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UPCOMING SCHEDULE September 2017 the hunt for home field

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The 1916 New York Giants not only had a 26 game winning streak, they also won 17 in a row earlier that season.

Remarkably, they finished in 4th place, 7 games behind Brooklyn.

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54 minutes ago, Dutch Oven said:

The 1916 New York Giants not only had a 26 game winning streak, they also won 17 in a row earlier that season.

Remarkably, they finished in 4th place, 7 games behind Brooklyn.

That’s why SOMETIMES you need some time breaks or clarifications on some sports records if the games, number of teams etc are radically different....but baseball is the ultimate stats game.

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1 hour ago, mjp28 said:

That’s why SOMETIMES you need some time breaks or clarifications on some sports records if the games, number of teams etc are radically different....but baseball is the ultimate stats game.

That team was insanely hot and cold, if you consider that when they were outside those two winning streaks they were 45-88.

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QUOTE (mjp28 @ Sep 9 2017, 03:33 PM)
Indians 4-2 bottom of the 7th...#17 is in sight with some good pitching matchups coming up. huh.gif

BOO-YAH, on to #18 and beyond!

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11 hours ago, mjp28 said:
QUOTE (mjp28 @ Sep 9 2017, 03:33 PM)
Indians 4-2 bottom of the 7th...#17 is in sight with some good pitching matchups coming up. huh.gif

BOO-YAH, on to #18 and beyond!

Let's not forget the real prize here, the Francona Invitational, home field advantage throughout the playoffs.....with that current HEALTHY starting pitching whoa.

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3 hours ago, mjp28 said:

Let's not forget the real prize here, the Francona Invitational, home field advantage throughout the playoffs.....with that current HEALTHY starting pitching whoa.

Home field would be nice but I really don't think it'll matter to this team. They win on the road or at home. With a decimated staff they took it 7 last year. Healthy pitchers and the added bats? Hello ring!

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The Sunday night do-over for Cleveland fans everywhere:

Sun. 10    vs. Bal    8:08 PM ET    ESPN    T. Bauer (15-8)    J. Hellickson (2-3)....ON ESPN for #18

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Indians manager Terry Francona says outfielder Bradley Zimmer has a broken bone in his hand, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian tweets. To be precise, Zimmer has fractured the fourth metacarpal on his left hand, as Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal tweets. The injury occurred when Zimmer slid into first base and had his hand stepped on by Chris Davis in the Indians’ game against the Orioles Sunday.

We won’t know more about Zimmer’s injury until he sees a hand specialist tomorrow, but his broken bone appears to be a significant bit of bad news for an Indians team that has otherwise had plenty to celebrate lately. This is the second injury in ten days that Zimmer has suffered while diving — he came up with concussion issues after attempting a diving catch earlier this month.

The 24-year-old Zimmer has emerged as a solid contributor in his rookie season. He’s batted a modest .243/.310/.389, but has created good value with his baserunning (he has 18 steals while only being caught once) and center field defense, resulting in a solid 1.5 fWAR over his first 100 games. Assuming Zimmer has to miss time, the Indians have a variety of players who could help in center field. Austin Jackson has ample experience at the position. Tyler Naquin, Abraham Almonte and speedy newcomer Greg Allen could represent other possibilities there.

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE..... and no Verlander, too bad :lol:

 

Date    Opp    Time    TV    Indians : Pitcher    Opp: Pitcher
Mon. 11    vs. Det    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSDT    C. Carrasco (14-6)    M. Jaye (1-0)... for #19?
Tue. 12    vs. Det    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSDT    C. Kluber (15-4)    M. Boyd (5-9)
Wed. 13    vs. Det    12:10 PM ET     STOh/FSDT    M. Clevinger (9-5)    B. Farmer (4-2)

Thu. 14    vs. KC    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSKC    J. Tomlin (9-9)    J. Junis (7-2)
Fri. 15    vs. KC    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSKC    T. Bauer (16-8)    J. Vargas (15-10)
Sat. 16    vs. KC    4:10 PM ET     FS1    C. Carrasco (14-6)    J. Hammel (8-10)
Sun. 17    vs. KC    1:10 PM ET     STOh/FSKC    C. Kluber (15-4)    S. Gaviglio (3-5)

Tue. 19    at LAA    10:07 PM ET     STOh/FSW     
Wed. 20    at LAA    10:08 PM ET    STOh/FSW/ESPN     
Thu. 21    at LAA    4:07 PM ET     STOh/FSW     
Fri. 22    at Sea    10:10 PM ET     STOh/RTNW     
Sat. 23    at Sea    4:10 PM ET     STOh/RTNW     
Sun. 24    at Sea    4:10 PM ET     STOh/RTNW     


Tue. 26    vs. Min    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSN     
Wed. 27    vs. Min    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSN     
Thu. 28    vs. Min    12:10 PM ET     STOh/FSN     
Fri. 29    vs. CWS    7:10 PM ET     STOh/CSCh     
Sat. 30    vs. CWS    7:10 PM ET     STOh/WGN     

 

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ESPN Senior Writer.....

Eighteen in a row for the Cleveland Indians! They beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 as Trevor Bauer won his ninth straight decision, Francisco Lindor powered his 29th home run and Cody Allen closed it out. The Indians have hit 37 home runs in their winning streak and they've been so dominant that this was only their third one-run game of the streak.

The last team with a longer streak was the 2002 A's of "Moneyball" fame, with a 20-game streak -- the 20th win was the Scott Hatteberg Home Run Game (the A's blew an 11-0 lead before winning on Hatteberg's walk-off home run). The Indians can pass those A's if they sweep the Detroit Tigers in a home series that starts on Monday. If that happens, they would tie the 1935 Cubs for the longest winning streak ever. The longest unbeaten streak belongs to the 1916 Giants, who won 26 in a row but had a tie game in there......

.....Anyway, this is simply awesome to watch. Against the Tigers, the Indians will start Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber and Mike Clevinger. The Tigers will start Matt Boyd, Myles Jaye and Buck Farmer. I know all it takes is one bad outing by a starter or one gem from an opposing pitcher, but given the way Carrasco, Kluber and Clevinger have been pitching, I'm calling: The Indians will reach 21 in a row......

......Down go the Los Angeles Dodgers. Again. After losing 8-1 to the Colorado Rockies, that's 10 in a row and 15 losses in 16 games, making them the first team in MLB history to win 15 of 16 and lose 15 of 16 in the same season. One thing we've learned is the answer to this question:

One thing worth pointing out is that during this 16-game skid, 12 of the 16 games have come against "good" teams -- above .500. When they went 56-11 from June 7 to Aug. 25, just 20 of those 67 games came against winning teams (and the Twins were under .500 when the Dodgers played them). They did go 16-4 against the good teams, but it's also true they benefited some from a soft schedule over an extended period.

One final note. The standings for best record in the AL:

Indians: 87-56
Houston Astros: 86-57

What kind of weekend did the Astros have? Even worse than the Dodgers. The A's swept them, winning 9-8 on Friday when they scored twice in the bottom of the ninth; sweeping a doubleheader on Saturday by scores of 11-1 and 11-4; and then winning 10-2 on Sunday with four home runs. ;)

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So how far does it go? Home schedule.......

Tue. 12    vs. Det    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSDT    C. Kluber (15-4)    M. Boyd (5-9)
Wed. 13    vs. Det    12:10 PM ET     STOh/FSDT    M. Clevinger (9-5)    B. Farmer (4-2)

Thu. 14    vs. KC    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSKC    J. Tomlin (9-9)    J. Junis (7-2)
Fri. 15    vs. KC    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSKC    T. Bauer (16-8)    J. Vargas (15-10)
Sat. 16    vs. KC    4:10 PM ET     FS1    C. Carrasco (15-6)    J. Hammel (8-11)
Sun. 17    vs. KC    1:10 PM ET     STOh/FSKC    C. Kluber (15-4)    S. Gaviglio (3-5)

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AL Central
Team    W    L    Pct    GB
Cleveland    88    56    .611    - <--- .611 = 98.98 wins? Maybe 100?

Minnesota    74    69    .517    13.5
Kansas City    71    72    .497    16.5
Detroit    60    83    .420    27.5
Chi White Sox    57    86    .399    30.5

Full Standings - CLEVELAND.COM 

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Wednesday Nooner going for #21, this is sounding routine but it's not at all in beisbol IT'S INCREDIBLY HISTORIC! Win today and the next record is 1935 I believe? 

edit add - many Cleveland fans are missing this. :huh:

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4 minutes ago, The Gipper said:

I think I see where Tribe wins again....5-3  for 21 in a row.

Another exciting game in front of about 30,000 at noon, fantastic atmosphere just WOW.

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HAVING FUN YET?........

Date    Opp    Time    TV    Indians : Pitcher    Opp: Pitcher
Wed. 13    vs. Det    12:10 PM ET     STOh/FSDT    M. Clevinger (9-5)    B. Farmer (4-2) W #21

Thu. 14    vs. KC    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSKC    J. Tomlin (9-9)    J. Junis (7-2)
Fri. 15    vs. KC    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSKC    T. Bauer (16-8)    J. Vargas (15-10)
Sat. 16    vs. KC    4:10 PM ET     FS1    C. Carrasco (15-6)    J. Hammel (8-11)....on FS1
Sun. 17    vs. KC    1:10 PM ET     STOh/FSKC    C. Kluber (16-4)    S. Gaviglio (4-5)

Tue. 19    at LAA    10:08 PM ET    STOh/FSW/ESPN    M. Clevinger (9-5)    T. Skaggs (1-5)......for #26 if they make it that far.
Wed. 20    at LAA    10:08 PM ET    STOh/FSW/ESPN     
Thu. 21    at LAA    4:07 PM ET     STOh/FSW     
Fri. 22    at Sea    10:10 PM ET     STOh/RTNW     
Sat. 23    at Sea    4:10 PM ET     STOh/RTNW     
Sun. 24    at Sea    4:10 PM ET     STOh/RTNW
     
Tue. 26    vs. Min    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSN     
Wed. 27    vs. Min    7:10 PM ET     STOh/FSN     
Thu. 28    vs. Min    12:10 PM ET     STOh/FSN     
Fri. 29    vs. CWS    7:10 PM ET     STOh/CSCh     
Sat. 30    vs. CWS    7:10 PM ET     STOh/WGN     
OCTOBER. 1    vs. CWS    3:05 PM ET     STOh/CSCh     

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FROM THE ARE YOU KIDDING ME FILE......

Andrew Marchand  ESPN Senior Writer

http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york/yankees/post/_/id/97161/yankees-have-the-right-formula-to-beat-the-indians-in-october

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees could beat the Cleveland Indians in the playoffs. The past few days, including Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed the method he will attempt to use, if given the chance, to take out Cleveland.

It might be viewed as a new line of thinking, but really, it dates back at least to the start of the last Yankees’ dynasty. The Indians just borrowed the formula last fall, with an assist from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

Cashman turned the Indians into the most fearsome team in the American League when he traded lights-out reliever Andrew Miller for a haul of young prospects 14 months ago. It worked out for the Indians, who deployed Miller as if he were a lefty version of the mid-1990s Mariano Rivera. The Indians used Miller in multiple innings per game as a nearly unstoppable bullpen weapon and fell just short of a World Series title.

It's now a year later, and in the next month, the Yankees could be the team that ruins the Tribe's dream season by using the old Rivera formula. True, it's 21 straight wins and counting for Cleveland -- an American League record -- but once October begins, everyone is 0-0.

The Yankees will make the playoffs, most likely as a wild-card team. If they take care of the Minnesota Twins next week in the Bronx, the Yanks will likely make it inevitable that they'll have home-field advantage in the wild-card game........CONTINUED IN LINK........

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I think Girardi needs to worry about winning either his division or the WC....and/or winning the WC game....before he worries about the Indians.  Besides...the Tribe has not clinched home field.  If they won the WC game they could still be playing the Astros.

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The Indians are reportedly interested in resigning Carlos Santana, who is a free agent after this season.

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Is this real? OMG 22 in a row, never will see it again......and is KC shot now for the remainder with Bauer,  Carrasco,  Kluber on deck, whoa. (and nobody is here? :blink: )

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AMAZING!!

 

Sorry I don't check this board too often mjp, but I've been keeping up with the team every day even since before the streak. Looks like the Tribe will be in Houston the week after the Browns are (assuming we both make it to the ALCS).

 

By the way, you guys are lucky we didn't blow the streak by how much you posted about it! I refused to talk about it until the day we broke it. 

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2017 sports story of the year - The Cleveland Indians 22+ game win streak.

2017 Cy Young Award Winner - Cory Kluber 

2017 AL MVP - Jose Ramirez 

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Just saw on ESPN SPORTSCENTER if you bet $100 on the Indians at the beginning of the streak and let it ride you'd have  $2.7 million right now......going into tonight.

.......going into tonight. :o

Bauer,  Carrasco,  Kluber coming up?

 

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8 hours ago, wargograw said:

AMAZING!!

 

Sorry I don't check this board too often mjp, but I've been keeping up with the team every day even since before the streak. Looks like the Tribe will be in Houston the week after the Browns are (assuming we both make it to the ALCS).

 

By the way, you guys are lucky we didn't blow the streak by how much you posted about it! I refused to talk about it until the day we broke it. 

It wouldn't be the week after...it would be the DAY after.....assuming both the Tribe and the Astros made it that far.  And you may have just blown it by talking about it!!!!  Both teams have to win to get there.

But...making certain assumptions, those being that the Indians take the #1 seed and the Astros take the #2 seed....then you have the following:

The #1 AL seed would play the Wildcard winner on the following dates:  Oct 5/6/8/9/11  (if the series went all 5 games)

Then....The #1 seed (assume Indians) and the #2 seed (assume Astros)  would play the following dates:

10/13 in Cleveland,  10/14 in Cleveland,  10/16 in Houston, 10/17 in Houston, 10/18 in Houston,  10/20 and 10/21 in Cleveland.

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4 hours ago, Dutch Oven said:

What an amazing run!

I'm just soaking it all in a once in a 100 year accomplishment by our Cleveland Indians, well done. W22.

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On 9/15/2017 at 8:40 AM, mjp28 said:

2017 sports story of the year - The Cleveland Indians 22+ game win streak.

2017 Cy Young Award Winner - Cory Kluber 

2017 AL MVP - Jose Ramirez 

2017 play of the year - A. Jackson sensational catch over the center field wall in Boston. 

2017 manager of the year - Terry Francona, naturally.

Any more?

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But, the Astros don't want to go away.   They are still just a game and a half behind the Tribe for best AL record.   And the Dodgers are now back on track and have a substantial lead for best overall record.

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7 hours ago, The Gipper said:

But, the Astros don't want to go away.   They are still just a game and a half behind the Tribe for best AL record.   And the Dodgers are now back on track and have a substantial lead for best overall record.

Eh, the Indians didn't have home field for the '48 playoff game or World Series either... ;)

And your new avatar makes me think: "Your Goddamn right" every time I see it now... :lol:

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