A Look Back At The Week Ahead; September 9 to September 15

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

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

September 9

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

51

50

0

.505

Home

28

29

0

.491

Road

23

21

0

.523

Extra Innings

7

6

0

.538

Double Headers

3

2

6

-

Monday

4

6

0

.400

Tuesday

6

7

0

.462

Wednesday

8

8

0

.500

Thursday

6

5

0

.545

Friday

6

8

0

.429

Saturday

6

10

0

.375

Sunday

15

6

0

.714

Orioles/Browns

15

6

0

.714

Red Sox

4

7

0

.364

White Sox

6

8

0

.429

Tigers

4

8

0

.333

Royals

2

0

0

1.000

Angels

3

1

0

.750

Brewers

1

0

0

1.000

Twins/Senators

3

6

0

.333

Yankees

4

5

0

.444

Athletics

7

3

0

.700

Mariners

0

2

0

.000

Rangers/Senators

0

2

0

.000

Blue Jays

2

2

0

.500

This day has an amazing 15-6 record on Sundays and against the Orioles/Browns franchise. It also isn't skewed just to the Browns this time as they are 8-3 against the Browns and 7-3 against the Orioles. The last shutout on this date was in 1982, which broke a shutout-less streak that began in 1909, or 65 games. That shutout in 1982 was 3-0 against the aforementioned Orioles. LGFuT Dennis Martinez was on the hill against the Tribe's John Denny. Denny worked around a leadoff double in the first, a two out walk in the second, a two out bases loaded jam in the third, and retired the side in order in the fourth and fifth innings, before being replaced in the sixth by Bud Anderson. Martinez was a bit more efficient, a walk to Von Hayes and a single to Rick Manning in the second, a walk to Larry Milbourne in the third, a double to Andre Thornton in the fourth. And after six innings, the game was still scoreless. The Indians finally broke through in the seventh. Mike Hargrove led off with a double and after a botched sacrifice bunt by Hayes, the Tribe had first and third with nobody out. After Manning lined out to Cal Ripken at short, Ron Hassey doubled them both in and Alan Bannister singled him home, giving the Tribe a 3-0 lead. But Anderson pitched spectacularly after coming on in the sixth, he allowed just a walk to Glenn Gulliver in the eighth, no hits and three strikeouts to get the win.

September 10

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

50

52

1

.490

Home

27

25

0

.519

Road

23

27

1

.460

Extra Innings

1

8

0

.111

Double Headers

4

3

9

-

Monday

3

6

0

.333

Tuesday

7

6

0

.538

Wednesday

8

9

0

.471

Thursday

6

5

0

.545

Friday

10

7

0

.588

Saturday

9

8

0

.529

Sunday

7

11

1

.389

Orioles/Browns

8

11

1

.421

Red Sox

7

5

0

.583

White Sox

8

3

0

.727

Tigers

10

8

0

.556

Royals

0

1

0

.000

Angels

1

2

0

.333

Brewers

1

0

0

1.000

Twins/Senators

4

6

0

.400

Yankees

5

8

0

.385

Athletics

4

6

0

.400

Mariners

1

0

0

1.000

Senators (Rangers)

1

0

0

1.000

Blue Jays

0

2

0

.000

The current two game losing streak broke the longest winning streak of six on this date from 2004 to 2010. There was a seven game losing streak from 1909 to 1914 and an eight gamer from 1928 to 1935. In 1919, in the opening game of a doubleheader, the Indians beat the Yankees 3-0 in the Polo Grounds. Ray Caldwell was facing the Yankees Carl Mays. First baseman Joe Harris hit a two run homer in the first and doubled home another run in the sixth, accounting for all three Indian runs. In the meantime, Caldwell was pitching the game of his life. His only blemish in the game was a walk to catcher Truck Hannah. He struck out five batters, including right fielder Chick Fewster three times. Caldwell finished the day with the Tribe's fourth no hitter in history.

September 11

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

53

51

0

.510

Home

26

27

0

.491

Road

27

24

0

.529

Extra Innings

2

5

0

.286

Double Headers

6

1

9

-

Monday

4

4

0

.500

Tuesday

8

6

0

.571

Wednesday

9

6

0

.600

Thursday

9

7

0

.563

Friday

4

11

0

.267

Saturday

10

9

0

.526

Sunday

9

8

0

.529

Orioles/Browns

13

8

0

.619

Red Sox

7

3

0

.700

White Sox

5

4

0

.556

Tigers

5

8

0

.385

Royals

1

1

0

.500

Angels

2

1

0

.667

Twins/Senators

7

10

0

.412

Yankees

9

9

0

.500

Athletics

2

3

0

.400

Mariners

0

1

0

.000

Rangers/Senators

1

1

0

.500

Blue Jays

1

2

0

.333

The oddest stat of this date has to be that the Indians are 6-1-9 in doubleheaders with the only loss to the Yankees in 1960. They were also 12-4 against the Browns, but only 1-4 against the Orioles. That only win came back in 1956. The Indians loaded the bases in the first on a Gene Woodling walk, a Vic Wertz double and a Rocky Colavito walk. Woodling scored on an error on a Chico Carrasquel grounder to shortstop Willy Miranda. Bob Lemon hit a two run shot in the second, extending the lead to 3-0. Lemon had a good, but not great start. He scattered six hits and four walks without striking out anyone. The only run was a Gus Triandos homer in the fifth The Tribe did turn three double plays and caught one stealing in support of Lemon.

September 12

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

49

45

2

.521

Home

32

18

1

.640

Road

17

27

1

.386

Extra Innings

3

4

1

.429

Double Headers

4

2

4

-

Monday

2

5

0

.286

Tuesday

7

8

0

.467

Wednesday

5

7

0

.417

Thursday

6

7

1

.462

Friday

8

5

0

.615

Saturday

11

7

0

.611

Sunday

10

6

1

.625

Orioles/Browns

7

3

1

.700

Red Sox

6

5

0

.545

White Sox

7

5

0

.583

Tigers

7

14

1

.333

Royals

2

1

0

.667

Angels

2

0

0

1.000

Brewers

0

2

0

.000

Twins/Senators

8

9

0

.471

Yankees

7

3

0

.700

Athletics

3

2

0

.600

Rangers

0

1

0

.000

The Tribe has a smoking home record on this date, a .640 clip. The longest win streak was eight games from 1984 to 1992. The most common opponent is the Tigers, but we haven't fared well against them, .333. The last time we played them in 1989, it was a 1-0 victory in Municipal Stadium. In this one, Buddy Black and Frank Tanana traded zeroes all night long. Black pitched very well, with his only real trouble in third. After a leadoff single by Mike Heath, he struck out Ken Williams. Gary Ward singled down the right field line, moving Heath to third, but Cry Snyder nabbed Ward going to second. After a Rick Schu walk, he got Dave Bergman to ground out. Black allowed only five hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Tanana was actually outpitching Black most of the game, not walking anyone and only giving up three singles and a Snyder double until the eighth inning. Joel Skinner singled to lead off, and after a Felix Fermin sacrifice to get pinch runner Tommy Hinzo to second, Jerry Browne singled home the lone run in the game.

September 13

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

46

55

1

.455

Home

25

25

0

.500

Road

21

30

1

.412

Extra Innings

4

7

0

.364

Double Headers

4

5

5

-

Monday

6

4

0

.600

Tuesday

6

8

0

.429

Wednesday

8

6

0

.571

Thursday

2

6

0

.250

Friday

8

9

0

.471

Saturday

7

12

0

.368

Sunday

9

10

1

.474

Orioles/Browns

5

6

1

.455

Red Sox

11

4

0

.733

White Sox

4

4

0

.500

Tigers

6

6

0

.500

Royals

0

4

0

.000

Angels

1

1

0

.500

Brewers

0

1

0

.000

Twins/Senators

5

11

0

.313

Yankees

4

13

0

.235

Athletics

9

3

0

.750

Rangers

1

2

0

.333

Last year's win against the Rangers snapped a five game losing skid. The poor record on this date is because of two long losing streaks. There was an eight game streak from 1927 to 1935 and a eleven game losing streak from 1941 to 1953. We love playing the Red Sox, 11-4, with the largest win in 1957, 16-3 in Fenway. The Sox led 3-2 heading to the fifth, but the Tribe would score two in the fifth, four in the sixth, one in the seventh, three in the eighth and four more in the ninth. They pounded out 21 hits, with Dick Williams hitting 6-2-5-2 and Vic Wertz with a 3-1-1-5 line that included a three run homer and two sacrifice flies. Mike Garcia pitched a complete game for the win, six hits, three walks, three earned, two walks and two strikeouts.

September 14

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

42

62

2

.404

Home

26

26

0

.500

Road

16

36

2

.308

Extra Innings

2

6

0

.250

Double Headers

3

4

8

-

Monday

6

5

0

.545

Tuesday

4

12

1

.250

Wednesday

4

12

0

.250

Thursday

6

5

0

.545

Friday

7

8

0

.467

Saturday

8

9

0

.471

Sunday

7

11

1

.389

Orioles/Browns

3

8

0

.273

Red Sox

6

9

0

.400

White Sox

2

4

1

.333

Tigers

5

9

0

.357

Royals

2

1

0

.667

Angels

1

1

0

.500

Brewers

0

1

0

.000

Twins/Senators

4

10

0

.286

Yankees

3

10

0

.231

Athletics

11

6

1

.647

Mariners

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers/Senators

2

2

0

.500

Blue Jays

2

1

0

.667

What a terrible record on this date, and that includes a ten game win streak from 1989 to 1998. But from 1962 to 1977, the Tribe went a pathetic 1-15, with the only win in the opener of a doubleheader against the Senators (Rangers version) in 1971, 3-1. The nightcap of that doubleheader they lost 8-6 in 20, yes 20, innings. In the opener, it was scoreless until the fourth when Ted Uhlaender opened with a triple and run scored on an error. A walk to Vada Pinson led to a double by Roy Foster, but Pinson was thrown out at home. Graig Nettles singled in Foster nd a double play ended the threat with the Tribe leading 2-0. Uhlaender singled in another in the fifth. Vince Colbert went the distance for the Indians, four hits, four walks, three strikeouts and the only run allowed a Don Mincher in the ninth.

September 15

W

L

T

Pct

All-Time

48

48

1

.500

Home

21

23

1

.477

Road

27

25

0

.519

Extra Innings

4

4

0

.500

Double Headers

3

1

8

-

Monday

5

4

0

.556

Tuesday

6

6

0

.500

Wednesday

6

8

0

.429

Thursday

7

4

1

.636

Friday

7

8

0

.467

Saturday

7

9

0

.438

Sunday

10

9

0

.526

Orioles/Browns

4

6

0

.400

Red Sox

8

8

0

.500

White Sox

2

0

0

1.000

Tigers

4

5

1

.444

Royals

2

0

0

1.000

Angels

1

1

0

.500

Twins/Senators

10

8

0

.556

Yankees

6

7

0

.461

Athletics

9

7

0

.563

Mariners

1

0

0

1.000

Rangers

0

2

0

.000

Blue Jays

1

4

0

.200

The Tribe is currently on a four game losing streak here, but there were a pair of six gamers in 1991 to 1997 and 1956 to 1962. The longest winning streak is seven from 1915 to 1922. One of the worst losses in team history occurred way back in 1901, 21-0. In fact, there have been a lot of shutouts both ways on this date. The Tribe has been shutout 11 times and the opponent twelve times, not counting the 0-0 tie game in 1904. Random shutout choice is the 2-0 win in 1968 against the Orioles. Jim Hardin for the Orioles was pretty good. He only gave up five hits and no walks, but the runs scored on a Lee Maye rounder in the fourth and a solo shot by Max Alvis in the seventh. Stan Williams pitched a complete game, with only four hits, two walks and six strikeouts.

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