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Indians Indians Archive The Tribe Scribe (8/26)
Written by Jonathan Knight

Jonathan Knight

ALL-TIME TOTALS: The Indians’ all-time record against the Tigers dropped to 1,028-1,057. Their mark against the Mariners moved to 201-157.Tribe_Scribe

MOTOWN MISERIES: The Indians are now 1-5 in Detroit this season and have lost 20 of their last 24 games at Comerica Park.

DIVISIONAL DOLDRUMS: After a fast start in their 11-game stretch against division opponents, the Tribe finished with a mediocre 6-5 record. The Indians’ mark against Central Division opponents for the season now stands at 22-23. They’ve lost 19 of their last 30 games within the division.

CLUNKING IN THE CLUTCH: Against Detroit the Indians went hitless in their first 10 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

SUNK BY THE STARTERS: In Detroit, the Indians’ starting pitchers accumulated a combined ERA of 12.41, losing all three games. Over the Detroit and Seattle series combined, the Tribe’s starting pitchers posted an ERA of 10.90.

FOUR-GAME FLOUNDERING: The Indians’ have failed to win any of their seven four-game series this season. Their record in individual games of a four-game series this year is 10-18.

ONCE AGAIN, THE COMEBACK KIDS: The win in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader was the Indians’ 30th come-from-behind victory of the season and their 20th in their last at-bat. It was also their 10th walk-off victory and the fifth time they won a game they’d trailed in the ninth inning.

THE STRIVE FOR FIVE: Sunday’s loss in the finale in Detroit was just the 11th time this year the Indians have lost a game in which they scored five or more runs, with the 12th following in the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader marked just the seventh time this year the Indians have won a game in which the opponent scored more than five. They’ve lost 37 times under those circumstances.

COULDN’T HAVE COME AT A WORSE TIME: David Huff’s miserable performance Saturday night (2.1 IP, 5 ER) was the worst statistical outing of his major-league career. He gave up more runs in Saturday’s start than he had in his previous four outings combined.

DOUBLE-DIGIT DISPARITY: The Saturday-night massacre in Detroit marked the ninth time this season the Indians have allowed 10 or more runs in a game. The Indians have hit double digits six times themselves.

SWEPT: The weekend in Detroit marked the first time the Indians had been swept since June 24-26 in San Francisco. It was the third time this year they’d been swept in a series of three games or more (Texas June 2-5 was the other).

THE WATER IS OVER OUR HEAD AGAIN: After the loss to the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon, the Indians dropped below the .500 mark for the first time since April 4, when they stood at 1-2. Since reaching their high-water mark of 30-15, the Indians' record is 33-49.

STRUGGLING IN THE CLOSE ONES: The Indians are now 20-23 in one-run games.

SOME ACE: With yet another lousy start, Ubaldo Jimenez’s ERA as a member of the Tribe ballooned to 7.29. The combined record of the Rockies and Indians in games Jimenez has started this year is a pathetic 9-16.

MAKING CHUMPS LOOK LIKE CHAMPS: Though the Mariners came to Cleveland with a league-low .232 team batting average while also averaging a league-low 3.38 runs per game, they hit .325 and scored an average of 7.25 runs per contest in the four games against the Tribe.

RAGE ROCKED: Though Shin-Soo Choo would save his bacon in the bottom of the ninth, the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader marked Chris Perez’s fourth blown save of the season, barely 18 hours after suffering his sixth loss. Tuesday’s implosion broke a string of seven consecutive outings (7.1 innings) without allowing an earned run.

FAUSTO FINDING IT: Monday night was Fausto Carmona’s fourth straight quality start (at least 6 IP, no more than 3 ER) and the sixth in his last seven outings. Though his record is just 2-3 over his last nine starts, he sports an ERA of 2.62.

PROGRESS REPORT: The Indians are averaging 4.27 runs per game and allowing 4.41. Their team batting average is .250 (10th in the AL) and team ERA is 4.02 (ninth in the AL).

A YEAR AGO: After 127 games in 2010, the Indians stood at 51-76, last place in the AL Central, 21.5 games back of the first-place Twins.



The Tigers outscored the Indians, 22-9. Two of the Tigers’ runs were unearned. Each team committed one error.

Overall Hitting

Cleveland 25 for 104 (.240), 8 walks

Detroit 32 for 97 (.330), 10 walks


With Runners in Scoring Position

Cleveland 4 for 22 (.182), 25 left on base

Detroit 10 for 26 (.385), 16 left on base


Extra-Base Hits

Cleveland 5 (2 HR)

Detroit 12 (6 HR)


Overall Pitching

Cleveland 24 IP, 32 H, 10 BB, 11 SO, 20 ER, 7.50 ERA

Detroit 27 IP, 25 H, 8 BB, 19 SO, 9 ER, 3.00 ERA


Starting Pitchers

Cleveland 0-3; 12.1 IP, 19 H, 7 BB, 6 SO, 17 ER, 12.41 ERA

Detroit 2-0; 17.2 IP, 18 H, 3 BB, 15 SO, 7 ER, 3.57 ERA


Relief Pitchers

Cleveland 11.2 IP, 13 H, 3 BB, 5 SO, 3 ER, 0.77 ERA

Detroit 1-0, 2 saves; 9.1 IP, 7 H, 5 BB, 4 SO, 2 ER, 1.93 ERA



The Mariners outscored the Indians, 29-18. Each team scored four unearned runs. The Mariners committed eight errors and the Indians committed four.

Overall Hitting

Seattle 51 for 157 (.325), 12 walks

Cleveland 44 for 146 (.301), 11 walks


With Runners in Scoring Position

Seattle 15 for 49 (.306), 39 left on base

Cleveland 12 for 50 (.240), 37 left on base


Extra-Base Hits

Seattle 18 (4 HR)

Cleveland 15 (3 HR)


Overall Pitching

Seattle 35 IP, 44 H, 11 BB, 28 SO, 14 ER, 3.60 ERA

Cleveland 36 IP, 51 H, 12 BB, 32 SO, 25 ER, 6.25 ERA


Starting Pitchers

Seattle 2-0; 24.1 IP, 31 H, 5 BB, 18 SO, 10 ER, 3.70 ERA

Cleveland 0-2; 22.1 IP, 36 H, 5 BB, 21 SO, 20 ER, 8.06 ERA


Relief Pitchers

Seattle 1-1, 2 saves; 10.2 IP, 13 H, 6 BB, 10 SO, 4 ER, 3.37 ERA

Cleveland 1-1; 13.2 IP, 15 H, 7 BB, 11 SO, 5 ER, 3.29 ERA



Kansas City Royals [53-77]royals_logo

(Friday 7:05 p.m.; Saturday 7:05 p.m., Sunday 1:05 p.m.)

 Probable Starters:

 Jimenez (1-1, 7.29 ERA); Carmona (6-12, 4.76 ERA); Masterson (10-7, 2.83 ERA)

Last year: Indians won series, 10-8

 This year: Indians lead series, 8-4


Oakland Athletics [59-71]Oakland_As_logo

 (Monday 7:05 p.m., Tuesday 7:05 p.m., Wednesday 7:05 p.m., Thursday 12:05)

Probable Starters:

 Tomlin (12-7, 4.25 ERA); Huff (1-2, 2.70 ERA); Jimenez; Carmona

Last year: Athletics won series, 6-3

This year: Indians lead series, 2-1


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