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● OCTOBER 2018 INDIANS SCHEDULE ● Opening ALDS Playoffs

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Schedule

October
Date Opp Time TV Indians : Pitcher Opp: Pitcher
Postseason
Fri. 5 at Hou 2:05 PM ET  TBS C. Kluber (20-7) J. Verlander (16-9)
Sat. 6 at Hou 4:37 PM ET  TBS C. Carrasco (17-10) G. Cole (15-5)
Mon. 8 vs. Hou TBA  TBS M. Clevinger (13-8) D. Keuchel (12-11)
Tue. 9 vs. Hou TBA  TBS  
Thu. 11 at Hou TBA  TBS C. Kluber (20-7) J. Verlander (16-9)

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The BROWNS & INDIANS OCTOBER potential schedules, fun times in Cleveland, OH?

CLEVELAND BROWNS
10/7 Wk 5 vs BAL Box Score   +-3.0 45.5 StubHub CBS
10/14 Wk 6 vs LAC Box Score   - - StubHub CBS
10/21 Wk 7 at TB Box Score   - - StubHub FOX
10/28 Wk 8 at PIT Box Score   - - StubHub CBS <---- HALLOWEEN WEEK!
11/4 Wk 9 Box Score   - - StubHub CBS
11/11 Wk 10 Box Score   - - StubHub FOX
-BYE WEEK 11 - - - - - -

CLEVELAND INDIANS, depending on how far they roll.

 

ALDS

DATE TICKETS TV

*If necessary

Fri., Oct. 5, Game 1 Yankees at Red Sox, 7:32 p.m. ET TBS
Fri., Oct. 5, Game 1 Indians at Astros, 2:05 p.m. ET TBS
Sat., Oct. 6, Game 2 Yankees at Red Sox, 8:15 p.m. ET TBS
Sat., Oct. 6, Game 2 Indians at Astros, 4:37 p.m. ET TBS
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 3 Red Sox at Yankees TBS <--- BROWNS PLAY SUNDAY
Mon., Oct. 8, Game 3 Astros at Indians TBS
Tues., Oct. 9, Game 4* Red Sox at Yankees TBS
Tues., Oct. 9, Game 4* Astros at Indians TBS
Thurs., Oct. 11, Game 5* Yankees at Red Sox TBS
Thurs., Oct. 11, Game 5* Indians at Astros TBS

ALCS

DATE SERIES TV

*If necessary

World Series

World Series

DATE SERIES TV
*If necessary
Tues., Oct. 23 Game 1 FOX
Wed., Oct. 24 Game 2 FOX
Fri., Oct. 26 Game 3 FOX
Sat., Oct. 27 Game 4 FOX
Sun., Oct. 28 Game 5* FOX <---- BROWNS AT PIT HALLOWEEN WEEK
Tues., Oct. 30 Game 6* FOX
Wed., Oct. 31 Game 7* FOX <---- ON HALLOWEEN DAY! 
Sat., Oct. 13 ALCS Game 1 TBS
Sun., Oct. 14 ALCS Game 2 TBS <---- BROWNS HOME!
Tues., Oct. 16 ALCS Game 3 TBS
Wed., Oct. 17 ALCS Game 4 TBS
Thurs., Oct. 18 ALCS Game 5* TBS
Sat., Oct. 20 ALCS Game 6* TBS
Sun., Oct. 21 ALCS Game 7* TBS <---- BROWNS AT TB

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Anybody watching Friday 2 pm here?

Oh if you're interested the CLE/HOU has the early time slots for the ALCS games:

Updated Schedule - ALCS, BROWNS play early game Sunday.

October
Date Opp Time TV Indians : Pitcher Opp: Pitcher
Postseason
Fri. 5 at Hou 2:05 PM ET  TBS C. Kluber (20-7) J. Verlander (16-9)
Sat. 6 at Hou 4:37 PM ET  TBS C. Carrasco (17-10) G. Cole (15-5)
Mon. 8 vs. Hou 1:30 PM ET  TBS M. Clevinger (13-8) D. Keuchel (12-11)
Tue. 9 vs. Hou 4:35 PM ET  TBS  
Thu. 11 at Hou 4:07 PM ET  TBS C. Kluber (20-7) J. Verlander (16-9)

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HOUSTON -- The Indians went with Rajai Davis' speed over the security blanket of Erik Gonzalez for the last spot on their ALDS roster. Manager Terry Francona announced the move on Thursday during the Tribe's workout at Minute Maid Park.

"No one has a crystal ball, but we went with who had a better chance to impact a series and we felt like Raj had a better chance," said Francona. "It's nothing against Gonzy. But if Gonzy gets in that meant something went wrong.

"If something goes wrong, we might be kicking ourselves, but I think we felt like the risk is worth the reward."

Davis hit .224 (44-for-196) with one homer and six RBI in 101 games during the regular season. Not great numbers, but where he stood out was on the base paths, stealing 21 bases in 28 attempts.

He is one of the reasons the Indians led the big leagues in stolen bases for the first time in franchise history. Jose Ramirez led the way with 38 steals followed by Francisco Lindor with 25 and Greg Allen and Davis with 21 each.

Davis, who hit one of the biggest home runs in franchise history in the 2016 World Series, was told he made the roster just before the Indians started stretching exercises Thursday at Minute Maid Field.

Gonzalez hit .265 (36-for-136) with 10 doubles, one homer and 16 RBI in 81 games. He played all four infield positions.

Ramirez, in the absence of Gonzalez, becomes the Tribe's backup shortstop. If he has to move to short, Jason Kipnis could move from center field to second base and Allen or Davis could take over in center.

The Indians and Astros will play Game 1 of the ALDS at 2:05 p.m. on Friday. They do not have to submit their rosters to the commissioner's office until 10 a.m. Friday, but with the addition of Davis, here's what the Tribe's unofficial 25-man roster looks like.

Starting pitchers (three): Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Mike Clevinger.

Bullpen (eight): Trevor Bauer, Shana Beeber, Cody Allen, Dan Otero, Adam Cimber, Andrew Miller, Oliver Perez and Brad Hand.

Infield (six): Lindor, Ramirez, Yonder Alonso, Josh Donaldson, Yandy Diaz and Edwin Encarnacion.

Outfield (six): Allen, Brandon Guyer, Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Melky Cabrera and Davis.

Catchers (two): Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez.

 

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Friday 10-05-2018 morning, vegasinsider.com

ODDS TO WIN 2018 WORLD SERIES (11/15/18)
Team Odds
Houston Astros 7/2
Boston Red Sox 15/4
Los Angeles Dodgers 9/2
New York Yankees 6/1
Milwaukee Brewers 15/2
Cleveland Indians 17/2
Colorado Rockies 10/1
Atlanta Braves 12/1
 
ODDS TO WIN 2018 AMERICAN LEAGUE PENNANT (11/1/18)
Team Odds
Houston Astros 9/5
Boston Red Sox 19/10
New York Yankees 7/2
Cleveland Indians 9/2
 
ODDS TO WIN 2018 NATIONAL LEAGUE PENNANT (11/1/18)
Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 8/5
Milwaukee Brewers 9/4
Colorado Rockies 13/4
Atlanta Braves 9/2

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In other news, can this be true?  :o

The Red Sox and Yankees meet in the postseason for the first time since Boston shocked New York in the 2004 ALCS. Mookie Betts leads the explosive Boston offense in a matchup of 100-win squads in the ALDS at Fenway Park.  Full Story

2018 Head-to-Head Matchups (Astros 4-3, Over 5-2)

Cleveland vs. Houston (Minute Maid Park)
May 18 – Astros 4, Indians 1 (Under 7 ½)
May 19 – Indians 5, Astros 4 (Over 7)
May 20 – Astros 3, Indians 1 (Under 7 ½)

Houston vs. Cleveland (Progressive Field)
May 24 – Astros 8, Indians 2 (Over 8)
May 25 – Astros 11, Indians 2 (Over 7 ½)
May 26 – Indians 8, Astros 6 (Over 8)
May 27 – Indians 10, Astros 9 (Over 8)

The Astros begin their title defense after winning over 100 games for the second straight season. Houston compiled as many road wins (57) as Boston did at home, while finishing with the seventh-best home mark in the American League at 46-35. On August 19, the Astros and Athletics were tied atop the AL West at 74-49, as Houston won the finale of a critical three-game set in Oakland, 9-4. Since that victory, the Astros went on a 28-10 run to grab the AL West championship, including a 12-2 record at Minute Maid Park.

Staff ace Justin Verlander will take the mound in Game 1 for Houston, as the Astros put together a putrid 2-8 record at Minute Maid Park from June through August to lose over 17 units in that span. However, Verlander rebounded in the final month of the season as Houston won all five of his starts, including a 3-0 mark at home. Verlander struck out double-digit batters in each of his last four starts, while not allowing a run in his final two outings. Verlander posted a 3-0 record at home in the playoffs during the 2017 championship run, while the right-hander is making his first start against Cleveland this season.

Gerrit Cole put together a 15-5 record in his first season in Houston, while the Astros won his final six starts. The right-hander yielded two earned runs or less in 21 starts this season, as Cole allowed three earned runs in seven innings of a 10-9 defeat to Cleveland back in late May. Houston led that game, 8-3 headed to the bottom of the ninth before Cleveland rallied for five runs to force extra innings and ........


Corey Kluber has won the AL Cy Young award twice in his career (2014 and 2017), but had never reached the 20-victory mark in a season prior to 2018. Kluber finished this season at 20-7, while owning an ERA below 3.00 (2.89) for the third time in his stellar career. In Game 1 on Friday, Kluber gets the ball at Minute Maid Park for an afternoon affair as the Cleveland ace put together a 9-0 mark with a 1.93 ERA in daytime starts this season. Kluber performed well in two outings against Houston this season by allowing two earned runs in 13 innings of work, including a 5-4 triumph at Minute Maid Park in May. However, Kluber has struggled in his last three playoff starts by giving up 13 runs, while not lasting past the fourth inning in any of those appearances.

Fellow right-hander Carlos Carrasco put together nearly the same numbers in 2018 as he did in 2017, winning 17 games each season while his ERA slightly jumped from 3.28 to 3.38. Carrasco struck out a career-best 231 batters compared to walking only 43, while the Indians finished UNDER the total in seven of his final 12 starts. Carrasco wasn’t sharp in two appearances against Houston this season by giving up 15 hits and eight earned runs in 13.1 innings of work.

The Indians and Astros are meeting in the playoffs for the first time ever as Cleveland has won four consecutive postseason series openers (all at home). During last season’s championship run, the Astros compiled a strong 8-1 record at Minute Maid Park, while limiting its opponents to three runs or less in its three playoff series openers in 2017.

 

 

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We really needed that opening game. Kluber shrinks in the playoffs again....

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59 minutes ago, hx214 said:

We really needed that opening game. Kluber shrinks in the playoffs again....

0-1 in a 5 game series is up against the wall now. 

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On 10/5/2018 at 8:37 PM, mjp28 said:

0-1 in a 5 game series is up against the wall now. 

Fraid the wall just collapsed on 'em .

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