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Indians Indians Archive The Tribe Scribe: August 17 Edition
Written by Jonathan Knight

Jonathan Knight

Tribe ScribeNO LONGER LAST: The Indians have leapfrogged Oakland and Tampa Bay in total attendance and are now 12th in the American League.

STUNNING DISAPPOINTMENT: Of the nine pitchers who have started for the Indians this season, Zach McAllister is the only one with an ERA under 4.50.

ALL-TIME TOTALS: The Indians’ all-time record against the Red Sox fell to 1,024-993, while their mark against the Angels dropped to 292-315.

SINKING FAST: The Indians have failed to win 10 of their last 11 series.

DIDN’T THINK IT WAS POSSIBLE: In Wednesday’s finale in L.A., Indians’ pitchers didn’t register a single strikeout.

LIT UP: Sunday was the third time this season the Indians have allowed 14 runs in a game and the 14th time their opponent has topped double digits.

BAD UBALDO: Tuesday night marked the fourth time this season Ubaldo Jimenez has permitted seven or more earned runs in a game. 

NOT THE ANSWER: Josh Tomlin’s ERA as a starting pitcher in 2012 was 5.87. In his four appearances out of the bullpen, he tallied an 11.89 ERA. 

DINGER DROUGHT, PART 1: Jason Donald’s homer on Thursday night was his first since September 2 of last season in Kansas City - though he only played in 37 big-league games in that period.

TURNING THINGS AROUND?: The Indians have scored at least five runs in six of their last nine games.

DINGER DROUGHT, PART 2: Brent Lillibridge’s homer on Saturday night was his first since August 31 of last season while playing with the White Sox. He played in 75 big-league games in that period. It then only took him two more games to rack up his next one on Monday night in Anaheim.

ANOTHER MASTERSON GOOSE-EGG: Monday marked the third time this season Justin Masterson did not allow a run, alongside June 15 against Pittsburgh and July 13 in Toronto. In each of those outings he went seven innings.

UNTOUCHABLE: Prior to giving up the homer to Albert Pujols on Monday night, Vinnie Pestano had not allowed a run since June 27, a scoreless streak stretching across 19 consecutive appearances and 21.2 innings.

BEASTS OF THE WEST: The Indians are now 13-7 against the AL West this season but just 20-27 against the Central and 13-20 against the East.

DOUBLE DIGITS, PART 1: The Indians have allowed 10 runs or more in a game six times in their last 17 games.

TOPPING TOMLIN: The Indians have now won eight games this season started by Zach McAllister, the same as by Josh Tomlin. McAllister has started 13 games, Tomlin 16.

MORE MAC: Saturday’s eight-inning gem marked the longest outing of Zach McAllister’s career. His previous best came on July 21 when he went 7.2 innings against Baltimore.

30 FOR 54: Chris Perez is the fifth closer in Tribe history to collect at least 30 saves in two different seasons, joining Jose Mesa, Doug Jones, Mike Jackson, and Bob Wickman.

THE DIVIDING LINE: When the Indians allow more than three runs in a game this year, they’re 11-58. The last time they won a game in which their opponent scored more than three runs was their 10-6 triumph in Tampa on July 18.

MORE STRUGGLES: The Indians have scored three runs or less in 19 of their last 31 games.

A YEAR AGO: After 118 games in 2011, the Indians stood at 60-58, second place in the AL Central, three games behind Detroit.



The Indians are averaging 4.64 runs per game and allowing 5.67.

Batting average: .253 (9th in AL)

Slugging percentage: .394 (11th in AL)

On-base percentage: .325 (6th in AL)

Walks: 405 (2nd in AL)

Stolen bases: 78 (8th in AL)

Strikeouts: 768 (3rd-fewest in AL)

With runners in scoring position: .240 (241 for 1,003)


Team ERA: 4.79 (13th in AL)

Walks allowed: 14th (Fewest in AL)

Strikeouts: 774 (2nd-fewest in AL)

Opponents with runners in scoring position: .289 (310 for 1,073)

Errors: 65 (5th-fewest in AL)



40-55, 5.14 ERA

(684.2 IP, 391 ER)



14-9, 34 saves, 7 blown saves, 4.09 ERA

(365.1 IP, 166 ER)



Masterson 12-13 (15 quality starts)

Jimenez 11-13 (12 quality starts)

Lowe 9-12 (13 quality starts)

Tomlin 8-8 (7 quality starts)

McAllister 8-5 (7 quality starts)

Gomez 6-7 (4 quality starts)

Kluber 0-3 (1 quality start)

Seddon 0-2 (1 quality start)

Hernandez 0-1 (0 quality starts)






White Script “Indians”: 17-13

Blue Script “Indians”: 19-19

Gray Block “Cleveland”: 11-19

Creamy white home alternate: 7-13



Chief Wahoo Cap: 35-32

Block C Blue Cap: 11-19

Block C Red Cap: 6-13

Red, White & Blue Block C Red Cap: 1-0

Silver Chief Wahoo Cap: 1-0



Sunday: 6-13

Monday: 8-4

Tuesday: 8-9

Wednesday: 8-10

Thursday: 9-6

Friday: 9-9

Saturday: 6-13


ATTENDANCE WATCH: The Indians are averaging 20,677 fans per home game - 12th in the AL



The Red Sox outscored the Indians, 22-13. Each team committed two errors. Each team scored one unearned run.


Overall Hitting

Boston 35 for 137 (.256), 9 walks, 3 HBP, 1 SF (.313 on-base percentage)

Cleveland 23 for 118 (.195), 12 walks, 1 HBP, 4 SF (.267 on-base percentage)


With Runners in Scoring Position

Boston 12 for 41 (.293), 21 left on base

Cleveland 4 for 20 (.200), 23 left on base


Extra-Base Hits

Boston 14 (3 HR)

Cleveland 9 (3 HR)


Stolen Bases

Boston 5

Cleveland 4


Overall Pitching

Boston 34 IP, 23 H, 12 BB, 36 SO, 12 ER, 3,18 ERA

Cleveland 36 IP, 35 H, 9 BB, 30 SO, 21 ER, 5.25 ERA


Starting Pitchers

Boston 2-2; 24.2 IP, 14 H, 8 BB, 28 SO, 9 ER, 3.28 ERA

Cleveland 2-2; 23.1 IP, 23 H, 3 BB, 21 SO, 13 ER, 5.02 ERA


Relief Pitchers

Boston 9.1 IP, 9 H, 4 BB, 5 SO, 3 ER, 2.89 ERA 

Cleveland 2 saves; 12.2 IP, 12 H, 6 BB, 9 SO, 8 ER, 5.68 ERA



The Angels outscored the Indians, 19-16. The Indians committed three errors and the Angels committed one. Three of the Angels’ runs were unearned, as was one of the Indians’.


Overall Hitting

Cleveland 28 for 103 (.272), 5 walks, 1 HBP, 1 SF (.309 on-base percentage)

Los Angeles 33 for 101 (.327), 9 walks, 2 HBP, 1 SF (.389 on-base percentage)


With Runners in Scoring Position

Cleveland 7 for 20 (.350), 14 left on base 

Los Angeles 8 for 34 (.235), 19 left on base


Extra-Base Hits

Cleveland 5 (3 HR)

Los Angeles 9 (5 HR)


Stolen Bases

Cleveland 0 (1 pickoff, 1 caught stealing)

Los Angeles 4 (1 caught stealing)


Overall Pitching

Cleveland 25 IP, 33 H, 9 BB, 16 SO, 16 ER, 5.76 ERA

Los Angeles 27 IP, 28 H, 5 BB, 21 SO, 15 ER, 5.00 ERA


Starting Pitchers

Cleveland 1-2; 16 IP, 24 H, 5 BB, 8 SO, 13 ER, 7.31 ERA

Los Angeles 2-1; 20.2 IP, 18 H, 3 BB, 14 SO, 7 ER, 3.05 ERA


Relief Pitchers

Cleveland 1 save; 9 IP, 9 H, 4 BB, 8 SO, 3 ER, 3.00 ERA 

Los Angeles 1 save; 6.1 IP, 10 H, 2 BB, 7 SO, 8 ER, 3.79 ERA



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