A Look Back At The Week Ahead; April 8 to April 14

This is the baseballs (and a catcher's mitt) - Rob Carr

A look back at how the Tribe has fared historically on each calendar day for the upcoming week.

April 8

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

19

13

0

.594

Home

9

4

0

.692

Road

10

9

0

.526

Extra Innings

1

1

0

.333

Double Headers

-

-

-

-

Monday

1

3

0

.250

Tuesday

2

3

0

.400

Wednesday

1

4

0

.200

Thursday

5

0

0

1.000

Friday

4

0

0

1.000

Saturday

4

0

0

1.000

Sunday

2

3

0

.400

Orioles

3

1

0

.750

Red Sox

1

1

0

.500

White Sox

1

1

0

.500

Tigers

1

3

0

.250

Royals

3

2

0

.600

Angels

2

0

0

1.000

Twins

2

0

0

1.000

Yankees

3

1

0

.750

Athletics

0

1

0

.000

Mariners

1

1

0

.500

Rays

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers

0

1

0

.000

Blue Jays

1

1

0

.500

The Tribe is currently on a three game winning streak on this date with the last loss being 8-5 on the road in Texas in 2009. In fact, since 1999, the Tribe is 11-2 on this date. The highlighted game for this date is the 1975 home opener. Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager on this date. Robinson was still a player at age 39, and hit a solo shot to left in the bottom of the first of Doc Medich. Boog Powell also hit a game tying homer to center in the fourth and the go ahead RBI double in the sixth. Gaylord Perry pitched a complete game with the Tribe winning 5-3 over the Yankees.

April 9

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

13

13

0

.500

Home

5

3

0

.625

Road

8

10

0

.444

Extra Innings

-

-

-

-

Double Headers

-

-

-

-

Monday

1

2

0

.333

Tuesday

3

0

0

1.000

Wednesday

1

3

0

.250

Thursday

1

3

0

.250

Friday

1

3

0

.250

Saturday

3

1

0

.750

Sunday

3

1

0

.750

Orioles

2

3

0

.400

White Sox

1

2

0

.333

Tigers

0

2

0

.000

Royals

1

2

0

.333

Angels

0

1

0

.000

Twins

4

0

0

1.000

Yankees

2

0

0

1.000

Mariners

1

1

0

.500

Rays

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers

0

1

0

.000

Blue Jays

1

1

0

.500

Let's hope the Tribe stays undefeated against the Yankees on this date. But the most impressive previous win on this date occurred in 2000, a 17-4 shellacking of the Devil Rays at Tropicana Field. Ryan Rupe didn't allow any home runs, but by the fourth he had allowed six hits, including two doubles and two triples, resulting in eight runs. The Tribe hitters showed little mercy on the next three relievers, with Roberto Alomar homering off Jim Morris, Justice off Rick White and Manny off Dave Eiland.

April 10

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

14

21

0

.400

Home

6

7

0

.462

Road

8

14

0

.364

Extra Innings

1

3

0

.250

Double Headers

-

-

-

-

Monday

2

1

0

.667

Tuesday

2

3

0

.400

Wednesday

2

5

0

.286

Thursday

0

3

0

.000

Friday

2

2

0

.500

Saturday

2

5

0

.286

Sunday

4

2

0

.667

Orioles

1

4

0

.200

Red Sox

4

1

0

.800

White Sox

1

3

0

.250

Tigers

1

4

0

.200

Royals

0

3

0

.000

Angels

2

0

0

1.000

Brewers

0

1

0

.000

Twins

2

1

0

.667

Athletics

2

0

0

1.000

Mariners

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers

0

2

0

.000

Blue Jays

0

2

0

.000

Although the Indians won in Seattle last year on this date, this is one of the rougher historical dates. From 1979 to 1996, the Tribe went a woeful 1-12. The lone victory was a 6-3 decision over the Baltimore Orioles in Cleveland Stadium in 1988. Rich Yett pitched effectively and Dan Schatzeder pitched 2.1 innings to get his first of only three saves for Cleveland. The key hit was a bases-loaded triple by Jay Bell of Scott McGregor in the fourth.

April 11

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

21

28

0

.429

Home

9

14

0

.667

Road

12

14

0

.750

Extra Innings

0

5

0

.000

Double Headers

-

-

-

-

Monday

4

2

0

.667

Tuesday

3

1

0

.750

Wednesday

2

7

0

.222

Thursday

3

6

0

.333

Friday

2

6

0

.250

Saturday

3

4

0

.429

Sunday

4

2

0

.667

Orioles

1

2

0

.333

Red Sox

2

3

0

.400

White Sox

2

4

0

.333

Tigers

3

5

0

.375

Royals

0

2

0

.000

Angels

4

3

0

.571

Brewers

0

3

0

.000

Twins

2

0

0

1.000

Yankees

1

1

0

.500

Athletics

2

2

0

.500

Mariners

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers

2

2

0

.500

Blue Jays

1

1

0

.500

This date has the most Opening Days so far, ten. The most recent being back in the early 80s. And although, this date has been on the schedule fairly consistently since 1959, five of those Opening Days happened in 1928, 1917, 1913, 1912, and 1907 all against the Tigers or White Sox. The 1917 win against the Tigers was a 6-4 complete game win by Stan Coveleski. The Indians were very efficient that day, scoring those six runs off of only eight hits and four free passes. Of the eight hits only two were for extra bases, doubles by third baseman Terry Turner and catcher Steve O'Neill.

April 12

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

22

21

0

.512

Home

12

14

0

.462

Road

10

7

0

.588

Extra Innings

2

1

0

.667

Double Headers

0

0

1

-

Monday

2

1

0

.667

Tuesday

3

3

0

.500

Wednesday

4

4

0

.500

Thursday

4

3

0

.571

Friday

4

0

0

1.000

Saturday

2

5

0

.286

Sunday

3

5

0

.375

Orioles

0

3

0

.000

Red Sox

3

3

0

.500

White Sox

3

1

0

.750

Tigers

6

0

0

1.000

Royals

2

1

0

.667

Angels

3

2

0

.600

Brewers

0

2

0

.000

Twins

1

1

0

.500

Yankees

2

3

0

.400

Athletics

1

1

0

.500

Mariners

0

1

0

.000

Rangers

0

3

0

.000

Blue Jays

1

0

0

1.000

The Tribe will start their second home series in 2013 against the White Sox. Hopefully the 3-1 winning record will continue. The most games on this date have been the Tigers, with a perfect 6-0 record. Three of those wins came in the midst of six game winning streak that spanned from 1917 to 1955. And one of those wins was an opening day 4-1 victory at Navin Field in Detroit in 1933. Clint Brown pitched all 13 innings to nab the win. He scattered seven hits and two walks.

April 13

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

22

25

1

.468

Home

9

14

0

.391

Road

13

11

1

.542

Extra Innings

2

3

0

.400

Double Headers

-

-

-

-

Monday

1

3

0

.250

Tuesday

3

3

0

.500

Wednesday

5

4

0

.556

Thursday

2

4

0

.333

Friday

3

3

1

.500

Saturday

4

5

0

.444

Sunday

4

3

0

.571

Browns

0

3

0

.000

Red Sox

1

6

0

.143

White Sox

2

3

1

.400

Tigers

7

4

0

.636

Royals

3

1

0

.750

Angels

2

2

0

.400

Brewers

1

1

0

.500

Twins

1

0

0

1.000

Yankees

1

2

0

.333

Athletics

1

0

0

1.000

Mariners

1

1

0

.500

Rangers/Senators

2

1

0

.667

This is the first date that has a tie, which happened on Friday the 13th in 1928. The White Sox and Indians knotted up at one after six innings. Last year we beat the Royals in Kansas City, 8-3. The highlighted game on this date is a home 7-1 win against Oakland in 2008. Cliff Lee had an excellent GameScore of 82, throwing eight innings, allowing two hits, no walks and striking out eight. The offense was very efficient, scoring seven runs on seven singles, Gutierrez double and four walks. Sizemore had three RBI to lead the way with Jamey Carroll also scoring thrice.

April 14

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

33

30

0

.524

Home

17

14

0

.548

Road

16

16

0

.500

Extra Innings

2

0

0

1.000

Double Headers

0

0

1

-

Monday

0

5

0

.000

Tuesday

8

7

0

.533

Wednesday

7

4

0

.636

Thursday

7

1

0

.875

Friday

1

6

0

.143

Saturday

5

4

0

.556

Sunday

5

3

0

.625

Orioles/Browns

6

2

0

.750

Red Sox

4

2

0

.667

White Sox

7

2

0

.778

Tigers

8

9

0

.471

Royals

2

3

0

.400

Angels

0

1

0

.000

Brewers

1

1

0

.500

Twins

1

2

0

.333

Yankees

1

3

0

.250

Mariners

1

1

0

.500

Rangers/Senators

2

4

0

.333

This date features 13 season opening games. The most games on this date have been against the Tigers, but the other team besides the White Sox that the Indians love to play on this date were the old St. Louis Browns, notching a 5-1 record against them, with wins in 1909, 1911, 1920, 1921 and 1925. That 1925 game was a season opener at Sportman's Park. The Tribe won the game 21-14 and the teams totaled 39 hits while the Browns had 10, yes 10, errors in the game. The season opener was looking like a defeat as the Indians were down 13-9 after seven innings. They scored 12 times (11 unearned) in the top of the eighth off Ernie Wingard and Dixie Davis to finish off the Browns. The offense for the game was led by four homers, one each by Glenn Myatt, Charlie Jamieson, Tris Speaker and Pat McNulty who entered the eighth as a pinch runner for pinch hitter George Uhle and hit his homer when the Tribe batted around.

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