A Look Back At The Week Ahead; May 6 to May 12

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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

May 6

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

45

45

1

.500

Home

22

21

1

.512

Road

23

23

0

.489

Extra Innings

2

4

0

.333

Double Headers

1

2

2

-

Monday

3

8

0

.273

Tuesday

7

6

0

.538

Wednesday

6

5

0

.545

Thursday

6

6

0

.500

Friday

7

6

0

.538

Saturday

7

6

1

.538

Sunday

9

8

0

.529

Orioles/Browns

8

7

0

.533

Red Sox

1

5

0

.167

White Sox

6

11

1

.353

Tigers

1

2

0

.333

Royals

2

0

0

1.000

Angels

1

3

0

.250

Twins/Senators

3

5

0

.375

Yankees

6

3

0

.667

Athletics

7

6

0

.538

Mariners

1

2

0

.333

Rays

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers

6

1

0

.857

Blue Jays

2

0

0

1.000

The Tribe hasn't played the A's on this date since 1996. And although we have a winning record against the franchise, the sole win vs. Oakland happened on the road in 1980. And the last home game vs. Oakland was doubleheader back in 1973, where the A's took both games, 12-0 and 7-3. The longest streak was a 6 game win streak from 1997 to 2006. Out of the 91 games played on this date, the Tribe has reached double digits twice, a 10-3 win in Tampa in 2001 and a 14-5 home win vs. the Orioles in 1998. In that game Thome opened the scoring with a run scoring double in the first. Lofton hit a 2 run shot in the second and Brian Giles had a solo shot to give the Tribe a 4-0 lead on Scott Erickson. Eric Davis got one back in the fourth off Burba, but Thome finished off Erickson with a 3 run shot in the fourth. Nerio Rodriguez gave up three straight singles, the last by David Bell, and the lead ballooned to 8-1. Robbie Alomar got one back for the O's in the fifth, but the Tribe treated Norm Charlton like the others, a two run double by Thome and a run scoring single from Brian Giles. Jeffrey Hammonds hit another solo shot off Burba, and the Tribe responding with 3 runs off two singles by Fryman and Bell in the seventh. Eric Plunk allowed a second solo homer to Eric Davis and Jason Rakers allowed a sacrifice fly in the ninth to Chris Hoiles to complete the scoring. Thome finished the day 3-5, with three runs, five RBI, a homer and two doubles.

May 7

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

54

40

0

.574

Home

27

17

0

.614

Road

27

23

0

.540

Extra Innings

6

5

0

.545

Double Headers

2

0

3

-

Monday

6

6

0

.500

Tuesday

5

8

0

.385

Wednesday

7

7

0

.500

Thursday

6

4

0

.600

Friday

6

5

0

.545

Saturday

11

4

0

.733

Sunday

13

6

0

.684

Orioles/Browns

9

7

0

.563

Red Sox

5

5

0

.500

White Sox

8

7

0

.533

Tigers

3

1

0

.750

Royals

1

1

0

.500

Angels

2

4

0

.333

Twins/Senators

5

4

0

.556

Yankees

6

4

0

.600

Athletics

7

3

0

.700

Mariners

1

1

0

.500

Rays

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers/Senators

4

2

0

.667

Blue Jays

2

1

0

.667

Another date that has been pretty kind over the years, the only day of the week that the Indians have a losing record is Tuesday, like this year. They have won six of the previous seven on this date, but have lost the last two to the A's, 8-4 in 1996 and 14-3 in 1988. They did pound Oakland 15-6 in 1982, but the wildest game on this date is the 20-11 victory against Tampa in 1999. Dwight Gooden started this game, but didn't get out of the fourth. After an unearned run in the second, he allowed a run scoring knock to Herb Perry and a two run shot to Fred McGriff. Perry got another run in the fourth and Gooden left with runners on first and third. Paul Wagner walked the bases loaded and Manny dropped a fly in right to score two more. A two run double by Paul Sorrento, and the Devil Rays now had nine on the board. The Indians got one in the third and David Justice hit a solo shot off Bobby Witt in the fourth. After another Sorrento RBI in the sixth, a Manny single and three run homer by Justice, and the Tribe was back in the game, down 10-6. Wagner promptly got into trouble in the seventh, but only one run scored on the McGriff double which set up the Tribe heroics. Rick White was in his second inning of work and allowed a leadoff single to Enrique Wilson. He struck out Robbie Alomar and Manny singled. Fryman hit a homer to deep left and Wil Cordero followed with another jack and the Tribe was down just one. Scott Aldred hit Justice and Jim Mecir relieved. Sandy Alomar doubled Justice to third and Richie Sexson struck out, but Lofton loaded the bases on John Flaherty's catcher's interference. Wilson singled in Justice and Sandy scored on David Lambs erroneous relay. Robbie walked to load them again, and then Mecir walked Manny to score the thirteenth run. Voila, a 13-11 lead. But the Indians weren't even close to done; they scored another seven unearned runs on Eddie Galliard in the eighth, with the major damage being Robbie's grand slam. Justice finished 4 for 4, four runs scored and five RBI, batting seventh, yes seventh, in the lineup.

May 8

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

40

51

0

.440

Home

17

23

0

.425

Road

23

28

0

.451

Extra Innings

3

3

0

.500

Double Headers

1

2

0

-

Monday

5

4

0

.556

Tuesday

7

6

0

.538

Wednesday

9

6

0

.600

Thursday

2

7

0

.222

Friday

3

9

0

.250

Saturday

7

9

0

.438

Sunday

7

10

0

.412

Orioles/Browns

3

7

0

.300

Red Sox

4

3

0

.571

White Sox

8

10

0

.444

Tigers

3

2

0

.600

Royals

2

2

0

.500

Angels

3

4

0

.429

Brewers

0

1

0

.000

Twins/Senators

4

7

0

.364

Yankees

5

6

0

.455

Athletics

8

3

0

.727

Mariners

0

1

0

.000

Rays

0

1

0

.000

Rangers/Senators

0

3

0

.000

Blue Jays

0

1

0

.000

This date is not a favorite among Tribe players, especially recently. They currently are riding a five game losing streak and have lost 20 of their past 26. That includes an eight gamer from 1985 to 1994. There was another eight gamer from 1963 to 1971 as well. And although, the overall record is a mere .440 percentage, the Pythagorean record for this date is .503. The 17-3 victory against the White Sox in 1921 at Dunn Field surely has something to with that discrepancy. This one was over early as the Indians scored two in the third and nine in the fourth. George Uhle cruised in this one, pitching zeroes until allowing one in the eighth and two in the ninth. He was most likely tired from all of his baserunning. He also was 3-5 at the dish, scoring twice and driving in four, with a double and a triple. The other hitting star in this game was first baseman George Burns. He went 5-6 with three runs scored, two RBI, two doubles and a stolen base.

May 9

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

39

52

0

.462

Home

20

18

0

.526

Road

19

34

0

.358

Extra Innings

5

2

0

.714

Double Headers

2

1

3

-

Monday

3

4

0

.429

Tuesday

3

10

0

.231

Wednesday

6

8

0

.429

Thursday

5

4

0

.556

Friday

5

7

0

.417

Saturday

4

13

0

.235

Sunday

13

6

0

.684

Orioles/Browns

4

4

0

.500

Red Sox

7

5

0

.583

White Sox

2

11

0

.154

Tigers

5

8

0

.385

Royals

3

4

0

.429

Angels

3

3

0

.500

Brewers

1

0

0

1.000

Twins/Senators

2

5

0

.286

Yankees

4

4

0

.500

Athletics

3

6

0

.333

Mariners

2

0

0

1.000

Rays

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers/Senators

1

2

0

.333

Blue Jays

1

0

0

1.000

The schedule makers must have noted the huge disparity of road games on this date, because the home game against the A's will be the fifth straight at home. From 1938 to 1965, a span of 24 games, the Tribe played only three of those at home. The Tribe has only a 3-6 record against the A's, but has only played the Oakland version once, a 14-2 road win in 1982. Andre Thornton opened the scoring with a two run tater in the first off Matt Keough. Lary Sorensen allowed one in the second on a Dwayne Murphy sacrifice fly. The Tribe got three more in the third on a Hargrove single and another two run homer by Thornton. Bake McBride finished off Keough in the fifth with a run scoring double (although he was thrown out at third). Murphy hit a homer in the seventh to get the A's within four, 6-2. But the Indians exploded for eight runs in the ninth off Jeff Jones, including three homers by Hargrove, Ron Hassey and Rick Manning. Sorensen ended up with a complete game. And although Hargrove and Thornton were the offensive stars, the most unusual line was Toby Harrah's. He was 0-3 but scored three times on two walks and a hit by pitch.

May 10

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

54

45

1

.545

Home

28

20

0

.583

Road

26

25

1

.510

Extra Innings

7

5

0

.583

Double Headers

1

2

2

-

Monday

7

1

0

.875

Tuesday

7

6

1

.538

Wednesday

10

5

0

.667

Thursday

7

7

0

.500

Friday

7

8

0

.467

Saturday

7

8

0

.467

Sunday

9

10

0

.474

Orioles/Browns

7

3

0

.700

Red Sox

11

3

0

.786

White Sox

4

8

0

.333

Tigers

3

6

0

.333

Royals

4

4

0

.500

Angels

1

4

0

.200

Brewers

3

0

0

1.000

Twins/Senators

5

5

0

.500

Yankees

5

7

0

.417

Athletics

6

2

1

.750

Mariners

2

1

0

.667

Rays

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers

1

2

0

.333

Blue Jays

1

0

0

1.000

Somehow I wish the Red Sox were on the schedule for this date as we are 11-3 against them, including the 8-3 victory in Fenway last year. The longest win streak for this calendar day is a nine gamer, from 1911 to 1920. The matchup against the Tigers hopefully will break our current five game losing streak vs. them on this day. Of the three victories we do own, the 1936 one was a 9-7 win in 15 innings at Navin Field. The Indians jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the second, traded single runs in the fourth, but the Tigers tied it up in the fifth at six apiece. The teams each scored one in the seventh, forcing extras. They traded zeroes until the fifteenth. Willis Hudlin pitched five scoreless and Mel Harder picked up the win in relief by blanking the Tigers for three. Second baseman Roy Hughes was 3-7 with a triple, but also had two errors. Catcher Frankie Pytlak was 3-6 with two RBI and two doubles while shortstop Bill Knickerbocker was 2-8 with RBI and a double.

May 11

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

48

40

0

.545

Home

28

17

0

.622

Road

20

23

0

.465

Extra Innings

6

4

0

.600

Double Headers

1

0

2

-

Monday

5

5

0

.500

Tuesday

6

7

0

.462

Wednesday

7

4

0

.636

Thursday

7

2

0

.778

Friday

7

7

0

.500

Saturday

7

7

0

.500

Sunday

9

8

0

.529

Orioles/Browns/Brewers

8

4

0

.667

Red Sox

6

8

0

.429

White Sox

4

6

0

.400

Tigers

2

2

0

.500

Royals

3

1

0

.750

Angels

3

1

0

.750

Brewers

1

0

0

1.000

Twins/Senators

2

3

0

.400

Yankees

7

7

0

.500

Athletics

8

3

0

.727

Mariners

0

1

0

.000

Rays

1

2

0

.333

Rangers/Senators

3

2

0

.600

Hopefully the wind is blowing out in Detroit today, because if the Tribe breaks double digits, they usually break it well. In four consecutive games, they beat the Orioles 11-6 in 1999, shutout the Royals 16-0 in 2000, beat the Devil Rays 10-6 in 2001 and lost 17-10 to the Rangers in 2003. They beat the Red Sox 11-7 in 1964, pasted the Browns 16-1 in 1947, and walloped the Senators 14-1 in 1921. But the largest victory margin was the 25-7 demolition of the Philadelphia A's in 1930 at League Park. The only inning they did not score in was the eighth, while scoring seven in the fourth and six in the sixth. They cranked out 25 hits, 16 singles and nine doubles. Pitcher Wes Ferrell was 2-2 with three runs scored and three walks, but the hitting star was definitely right fielder Bibb Falk. He was all fives, 5-5, five runs scored, five RBI and had three doubles. Every starter scored a run, had a hit and drove in a run.

May 12

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

43

48

0

.473

Home

17

28

0

.378

Road

26

20

0

.565

Extra Innings

2

5

0

.286

Double Headers

1

0

3

-

Monday

2

6

0

.250

Tuesday

5

7

0

.417

Wednesday

7

7

0

.500

Thursday

5

6

0

.455

Friday

7

9

0

.438

Saturday

8

7

0

.533

Sunday

9

6

0

.600

Orioles/Browns/Brewers

5

6

0

.455

Red Sox

8

6

0

.571

White Sox

1

5

1

.167

Tigers

2

2

0

.500

Royals

3

2

0

.600

Angels

3

0

0

1.000

Brewers

1

0

0

1.000

Twins/Senators

3

5

0

.375

Yankees

6

8

0

.429

Athletics

5

5

0

.500

Mariners

1

0

0

1.000

Rays

1

2

0

.333

Rangers/Senators

2

5

0

.286

Blue Jays

2

2

0

.500

Thankfully we are not playing the Rangers on this date, as the only win vs. Texas was a 6-0 win in 1985. There was a win against the Ranger version of the Senators in 1967 as well. But the Rangers have had our number, including a 19-2 loss in Municipal Stadium in 1986. There aren't many scheduling quirks on this date and the largest winning/losing streak is only four games. But the highlighted game is an easy one, a 3-0 home loss in 10 innings to the Blue Jays. But a loss, this is blasphemy. After a 12-0 shutout of the Blue Jays on Saturday night, the Sunday game was rained out. Fausto Carmona shutout the Blue Jays in the day makeup game and Cliff Lee kept the scoreless streak alive in the nightcap going nine strong innings. Sadly, the Tribe hitters had even less success against Shaun Marcum, only mustering one rally in the second on a Franklin Gutierrez double, a Hafner catcher's interference, a wild pitch and a Jason Tyner hit by pitch. The only other runner Marcum allowed was a leadoff double to Victor Martinez in the fourth. Rafael Betancourt took the loss in the tenth on three singles, a walk and a sacrifice fly. But the only reason the Indians forced extra innings was the unassisted triple play by Asdrubal Cabrera in the fifth inning. Kevin Mench led off with a single, and Marco Scutaro hit one as well. Then Lyle Overbay tattooed a liner to second baseman Droobs, who caught it, tagged the base and then Scutaro for the third out.

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