blake Lively.
TV: What is your favorite clubhouse snack?
TV: As a kid, you drove your parents crazy because…
ZM: I never sat still; I was always doing something.
TV: What is one thing you want your fans to know about you?
ZM: I’m very laid back.
TV: What is one thing remaining on your bucket list?
ZM: Go to Hawaii.
TV: Are you more likely to be a violinist, computer geek, or doctor?
ZM: I guess, violinist.
TV: What is your favorite holiday?
ZM: Christmas because I get to see my friends and family.
TV: What was the hardest drill you had to do at practice in any sport at any level?
ZM: A running drill we did in high school for conditioning [in] baseball.
CLEVELAND INDIANS (54-64, 3rd, -11.5G) vs. OAKLAND ATHLETICS (62-55)
RHP Zach McAllister (5-4, 3.46) vs. LHP Tommy Milone (9-9, 3.91)
First Pitch: 10:07 p.m. (ET)
TV: STO Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO DOWN: Cleveland is in the early portion of a 10-day, 9-game road trip through Anaheim, Oakland and Seattle while holding a 13-7 (.650) record against teams from the A.L. West, the 3rd-highest winning pct. vs. that division by any team in the majors this season behind Chicago-AL and Tampa Bay (both .654, 17-9)… Cleveland has batted .278 (188-677) with a .353 OBP, .403 SLG and 4.7 runs-per-game (94 R/20G)in those 20 games against the A.L. West, while the Tribe’s pitching staff has registered a 3.40 ERA (68 ER/180.0 IP) and .247 avg. against…this marks just the 2nd time all season for the Tribe to travel west of the 95th meridian, as the Indians had played just 2 road series against A.L. West foes to this point in the season (@Seattle & @Oakland as part of a 7-2 trip April 13-22).
LEFTIES OF LATE: Cleveland’s offense is batting .282 (59-209) with 14 XBH’s (9-2B, 5-HR) vs. left-handers over the club’s last 11 games (beginning August 1), while the Indians have won 4 of last 5 games they have faced a left-handed starting pitcher (wins against: Brian Duensing, Felix Doubrant, Franklin Morales, C.J. Wilson)…Cleveland is 14-25 overall this season in games started by opposing lefties.
THAT’S THE POWER OF GLOVE: Cleveland’s pitching staff absorbed 3 more unearned runs in Wednesday night’s loss to the Angels, all resulting from the 3 errors committed by the Tribe’s defense in the 2nd inning…Cleveland hurlers have been charged with 55 unearned runs this season, 2nd-most in the A.L. and 4th-most in the majors behind Detroit (58), Houston (57) and San Diego (57)…17 of those 55 unearned runs (or 31%) have come in the span of the Indians’ last 10 games, while the Tribe’s defense has been charged with 9 errors during that same stretch for a .976 fielding pct. (9 ER/378 TC)…Cleveland’s .985 overall team fielding pct. this season is still 4th-best in the A.L. and 5th in the majors.
CLEVELAND INDIANS (52-61, 3rd, -10.0G) vs. BOSTON RED SOX (56-58)
RHP Zach McAllister (4-4, 3.60) vs. LHP Franklin Morales (3-2, 3.14)
First Pitch: 6:05 p.m. (ET) TV: STO Radio: WTAM/Indians Radio Network
HALL OF FAME SATURDAY: The Cleveland Indians will induct 3 new members into the organization’s Hall-of-Fames this evening, headlined by GAYLORD PERRY, who spent parts of 4 seasons with the Tribe from 1972-75 and went 70-57 with a 2.51 ERA in an Indians uniform…already a Cooperstown Hall-of-Famer, Perry became the first pitcher in major league history to win a Cy Young Award in both leagues, earning that distinction for the Indians in 1972…the 5-time All-Star represented the Indians in the Mid-Summer Classic twice in 1972 and 1974…he was also honored earlier today during the club’s first-ever Indians Hall of Fame Benefit Luncheon…JIM WARFIELD and JACK GRANEY will be also inducted into the Indians Distinguished Hall of Fame for non-uniformed personnel…Warfield was an athletic trainer for the Indians organization from 1965 until his passing in 2002…Graney was a left-fielder for the Tribe from 1908-22 and returned to the organization from 1933-1953 as a popular play-by-play announcer-the first player to enter the broadcast booth in baseball history.
NICE START: CODY ALLEN has logged 10.1 consec. shutout innings since having his contract selected from Triple-A Columbus July 20 (opponents 2-for-31, .065 at the plate)…that it the longest scoreless streak to begin a major league career with the Indians since ALEX HERRERA strung together 11.0 consec. scoreless frames from Sept. 13, 2002-July 13, 2003 and the longest to do so in the same season since TOM WADDELL had a streak of 12.1 scoreless IP from April 15-May 5, 1984.
THIRTY-THIRTY CLUB: Indians closer CHRIS PEREZ recorded his 30th save of the season on Thursday (98th save of his major league career), 3rd-most in the A.L. behind Tampa Bay’s FERNANDO RODNEY (34) and Baltimore’s JIM JOHNSON (33) and 5th-most in the majors…with that door slam, Perez became the 5th pitcher in Indians history to record multiple seasons of 30+ saves, joining DOUG JONES (3, 1988-90), JOSE MESA (2, 1995-96), MIKE JACKSON (1998-99) and BOB WICKMAN (2001, 2005)…with 36 saves in 2011, Perez became just the 4th to do so in back-to-back seasons (Jones, Mesa, Jackson).