Posts Tagged ‘Cleveland’

Will The Tigers Clench The AL Central?

September 6, 2011

Yesterday marked the beginning of the final series that the Indians will host their AL Central rival, the Tigers, at Progressive Field. The Indians, who are 6.5 games behind the first place Tigers, have a 5-1 record at home versus the Tigers. Although the Indians have played well during their last few sets, the Tigers have remained hot. American League Cy Young candidate, Justin Verlander, is scheduled to pitch during Wednesday’s game, which will likely cause the Indians to struggle. Verlander has a 1.75 ERA over his last 19 turns. Take a look at how the Tigers have faired at Progressive Field. Should the Tigers sweep the Indians, will this mark the end of the playoff hopes for the Tribe?

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Keys to the Game: Indians Vs Tigers, August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

Only 1.5 games back of the Detroit Tigers for first place in the AL Central, the Cleveland Indians look to gain ground in the division during a critical three game series this weekend at Comerica Park.  While both of tonight’s starting pitchers appear to have similar statistics in 2011, with a Strikeout/BB ratio of 4.05, Cleveland’s Josh Tomlin (12-5, 3.97 ERA) has much more command over the strike zone than Detroit’s Max Scherzer (12-7, 4.37 ERA), who has a lowly Strikeout/BB ratio of 2.89.

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

Tonight’s game, this series, and even the race for the AL Central pennant could hinge on the production of each team’s Cabrera.  Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has more RBIs, Hits, HRs and a 147-point higher OPS than Cleveland’s Asdrubal Cabrera this season.

RBIs (Blue), Hits (Orange) & HRs (Green)

However, Asdrubal has batted in nine runs during his current eight-game hitting streak and his hot bat could help propel the Indians to first place in the AL Central for the first time July 18th.

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The Race In The AL Central

August 18, 2011

The Chicago White Sox had a chance during last night’s game against the Cleveland Indians to take over the second place spot in the AL Central. Unfortunately for the Sox, they came up short. Tonight, the two teams will face off again. The Indians and White Sox are both chasing the Tigers for the first place spot in a race that will likely prove to be battled out until the end. Take a look at how the Indians and White Sox compare.

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Slipping

August 2, 2011

The Boston Red Sox may have the best record in the American League, but following last night’s loss against the Cleveland Indians, the team is close to slipping to second place in the AL East. The Red Sox are currently only one game ahead of the Yankees. Asdrubal Cabrera of the Indians has proven to be an obstacle in the Red Sox’s way. Cabrera has helped the Indians win five of the seven games against the Red Sox; he has gone 10 for 27 with 11 RBIs. Take a look at how the teams match-up.

How far out of first place do you think the Red Sox are going to fall this week???

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An Angel in the Infield

July 29, 2011

During Domesday night’s game against the Indians, Angels’ pitcher Ervin Santana threw the first solo no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years. This was Santana’s first no-hiiter and the ninth no-hitter in Angels’ history. This was the third no-hitter in the major leagues this season, proving yet again that 2011 is the year of the pitcher.

Take a look at how Santana compares to the rest of his team.

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