A Look Back At The Week Ahead; August 5 to August 11

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

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

August 5

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

51

55

0

.481

Home

29

20

0

.592

Road

22

35

0

.386

Extra Innings

5

4

0

.556

Double Headers

2

4

8

-

Monday

6

3

0

.667

Tuesday

10

9

0

.526

Wednesday

10

5

0

.667

Thursday

6

6

0

.500

Friday

5

11

0

.313

Saturday

6

11

0

.353

Sunday

8

10

0

.444

Orioles/Browns

4

4

0

.500

Red Sox

3

8

0

.273

White Sox

5

1

0

.833

Tigers

11

10

0

.524

Angels

2

0

0

1.000

Brewers

2

0

0

1.000

Twins/Senators

7

8

0

.467

Yankees

4

12

0

.250

Athletics

6

5

0

.545

Mariners

1

1

0

.500

Rays

0

1

0

.000

Rangers/Senators

4

5

0

.444

Blue Jays

2

0

0

1.000

The longest streak on this date was seven games from 1947 to 1952 with the longest losing streak at eight from 1983 to 1990. The 4-12 record against the Yankees is also one of the worst. We will be trying to break a three game skid this year against the Tigers, who lost to 10-8 in ten innings last year. The highlighted game of this day of course is that glorious day back in 2001, when the Tribe came back and beat the Mariners 15-14 in eleven innings, or what I like to call it, "The Comeback Game". Dave Burba gave up four runs in the second and after three straight singles in the third, was pulled. Mike Bascik was unable to stop he bleeding, and at the end of three, it looked bleak, 12-0 Mariners. Jim Thome hit a two run shot off Aaron Sele in the fourth, but Bascik gave them back in the fifth and the score was now 14-2. The comeback started in earnest with a Russell Branyan solo shot in the seventh. After a Einar Diaz single and walks to Kenny Lofton and Omar Vizquel, John Halama relieved Sele. Jolbert Cabrera, who entered the game for Robbie Alomar in the blowout, channeled his inner Alomar and singled home two. But the score was still only 14-5. In the eighth, Thome led off with a homer and Marty Cordova hit a two run shot. After one out, Diaz and Lofton singled and Norm Charlton was called upon. Omar doubled in Diaz, but Lofton was thrown out at home trying to score on a wild pitch and Charlton escaped by striking out Cabrera. The Mariner lead still looked good at 14-9. After taking one for the team by pitching six innings, Bascik sat down. Rich Rodriguez came out for the ninth and retired the Mariners in order on seven pitches and three ground outs. Charlton came back out in the ninth and Eddie Taubensee led off with a single. Thome flew out and Branyan struck out and the game was pretty close to being over. But Cordova doubled and Jeff Nelson relieved Charlton. He walked Wil Cordero and Diaz singled home two, 14-11 Indians. Lou Pinella brought in Kaz Sasaki to face Lofton and he singled to load the bases. Omar had a great at-bat against Suzuki, fouling off pitches and on the eighth pitch and a full count tripled, tying the game at 14. Cabrera though grounded out, stranding Omar at third. Bob Wickman pitched the tenth and allowed one single but got three grounders. Arthur Rhodes pitched the tenth and dodged some danger, leaving two guys on by fanning Cordero. John Rocker pitched a perfect eleventh. Jose Paniagua after retiring Diaz, gave up back to back singles to Lofton and Vizquel. Cabrera didn't allow any suspense to build by smacking the first pitch he saw to left with Lofton scoring the winning run.

August 6

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

50

58

1

.463

Home

26

22

0

.542

Road

24

36

1

.400

Extra Innings

2

4

1

.333

Double Headers

2

4

9

-

Monday

9

6

0

.600

Tuesday

7

8

0

.467

Wednesday

6

8

0

.429

Thursday

7

5

0

.583

Friday

5

9

1

.357

Saturday

8

10

0

.444

Sunday

8

12

0

.400

Orioles/Browns

4

7

0

.364

Red Sox

7

4

0

.636

White Sox

4

4

0

.500

Tigers

9

16

0

.360

Angels

1

0

0

1.000

Brewers

0

1

0

.000

Twins/Senators

10

5

0

.667

Yankees

4

7

1

.364

Athletics

4

6

0

.400

Mariners

2

1

0

.667

Rays

1

2

0

.333

Rangers/Senators

2

4

0

.333

Blue Jays

2

1

0

.667

Hopefully we can buck the trend against the Tigers on this date as well. Nine of twenty-five is very poor. The Indians are on a bit of hot streak on this date though, winning nine of the last thirteen years. The odd game here is from 1937 when the Indians tied the Yankees, 6-7 in ten innings at Yankee Stadium. Bob Feller took on Bump Hadley. The Yankees got two in the second, but the Indians got one in the fourth, three in sixth and one more in the eighth, with most of the damage coming from Hal Trosky's home run. This gave Feller a 5-2 lead in the ninth. But the Yankees tied the game by scoring three (two potentially coming on a Lou Gehrig home run). The Indians promptly scored the go-ahead run in the tenth on Trosky's second homer off Johnny Murphy. Feller came back out for the tenth, but he just wasn't having a good day. He failed to get an out and after 9+ innings he had given up nine hits, ten walks and 12 strikeouts. Joe Heving came in and Joe Dimaggio hit a screamer that third baseman Odell Hale deflected into foul territory. The live call was a foul ball and left fielder Moose Salters didn't bother chasing it down. The other two umpires overruled the first and allowed the winning run to score on the play. Cleveland protested the game and in a rare case, their protest was upheld with the winning run negated and the game ruled as a tie.

August 7

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

44

59

1

.427

Home

26

22

1

.542

Road

18

37

0

.327

Extra Innings

3

4

0

.429

Double Headers

3

4

5

-

Monday

5

5

0

.500

Tuesday

8

6

0

.571

Wednesday

6

9

1

.400

Thursday

2

9

0

.182

Friday

9

6

0

.600

Saturday

6

12

0

.333

Sunday

8

12

0

.400

Orioles/Browns/Brewers

8

5

0

.615

Red Sox

4

8

1

.333

White Sox

6

5

0

.545

Tigers

3

10

0

.231

Brewers

1

0

0

1.000

Twins/Senators

7

10

0

.412

Yankees

2

8

0

.200

Athletics

4

6

0

.400

Mariners

2

0

0

1.000

Rays

3

0

0

1.000

Rangers/Senators

3

5

0

.375

Blue Jays

1

2

0

.333

Even though this date sports one of the longer winning streaks, ten games from 1998 to 2009, this day has not been very kind to our Tribe. The trouble all started back in the beginning. Even though the Blues won the opener in 1901 against the Brewers (soon to be Browns and then the Orioles), they proceeded to win only one more time until 1920. The win was in Boston in 1911 and they also tied the Red Sox in 1912, but other than those two games, thirteen losses. This day also sports one of the largest winning margins ever, 20 runs. The Indians beat the Senators 22-2 in 1923. Monroe Mitchell didn't get out of the second, giving up six runs on six hits and a walk. Skipper Friday didn't stop the bleeding, and after two, the Indians were up 9-1. The Indians scored three more in the fifth and one in the sixth and now led 13-1. But the score didn't get ridiculous until Squire Potter came out for the seventh. The Indians plated six in the seventh, two in the eighth and one final run in the ninth. George Uhle did give up one in the eighth, but did pitch a complete game, ten hits, three walks and no strikeouts. Of the 26 hits, there were three doubles and four triples. Charlie Jamieson (5-3-4-2) had two of the triples, Homer Summa was 6-4-4-2 and Riggs Stephenson was 6-2-23, but the hitting star was Frank Brower, who hit 6-3-6-3 with a double. Uhle chipped in a fine 6-2-3-3 as well.

August 8

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

58

47

0

.552

Home

28

17

0

.622

Road

30

30

0

.500

Extra Innings

5

4

0

.556

Double Headers

5

3

4

-

Monday

7

4

0

.636

Tuesday

5

7

0

.417

Wednesday

10

7

0

.588

Thursday

10

9

0

.526

Friday

10

5

0

.667

Saturday

6

7

0

.462

Sunday

10

8

0

.556

Orioles/Browns/Brewers

13

5

0

.722

Red Sox

4

10

0

.286

White Sox

4

6

0

.400

Tigers

1

7

0

.125

Royals

2

0

0

1.000

Angels

0

2

0

.000

Brewers

0

2

0

.000

Twins/Senators

7

5

0

.583

Yankees

9

4

0

.692

Athletics

9

2

0

.818

Mariners

1

0

0

1.000

Rays

1

2

0

.333

Rangers/Senators

4

2

0

.667

Blue Jays

3

0

0

1.000

Although this day has not been kind lately, losing nine of the last twelve, the overall record is still well on the good side. The best stretch being a 14-3 run from 1943 to 1961. We even have a winning record against the Yankees here and love to play the Brows/Orioles. They have even broken the double digit mark in wins for four of the seven weekdays. This year's opponents, the Tigers, are 7-1 all-time on this date. This includes a 1903 forfeiture by the Naps. The only victory was a 3-1 game in Detroit in 1957. The Indians got one in the first off Duke Maas on a Vic Wertz sacrifice fly, scoring Larry Raines. Reno Bertoia hit a game tying homer off Ray Narleski in the fifth. In the eighth, Roger Maris led off with a single and was sacrificed to second by Rocky Colavito. Hal Naragon singled up the middle and Maris scored the go ahead run. The Tribe did leave the bases loaded, but reliever Harry Byrd stuck out Bobby Avila. Wertz hit a solo shot in the ninth for an insurance run. Narleski retired the side in order to finish off his complete game.

August 9

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

58

45

1

.563

Home

29

19

0

.604

Road

29

26

1

.527

Extra Innings

5

3

0

.625

Double Headers

4

1

6

-

Monday

5

4

1

.556

Tuesday

10

8

0

.556

Wednesday

12

3

0

.800

Thursday

4

7

0

.364

Friday

6

7

0

.462

Saturday

14

6

0

.700

Sunday

7

10

0

.412

Orioles/Browns/Brewers

14

6

0

.700

Red Sox

7

4

0

.636

White Sox

6

6

0

.500

Tigers

4

1

0

.800

Royals

1

4

0

.200

Angels

4

1

0

.800

Brewers

0

1

0

.000

Twins/Senators

7

7

0

.500

Yankees/Orioles

7

4

1

.636

Athletics

3

4

0

.429

Rays

0

1

0

.000

Rangers/Senators

4

4

0

.500

Blue Jays

1

2

0

.333

This is another good day historically. The Indians are also on a ten game winning streak that started in 2003 against this year's opponent, the Angels. The Tribe lost their initial encounter against them in 1965, but have won four straight, including the doubleheader sweep in 2003 and the 4-0 win in 2006. The Angels threatened in the top of the first against Jake Westbrook on three singles, but Victor Martinez gunned down one of them stealing second. In the top of the second, Westbrook gave up two more singles but got of the inning on a double play. In the bottom half, Martinez singled and Jhonny Peralts doubled off of John Lackey. Shin-Soo Choo had an RBI single, Hector Luna walked and Ryan Garko hit a sacrifice fly. After Andy Marte struck out, Grady Sizemore hit an RBI single and the Tribe was up 3-0. Westbrook got out of a first and third jam in the third. The Indians got one more in the fourth on a bases loaded walk by Joe Inglett. Westbrook got another double play in the fifth to escape a pair of singles. But that would be the last hit the Angels would get. Westbrook faced the minimum the rest of the way, erasing a leadoff walk in the eighth and striking out the side in the seventh.

August 10

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

46

47

2

.495

Home

20

27

2

.426

Road

26

20

0

.565

Extra Innings

3

7

0

.300

Double Headers

1

2

6

-

Monday

4

5

1

.444

Tuesday

5

8

0

.385

Wednesday

8

5

1

.615

Thursday

7

2

0

.778

Friday

7

8

0

.467

Saturday

7

8

0

.467

Sunday

8

11

0

.421

Orioles/Browns

7

6

0

.538

Red Sox

1

4

0

.200

White Sox

6

5

0

.545

Tigers

3

5

0

.375

Royals

3

2

0

.600

Angels

3

1

0

.750

Brewers

1

4

0

.200

Twins/Senators

2

5

0

.286

Yankees

8

7

0

.533

Athletics

5

6

0

.455

Rangers/Senators

4

2

0

.667

Blue Jays

3

0

0

1.000

This day is similar to a reverse split with the losing record at home and a winning one on the road. There have been two winning streaks of five games, 1967 to 1973 and 2002 to 2006. The longest losing streak is seven from 1925 to 1935. There was a four year stretch from 1956 to 1959 where they played the Kansas City Athletics five times. They won three of them, including a 11-0 shutout in 1956. The Indians plated single runs in the second on a Rocky Colavito homer and a Gene Woodling sacrifice fly off Wally Burnette. The Indians broke it open in the seventh on an odd play. With the bases loaded, Burnette struck out Jim Hegan, but catcher Tim Thompson had an error, which scored one. Then Woodling singled in two and the lead was now 5-0. They extended the lead by four more in the eighth on a three run homer by Jim Busby and a Bobby Avila single off Tony Herriage. While Bob Lemon was pitching a shutout (five hits and two walks), he was pinch hit for in that seventh inning. Bob Feller came out to pitch the final two innings. Preston Ward hit a homer and Jack McMahan walked Jim Hegan with the bases loaded in the ninth to complete the scoring.

August 11

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

57

57

2

.500

Home

32

29

1

.525

Road

25

28

1

.472

Extra Innings

6

3

2

.667

Double Headers

4

7

8

-

Monday

4

6

0

.400

Tuesday

7

11

1

.389

Wednesday

12

7

0

.632

Thursday

6

9

0

.400

Friday

6

9

0

.400

Saturday

10

7

0

.588

Sunday

12

8

1

.600

Orioles/Browns

8

8

0

.500

Red Sox

2

3

0

.400

White Sox

13

6

0

.684

Tigers

7

5

0

.583

Royals

2

2

0

.500

Angels

4

0

0

1.000

Brewers/Pilots

2

4

0

.3333

Twins/Senators

2

5

0

.286

Yankees/Orioles

7

7

0

.500

Athletics

7

9

0

.438

Mariners

0

1

0

.000

Rangers/Senators

2

7

0

.222

Blue Jays

1

0

0

1.000

The longest winning streak on this date was six games from 1971 to 1977. But that was immediately followed by a six game losing streak from 1978 to 1984. There have been two ties on this date: A 7-7 eleven game in 1935 that was called because of darkness in the nightcap of a doubleheader; and a 0-0 fourteen inning game against the Tigers in the opener of a doubleheader. Al Milnar was fantastic in this game. He pitched all 14 innings and only allowed two hits and four walks without recording a strikeout. The Tribe fared a tad better against Tommy Bridges, who scattered nine hits, five walks and eight strikeouts in his 14 innings. But that game was finally called because they had to play a second game which the Tribe lost 3-2.

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