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

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

July 8

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

46

52

0

.469

Home

26

22

0

.542

Road

20

30

0

.400

Extra Innings

3

4

0

.429

Double Headers

5

6

5

-

Monday

5

3

0

.625

Tuesday

4

5

0

.444

Wednesday

5

6

0

.455

Thursday

8

5

0

.615

Friday

8

10

0

.444

Saturday

7

12

0

.368

Sunday

9

11

0

.450

Orioles/Browns

6

4

0

.600

Red Sox

6

9

0

.400

White Sox

6

8

0

.429

Tigers

4

2

0

.667

Royals

2

0

0

1.000

Angels

1

4

0

.200

Twins/Senators

8

6

0

.571

Yankees

3

3

0

.500

Athletics

4

8

0

.333

Mariners

1

1

0

.500

Rays

0

2

0

.000

Rangers/Senators

4

1

0

.800

Blue Jays

1

2

0

.333

Reds

0

1

0

.000

Cardinals

0

1

0

.000

This date was pretty decent for the Indians, until 2004 that is. They are currently on a nine game losing streak. In 1956 they did beat the Kansas City Athletics 17-3. The A's got single runs in the first and second off Early Wynn on a sacrifice fly by Harry Simpson and a Mike Baxes RBI single. This looked to be holding up well for Jack McMahan until the sixth when Jim Busby hit a three run shot and Wynn helped his own cause with an RBI single. But it went from a 4-2 lead to a laugher 15-2 core just one inning later. McMahan allowed two more, then Tom Lasorda (yes, him) gave up five more on two hits and three walks, Jack Crimian allowed three more and Jose Santiago gave up the last one before the inning wrapped up. All totaled, 11 runs, seven hits, four singles and three doubles (Al Smith (2), Preston Ward). Bob Lemon completed the Tribe scoring by pinch hitting for Wynn and hitting a two run shot in the eighth.

July 9

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

38

57

1

.400

Home

12

27

0

.308

Road

26

30

1

.464

Extra Innings

2

4

0

.333

Double Headers

4

7

3

-

Monday

3

2

0

.600

Tuesday

1

6

0

.143

Wednesday

6

5

0

.545

Thursday

6

10

1

.375

Friday

5

12

0

.294

Saturday

6

11

0

.353

Sunday

11

11

0

.500

Orioles/Browns

7

5

0

.583

Red Sox

4

4

0

.500

White Sox

2

7

0

.222

Tigers

2

4

0

.333

Royals

1

2

0

.333

Angels

0

3

0

.000

Twins/Senators

3

10

0

.231

Yankees

6

4

0

.600

Athletics

7

8

0

.467

Mariners

1

3

0

.250

Rays

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers/Senators

2

5

0

.286

Blue Jays

1

1

0

.500

Reds

1

1

0

.500

And this date is even worse than July 8, with a pitiful .400 percentage. That includes a terrible home record of 12-27. From 1959 to 1976, the Indians were a pathetic 1-18, with the lone win a 6-3 win against those Kansas City Athletics again, in 1966. That 1-18 includes an eight game and a ten game losing streak. Gary Bell beat Catfish Hunter that day. The Tribe got three in the third on a double by Leon Wagner and a two run single by Rocky Colavito. The A's got on back when Roger Repoz tripled in Jim Gosger. Wagner netted another one on a single in the fifth and Chuck Hinton scored him on a single too. Heading to the ninth, the Tribe was up 4-1 when Pedro Gonzalez singled in one more insurance run. Bell made it interesting by allowing back to back RBI triples by Ed Charles and Tim Talton before inducing Bert Campenaris to ground out for the final out.

July 10

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

43

43

0

.500

Home

23

14

0

.622

Road

20

29

0

.408

Extra Innings

4

2

0

.667

Double Headers

2

3

9

-

Monday

3

1

0

.750

Tuesday

3

2

0

.600

Wednesday

2

5

0

.286

Thursday

13

5

0

.722

Friday

9

7

0

.563

Saturday

6

12

0

.333

Sunday

7

11

0

.389

Orioles/Browns

4

1

0

.800

Red Sox

2

3

0

.400

White Sox

5

4

0

.556

Tigers

4

3

0

.571

Royals

1

0

0

1.000

Angels

0

2

0

.000

Twins/Senators

6

8

0

.429

Yankees

4

8

0

.333

Athletics

12

7

0

.632

Mariners

1

1

0

.500

Rays

1

1

0

.500

Rangers/Senators

1

3

0

.250

Blue Jays

1

2

0

.333

Reds

1

0

0

1.000

While this date is dead even overall, the Pythag is only a .459. That is probably because there were four shutouts of the Tribe in five seasons 1914 to 1919, with a cumulative score of 8-0, including three by the Yankees. The worst shutout though was the 18-0 loss in Yankee Stadium in 1936. The wildest game was a loss to the Philadelphia Athletics in 1932, when the Tribe lost 18-17 in 18 innings. If you liked fireworks, you got it here. The teams combined had 35 runs, 58 hits, 6 errors, and 17 walks in those 18 innings. It was 3-2 Tribe after one, and 6-5 after four and 8-6 after six. Then the A's scored seven in the seventh while thr Tribe rallied to take the lead by scoring six of their own. After a scoreless eighth (shh), the A's took the lead in the ninth with two runs and the Tribe tied it up one more time. And as much scoring there was in the first nine frames, both teams went scoreless over the next six. The A's netted two in the sixteenth with the Tribe matching them. Finally the A's finished it off in the eighteenth with one measly run that the Indians couldn't finally match. Jimmie Foxx was awesome in this game, 9-4-6-8 with three homers and a double. Every position player for the Indians had a double except for Earl Averill who did hit their only homer. Johnny Burnett went 11-4-9-2 with two doubles. Clint Brown was the Indian hurler who left in the seventh and after Willis Hudlin pitched the final eleven frames, taking the loss. The workhorse in this game was Eddie Rommel for the A's. He took over for Lew Krausse in the second inning and pitched the final seventeen innings. He wasn't good, 29 hits, 14 runs and 9 walks, but he did get the win.

July 11

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

42

46

0

.477

Home

18

19

0

.486

Road

24

27

0

.471

Extra Innings

1

6

0

.143

Double Headers

2

3

3

-

Monday

4

4

0

.500

Tuesday

4

3

0

.571

Wednesday

4

3

0

.571

Thursday

7

10

0

.412

Friday

9

6

0

.600

Saturday

8

8

0

.500

Sunday

6

12

0

.333

Orioles/Browns

1

5

0

.167

Red Sox

5

3

0

.625

White Sox

2

6

0

.250

Tigers

5

2

0

.714

Royals

1

1

0

.500

Angels

1

1

0

.500

Twins/Senators

9

4

0

.692

Yankees

5

9

0

.357

Athletics

10

8

0

.556

Mariners

1

2

0

.333

Rays

1

1

0

.500

Rangers/Senators

1

2

0

.333

Blue Jays

0

1

0

.000

Reds

0

1

0

.000

The longest winning streak on this day occurred from 1916 to 1923, seven games. Of those seven wins, four of them were of the shutout variety. The 1920 win was a 4-0 shutout at Griffith Stadium by Guy Morton. He scattered seven hits (six singles and a double by Howie Shanks) and two walks. The Indians beat Walter Johnson by scoring once in the first, once in the second and two in the seventh. Charlie Jamieson was 5-1-3-0 with a double, Ray Chapman and Tris Speaker both tripled and Elmer Smith drove in two.

July 12

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

48

34

1

.585

Home

20

15

1

.571

Road

28

19

0

.596

Extra Innings

4

1

0

.800

Double Headers

3

3

6

-

Monday

2

1

0

.667

Tuesday

5

4

0

.556

Wednesday

5

2

0

.714

Thursday

9

4

0

.692

Friday

9

5

0

.643

Saturday

11

9

0

.550

Sunday

7

9

1

.438

Orioles

2

0

0

1.000

Red Sox

7

4

0

.636

White Sox

3

6

0

.333

Tigers

3

3

0

.500

Royals

1

0

0

1.000

Angels

1

0

0

1.000

Twins/Senators

14

7

0

.667

Yankees

6

7

1

.46

Athletics

6

3

0

.667

Mariners

1

1

0

.500

Rays

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers/Senators

2

3

0

.400

Reds

1

0

0

1.000

As this date is typically within the All-Star week timeframe, there have only been three games played on a Monday, in 1909, 1015 and 1926. And although the record is a plus fourteen, there is only one day of the week under .500 (Sunday) and only the White Sox have more than one game over .500 against us on this date. The highlighted game here was a 9-8 loss to the Senators in 1938 when Odell Hale hit for the cycle. Denny Galehouse didn't make it out of the second, as the Senators plated three in the first. Earl Whitehill relieved and gave up five runs in six innings. But Bill Zuber took the loss when Johnny Humphries blew the save in the ninth. As noted, Hale had the cycle, 5-1-4-5, but it was just he and Jeff Heath (5-3-2-3 with a double and triple) who kept the Tribe in the game. The rest of the team went 25-4-3-0. After chasing Ken Chase in the second and pinch hitting for Pete Appleton in the second, Chief Hogsett pitched the final seven to get the win for the Senators.

July 13

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

52

35

0

.598

Home

21

15

0

.583

Road

31

20

0

.608

Extra Innings

4

7

0

.364

Double Headers

3

0

5

-

Monday

3

4

0

.429

Tuesday

5

1

0

.833

Wednesday

4

4

0

.500

Thursday

8

7

0

.533

Friday

9

5

0

.643

Saturday

10

8

0

.556

Sunday

13

6

0

.684

Orioles/Browns

2

2

0

.500

Red Sox

13

5

0

.722

White Sox

1

2

0

.333

Tigers

1

2

0

.333

Royals

1

1

0

.500

Angels

1

0

0

1.000

Brewers

0

1

0

.000

Twins/Senators

9

8

0

.529

Yankees

8

6

0

.571

Athletics

9

4

0

.692

Mariners

2

0

0

1.000

Rays

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers/Senators

1

4

0

.200

Blue Jays

1

0

0

1.000

Reds

1

0

0

1.000

Pirates

1

0

0

1.000

This is another really good day for the Indians. The .598 percentage is bolstered by the 31-20 road record. And like July 12, only one opponent, the Rangers has a better than plus one against us. There are a pair of seven game winning streaks, from 1945 to 1952 and from 1990 to 2001. In that last streak was the crazy 19-11 win in the Metrodome in 1996. Albert Belle hit a three run homer in the first, but the Twins got one each in the first, second and third off Chad Ogea. Rick Aguilera left in the fourth after a two run doubles by Jeremy Burnitz and Kenny Lofton. Mike Trombley gave up five more in the fifth on a three run homer by Burnitz and RBI doubles by Lofton and Omar Vizquel. After the Twins scored three in the bottom half of the fifth, the Tribe led 12-6. The Indians responded once more, this time scoring six on Mike Milchin and Greg Hansell on a two run bomb by Manny Ramirez, a bases clearing double by Tony Pena and a single by Alvaro Espinosa. Of the 22 hits by the Tribe, 12 went for doubles and three went for home runs. The only starter that did poor was Jim Thome (6-0-1-0).

July 14

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

46

47

1

.495

Home

28

13

0

.683

Road

18

34

1

.346

Extra Innings

4

9

1

.308

Double Headers

2

3

6

-

Monday

4

6

0

.400

Tuesday

5

4

0

.556

Wednesday

4

2

0

.667

Thursday

7

8

0

.467

Friday

12

5

0

.706

Saturday

8

10

0

.444

Sunday

6

12

1

.333

Orioles/Browns

2

1

0

.667

Red Sox

9

9

1

.500

White Sox

0

4

0

.000

Tigers

0

1

0

.000

Royals

1

2

0

.333

Angels

1

0

0

1.000

Brewers

0

1

0

.000

Twins/Senators

9

12

0

.429

Yankees

11

10

0

.524

Athletics

8

2

0

.800

Mariners

1

2

0

.333

Rangers

3

1

0

.750

Blue Jays

0

1

0

.000

Reds

0

1

0

.000

Pirates

1

0

0

1.000

The overall record of 46-47 on this date is pretty impressive considering the longest winning streak is only three games. This happened only four times, from 1919 to 1920, 1936 to 1938, 1949 to 1951 and 1968 to 1973. In 1972, the Tribe beat the Rangers, 2-0 in 14 innings. This was a matchup where Mike Paul of the Rangers slightly outdueled Gaylord Perry. Mike Paul had a GameScore of 101 after striking out ten in eleven innings and allowing only three hits and no walks. Perry struck out nine in thirteen innings but walked three and gave up nine hits. The Rangers threatened in the second with runners on second and third with one out and again in the fifth when they loaded the bases with two outs. The scoreless was broken in the fourteenth when Frank Duffy reached on a Dave Nelson error, a stolen base and another error, this by Lenny Randle. Buddy Bell had an RBI single off Jim Panther and Jack Brohamer added an insurance run off Paul Lindblad. Panther took the hard luck loss when Ed Farmer came in and saved the game for Perry.

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